Welcome to The Herbal Sessions
Are you a nature lover? An animal lover? Do you want the absolute best for your animals?
Would you love to learn more about how herbs can support your animals?
This practical and in-depth online course is created especially for you!
Animal naturopath, Ruth Hatten, is ready to take you on a journey into the world of herbs. She will teach you all about herbs - their history, their benefits and actions, and how you can use herbs to help your animal have the best of health.
This course is a self-paced version that was ran as a live course in January 2023.
The Herbal Sessions isn't your typical herb course. I could teach you about 30+ different herbs that you could use to help your animals. But that's not practical.
This course is laser focussed. It's practical. Sure, you're going to learn all about the history of herbs, how they work, what they're used for, how to use them holistically to support your animal's whole being, etc.
But rather than overwhelm you with so many herbs you don't know what to do with them (and then you end up doing nothing), once we've explored the rich history of herbs and how herbs work, we're going to focus on four core herbs for animals.
Also, this course isn't just going to teach you about how to use herbs for cats and dogs. We'll be covering other animals too eg horses, cows, chickens etc.
This course is designed to empower you to confidently use herbs to help your animals. I don't want you to JUST know about what herbs do, how they work, how they help animals. I want you to actually IMPLEMENT what you learn for YOUR ANIMALS' BENEFIT. Because otherwise, what's the point.
Did you know...?
Animals have been using herbs for centuries. And, humans actually learned about the healing benefits of nature from observing animals!
Herbs have a vast and rich history. Human use dates back to Ancient Egypt (at least that's what our records show).
In today's world, there is such a heavy focus on pharmaceuticals. But these drugs can cause your animal harm.
Herbs provide another way to care for your animal, or another strategy for you to incorporate into your animal's care plan. When used properly, herbs are less harmful than pharmaceuticals.
One of the really fabulous benefits of herbs is that they can be used to help optimise your animal's health for disease prevention and longevity. And of course, they can be used to support your animal if they are unwell.
Does your animal have a health issue?
In modern medicine, the focus is on treating the symptom. The treatment acts like a bandaid. It doesn't actually fix the issue.
In herbal medicine, the focus is on supporting the whole body. Where there is a symptom, there is an imbalance within the body. Herbs can help to correct that imbalance, and bring about healing.
The Herbal Sessions are for you if:
You want practical know-how on using herbs for your animals
You don't just want the theory of herbs, you actually want to know everything there is about how to use herbs so that you can help your animals. But you don't want to be overwhelmed either. Learning a handful of specific herbs well can mean that you can recall how those herbs work and incorporate them into your animal's wellness regime. You'll learn in-depth information but in a way that is simple and practical to implement. You'll be equipped to create new habits, all with your animals in mind.
You want to learn about herbs from a professional
The Internet is great in that it provides access to an abundance of information. But you don't want to learn about herbs and how they can help animals from just anybody! You want to ensure that you're learning about this important topic from someone who knows their stuff. Someone who is trained and experienced in herbal animal medicine. Look no further. You've found her.
You want to learn new, natural ways of supporting your animals
You're tired of the old ways. You know there's got to be another way. You love nature. You love animals. And you desire to learn about how you can access nature to support your animals health and wellbeing; to help them have the best life possible. In The Herbal Sessions, you are going to learn of these new, natural ways to help your animals. And I can't wait to guide you.
You want to learn the skills to make your own herbal remedies for your animals at home
This course is practical, which means you're going to learn about safety when using herbs with your animals, different ways to prepare herbs, the equipment that you need, where to source quality herbs, and lots more.
You're interested in learning about the energetics of herbs
You don't just want to learn about the characteristics, chemistry and clinical properties of plants. You want to learn about the energetic components and how herbs interact with the energetic body. This is called energetic architecture. It allows you see what's beneath the surface. To see the invisible landscape of herbs, the forces that operate within them. It gives you insight into the psychological, emotional and evolutionary properties of herbs, as well as these aspects within your animals, and how the two merge.
Here's what you'll receive:
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Six modules: pre-recorded video lessons including two introductory modules and four modules dedicated to the four specific herbs covered in this program.
Here's what you'll learn:
Sessions 1 and 2
History of Herbal Medicine
Philosophy of Herbal Medicine
How Herbs Can Help Animals
Actions of Herbs
Energetics of Herbs
Cautions & Contraindications (When Not to Use the Herb)
Your Herbal Apothecary
Introduction to Materia Medica
Sessions 3 to 6
For Each Herb -
Benefits / Actions
The Systems / Areas / Energy Channels of the Body the Herb Relates to
Preparations and Dosages
Cautions & Contraindications
After finishing The Herbal Sessions, you'll have:
an in-depth understanding of how herbs can help animals
practical methods and techniques that you can start to implement even before you finish the course
respect for the role of nature in health and wellbeing
awareness of how herbs can function as standalone treatment as well as adjunct therapy
knowledge around how you can use herbs to benefit your animal
learned how herbs can be used holistically, to support your whole animal and the root cause of an issue, rather than just the symptom
How will this course help your animals?
Would you like to reduce your animal's chances of becoming sick?
Herbs can be used proactively to maintain your animal's good health. They can strengthen and support any weaknesses, which can help to avoid disease from developing down the track.
