Traditional Meets Modern at Vital Ways
The mind-body relationship, was well understood thousands of years ago, and was given significant attention in traditional medical systems. Modern science is finally catching up to the wisdom of the ancients, as emergent research on the mind-body relationship is rapidly progressing to the point of revolutionizing the fields of psychology, immunology, gastroenterology, cardiology, neurology and more.
At Vital Ways, we believe it is essential that our herbalists are trained in a cross-disciplinary manner that respects and utilizes this understanding. We place a strong emphasis on integrative support for mental/emotional wellbeing, combined with clinical nutrition and traditional and modern herbal medicine. In addition, we have coursework on conventional mental health treatment strategies, positive psychology, eco-psychology, neuroscience research, cognitive optimization and more.
Through this in-depth holistic training, our Vital Ways trained herbalists leave our program having a sophisticated, grounded and balanced confidence with strategies and skillsets that are not only research supported, but also profoundly transformative for themselves and their clients.