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The Practitioner Learning Community

Practitioner Learning Community

The Practitioner Learning Community is designed to deepen your knowledge in your practice. Wise Woman Herbals sponsors a series of monthly educational events for healthcare practitioners and is open to practitioners of all modalities. Register for the educational events that fit your needs. We are happy to have you as a part of our community!

Events may include webinars or one-hour practitioner forum calls—voice chats where practitioners can learn and have questions answered by an herbal naturopathic physician. Calls will have a clinical theme and educational information followed by a question and answer session.


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  • Resources: general information, support materials and YouTube links to our webinars and events



    SATURDAY, April 13, 2019, 9:00–10:00 am PST
    Phone Call Forum: "Botanical Support for Allergies & Upper Respiratory Health"
    With Dr. Glen Nagel*

    More than 50 million Americans have experienced various types of allergies each year (1). Allergies are the most common health issue in children (2).  There are many types of botanicals which can help support the upper respiratory tract. Join Dr. Glen Nagel in Aprils practitioners call discussing botanical support for allergies. Including Nettles, Yarrow, Inula and Thyme.

    Supporting Links:

    1. American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology: Allergy Facts
    2. CDC, Gateway to Health Communication and Social Marketing Practice: Allergies


    Dr. Nagel, ND RH (AHG)
    Glen has been a practicing herbalist and all around herbal wise guy for the last 25 years. Glen's background as an herbalist began with an apprenticeship with Herbal Ed Smith and Sara Katz, as well as Ryan Drum Ph.D. and Cascade Anderson Geller. Glen’s passion is to have students learning directly from the plants. Glen has a lifelong interest in plants and nature and believes in teaching with humor and hands-on experience. Glen is also a licensed naturopathic physician.






    Kris Vaughan, CH

    Kris is a Certified Clinical Herbalist and Board Certified Holistic Health Coach by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners (AADP). Kris has focused her clinical practice in the area of complicated chronic illness, autoimmune, and digestive concerns. Kris is the owner and Program Director of Herbal Wisdom Institute and the Director of Practitioner Experience for Wise Woman Herbals. Kris spends her time between Oregon and her home in Arizona where she has a deep love and passion for the plants of the Sonoran Desert.


    Sierra Thompson Nordquist, NTP, CH
    Sierra is a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, Herbalist and educational enthusiast on a mission to share the health promoting powers of nutrition and herbal botanicals with her community and beyond. Sierra owns and runs a private practice, Nutritive Roots, where she provides education and guidance through one-on-one nutritional and herbal consultations, cooking and herbal workshops, group programs and educational lectures. When not in the studio, Sierra can be found cooking up a culinary confection, creating herbal crafts and remedies, digging in to a good book (or the garden dirt), sipping a cup of tea, wildcrafting in the woods, enjoying being with friends and family, and of course – eating! For more information about Sierra and her services, please visit her website at



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      Herbal Education:

      Herbal Wisdom Institute is the preferred education provider of Wise Woman Herbals. Classes in Herbal Medicine Basics are offered online. Herbalist Certification courses are offered as weekend intensives in Arizona.
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