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Farida Sharan ND Evolutionary Educator

Farida Sharan ND sitting with a vase of roses

Nourished in childhood freedom in the pristine wilderness of the mountains, ocean and abundant forests of British Columbia, Farida moved to California where she participated creatively as a sculptor and fashion designer during the sixties. Seeking to explore the mystery of life led to explorations with spiritual teachers while studying bodywork and natural therapies.

Searching for an answer to a medical breast cancer diagnosis with Jethro Kloss’s book, Back of Eden, Farida chose fasting instead of radical surgery. She camped in nature near Mammoth hot springs in the California Sierras with her children as fasting opened understanding of the mystery and purpose of life.

Self healing continued in Mount Shasta with the spiritual teacher, Pearl Dorris, of the I AM Masters, who gave her the mantra, “I am the Temple of the Living God.’

In 1975, after two years utilizing healing diets, Self Reflexology, yoga and spiritual practices, she continued healing the multi-level causes of breast cancer. A move to Palm Springs to manage a Health Spa at a luxury resort included advanced studies of Polarity Therapy that integrated energetic dimensions into her therapeutic skills.

Farida received a mentoring connection with Edmund Bordeaux Szekeley, author of the 'Essene Gospel of Peace' in 1976, who inspired further healing with a 40 day fast on sun teas and fruit at Rainbow Island, a desert vegan retreat near Escondido, California, based on the Wigmore Hippocrates lifestyle. An invitation to live and work at the Healing Waters Hot Spring Hippocrates Healing Centre in Arizona developed further skills with living foods and water therapies. Herbs of Grace and Dance With Cancer books by Farida Sharan share details of these healing journeys.

A move to Cambridge, England in 1977 led to the founding of the School of Natural Medicine approved by the Institute of Complementary and Alternative Medicine, and honored by patrons Countess Sally Baldwin, Viscount Lord David Ednam ( Earl of Dudley), Dr. Raymond Christopher and Dr. Bernard Jensen.

Farida organized conferences in Cambridge for major world teachers of Iridology and Natural Medicine: Dr. Christopher, Dr. Bernard Jensen, Willy Hauser, Josef Deck, Dorothy Hall, Harri Wolf and Denny Johnson of the Rayid Model. Integrated sharing of their lifework discoveries contributed to quality professional trainings based on experiencing purification, regeneration and transformation in her own Self Healing.

From 1988 the School of Natural Medicine was based in Boulder, Colorado. Farida received invitations to share the teachings in South Africa, Caribbean, Malaysia, Australia, South Africa, Canada, and Iceland. She also held Immersion Retreats in India, Puerto Rico, Thailand, USA and the Philippines, and hosted yearly Summer School Immersions in Boulder.

2020 celebrates worldwide One to One Online Mentored Study with Farida Sharan ND enhanced by Personal, Family and Longevity Healing Paths. Integrated Immersion Retreats in sublime locations offer opportunity for dynamic small classes to achieve Certificate and Diploma level trainings and participate in Lifestyle Healing programs.

ANOREXIA BULIMIA HEALING RECOVERY
“School of Natural Medicine is the closest glimpse of coming home to myself. Right away I felt the support I had longed for emanate from this open loving environment. My teacher, Farida Sharan, welcomed me to compassion, truth and love. I finally felt safe and knew I could learn how to fly as I was in a school that provides hands-on education and life skills."
–Jaala Knowlton, Naturopath, achieved anorexia bulimia recovery, celebrated TriAthlete victory, married, birthed 7 children she is raising vegan, athletic trainer and living example practitioner.

