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Monday Mentoring

a community of practice where Western herbalists and herbally-minded nutritionists can collaborate, grow, and access our collective wisdom

Open for new members through the end of October!

Clinical practice can be challenging. 

After you finish your formal training, it can be hard to find people who are actually in practice and who understand the type of work you do.

Even after 15+ years of clinical practice, I have new questions every day about complicated cases, formulating, and/or the minutiae of running a practice.

I created Monday Mentoring to bring clinicians together to learn from and with each other.

As a community of practice, our focus is on bringing our hearts and minds together for the highest good of all involved so that we can more effectively serve our communities.

do you want to grow as a practitioner? 

Set aside one hour a week to surround yourself with others who are consciously engaged in the same type of work and experience the power of a community-based model.


Bring your questions, your ideas, your inspiration – and get ready to evolve in ways that wouldn’t be possible on your own.

With MM I have all the support and collaboration and inspiration and collective knowledge I could ever hope for. And more. Camille shares her incredible depth of experience (as do the many other incredibly knowledgeable herbalists & nutritionists), her webinars & trainings, as well as the tools of her trade (workflows, spreadsheets, etc.).

The support is INCREDIBLE. Being a member of a group of dedicated clinical herbalists who are supportive and encouraging - and are committed to be exceptional, highly trained, growth-oriented professionals.

If you are serious about being a clinical herbalist and you know you need a supportive team to make your clinical practice a reality, THIS is the group for you.

Krista Lamoreaux from Herbal Alchemy

We meet every Monday to pool our collective wisdom & support one another 

How Monday Mentoring helps you serve your community: 

When you join Monday Mentoring, you're committing to showing up for an hour per week to continue learning, be part of a community, and move your practice forward. It's as simple as that.

Gather for an hour every week

Monday Mentoring meets every Monday. No matter which section you join, you'll be surrounded by highly-trained practitioners who are dedicated to doing this work, asking questions, and learning how to better serve their communities.

Connect via our community site

We have a community forum for members to connect between meetings, share resources, and find support. You'll have a "Question of the Week" to get the conversation started. Participation is optional!

Continue learning via trainings

You'll receive a discounts on herbal observation groups, as well as member pricing for my other courses and workshops. Webinars and observation groups happen at least once monthly. 

The community that has developed under the umbrella of Monday Mentoring is truly collaborative and nourishing. The benefits of our collective work and wisdom rippling out through more effectively serving our own communities and clients may be the most beautiful part of all!


Committing to a meeting every Monday night gave me pause. Like many others, I have a lot going on and time is valuable. I wanted to make sure that anything I added to my metaphorical plate was worth the investment. Fortunately, there is no long-term commitment, so I decided to see if Monday Mentoring would be beneficial (spoiler alert: totally worth the time investment!).


So much has changed since I started Monday Mentoring! I know that my practice would not be where it is if not for the time commitment. Being part of a group of people who both support me and hold me accountable helped in two ways. One, it provided an additional spark to keep me moving. Two, it helped me make sure that I was setting realistic expectations and goals for a specific time period.


I have also grown so much as a practitioner. Hearing each person's unique assessment and approach to different situations has broadened my own perspective. Having access to the collective experience and wisdom of this group is transformational! It's clear that everyone involved wants to support the highest good of each practitioner and their clients/ community. Knowledge, experience, and worries are all shared freely and respected.


If you are open to expanding your knowledge/experience as an herbalist and are willing to hold space for others to do the same, Monday Mentoring would be a wonderful fit for you; even if you feel like you might not have much to offer at first! If collaboration isn't your thing or you aren't ready to devote the time to make the most of this experience, it's probably best to pass at this time.

Janelle Farkas from Wild Edge Wellness

Three Sections are now Open for Enrollment:

Mondays @ Noon ET

herb-focused group

Mondays @ 5pm ET

nutrition-focused group

Mondays @ 7pm ET

herb-focused group

All sections include access to: 

Clinical Round Table 

Do you have a challenging case that you’d love an outside perspective on? Bring it to the round table. You’ll get access to the collective experience and wisdom of other cliniciansso you can bring in new perspectives and consider multiple approaches.

Practice Management

These sessions cover how to manage your practice, including topics like pricing, scheduling, client challenges, and imposter syndrome. We help one another with the inevitable bumps along the road, which makes running a practice easier and less stressful.

Co-Working Power Hours

Got a bunch of paperwork to fill out? Need to write up client notes? Join us for optional Co-Working Power Hours on Zoom so you have dedicated, focused time to plow through some of the more tedious tasks associated with running a practice. Co-working is on Tuesdays from 5 to 6 pm ET during the fall season.

Optional Breakout Groups

After each meeting, you can stay for an extra 30 minutes. You’ll be put in a breakout room with 2 or 3 other members to discuss what you’ve been working on, what you plan to do next week, and ask for support. If you need some accountability, these sessions are perfect!