Why is now the time for you to learn how herbs can help your animals?
Because now is as good a time as any. There's always going to be something happening in your life that might get in the way of exploring something new. Sure, you can put off enrolling in The Herbal Sessions and wait and see if you can sign up at a later date. But why wait?
You're going to learn different ways to care for your animals. Ways that are natural, safe, based on the principles of nature, that are affordable and accessible.
The sooner you learn about herbs and how they can help your animals, the sooner you can start to support your animals with herbs. Would you like your animals to benefit from your new knowledge around herbs now, or later?
You've come across this page, got down this far, for a reason. There's something about it that inspires you, that is calling to you. Will you heed the call?
And hey, I don't want you to enrol unless you are super keen to! If what I'm sharing excites you, if you can't wait to journey with me into the world of herbal animal medicine, I would absolutely love to have you with us.
When you sign up, you'll be saying:
YES to new ways of helping your animals.
YES to empowering yourself with new knowledge on animal health and wellbeing.
YES to thinking outside the box when it comes to animal care.
YES to a return to nature, and the medicine she provides.
YES to giving your animals the best chance of having the healthiest life possible.
Which brings me to timing and delivery...
The Herbal Sessions was ran as a live course in February 2023. It ran for six weeks, with a live lesson delivered each week.
You can participate in the Sessions now at your own pace! You'll have lifetime access to the course materials.
ARE YOU READY?
Meet your host, Ruth Hatten:
Ruth is a die hard animal lover who left a 17 year career in law behind to follow her dreams of helping animals have happier lives.
With a love of all things nature and natural, Ruth walks the talk in terms of supporting animals with natural solutions - diets that are based on their evolutionary history, what they're designed to eat; and remedies that are gentle (yet effective) and don't cause negative side effects.
Ruth has trained (and continues to train) in animal naturopathy and has qualifications in Small Animal Naturopathy, Nutrition for Companion Pets, Canine Myofunctional Therapy, Manufacturing & Dispensing Herbal Medicine for Companion Pets and Herbal Medicine for Companion Pets. She has also recently trained in Herbal Medicine for Farm Animals.
Ruth is also trained in various forms of energetic modalities and is a certified low tox coach.
As a holistic animal care mentor, Ruth teaches pet parents and animal carers how to support their animals from a wholistic perspective, which incorporates their physical, emotional, mental and spiritual health. She also works with pet businesses formulating healthy, natural pet foods and supplements.
As heard on:
Ruth's herbal workshop was amazing. Such a wealth of knowledge about all things herbs and pets, and it was so much fun being in Ruth's kitchen with her! The ebook and the products are beautiful and so much fun to experiment with. Highly recommended for anyone who is curious about using herbs with their pets.
- Katie, Cat Mum
I loved your depth of knowledge and the way you are able to pull it all together in a simple and thoroughly enjoyable format - I was quite spellbound the entire time. I love that you have sourced organic, wild-crafted and exceptional quality herbs and your beautiful care and respect for Mother Nature in bringing the herbals in for the animals (and us - I'll be trying some of those decoctions!). Watching the herbals being prepared was super helpful and I took away quite a few tips I have already added in for Charlie Bear! I love having the ebook for future reference!
- Susan, Cat Mum
The herbal therapy for animals workshops were great! I love how passionate you are about herbs, their history & use. I loved how your personality comes through during the workshops. You made it fun :) I will definitely recommend to others!
- Marilyn, Dog Mum
Frequently Asked Questions:
When does the course start?The course is self-paced so you will have immediate access to start it whenever you're inspired to. You will get immediate access to all of the course materials, for you to travel through at your own pace, as soon as you enrol.
When do enrolments close?Enrolments for the 2022 live round closed on 28 August 2022. Enrolments never close for the self-paced version.
How long is the course?When the course was delivered live, it ran for six weeks. If doing the self paced version, the course length will depend on how quickly you move through the course. Ideally, you'll be able to work through one module per week, taking seven weeks to complete the course. Of course, you can always work through the course content at a faster pace.
How will the course be delivered?The course is delivered via the online course portal. Here you can access the video/audio lessons, workbooks and course bonuses.
When will I receive the bonuses?The relevant course bonuses will be available in the online course portal from when you sign up.
My life is pretty busy, how long will I need to set aside each week to do the course?That depends on how quickly you would like to work through the course. If you'd like to complete the course in six weeks, it's recommended that you set aside 2 to 2.5 hours each week. This should give you plenty of time to watch the video lessons (which are approximately 30 minutes to 1 hour in length) and read the related workbook for that week's content.
Do I get support and mentoring?As this course is self-paced there is no support and mentoring, apart from what is included in the course materials. If you would like additional support, you can book a short consult here.
How long do I get access to the course?You will have lifetime access to the course.
What if I enrol and then decide this course is not for me?If you're not sure that this course is right for you, please reach out to ask any questions that you may have prior to enrolling. Refunds are not available for the self-paced version of the course because you are given access to all of the course material upon enrolment.
It sounds like there's a lot included in the course - will I be overwhelmed with the course content?You're certainly going to learn a lot during the course! But don't worry, Ruth explains everything in easy to understand terms. If you would like additional support, you can book a short consult with Ruth here.