TRUE SOURCE OF KNOWLEDGE
“Farida is the best Naturopath as her work goes through every layer of the human mind body and spirit. Self Healing with personal mentoring is an effective way to learn and gain experience from a true source of knowledge.”
–Suzanna Thelwall, Totally Natural Skincare, Yorkshire

PROFOUND TEACHINGS OF NATURE
"I clearly remember our first divine meeting, Farida...I am SO blessed that we both said YES to me joining the school ...only love, peace, and joy, and deep gratitude for the decision...I adore you and the profound teachings of nature. Aloha beloved 'charn'. Sending you waves of love on the currents of grace.”
–Tarah Michelle, Naturopath graduate, Hawaii

TEACHINGS HELP PATIENTS
“You are pure love, Farida. Through your teachings I helped so many of my patients. Thank you for sharing your knowledge and your love to heal and be an inspiration for me.”
–Angela Stringhini, Naturopath, Natural Physician, Cambridge UK

LIVING CONNECTION = PERSONAL EVOLUTION
“The positivity in this school offers a living connection, a true, respectful, creative and loving conversation with Farida Sharan, not a sales call, no pressure, just a conversation to see if I are right for you and you are right and true for me. This school is about my personal evolution to become all I can be, not just to learn information and pass a test.”
–Eloretta Wedderburn, Healing Diets Counselor, Jamaica

TEACHINGS SUPPORT THE WHOLE BEING
“Farida has been a great friend and teacher. Her incredible commitment and persistence in bringing the very best to every situation is an inspiration. This is never more evident than in her relationship with her students as she provides them with what they truly need to develop themselves physically, mentally AND emotionally. She crafted a process that supports the whole being in health and spiritual evolution.”
–Bill Fanning, Naturopath graduate, Colorado

SHARING FROM THE HEART
"Thank you so much for being who you are fully and sharing your genuine self so that I could learn well this path of healing. You have taught me not only when you have been certain of your role and laughing and dancing but also through your angst and questioning. I know now to just BE fully in each moment. Thank you for sharing from your heart. Love and light."
–Myan Sorenson, Naturopath Graduate, Crestone, Colorado

GRADUATE CREATES PRODUCT COMPANY.
“I use what you taught me every day in my new company, Clove Hill Herbal Products, as I work with our acne clients.”
–Jessica Gremley, Healing Diets Counselor Graduate, Colorado

MENTORSHIP OVER 20 YEARS
"Thanks so much for your continual inspiration and friendship!”
–Krystal O’Connell, Naturopath Graduate, Denver, Colorado

GRADUATE EXPANDING TEACHING
"I have been thinking of you a lot lately because I have been doing more teaching lately.  It reminds me of the beautiful and powerful spaces you create whenever you teach. I continue to be inspired by you!
–Shanti Smith, Naturopath Graduate, New Zealand

Teachers, Mentors & Supportive Staff

Miranda Palmer, School of Natural Medicine UK student and teachers assistant

Miranda Palmer, Naturopath Graduate

“Even with a weight loss of over 50 pounds, the before and after photos only show physical transformation, but Self Healing is much more. Since enrolling in 2014, the amount of change within and without seems almost impossible to put into words. I am forever grateful for Farida and the School of Natural Medicine. 

Since a young child, I had a stigma around food and fluctuated in weight, from binging to anorexia and back again… a seemingly endless loop. I never understood this pattern until Farida gave me the tools I needed.

During my healing process, I went through an incredibly tough year facing myself and was truly tested. Farida was there for me during this time of need and pushed me onto the path of my truth and living with purpose as I learned the skills of Flower Essences, Essential Oils, healthy nutrition with Healing Diets, Reflexology, Iridology, Herbal Medicine and so much more with Online Courses, Self Healing and Immersion Retreats.

Graduating in the Spain Immersion in 2017 gave me a goal, a purpose and the tools I needed. With the support from my family, friends, and Farida, I regained confidence and independence for a fresh start. Spiritual and emotional wisdom unfolded naturally as I progressed with embodying the teachings. I am thankful to Farida and the school and I love to share my story.

The school teaches amazing information to heal yourself and others but it also takes you deep within yourself so that no matter what life throws at you, you have the tools to get through and choose the positive life habits inspired by my studies.

I enjoy creating healthy products for my online apothecary, growing a practice and a health business where I can assist others to become the best versions of themselves.” 

