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Programs, Lectures, Seminars, Webinars and Retreats with Martha
    Courses & Webinars (2013 - 2014)

   The Nurse-Herbalist: Integrative Insights for Holistic Practice

Herbalism, the study and application of medicinal plants, is nursing practice. Herbal remedies are essential elements of nursing and midwifery care. Nurse-herbalists partner with plants to provide human comfort with plants as a catalyst for change. Step by step, element by element—fire, air, water, earth, and ether—this workshop or webinar guides you in the creation and implementation of your own holistic nurse-herbalist practice plan for use in hospital, community, or office-based care. 

 Enlightened Charity Enlightened Charity - by Martha Libster and Sr. Betty Ann McNeil - Recover a lost identity! Discover the inspiring history of the Sisters of Charity, early 19th-century American nurses, who laid a foundation for holistic care, entrepreneurial leadership, formal education, evidence-based practice, and health reform in the care of the mentally ill.
  • Health Reform and the Enlightened Charity of Early American Nurses.
  • Heritage of Holistic Nursing
  • Lessons in Psychiatric Nursing from the 19th Century Expert Sister Matilda Coskery
  • Nursing Secular and Spiritual?
  • Early Entrepreneurs in American Nursing
 Herbal Diplomats Herbal Diplomats: Award winning book by Martha Libster! Find out more about the "roots" of professional nursing in America.

  • Early American Nursing 1700-1860
  • Health Care Reform and the 19th-Century Botanical Medical Movement
  • Cultural Diplomacy: Nurses' Cultural Competence in Action
  • Translating Botanical Research to Nursing Practice
  • Shaker Nurses: Infirmary Care and Herbal Medicine Making
  • Kindness and Poultices: The Early Remedies of the American Sisters of Charity
  • Healing Women of the Frontier: Pioneer Nurses and Midwives of the Early Mormon Church
 Demonstrating Care Demonstrating Care: The Art of Integrative Nursing A book by Martha Libster a pioneer in integrative care

  • Bridging Technology and Traditions where you practice

Examples of other Nurses' Healing Heritage Events
  • Back to the Roots: Herbalism and Nursing Practice
  • Solutions for Transforming Incivility: Rooting Out the Effects of the Inquisition in Nursing and Midwifery
  • Integrative Care: Product and Process
  • Leadership in Nursing: Creating Cultural Change
  • Complementary Therapies in Nursing Practice
  • Elements of Care - 19th Century Environmental Nursing Theory.
  • Hermeticism, 5 Elements and Nursing Tradition.
  • Solution Focused Problem Solving (Counseling for Health Practitioners)
  • Integrating Complementary Therapies into Care Options Across the Life Span
  • Talking with Patients About Herbs
  • Foot Reflexology with Herbal Applications  (See Program below)
  • Complementary Therapies and Palliative Care
  • Gentle Remedies to Ease Change and Transition<
  • Health Reform Begins at Home
  • Self Care: An American Healing Tradition
  • The Intent to Dream
  • Herbs Healing and Hope
  • Sowing Seeds of Kindness: Healing the Wounds of Incivility and Bullying
  • Creative Healing
  • Decoding Herbal "Scientific Data"
  • Healing Traditions
  • Coping with Chronic Illness
  • Herbal Comfort: Wraps, Packs, and Healing Balms
  • Weeding Time at the Healthfood Store
  • Healing and the Elderly
  • Entering the World of Healing Plants – An introduction to Herbalism
  • Transitioning to Natural Self-Care
  • Cultivating the Garden Within - Connect with the inner healer in an experiment with science, spirituality and the five elements of self.
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