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Certificate Programs & Courses

We currently offer the following Certificate Programs:

246-Hour Certificate

This Program prepares students for a wide variety of careers in the field of Herbal Medicine.

At the core of this Program are Medicine Making, Herbal Formulation, Aromatherapy, Holistic Nutrition, and Energy Healing.

Pre-Clinical Training Certificate

7-month training including in-depth studies of Materia Medica, case histories, and developing basic clinical skills to prepare the student for Clinical Training.

Clinical Training Certificate

7-month training including seeing your own clients, managing their cases, and formulating herbal medicines and protocols under the supervision of Clinical Herbalist Jane Richmond.

Below is Jane with some of her Clinical Training Certificate Program students:


We always have new classes starting and it is not necessary to enroll in a Certificate Program.

Below is Herbalist John Finch doing a hands-on demonstration in class.

Click on the link below for the full list of current courses:

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We have had thousands of students over the years that have gone on to enjoy rewarding careers in clinical herbalism, making herbal medicines and natural products, owning and managing herb shops, wildcrafting and selling herbs, consulting, teaching, and other positions in the fast-growing herbal industry.

Below are some of our past Self-Heal School Students:

Call Now for a free consultation discussing how we can help you reach your educational goals.

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Student Success Story…

“With this Herbal Certification through Self-Heal, coupled with a basic nutrition certificate, I now work as a nutritionist and herbalist at a busy Chiropractor’s office in Los Angeles, and also run the Wellness programs at Exhale Mind/Body Spa in Santa Monica, where the focus is integrated health and wellness, and where herbs and flower essences play a large role in every consultation I give.

Thanks to Self-Heal I feel that I am pursuing my purpose, making a difference, and having fun! I would recommend this hands-on program to anyone interested!”   -Kim K

Self Healing

In addition to our classes, you may schedule an appointment with Jane Richmond for:


Click on the link below to learn more about working with Jane:

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Holistic Health Consultations

Herbal medicine is the use of plant remedies in the prevention and treatment of disease.

It is one of the oldest forms of medicine and, from a global perspective, is still the most common form of medicine practiced today.

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Our Products

Self-Heal Products are hand-crafted using only the highest quality all-natural and organic ingredients.

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How We Became Herbalists

In 1984, my life partner, Jane Richmond and I were living in Ocean Beach, California in a small house with our two young boys. I had been working with the local stagehand union setting up and taking down for concerts, theater, and the like. It paid fairly well but I got to the point where I felt I …

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Aromatherapy for Valentines – the Rose

Aromatherapy for Valentines the Rose We have one day each year set aside strictly for affairs of the heart. Valentine’s Day. As a child, I remember the ritual of writing the name of each of my class mates on a little card purchased by my parents. We would then exchange them in class, en …

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Flower Essences in Vibrational Medicine

Flower Essences in Vibrational Medicine In my experience with flower essences over the past 30 years, I have found that subtle influences can indeed evoke profound changes. Our kinship with plants makes us susceptible to their vibrational influence. The use of plants to heal predates our …

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What’s Up Dock

Yellow dock, Rumex crispus, is a common weed, found growing around wet places nearly worldwide. Native to Europe and north Asia, this herb is now considered an invasive alien in many places, including San Diego. It is being removed from some canyons here in an effort to reestablish the plant …

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