THE SELF-CARE INSTITUTE
We welcome you to explore the Self-care Institute at Golden Apple Healing Arts where we are inspired by people and plants!
In keeping with a 400-year-old nursing tradition of Gentle Medicine and caring companionship, the Self-care League was formed, those who would utilize the Elements of Care® program to teach and promote precision Self-care with plants as partners as a path to serenity - inner peace. The Self-care Institute also supports caregivers and nurses whose daily gift of service to humanity is a spiritual path of deep love and truth! The Self-care Institute provides educational programs, personalized consultation services, webinars, retreats, and resources that are always meaningful, mindful, and memorable!
The Elements of Care® training program incorporates healing traditions that have stood the test of time and innovations in pattern science to promote informed health choices and precision Gentle Medicine Self-care with plants as partners that results in serenity as greater balance in body and peace of mind.
The Founder and Executive Director of the Self-care Institute at Golden Apple Healing Arts, Dr. Martha Mathews Libster, PhD, is a board-certified holistic Psychiatric Clinical Nurse Specialist with 30 years' experience as a nurse and master teacher in Self-care, herbal, and other non-drug solutions for infants, children, and families. Dr. Martha is responsible for introducing innovations in integrative holistic care, nurse-herbalism, healthcare reform, health culture diplomacy, and Self-care, such as her Elements of Care® program to the American public, health professionals, and acclaimed institutions around the world. She is leading teams dedicated to the education and transformation of American and global healthcare, and climate change that begins with the elements of Self (with a capital S).
As experts in Self-care education, plant partnership, and the art and science of caring, we at Golden Apple Healing Arts strive to improve health care and systems through communication and education about the value of precision Self-care with plants as partners, non-drug solutions, and other gentle medicines used throughout history by peoples of all cultures when seeking solutions to the tough health problems that challenge us all.
A Unique Plant Perspective
Plants are a vital part of the healing practices of the peoples of the world. They are a part of modern bio-medicine and ancient healing traditions. Wise people of many cultures have prophesied that the 21st century would be a time when people would find greater ways to integrate traditions and emerging science.
Dr. Martha and the Golden Apple Healing Arts Self-care League offer a unique plant perspective rooted in a broad base of botanical understanding from the clinical and biomedical inquiry of plant constituents to the holistic energetic applications of botanical healing knowledge gained from participating in plant-human partnerships.