We would like to announce the planned sale of the North American Institute of Medical Herbalism in June, 2012. Lisa Ganora, one of the leading herbal educators in North America today, will buy and run the school. You can see her bio at http://herbalconstituents.com/lisaganora.html. The school will continue all its current programs, including the integrated Fundamentals, Advanced, Clinical and Nutrition, and Flower Essence Certificate programs. We will continue to offer the Vitalism-and Nutrition-based clinical curriculum of Integrative Herbalism that Paul Bergner has developed over the last 16 years of clinical training, both at the Rocky Mountain Center for Botanical Studies and the NAIMH. You can see the curriculum of the NAIMH at http://naimh.com.
The school will continue to employ our current core clinical faculty. Paul Bergner will be teaching in the Clinical and Nutrition Programs through the 2012-2013 academic year, and will return as visiting faculty for the upcoming and future Fundamentals and Advanced, Clinical, and Nutrition Programs. We are enrolling new students now for an incoming class in August 2012, and accepting applications for transfer students into the January 2013 Advanced Herbalism certificate program (a prerequisite for residency in our teaching clinic). For information on enrollment in the upcoming programs, contact Lisa Ganora at 720-722-4372 or [email protected]
From Paul Bergner: I will continue as part-time faculty and clinical mentor at the school, teaching topics of my core expertise and reviewing cases. More importantly, however, under the new ownership the school will not only have my fingerprints on it but will also have my DNA in it. The school will be using the curriculum, notes, faculty, and educational methods that I have spent the last 38 years developing. I am grateful to have developed a school which may survive my hands-on management to become a true School, an enduring community of teachers, practitioners, and students with common values, education, and clinical approach. The NAIMH is not a “one-room schoolhouse” with a single expert teacher. Over the last sixteen years, student-graduates have established their own careers and expertise, returned as faculty, and become integral contributors to the healing and learning community of the school, and each of them has surpassed me in one or another aspect of clinical herbalism or nutrition. You can see their bios at http://naimh.com/Faculty.htm. The NAIMH will remain one of the few schools in North America to offer hands-on clinical training, and the only one to offer complete integration of clinical herbalism with clinical nutrition in a Vitalist paradigm. Personally, In addition to teaching part-time at NAIMH, I will continue to teach after June 2012 in Portland, Oregon, through conferences, seminars, webinars and internet courses, and special short programs in clinical herbalism.
From Lisa Ganora: I am very excited and honored for the opportunity to carry on the valuable legacy of Paul Bergner at NAIMH. His program of in-depth clinical herbalism offers a unique educational experience for students seeking a truly holistic, Vitalist approach to traditional herbal health and nutrition. We will continue the valuable integrative curriculum where clinical skills are rooted in the sciences of physiology and pathophysiology, nutritional biochemistry, botany, and herbal chemistry and combined with traditional, empirical, experiential, and intuitive understanding of medicinal plants and herbal formulas. I believe that the curriculum and philosophy of NAIMH will continue to offer dedicated students of herbalism a very special program of hands-on clinical training in the Vitalist tradition unlike any other available today.