About Our Program

Thank you for visiting David Winston’s Center For Herbal Studies’ (DW-CHS) website. David Winston, RH (AHG), an internationally respected herbalist, is the dean and primary instructor for this program. He teaches throughout the US, Canada, and the UK and has been teaching the two year DW-CHS program for almost 40 years.

Our philosophy: Good herbalists treat people, not diseases, and in our program we strive to teach the skills necessary so that each student can accomplish that goal. We focus on differential diagnosis skills, materia medica and therapeutics which are essential to individualize treatment and help patients to not only resolve symptoms, but create constitutional change needed for physical, emotional and spiritual wellness.

The program runs from September through August for two consecutive years. The class is held in Washington, NJ* and online via live webcast.

*Due to the Covid 19 pandemic, if we can have the on-site class safely we will.  If not, all students will go on-line until things improve (once a vaccine is widely available).  When we can return to the classroom safely, we will.  No one really knows at this point and we will keep students updated.

For more information about the course please refer to the Herbalist’s Training Program tab. If you have any further questions please feel free to contact us.

I have enjoyed David Winston‘s two-year Clinical Herbalism program so much. I consider myself a novice herbalist and although I have known many of these plants, I never really understood them as well as I do now. David weaves history and science and mystery and magic all together to create a body of work that is beyond compare.And in this crazy world when it’s hard to separate truth from hyperbole, one thing I really appreciate is that I know that if David says something is true I can “take it to the bank”. I really admire and appreciate his commitment to this subject and to his students. In addition to David’s amazing classroom teaching, the written information that we received  is a tremendous resource that I will use forever more. Additionally, the other lecturers that are involved with this class are tremendously  talented as well and I enjoyed their input very much. I really can’t imagine not doing this course; it has been well worth the investment

Jamie Moran, DVM | Class of 2020