Miranda Langelier ND
School of Natural Medicine Int'l Administrative Assistant
Mentor, Teacher, Media and Materials Coordinator

NEVER STOP STRIVING

“Self-healing is a lifestyle that inspires me to never stop striving to be the best version of myself.”
–Miranda Palmer Langelierm Naturopath, Tennessee

THE BEST DAY OF MY LIFE
"I love the study of herbs because hey connect me with nature and nature heals because my heart tells me so. After our magical Denver Botanical Gardens day, we were scientists in the herbal pharmacy / dispensary and it felt like the best day of my life!"
–Gabriel Riley, New York

DIET CHANGES CALMED ME DOWN
"My mind calmed down as soon as I began my Self Healing as my body felt immediately better due to diet changes, increase of healthy nutrients from herbs, and Naturopathy rteatments. Vegan foods gave me amazing courage, power and energy to overcome fears. The universe is providing everything I need for optimum health. Grateful doesn't even begin to describe the feeling of thankfulness for all I have received!"
–Lamia Mudarres, Healing Diets, Essential Oils, Reflexologist, Saudi Arabia

Miranda Palmer Langelier, Naturopath Graduate

“Even with a weight loss of over 50 pounds, the before and after photos only show physical transformation, but Self Healing is much more. Since enrolling in 2014, the amount of change within and without seems almost impossible to put into words. I am forever grateful for Farida and the School of Natural Medicine. 

Since a young child, I had a stigma around food and fluctuated in weight, from binging to anorexia and back again… a seemingly endless loop. I never understood this pattern until Farida gave me the tools I needed.

During my healing process, I went through an incredibly tough year facing myself and was truly tested. Farida was there for me during this time of need and pushed me onto the path of my truth and living with purpose as I learned the skills of Flower Essences, Essential Oils, healthy nutrition with Healing Diets, Reflexology, Iridology, Herbal Medicine and so much more with Online Courses, Self Healing and Immersion Retreats.

Graduating in the Spain Immersion in 2017 gave me a goal, a purpose and the tools I needed. With the support from my family, friends, and Farida, I regained confidence and independence for a fresh start. Spiritual and emotional wisdom unfolded naturally as I progressed with embodying the teachings. I am thankful to Farida and the school and I love to share my story.

The school teaches amazing information to heal yourself and others but it also takes you deep within yourself so that no matter what life throws at you, you have the tools to get through and choose the positive life habits inspired by my studies.

I enjoy creating healthy products for my online apothecary, growing a practice and a health business where I can assist others to become the best versions of themselves.” 

Dani Espinosa, School of Natural Medicine UK student and teachers assistant with Farida Sharan ND

Dani Espinosa BA, Master Reflexologist

"After reading the courses offered, I knew immediately that I am the passionate and open-minded student to thrive with the prestigious curriculum and professors the school offer.s

Exploring trauma in Essential Oils Therapeutic Anointing classes with Young Living Essential Oils was beneficial to my healing and growth. Farida helped me gently unravel the minor and major traumas forming a co-dependent version of myself with an over-active sympathetic nervous system that focused on survival. I am grateful for the space and opportunity to begin to understand on a deeper level with new awareness in my life.

Learning I am not a victim of trauma  helped me make empowered choices as I notice answers and guidance lie within body sensations that allow me to connect on a deeper level. Sensing my own Vagus Nerve helped me feel trauma in my body and this in turn allowed me to deeply connect as a therapist."
–Dani Espinosa, Colorado, Master Reflexologist, Advanced ND student

Celebrating the Emergence of a Teacher

Dani Espinosa entered School of Natural Medicine in 2012 with a background in athletics, sports and modeling with a passion to evolve, excel and thrive. Her evolution as a student took a uniquely creative approach to establish a business 'Eye on the Team' to share Iridology with Colorado corporate employee teams.

She enrolled in the full Naturopathy online studies, participated passionately in Self Healing, attended 14 trainings in Boulder, Colorado and a Naturopathy Advanced Immersion at a Retreat Center in New York.