The 5 pm and 7 pm groups also include: 

  • Access to Camille's full training library, with 30+ webinar recordings covering clinical and practice management topics
  • A free ticket to each monthly webinar during your membership
  • Private observation groups led by Monday Mentoring practitioners

Bonuses when you join in October!

Fall Website Spruce-Up Challenge

Join in October and get access to our Monday Mentoring website spruce-up. You'll get a short website-related task to complete each week. By the end of the challenge, your website will be fresher than ever!

Building your Practice Webinar Bundle

You'll have access to trainings on niching, building your practice without social media, how to find new clients, and starting/growing your email list.

Form  & Resource Library

Tap into an ever-growing library with forms you can use or modify, resources to support you, and handy links for practitioner.

Pay from the Heart Pricing

We have three sections of Monday Mentoring to support you. All three use pay from the heart pricing. If you'd like to join Monday Mentoring, spend a few moments in reflection and consider which price feels like the right one for you, for now. 

If you'd like to join and the prices below would interfere with your ability to secure food, shelter, or other basic needs, please message me. Scholarships are available for BIPOC.

Green 

This is the minimum price that covers the services and infrastructure that keep Monday Mentoring running.

Pink

This price is sustainable for Monday Mentoring, allowing the program stay vibrant and supporting fair wages for me and others who work in/on the membership.

Purple

This price allows us to open the program to others who can't afford MM and to quickly expand our offerings

Pick your Group:

All groups meet for an hour every week (except for US Federal holidays). 

Noon ET

herb-focused group

  • Weekly meetings
  • Community forum
  • 50% discount on webinars and observation groups

5 pm ET

nutrition-focused group

  • Weekly meetings
  • Community forum
  • 50% discount on public observation groups
  • Free access to monthly webinars
  • MM practitioner-led observation groups monthly
  •  Full training library with 30+ webinar recordings
  • Group size limited to 20

7  pm ET

herb-focused group

  • Weekly meetings
  • Community forum
  • 50% discount on public observation groups
  • Free access to monthly webinars
  • MM practitioner-led observation groups monthly
  •  Full training library with 30+ webinar recordings
  • Group size limited to 20

The group has been so supportive and welcoming, it's been a dream! I now have direction, focus, and support for all the unknowns and insecurities that come with starting your own practice. This is such an intelligent, sensitive, and intuitive group, and I learn from all of them every single time we meet.


The case studies and clinical observations are one of the most valuable parts of the experience - seeing how people work through challenging cases and bring new/different perspectives. MM is truly a gold mine of information and perspective!!! It's honestly "the gift that keeps on giving" with both practice information and overall knowledge. Camille makes this entire experience as special, intimate, and comfortable.


When I eventually open my own practice after becoming a CNS, I know my participation in MM will have been one of the most crucial parts to my success and ability to get there. I feel lucky and blessed every day to be a part of this group, truly.

Elyce Shapiro, nutritionist

Statement of Inclusivity


At Monday Mentoring we welcome practitioners (and clients!) from diverse backgrounds, including those from various racial/ethnic groups, members of the LGBTQ+ community, and other traditionally oppressed communities. Please bring your warmest, most welcoming, compassionate self to all of our meetings so that the space is safe for everyone. If you do not believe that Black Lives Matter, trans rights are human rights, and abortion is health care, this group is not a good fit. Although it's never happened yet, we will remove anyone who violates the community guidelines for the sake of the larger group.

Is Monday Mentoring a Fit for You? 

Monday Mentoring is a truly special community AND It's not a good fit for everyone. Use the list below to determine if Monday Mentoring is what you need at this point in your growth as a clinician. If the timing isn't right, you can always circle back later.

You'll fit right in if you're:

  • A highly-trained herbalist, or
  • A highly-trained nutritionist who loves herbs
  • Actively seeing clients or will be soon
  • Done with your clinical training (or nearing completion!)
  • Ready to commit one hour per week to your growth as a clinician
  • Open-minded and ready to learn, share, and see what happens

Consider alternatives if you're:

  • Still early in your studies
  • Not trained as a clinician
  • Not seeing clients or won't be for several years
  • Seeking support in a tradition other than Western herbalism
  • Too busy to commit one hour/week right now
  • Not fully in agreement that Black Lives Matter, trans rights are human rights, abortion is health care, and COVID is real.

FAQ

I'm new to herbalism. Can I enroll?

Monday Mentoring is designed for advanced students and practitioners. If you're new to herbal medicine and aren't currently in practice - or at least planning to start seeing clients in the very near future - this isn't a good fit. If you're a practicing nutritionist who's new to herbal medicine, please join us. If neither of these apply, stay on my mailing list and circle back when the time is right!

What's an "herbally-minded nutritionist"?

