Webinars /  Courses

Inspired by People and Plants, Dr. Martha presents webinars, keynotes, and seminars for diverse audiences ranging from the World Health Organization, United States Botanical Garden, and the Royal College of Nursing to a variety of nursing organizations, botanical conferences, universities, and local health fairs.


Dr. Martha combines tales of her adventures from 25 years of nursing care, research in healthcare, health care reform, self-care, and healing traditions to deliver a memorable experience in the art, science, and spirit of healing. 

Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine


2017 - 1st Saturday of the Month - Webinar $25.00/ea.

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM CST 

A Step-by-step Incorporation of TCHM philosophy as a guiding

framework for integrative care.  



  1. TCM Assessment

  2. 8 Principle Patterns diagnosis

  3. Fundamental Processes

  4. Integrating TCM and Biomedical Care

  5. Lifestyle and Longevity Counseling

  6. TCM Application with Foods

  7. TCM and European/American Herbal Simples

  8. TCM Formulation - Principles and Practice


Topics: August 5, 2017

  • More about SHEN (Spirit) and Gentle Remedies for those

  • with Disharmony's of the Heart  

Nurse-Herbalist Program

Sep. 1, 2017 - Nov. 30, 2017 - Webinar - $595.00


Webinar Dates: 6-9 PM EST - Sep 20  /  Oct 11 /  Nov 1  /   Nov 22


3 Months Guided Self-Study Plus 4 Webinars with Dr. Martha, Dr. Julie Taylor, and Ms. Lisa Posigian


Module 1 provides step-by-step guidance in developing a plan for the implementation of nurse-herbalist assessment and the application of herbal simple's, a centuries-old healing tradition in nursing.  It focuses on the study of more than 50 plants, the integration of herbalism, and nursing practice, and entering the world of healing plants by engaging in self-care herbal “experiments.”


Module 1 Topics include:

  • Best Practice and the 5 Rights of Nurse-Herbalism

  • Plant Science

  • Applying Herbal Simple's in Nursing Care and Comfort

  • Practice Models and Nurse-Herbalist Assessment 

  • Self-Care Herbal Experiments 

  • Demonstrating Integrative Nursing Care with Plants as Partners

  • Traditional Chinese Medicine Philosophy and Nurse-Herbalism

  • Supplements v. Partnership with Plants 

  • Evidence-Based Nurse-Herbalism – W.H.O. Model


The Nurse-Herbalist Program (3 modules) will “root” your love of plant remedies deeply within nursing scope of practice. The program specifically addresses the legal, ethical, cultural, and professional practice issues for Registered Nurses, Advanced Practice Nurses, educators, and nurse-coaches, who apply and/or teach the application of herbs in the care and comfort of clients across the lifespan. This program draws upon evidence from research, expert practice, and history as well as the students’ own plant relationships to model an integrative approach to plant partnership in practice. It includes content on translating botanical science to practice, traditional healing with plants, integrative nursing theory and practice, herbal recipes and remedies, cultural diplomacy and coaching skill, and Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine philosophy in the application of the elements of nurses’ nature care—fire, air, water, earth, and ether. Case studies of nurse-herbalism in a variety of practice settings, such as hospitals, clinics, home health, and hospice agencies, are provided to inspire the development and implementation of your own practice plan. 


Modules 1, 2 & 3 can be taken concurrently or separately in any order.

Nurse-Herbalist Program

Jan. 2, 2018 - Mar. 31, 2018 - Webinar - $595.00


3 Months Guided Self-Study Plus 4 Webinars with Dr. Martha.


Provides an opportunity to apply diplomacy techniques, such as mindfulness and negotiation, as students learn about herbal applications and the health beliefs, systems, rituals, and practices of nursing as a professional culture and other cultures’ healing traditions around the globe. Learn to integrate technology and tradition in applying herbal remedies as instruments for negotiating health solutions for individuals, families, communities, and nations. 

Module 2 topics include:

  • Cultural Diplomacy Skills for International Coaching Work 

  • Nursing’s Professional Culture and Health Beliefs

  • Herbal Applications and the Elements of Care in Creating

       Optimal Healing Environments

  • Mindfulness and Peace-Making

  • Indigenous Peoples and their Knowledge  

  • Recipes and Remedies for Self-Care Support and Health Promotion

  • Traditional Healing 

  • Health Care Reform, Primary Health Care, and Nursing History 

  • Plant Use in Religion, Spirituality, and Ritual


Modules 1, 2 & 3 can be taken concurrently or separately in any order.

Nurse-Herbalist Program & Science of Energy Flow® Foot Reflexology 



2017 - October 27-29, Colorado Springs, CO - $795.00 + $75.00 Lab Fee

w/ Dr. Martha & SEF Team


Registration includes: 

  1. Starter Kit  

  2. Herb Walk

  3. Snacks and Beverages 

  4. Herbal Medicine Making Evening Workshop (Optional)

  5. Science of Energy Flow Book by Dr. Martha

  6. Can be taken as a single course  or Module

  7. 30-CEU Contact Hours for Massage Therapists & Body Workers

The Science of Energy Flow® and Modules 1, 2 & 3 are separate courses and may be taken concurrently or separately in any order.