Dani was invited to become a School of Natural Medicine teaching trainee during the 2019 May Naturopathy Immersion where she assisted with excellent support, communication, and preparation in the Iridology and Healing Diets classes, especially with iris photography, and computer and social media skills.

Dani embodies new levels of professionalism enhanced by her unique capacities for joy, energy, intelligence, organization, and most of all, the celebration of living the naturopathy truth teachings as an authentic example to welcome and inspire new students and hold the field with love for extraordinary learning experiences.

Dani Espinosa is a modern day renaissance woman with a thirst for knowledge and new experiences. Since graduating from the University of Denver as the captain of the Women’s Lacrosse team, her love for a challenge and self-growth led her to creative opportunities in the corporate world and with start-ups. Natural medicine provided the well-rounded perspective that helped support over 100 non-profits to raise millions for good causes.

"After reading the courses offered, I knew immediately that I am the passionate and open-minded student to thrive with the prestigious curriculum and professors the school offer.s

Exploring trauma in Essential Oils Therapeutic Anointing classes with Young Living Essential Oils was beneficial to my healing and growth. Farida helped me gently unravel the minor and major traumas forming a co-dependent version of myself with an over-active sympathetic nervous system that focused on survival. I am grateful for the space and opportunity to begin to understand on a deeper level with new awareness in my life.

Learning I am not a victim of trauma  helped me make empowered choices as I notice answers and guidance lie within body sensations that allow me to connect on a deeper level. Sensing my own Vagus Nerve helped me feel trauma in my body and this in turn allowed me to deeply connect as a therapist."
–Dani Espinosa, Colorado, Master Reflexologist, Advanced ND student

Brigitte Mars showing herbal students irises as food

Brigitte Mars AHG

LEARNING ETHERIC COMMUNICATION WITH HERBS
“Herbal Medicine Immersion is a practical, yet spiritual class where I learned not only the reality of creating my own herbal dispensary but also the etheric communication the herbs offer as long as we take the time to listen. It was interesting to learn about possible paradigms people may have that could be helped by recommending herbs.”
–Avery Mason, Hawaii, Naturopathy and Herbal Medicine student

ABLE TO UNDERSTAND ENERGETIC POWER OF PLANTS
"We jumped right into the world of herbs, learning the herbs and acknowledging their presence. The energy of each plant and their healing properties are truly beautiful. I was able to understand their power on an energetic level, being to being. We also went into detail about running our own herbal pharmacy. Wow, what work, love and devotion! I am strengthened in my respect for all the good work herbalists and healers do.”
–Julia Zukerman, Colorado, Naturopathy and Herbal Medicine student

Brigitte Mars is a renowned herbalist and nutritional consultant of Natural Health with almost fifty years of experience. She teaches Herbal Medicine at Naropa University, and The School of Health Mastery in Iceland (originally founded by Farida Sharan with two Icelandic students as School of Natural Medicine Iceland SNMI). Brigitte and Farida met at the Essene Conference in California in 1988 and has been invited to teach at the School of Natural Medicine trainings for over 30 years.

Brigitte has also taught at Omega Institute, Esalen, Kripalu, Sivananda Yoga Ashram, Arise, Envision and Unify Festivals, and The Mayo Clinic, and blogs for the Huffington Post and Care2, and is a professional member of the American Herbalist Guild (AHG).

The author of many books and DVDs, including The Home Reference to Holistic Health and Healing, The Country Almanac of Home Remedies, The Desktop Guide to Herbal Medicine, Beauty by Nature, Addiction Free Naturally, The Sexual Herbal, Healing Herbal Teas, Rawsome, and co-author of The HempNut Cookbook.

Brigitte’s DVDs include Sacred Psychoactive, Herbal Wizardry for Kids of all Ages, Natural Remedies for Childhood Ailments, Overcoming Addictions, and Natural Remedies for Emotional Health.

