So you’re interested in plants and grassroots movements

If you’re on this page, then my guess is that you have a fascination with plants and all things medicinal...

you are also interested in healing for the people and the freedom to choose your own medicine

If you’re like many of the people I work with, you see plants not only as beings that give us oxygen, shelter, clothing, fiber, beauty and delicious food but also as something more - maybe as teachers that bring us much needed healing and give us lessons about how to live. 

You believe that working with plants and the natural environment is intimately connected with deeper emotional, psychological and spiritual healing.

And so, if you are drawn to learn more about how to work with the plants, join my next Mentorship Program starting in May in Vancouver, BC and learn about the healing herbs that grow or can be grown in the Pacific Northwest.

Mentorship Program - Vancouver, May 23, 2015

(affordable payment plan)

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Perhaps you are...

  • a mother who wants to bring natural healing into your home and know how to use herbs for healing and first aid

  • a yoga student who wants to understand the subtle effects of herbs, food, seasons, tastes, and weather on their body and mind

  • you are attracted to natural healing and you love the idea of having a more intimate understanding of herbs and the natural environment around you

  • an elder who always loved plants and wants to learn how they can help you age gracefully

  • you love the earth and understand the damage done to our environment by the manufacture and disposal of synthetic pharmaceuticals (or pills) and want to promote a more ecologically sound medicine

  • a chef who wants to incorporate healing herbs into your cooking

  • a gardener who wants to add healing herbs to her garden.

Distinguished Professor CM, OBC, PhD, FRSC, FLS Environmental Studies

Distinguished Professor CM, OBC, PhD, FRSC, FLS

Environmental Studies

We might resonate and get along because……

you love the idea of community herb gardens

you are cautious of pharmaceuticals

interested in deep healing

you like the idea that dream work, shamanism, process work and plants work well together. for you it’s ‘of course they do!’

some part of you has often felt that dis-ease isn’t something that happens to an individual as an isolated event that we need to fix. disease is relational (that our relationship to our food, job, home, lifestyle and the core people in our life play a profound role in our health.

you also suspect that disease may, also be about being disconnected from nature and her plants, the seasons and the elements

you like the idea of enhancing your life rather than focussing on constantly solving problems

you are a strong spirited individual who wants to empower herself with practical, empirical knowledge

you probably want to share your passion of healing with others

you care deeply about mother earth and you also want to help heal her

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you want to learn from an experienced Mentor who is willing to share the teachings he has gathered from forty plus years totally dedicated to learning and healing

you are cautious about a reductionist approach to medicine, and not attracted to herb courses that focus on medical herbalism.

And so, if you are strong spirited individual and you want to empower yourself, join my next Mentorship Program starting in May in Vancouver, BC and learn about herbs, Ayurveda, dreambody and shamanism.

Mentorship Program - Vancouver, May 23, 2015

(affordable payment plan)

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Because, we imagine that you want to…..

have the knowledge to learn which herbs are proven effective and safe

learn systems like Ayurveda that informs you about wise choices for your health, lifestyle,  herbs, food, exercise, relationships and even vocation

create a healthy lifestyle based on the seasons

personally experience the effectiveness of herbs

heal yourself while learning how to heal others

Hi, I am Don Ollsin MA, Professional Herbalist, AHG

For the past four decades I have been helping people cultivate a deeper relationship to the plant world

I have been interested in plants, herbs and fungi for as long as I can remember.

I offer excellent educare (bringing out that which is within) that heals while it informs. I offer books, courses and programs that guide you through sustained development in your journey of self healing, grassroots healing and earth healing. 

My earliest memory of plants is sitting in a garden as a very young child amongst the tall corn nibbling on raw corn kernels off the cob.

I knew I wanted to work deeply with herbs while working at the Golden Lotus vegetarian restaurant in 1969. What drew me to herbs was serving exotic herbal teas that smelled enticing and tasted delicious. I was excited to learn all about their healing powers.

Over the years of practicing Ayurveda, dream work, shamanism, and process oriented psychology, I came to see how they were all connected in a holistic way.

I came to see that disease and wellness were relational while working with clients. I watched a woman with chronic, pelvic inflammatory disorder heal through processing the anger in her relationship, while sipping on anti-inflammatory herbal teas.

I also came to understand that disease might be about being disconnected from nature, her plants, the cycles of the seasons and awareness of the four elements. When I took students into the forests and had them attune to the plants and the elements, I watched their lives transform.

I was born in Assinaboine, Saskatchewan and moved to the Pacific Northwest around the age of 9. I now reside on beautiful Pender Island, BC. with my partner Sandy. I love to garden, grow mushrooms, mindmap, continually learn (recently completed an MA in Environmental Education and Communication) and cultivate my inner life through daily mediation practice.

To sum it up, this is for all sincere healers and...

  • You can heal yourself while learning how to help others heal and....

  • Learning and healing can be fun & enjoyable….

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This is a review of my book (available in paperback or as an ebook ) by Rosemary Gladstar.