Certified Clinical Master Herbalist (CCMH)™

medicinal-herbs“Herbs are nature’s naturally concentrated pharmaceuticals that work simultaneously on physical, emotional, and energetic levels – nature’s green holistic pharmacy” – Steve Schechter, NP, HHP

Our herbal program is one of the strongest in the world, including two of the premier herb instructors in the country. Our NHI Founder Steve Schechter, N.P., H.H.P., and Alison Reid-Bretell, L.Ac., are nationally respected as highly experienced teachers and health practitioners.

This Program will train you in the use of Clinical Herbology for personal growth or for the benefit of others. Clinical Herbology can be practiced alone or in conjunction with the Holistic Health Practitioner license or other therapeutic practices. Those in the fields of medicine, chiropractic, nursing, acupuncture, physical therapy, dentistry, massage, counseling and other healing arts use Clinical Herbology in their existing practices.

Topics Covered:

  • How to purchase quality herbs and herbal products, proper storage, and correct methods of preparation.
  • More than 300 Eastern and Western herbs will be presented, including describing the traditional folk uses of each herb plus modern scientific research documenting their therapeutic effectiveness and safety, and any potential side effects, contraindications, or drug interactions.
  • How to make teas, salves, balms, tinctures, balanced and individualized herbal formulas and other preparations.
  • The energetics of each herb and how it affects specific systems in the body, along with proper adult and child dosages.
  • Highly effective methods of herbal medicine—combining the clinical and scientific with the traditional holistic and energetic approach—will be fully integrated into a system of making balanced and individualized herb formulas.
  • Herbs for cleansing, building/balancing organs, glands, blood, lymph, muscles, nerves, emotions, and other energy systems; for common symptoms; energy tonics; herbal first aid, salves and compresses; developing your herbal intuition; and much more.
  • Several herb walks and adventures are also offered where you will learn how to identify and collect wild, medicinal herbs.
    • The advanced training portion of this program includes Formula Making, Supervised Practicum, Chinese Herbs & Formulas, and more.

 Diploma/ Certificate of Completion: Certified Clinical Master Herbalist (CCMH)™ – 200 hrs

Program Tuition: $1,350

Hybrid Certified Nutritionist Consultant (CNC)™ & Certified Clinical Master Herbalist (CCMH)TM Program

Boost Your Immunity Now!

Effective, Well-Proven, Safe Foods, Supplements, Essential Oils, & Especially Strong Herbs for Prevention & Aggressive Self-Treatment of Serious Viral, Bacterial and Fungal Infections.

Learn to Live Healthy & Vital in an Increasingly Unhealthy World!

2 Wednesday Nights:
7:00 – 9:30 pm

$49 For One Night or
$89 for Both Nights

Central Location in Encinitas:

Encinitas Blvd. & El Camino Real

Must Enroll By or Before Wednesday

NOTE: Space is Limited
For those who cannot attend: Audios of Each Night & Handouts will be available at the same charge as above.

Steve just added all of the information from our residential Certified Nutritional Chef – Therapeutic Luscious Cook CNC-TLC™ Program to our residential hybrid Certified Nutritional Consultant CNC™ & Certified Clinical Master Herbalist CCMH™ Program AT NO EXTRA CHARGE!!!

He has also recently updated all the information. Steve is the only person in the country to teach about foods, herbs, spices, supplements,…for every organ, gland, other parts & systems (including brain, immune, reproductive,…), stress, energy systems, more; and health problems related to each part. This will include more than 100 handout pages of specific, proprietary, and original information.

This will also include therapeutic menus for luscious, therapeutic meals for each part of the body and related concerns. To paraphrase Hippocrates: “Let your tasty foods, herbs, spices, and supplements be your medicine, let your tasy medicine be your daily foods, herbs, spices, and supplements.”™”

Combined Certified Nutritionist Consultant (CNC)™ & Certified Clinical Master Herbalist (CCMH)TM Programs — In Classroom

Open To Everyone!

Wednesday Nights, 7:00 – 9:30 pm
Starts Sept. 23rd

Offered once-a-year only
(You can join in-progress, at any time, the sooner the better!)

Try your first class for only $49
(advance registration required).

Learn how to individualize nutritional and herbal formulas and programs for a wide range of common and serious problems, and for each organ, gland, emotions, energy systems, much more…

Find out:

  • What does and does not work
  • Effectiveness
  • Safety
  • Optimal delivery forms
  • Dosages
  • How to legally conduct a Holistic Health consultation
  • and much more!

Topics for Wednesday Night

To be announced two weeks before.
Depends on the “speed and amount of questions” of each class.

Attend our in-person classes and enjoy 4 local herb walks, identifying native and common local herbs in San Diego County. And much, much more!


Dates to be announced

Varies dependent on amount of rain in
January and February.

Part of Certified Clinical Master Herbalist (CCMH) training

4 credit hours, $48


Steve Schechter

Instructor: Steve Schechter, NP, HHP, NHI Founder-Director

Before founding NHI 22 years ago, Steve was the senior formulator for 2 of the 3 largest supplement companies in the world and 3 of the 4 largest herb companies in the world. Steve authored the best-selling book for 12.5 years on foods, nutrients and herbs well documented to boost immune processes and detoxify from a wide range of common chemicals, heavy metals, and radiations. He has had more than 350 articles published in national peer review magazines, and a regular keynote speaker for 17 years at the three largest health industry symposiums in the world. For many years, the largest health industry companies considered him one of the top, most experienced nutrition and one of the top, most experienced herb experts in the country.

Note: Neither Steve nor NHI sell any health products whatsoever, so there is no conflict of interest in the teaching or consultations.

Both Programs Combined, including in-classroom training and Certification + complete distance learning: Discounted To $2,795 (Normally $4,800)

Advance registration REQUIRED.
No registration the night of the class.

Class location will be provided upon completion of registration.

If you plan to attend, please contact our office during regular business hours.

Note: All 5 of our Distance Learning Programs for Certification/License -including CNC, CCMH, CCMA, HHP, NP – are open to everyone anytime..

In-person combination of BOTH Certified Nutritionist Consultant (CNC)™ & Certified Clinical Master Herbalist (CCMH)™.

Starting Wednesdays, September 23, 2020 7:00-9:30pm for BOTH Certifications + Distance Learning components.

600 Credit Hours. $2,795 for both combined programs (can do a pay plan over time) along with their Distance Learning components.

To ensure availability, please register asap

Steve Schechter, N.P., H.H.P.
Founder & Director Natural Healing Institute of Naturopathy, Inc. (NHI)


We also continue to offer our five Distance Learning Programs — currently deeply discounted.