Brigitte’s latest project is a phone app 'iPlant' that helps budding herbalists identify plants in the wild. Brigitte also creates programs with her daughters, Sunflower Sparkle Mars Herb Camp for Kids in Boulder, Colorado and Rainbeau Mars, a world famous activist/yogini-actress/ inspirational teacher.

ABLE TO UNDERSTAND ENERGETIC POWER OF PLANTS
"We jumped right into the world of herbs, learning the herbs and acknowledging their presence. The energy of each plant and their healing properties are truly beautiful. I was able to understand their power on an energetic level, being to being. We also went into detail about running our own herbal pharmacy. Wow, what work, love and devotion! I am strengthened in my respect for all the good work herbalists and healers do.”
–Julia Zukerman, Colorado, Naturopathy and Herbal Medicine student

Marco Lam in his herbal pharmacy in Boulder Colorado

Marco Chung-Shu Lam BA MSc LAC

DEEP INNER KNOWING OF PLANTS
"A fantastic experience! The tools learned in the Herbal Immersion far exceeded the knowledge from multiple weeks of studying herbs. We confronted fears about herbs, learned how to run and sustain an herbal dispensary, formulated, harvested and dried herbs, explored principles of herbal medicine and more.

We recorded everything we felt, smelled, or saw on physical and intuitive levels with different mystery and this communion between plant and human consciousness opened a field of trust in divine and subtle energies. Most of us were on point or close to identifying each herb and all had deep inner knowing of the plant's properties and principles.”

–Ana Mission, Naturopathy student, Colorado. Anorexia and bulimia Self Healing

Marco Chung-Shu Lam, Licensed Acupuncturist in Boulder, Colorado, draws from his Chinese heritage an affinity for traditional Chinese medicine and the Taoist world view of ancient sages who believed health and peace arise from harmony with the deeper currents of nature.

Marco contributed trainings for advanced students of the School of Natural Medicine for nearly two decades with mountain meadow and forest field trips, herbal, culinary and food garden wisdom, herbal product pharmacy / dispensary enhanced by depth philosophy and inspiration of a master teacher who lives the path he shares with students. We welcome his presence again in 2020.

Marco earned his BA in Interdisciplinary Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara, with a thesis on the holistic treatment of immune disorders.

His education includes graduate Taoist and Buddhist Studies in Qigong and Chinese Medicine in a Taoist Monastery. Marco taught Shiatsu and whole food nutrition at the Connecting Point Massage School in Telluride, Colorado, studied Chinese Medicine at the Tai Hsuan Monastery and the Hawaii College of Traditional Oriental Medicine, and received his Master of Science MSc in Oriental Medicine from the Southwest Acupuncture College, a nationally accredited school.

Marco offers a gentle touch with acupuncture as he guides clients toward fullness of health within the living system of traditional Chinese herbalism integrated with local medicinal herbs he harvests to create herbal products for clients of the Mandala Integrative Clinic In Boulder, Colorado.

DEEP INNER KNOWING OF PLANTS
"A fantastic experience! The tools learned in the Herbal Immersion far exceeded the knowledge from multiple weeks of studying herbs. We confronted fears about herbs, learned how to run and sustain an herbal dispensary, formulated, harvested and dried herbs, explored principles of herbal medicine and more.

We recorded everything we felt, smelled, or saw on physical and intuitive levels with different mystery and this communion between plant and human consciousness opened a field of trust in divine and subtle energies. Most of us were on point or close to identifying each herb and all had deep inner knowing of the plant's properties and principles.”

–Ana Mission, Naturopathy student, Colorado. Anorexia and bulimia Self Healing

Heidi Jarvis Naturopath posing with plants at Denver Botanic Gardens

Although from 2020 onward, Heidi Jarvis is not longer able to teach and share her wisdom and experience in School of Natural Medicine Immersions or supply Farida's Herbs of Grace formulas for Self Healing students, graduates and clients, we honor her 20 years contribution with heartfelt praise and love.