If you're an advanced nutrition student (meaning you're very close to licensure/graduation) and/or a practicing nutritionist with some training or background in herbal medicine, that counts! If you're not sure, contact me and we can discuss.

I'm work in a tradition other than Western herbal medicine. Is this a good fit?

While I have deep respect for herbal traditions outside my own, I am not trained or skilled in their implementation. You will likely be better off finding a mentor or program that is aligned with your training. 

What if I miss a session? Are they recorded?

While I recommend attending live as much as possible, I know that things come up and you may need to miss some sessions. All sessions will be recorded. Recordings will be available within 48 hours of each session within the MM site.

How big are the groups?

The noon group does not have a cap on the size, although it is brand new and therefore likely to be small for quite a while. We have private groups that meet Monday evenings that have a maximum of 20 people. See more below!

How inconvenient will it be if I decide to cancel?

You can cancel any time, using the "My Account" link at the top of every page in Monday Mentoring. I absolutely do not want you to stay in the program if it's not a good fit. No awkward phone calls or emails necessary, and no hard feelings if it's not for you!

What if I don't have any clients yet?

Please feel free to join anyway, as long as you hope to be working with clients in the near future. Participating in our live sessions will help you develop your clinical skills as you begin your practice.

Are scholarships available?

I have a scholarship for BIPOC (more here). No other scholarships are available at the moment.

Can I get hours toward my RH credential?

Yes, you can! Although please know that this is not a structured program and it is not designed specifically for this purpose. It is best used to "top off" your hours. Please keep a record of your hours associated with this program. I will happily sign off on these if needed. 

Can I get CNS hours?

Monday Mentoring does not offer formal CNS supervision, but we do have a partnership with Dr. Sherryl Van Lare, who offers a flexible and supportive program that dovetails with MM. For more information, please contact her at info@sherrylvanlare.com.

I'd like to join, but I can't do it right now. When is the next opportunity to join?

If you'd like me to let you know the next time doors are open for new members, please sign up for the waiting list here.

I'm feeling hesitant. What should I do?

No worries. Don't join right now! Instead, why don't you get to know me and my work a bit first? I suggest signing up for a webinar, an herbal observation session, and/or joining my mailing list for a few months to get a feel for whether this might be a good fit. You can also contact me to set up a time to chat if you like.

Transitioning from Student to Professional

Because I am still in school and not earning money from being an herbalist yet, I was very hesitant to pay the mentorship monthly fee. It felt risky to begin spending regular money on starting a business in advance of actually having a business.

My favorite thing about the group is the part that also makes me most anxious about logging in each week. I am stretched to step into herbalist identity instead of simply taking in information and trying to remember it as a student.

Here I am with other herbalists and wanting to think like an herbalist and contribute to the conversation to be supportive to the others in the group, so I actively consider cases and work with ideas for treatment to share with the others. I am actually learning to respect myself more as an up and coming professional, because I sometimes surprise myself when I have great insights to offer in a group where I would typically assume that I am not qualified to contribute.

It doesn't hurt to try it. Camille makes it easy and a non-issue to quit, so attend a few and see how it feels.

I enjoy the diversity in this group. There are herbalists from the LGBTQIAP community, herbalists of varying ages, advanced students of herbalism, long-standing professionals, and practitioners from varying areas of the world. How amazing that we can come together to help each other from so many varying experiences and perspectives.  

- Ani Glaser

About Camille Freeman, RH, LDN (she/her)

I'm a licensed nutritionist and registered herbalist specializing in fertility and menstrual health. I've been in practice for 15+ years and am passionate about teaching and mentoring newer practitioners.

I have a doctorate in clinical nutrition, as well as master's degrees in physiology/biophysics and herbal medicine. I'm also a professor at the Maryland University of Integrative Health, where I teach physiology and pathophysiology online.

I started this community to share my knowledge and create a space for highly trained herbalists and nutritionists to gather, grow, and find support.

Join us next time!

Can't join now? Sign up for the waiting list, and I'll remind you about Monday Mentoring the next time we open for new members.

More Monday Mentoring Mentions

If you want practice and to gain more experience while you are growing your own practice, MM would be great for you.

Herbalist

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Finding MM couldn’t have come at a better time, I just graduated and needed the support getting my feet wet with clients. It has enabled me to continue clinical training and to make some great friendships. The hour’s worth every week has been well worth it without creating added work outside of MM

Karen M

Herbalist

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Camille is passionate about her topics, grounded in the science, and shares generously of her clinical experiences. She is so well prepared, always overdelivers, is amazing at answering questions. 

Tara T

Herbalist

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Monday Mentoring is for practicing Western herbalists and herbally-minded nutritionists.

If you want to deepen your work, stay motivated, engage in a community of practice, and get support as you grow as a practitioner, this is for you.

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