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Monday Mentoring

a community of practice for Western herbalists and herbally-minded nutritionists


Join a community of committed practitioners. 


Set aside one hour per week to grow as a practitioner and experience the power of a community-based model. When you surround yourself with others who are consciously engaged in the same type of work, you'll evolve in ways that aren't possible on your own. Bring your questions, your ideas, your inspiration to the group, and build your practice in a community facilitated by Camille.

Monday Mentoring meets on Mondays at noon ET

I'm a team player and I crave a highly trained, collaborative, mentoring experience. I trusted Camille would deliver this and she has. In spades. And then some. EVERYTHING has changed for me and my practice since starting MM.


Before MM I was drifting toward a more "stable & steady" existence/career as a health coach. I love coaching and herbalism, but I didn't feel I had the experience or depth of knowledge in clinical herbalism to really make it my career (though I felt it to be my life calling).


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

What's Included in Monday Mentoring

Simple, yet profound.

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.

Community Meetings every Monday at Noon ET

We meet every Monday for an hour to discuss cases, or to work on building your practice. All sessions are facilitated or taught by Camille (or the occasional guest teacher) so that we stay focused. You'll get an email at the start of every week with reminders and tips.

Access to the Monday Mentoring 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!

Discounts on webinars, observations, and more

You'll receive a 50% discount on live webinars and herbal observation groups, as well as member pricing for courses and workshops. Webinars and observation groups happen at least once monthly. 

Live Session Descriptions

  1. 1
    Clinical Round Table
    Bring your cases to get feedback and support, or listen and contribute as others share. You'll have the power of a group behind you when you're working with complicated cases. You'll learn from cases that others present.  Two Mondays/month. 
  2. 2
    Practice Management
    In these sessions, we'll have a short lesson or teaching and then discuss any roadblocks, questions, and ideas related to building and growing your practice.  Two Mondays/month.
  3. 3
    Co-working Power Hours
    When there are 5 Mondays in a month, we'll hold work sessions. Plan to complete several short sessions of focused work on your practice.
  4. 4
    Optional Breakout Room Sessions
    After each MM meeting, you will have the option to stay for an additional 30 minutes. You'll be put in a breakout room with 2-3 other members to discuss what you've been working on this week, what you plan to do next week, and whether you need any support. 

Bonuses!

Building your Practice Webinar Bundle

You'll have access to trainings on niching, building your practice without social media, 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.  

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

Pay from the heart pricing.

Scholarships are available for BIPOC; see details here

About "Pay from the Heart" Pricing


"Pay from the heart" is very simple. If you've decided you'd like to join Monday Mentoring, look over the options below. Spend a few moments in reflection considering which price feels like the right one for you, for now.

Scholarships are available for BIPOC.

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

$

50/mo

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


$

75/mo

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.


Why did the price go down?! If you've had your eye on MM for a while, you may have noticed that the price here is lower than what you've seen before. We have two private MM groups that meet on Monday evenings: a 5 pm Nutrition group and a 7 pm Herbs group. These groups are smaller, include access to webinars, private observations groups, accountability groups, etc and thus come with a slightly higher price tag ($75-129/mo). By opening up the noon group for more people, I'm able to lower the price a bit (woot!). If you'd like to join one of the private groups, please message me and I'll let you know when a spot becomes available. 

Join the community. 

Sign up for the waiting list, and I'll remind you about Monday Mentoring in the fall!

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

FAQ

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

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

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 24 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 awkward/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's the deal with the private MM groups? Can I join one?

There are two private MM groups: our 5 pm ET nutrition-focused group and our 7 pm ET herbally-focused group. These groups are small (cap of 20 people), and include access to private observation groups, clinical training webinars + the entire webinar library, and accountability groups. These groups have a slightly higher price tag: $75-129 (pay from the heart). The herbal group is full right now, but if you'd like to know when a spot becomes open please email me! There are openings in the nutrition-focused group at 5 pm. Message me if you'd like to learn more and join that one.

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! Please keep a record of your hours associated with this program. I will happily sign off on these and write you a letter of recommendation when it comes time to apply if you have been an active participant in the sessions. 

Can I get CNS hours?

I am not officially a CNS supervisor; however, if you are working with another supervisor you may be able to get credit for attending Monday Mentoring. 

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.

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 that all people deserve autonomy over their bodies, 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.

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

Hi,

I'm Camille. 

My pronouns are she/her. I started this community so that highly-trained herbalists and nutritionists would have a place to gather, grow and find support with a committed group of other practitioners.

I'm a licensed nutritionist and registered herbalist specializing in reproductive 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. You can read more about me here.

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

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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

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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

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