TRUE ESSENCE OF HEALING TEACHINGS
“Farida, I speak pure love from my heart. I love the school, adore you and have the utmost respect for what an amazing woman you are in your life journey. You truly are a divine soul. You are one of the original naturopathic herbalists that made alternative medicine what it is today. 

Your teachings offer the true essence of healing providing students with what it takes to be an authentic practitioner healthy living example, guide and educator for seekers of wellness. With deep respect, the experience you share is so truly special.”
–Heidi Jarvis, Naturopath MH MIr

GRACIOUS RESPECT FOR MEDICINAL LIFE FORCE
"It was a pleasure to learn with Heidi at her home, herbal farm and dispensary. The herbs inform you when you look, taste, touch and smell with gracious respect for their medicinal life force. What great friends the herbs are! I understand now the devotion and work it takes to run a dispensary. Heidi taught with grounded knowledge, experience and vibrance in her element!”
-–Jennifer Kesic, ND MH Mir, Canada

Heidi Jarvis Naturopath, Master Herbalist, Master Iridologist, PhD in Natural Medicine, Clinical Aromatherapist, Reiki Master

Heidi Jarvis, Naturopathy Graduate, iorganic gardener, natural product creator inspires all who enter her clinic, gardens and natural world of strength, creativity and wisdom. Heidi shares her journey:

“I was working at a Garden center when I heard about the School of Natural Medicine in Boulder, Colorado. Truly this was a gift from God and I began my educational journey to become a Naturopath with Farida Sharan ND.

"During my studies, I established my Certified Organic farm, Earth Pharmaceuticals and worked at Vitamin Cottage’s Natural Grocers. In 2001, I went to Bangalore, India with Farida to experience pure naturopathy treatments to better understand how to achieve depth healing from chronic conditions. 

"In my Aurora, Colorado, gardens, greenhouses, clinic and herbal pharmacy, I offer a Body Windows practice, create natural products for my company, Natur, and run our Earth Pharmaceuticals farm to bring top-quality, pure and honest healing products and plants to the world.”
–Heidi Jarvis ND MH Mir Graduate, School of Natural Medicine 2000

Naturopath graduate from School of Natural Medicine in 2000, Manger of Herbs of Grace pharmacy Dispensary for SNMI, Heidi studied further achievements of Reiki Master/Teacher, Clinical Aromatherapist, and a PhD in Natural Medicine from Quantum University in 2017.

HERBS ARE FRIENDS
"It was a pleasure to learn with Heidi at her home, herbal farm and dispensary. The herbs inform you when you look, taste, touch and smell with gracious respect for their medicinal life force. What great friends the herbs are! I understand now the devotion and work it takes to run a dispensary. Heidi taught with grounded knowledge, experience and vibrance in her element!”
–Jennifer Kesic, Naturopath Graduate, Canada

HERBAL CLASSES REJUVENATE
“Heidi, thank you again for your openness as the honesty revealed in this school is refreshing. As I continue to learn more about myself I am inspired to be more honest and open in other areas of my life. Each time I attend class, I am rejuvenated, as the experience is not just an education, it is life-changing!”
–Kristen Samz, Herbal Medicine, Colorado

HERBAL CLASSES REJUVENATE
“Heidi, thank you again for your openness as the honesty revealed in this school is refreshing. As I continue to learn more about myself I am inspired to be more honest and open in other areas of my life. Each time I attend class, I am rejuvenated, as the experience is not just an education, it is life-changing!”
–Kristen Samz, Herbal Medicine, Colorado

School History

Farida Sharan ND, Bonny Casel ND and Dr. Bernard Jensen in Cambridge, England 1981 for Iridology conference

Dr. Bernard Jensen Iridology Seminar, School of Natural Medicine, Cambridge, England - 1981

School of Natural Medicine Founded in Cambridge, England - 1977

Lineage of Teachers Dr. John Christopher, Dr. Bernard Jensen, Dorothy Hall, Willy Hauser, Denny Johnson
Legacy of Naturopaths  Dr. Henry Lindlahr, Dr. Benedict Lust, John Kellog, Jethro Kloss

Legacy of Ancient Traditional Natural Medicines Worldwide
Legacy of Ayurveda, Chinese, Greek, Roman, Egyptian, Islamic, Indian cultures. 

