Welcome To The Eclectic School Of Herbal Medicine

We have many platforms in which you can learn herbal medicine. We look forward to working with you to find which one best fits you.

Part-Time
Studies

We understand how busy life can be. That’s why we offer a program with a more relaxed pace than our full time intensive to accommodate everyone.  All of the information in our full time program is distilled and spread out over 2 years. This comprehensive program is invaluable to the aspiring or already practicing herbalist.





Full-Time
Studies

Our full time intensive is one of the most dynamic and multifaceted herbal programs in the country.  You will learn the inner workings of all the organ systems and how to approach their pathologies from the standpoint of functional herbalism.  This means using nutrition, stress management, traditional western herbalism, energetics, and functional lab work to assess and create comprehensive wellness plans for your clients.  You’ll cultivate relationships with the plants to build your materia medica and learn how to create balanced formulas for your clients. Whether you choose to join us on the mountain for 11 months or stream from the comfort of your own home, you will emerge from this program fully equipped to be a compassionate and effective functional herbalist.




Free Clinic

Part of the ethos of herbal medicine is that it should be accessible to everyone.  At The Eclectic School of Herbal Medicine, we embody this by hosting a free clinic that is open to the community.  Clients are interviewed by the students and each case is carefully overseen by a staff of experienced herbalists to craft safe and effective wellness programs tailored to each person.  By choosing our free clinic, you get to be a part of creating highly skilled herbalists!

 

Student Testimonials

"As soon as my feet hit the ground at Wellspring Mountain I knew I was right where I needed to be. The intensive program with the Eclectic School of Herbal Medicine is a dream come true. Combining lecture, medicine making and clinical studies to give me all the opportunities to learn and succeed. I am only half way through and have learned much more than I thought possible. I'm so proud to be apart of this amazing program."
The intensive program fashions us to step into the roles we are meant to play. Living in the woods, in a small community, is an experience that asks you to step into the humanitarian role, egalitarian, environmental activist, outdoor enthusiast. I find myself falling in love with people and nature; again and again; not simply by studying biology, botany, pathology, etc; but by living it. We live and study together, and the free clinic allows us to exercise that work; playing witness to life, so perfect in its truths and mysteries. This style of living and learning is an 'all hands in' effort that will have an impact on every aspect of your life; mind, body, soul, spirit, heart. My teachers, as well as my peers, support and make space for one another to evolve. And that's what its all about anyway, evolution. We exist to evolve.
I waited years to find a very intense / immersive program that focused on clinical herbalism, and medicine making, as well as energetics. This has been the deep dive into study & practice that I was seeking. Highly recommend to other budding herbal practitioners out there who want to get serious about studying alternative medicine.
I stumbled upon Thomas and his school, best thing I ever stumbled upon! This is stuff that all doctors should be taught!
Christin Othmer
Pharmacist

Meet the Founder and Director

Thomas Easley, RH(AHG), founder and director of ESHM, and co-author of The Modern Herbal Dispensatory, is a Traditional Western Herbalist. While he loves bioregional herbalism he use herbs from all over the world, including Ayuveda and TCM. However he applies them in the Western tradition. You won’t hear Thomas talk much about Chi, or Prana, or even Doshas. He respects other cultures’ systems of medicine, but chooses to focus on the deep and rich tradition of Western Herbalism. Keeping with that approach you will hear him talk about humoral imbalances and constitution, Eclectic and Physiomedical approaches to disease, modern Naturopathic therapies, functional blood work ranges and even the occasional reference to Sheldon’s Somatotypes. Thomas also emphasizes using foods as medicine and uses intensive diets as well as stress reduction techniques, nutritional supplements and exercise to help his clients achieve their health goals. In addition to herbs, diet, supplements and lifestyle approaches, Thomas also uses drop dose botanicals and occasionally homeopathic remedies or flower essences. Thomas believes that herbal medicine has the potential to change the world. Unfortunately much of what is taught about herbs and supplements is driven by marketing and not based in tradition or science. His approach draws on his extensive clinical experience which spans 15 years of full time practice and over 15,000 clients.