Food As Medicine launched!

Food As Medicine launched!

Since Food As Medicine: The Theory and Practice of Food was published in 2011, we have received countless requests for it to be turned into a distance learning course. We appreciate that you can learn only so much from the written word, and with this in mind, have developed the Food As Medicine Online Learning Program that will bring to light the principles and practices of using food as medicine. The course itself is divided into twelve, highly detailed recorded webinars, and includes a copy Food As Medicine (2014 edition), on-demand instructional videos, an online forum, assessment materials, and every week while the semesters are running, participation in a 90 minute Q&A webinar with Todd Caldecott for an entire year. If you register for the Food As Medicine Online Learning Program before September 15 the cost is $445, but then increases to its regular price of $495 (including shipping).

The new semester for the Food As Medicine Online Learning Program begins October 2. Make sure to register early to save money, and get your copy of Food As Medicine before the semester begins!

Inside Ayurveda: next semester begins October 1!

We continue to receive tremendous feedback from our students about the quality and value of our Inside Ayurveda program. Likewise, we are happy and impressed with the high calibre of students that we continue to attract. Students are telling us that there is nothing quite like our program, which aims to take someone with absolutely no background in Ayurveda, to a place where they can begin to implement it’s practices in their daily lives, or in their clinical practice. Inside Ayurveda is a program for people that have a deep passion for learning, that want to avoid the common faddisms that permeate the popular conception of Ayurveda. Students that successfully complete the Inside Ayurveda program receive credit in the DSBM Mentorship Program, and can also apply to partake in the Nepal-India Study Program that will run in early 2016.

We are also happy to mention that the Course Notes for Inside Ayurveda have been further revised and expanded, and at 612 pages, is a highly detailed text that contains a wealth of knowledge. Make sure to register early, allowing 2-3 weeks to receive your copy of the Course Notes.

Have some questions?

We have recently developed an FAQ that describes all of the programs offered at the DSBM, including an in-depth explanation of our Mentorship program. Please check it out, and if you have any more questions, please submit them through our contact page.

DSBM website launched!

DSBM website launched!

Welcome to the official website of the Dogwood School of Botanical Medicine (DSBM)! Founded last year (2012) by clinical herbalist Todd Caldecott, we are in the process of putting together a comprehensive clinical training program that will transform the way natural medicine is both taught and practiced in North America. With close to 20 years of clinical and educational experience in both North America and abroad, as well as several years serving on the Admissions Review and National Examination committees for the American Herbalists Guild, our founder Todd Caldecott understands well the needs and requirements of students and practitioners. These experiences led him to create the DSBM Mentorship Program, which will allow students with otherwise busy lives to flexibly pursue the highest level of natural health education, utilizing a combination of distance learning tools, webinars, personal consultation, learning adventures, and group intensives.  Utilizing this digitally-enhanced Socratic style of education, the DSBM aims to accommodate the individual learning needs of students, while offering the highest quality of natural health education found anywhere in the world.  Too often academic programs fill the student’s head with facts and details, but very little practical understanding of how to approach the field of preventative and natural medicine. The DSBM Mentorship Program aims to change this paradigm, and restore a millennia old tradition of imparting knowledge on a more direct, personal basis, that better accommodates natural learning.

The DSBM Mentorship Program launches with Inside Ayurveda: Clinical Education for the Western Practitioner, a comprehensive introduction to the theory and practice of Ayurvedic medicine.  Released with great anticipation earlier this year, we are happy to announce for both our current and new students that we will be offering LIVE webinars with Todd Caldecott starting this fall! For students that are unable to attend these live webinars, they will be recorded and then made available to all registered students for on-demand streaming. To review the webinar schedule for both student-only and public events, please see our Webinars page.