Integrated Immersions Worldwide Australia, South Africa, Thailand, England, Canada, USA, India, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Malaysia, Iceland, Spain, Portugal, UK

Approved & Accredited Diplomas and Certifications Naturopathy / Natural Physician, Master Herbalist, Master Iridologist Diplomas  Healing Diets Nutrition & Longevity Lifestyle Coach Certificates: Reflexology, Essential Oils, Flower Essences.

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Accreditation

Accreditation, Approval & Membership Organizations
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Graduates Accreditations, Approvals, Memberships
• Legality depends upon where students live and their creative professional choices.
• Graduates are living examples and educators guiding seekers of health, wellness, healing and rejuvenation.
• Graduates practice respectfully within the law wherever they live.
• Graduates use Naturopath, Natural Physician or prefer HealthMaster or Longevity Counsellors or terms legal and familiar where they live.
• School of Natural Medicine teaches truth teachings honoring the laws of nature and cause and effect.
• Graduates respect practitioners from other paths of study and practice for the benefit of human beings blessed by the gift of life.

Graduates Accreditation
Accreditation is a question every inquirer wants to understand. Our Diploma graduates qualify for membership to numerous accrediting, approval and regulatory bodies with the understanding that experiencing the healing power of nature is a human right, not one bestowed by individual institutions.
All of the topics covered in our Diploma courses are ones that can be freely practiced within ‘common law’. Some herbs are regulated in the UK and EU, and our Herbal Medicine course may, in the future, require a bridge course if herbal regulations change. All students, from any country, can become a member of the American Herbalist Guild or other world herbal organizations. See below for further details.
The accrediting bodies and associations listed below offer the many benefits of sharing community, supporting each others work, protecting the role of Natural Physicians as a group, reduced insurance rates, conferences for continuing education, sharing of pertinent changes to the profession and access to current clinical studies and research.
In addition to the personal benefits of membership, strength of numbers is vital for the continuing protection of Natural Medicine.


GRADUATES IN THE UK, EU & WORLDWIDE
School of Natural Medicine flourished worldwide from 1977 in Cambridge, England, and 28 years in Boulder, Colorado, and again in England since 2007. Our consistent standard of excellence draws students from all over the world. Graduate success in England, Malaysia, India, Lebanon, USA, Canada, Ireland, Scotland, Germany, France, Spain, Australia, South Africa, Holland, Iceland and other countries proves the quality and integrity of our school and the truth of the teachings.


International Association of Natural Health Practitioners        
http://www.ianhpinternational.org/


Institute of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (ICAM)
Institute of Complimentary and Natural Medicine (ICNM) 
ICAM (now ICNM is the Official Naturopathy Accreditation organization in England.
Farida Sharan ND was approved by ICAM (now ICNM) in the 1986.



Institute of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (ICAM) confirms SNM Status.
"We confirm your School is affiliated to this Institute which means we share a commitment to develop national standards of education for Complementary Medicine. Since you have always been recognised as one of the leaders in your chosen discipline, you would be one to advise this Institute and other Awarding Bodies of the standards of education, philosophical understanding and clinical experience required for practitioner status. Further, your published material is widely used for reference both in teaching and practise. Practitioners who successfully complete your courses which have their syllabuses lodged with us and whose examinations have been subjected to external verification, would be likely to be at the standard of entry to the British Register of Complementary Practitioners." Michael Endacott, Director


UK Journal of Alternative Medicine Farida Sharan was invited to participate as an Editor on the prestigious UK Journal of Alternative Medicine and honored as the keynote speaker at the first Alternative Medicine Exhibition in London during the rise of Complementary and Alternative Medicine in the United Kingdom in the 1980’s.



GRADUATES IN THE USA AND WORLDWIDE
Graduates apply for membership to numerous accrediting bodies:


World Health Organization SNM approach to Naturopathy is in alignment with international standards of practice based on the more than 2000 year history of Naturopathy and the World Health Organization.


Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies Division of Professions and Occupations
School of Natural Medicine was approved for Naturopathy, Herbal, Iridology and other therapeutic modalities by the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies Division of Professions and Occupations. Farida Sharan was honored as a Certified Teacher of the Healing Arts.


American Alternative Medicine Association
AAMA granted School of Natural Medicine full board professional accreditation. Both traditional and non-traditional schools and colleges recognize the AAMA as an independent accrediting board for alternative health educational institutions: “Our organization can assist your Naturopathy graduates with many professional benefits.”  www.joinaama.com

American Association of Drugless Practitioners  AADP
“The AADP has granted the School of Natural Medicine full board professional accreditation and certification. Your school’s curriculum fully meets our accreditation board’s educational requirements, and should give your students a thorough knowledge of courses set-forth by the Institute. Graduates of your school will be eligible to apply to be board certified holistic health practitioners through the AADP. This Organization Recommends School of Natural Medicine as "…the best Naturopathy School." http://www.aadp.net/

Colorado Society of Holistic & Naturopathic Physicians Inc.
P O Box 431, Englewood, CO 80151 Fax: 303-798-5499

International Society of Naturopaths 
CSHNP aligns with ISN 1434 Fremont Ave., Los Altos, CA 94024 Tel: 650-967-1232

Department of Health Board of Naturopathy
717 14th Street, NW, Suite 600, Washington, DC 20005

International Academy of Naturopathic Physicians
3857 East Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43213

International Association of Natural Health Practitioners        
http://www.ianhpinternational.org/

American Herbalist Guild
http://www.americanherbalistsguild.com/

International Iridology Practitioners Association
IIPA welcomes SNM Master Iridologists to apply to become members and certified teachers.

Honored Graduates

Farida Sharan with Healing Diets Graduate

SNM Graduates achieve success in Natural Medicine; create their own schools, regulatory and accrediting bodies, health clinics and retreats, manage high-end world spas, found their own herb, tea and herbal drink companies, natural skin and makeup companies, naturopathic equipment companies; teach workshops and seminars, write books, establish herb gardens, create flower essence systems, research medicinal herbs, host talk and radio shows, organize Herbariums for corporations, run integrative medicine clinics, and much more.

Receive truth teachings, support, guidance and wellness mentoring. Dream your vision. Create the life you want to live! Success is won because you share what works! Clients recommend others to come to you because you are a living example of truth teachings. Value is offered with honor and respect for the laws of nature and culture.

Graduates

Icelandic Naturopathy graduate in her clinic in Reykyavic

SNM Graduates practice successfully in many countries. They run clinics, herbal companies and schools, write books, teach, travel internationally and serve as living examples to guide and inspire clients and students seeking truth, wellness and healing.

Naturopathy (ND), Healing Diets (HD), Iridology (MIr) & Herbal Medicine (MH)

Since 1977, SNM has graduated hundreds of students who work around the world in practice, teaching, researching, founding schools, spas and businesses, working in the spa and corporate worlds, serving in hospitals and prisons, growing organic herbs and foods in greenhouses and gardens, creating herbal and health products and formulas, and as authors and much more. SNM only includes Diploma Graduates who wish to be listed. 

School of Natural Medicine Naturopathy and Natural Physician graduates also receive Certificates in Reflexology, Essential Oils and Flower Essences.

From 2007 through 2016, all School of Natural Medicine Diplomas and Certifications were Approved by the Colorado State Board of Higher Education Division of Private Occupational Schools trainings. Graduates have been approved by the Institute of Complementary and Alternative Medicine in the United Kingdom since 1986.

Graduates Honored for Achievements
Graduates honored for their professional and Lifestyle Self Healing on going achievements and reports are featured on Facebook and the website blog.

View www.independentlyhealthy.typepad.com for posts 2007 - 2014.

Only students and graduates who choose and agree to be included are featured on the website.