Founded in 1953 by Dr. John R. Christopher
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Dear Prospective Student,

We are honored that you are considering our school for your herbal and natural healing studies.

Perhaps we can best introduce you to our school with a question and a story:

Question: How much do you spend on health care each year?

Think about your insurance premiums, co-pays, ER visits and prescriptions.  If you're like most people it is in the thousands of dollars.

What if you could take care of many problems yourself - using things you already have in your home or can find at your grocery store?

Hold that thought for a moment while I introduce you to someone and tell you a story.
The man to the left is Dr. John Raymond Christopher.

He was born in 1909 in Salt Lake City, Utah.
He suffered many health problems in his youth including an almost fatal case of croup, rhematoid arthritis and hardening of the arteries.  He was in almost constant pain, and doctors at the time said he would never reach age 30.
One day his mom asked him what he was going to be when he grew up.

"I'm going to be a doctor!" he answered without hesitation.

"Oh Raymond!" his mother laughed, "How can you be a doctor?  You can't stand the sight of blood.  You've never been able to slay the rabbits you raise for food, and you run from the kitchen whenever I raise the old butcher knife to a chicken.  What kind of doctor would that be?"
There was a moment's pause before he answered this time, and a look of intent unusual in a child his age, "Mother, I will be able to heal people without cutting them up.  There will be natural ways of doing it."

Ray's interest in healing people naturally grew when he saw its positive results in healing his mother of dropsy and when he saw great improvements in his own health when he followed a healthy diet.
Ray went on to study herbology and natural healing in Canada, Iowa and Los Angeles.

He is hailed as America's foremost herbalist.  His books and research are studied by herbalists worldwide.
In 1953 he developed a program to pass on his methodology and founded The School of Natural Healing.

At age 73 Dr. Christopher passed away from complications of a traumatic head injury, but The School of Natural Healing is stronger than ever.  David Christopher, Dr. Chistopher's son, carries on the work of his father today.

To sum up Dr. Christopher's works, David said:
"He is gone from among us, but he leaves behind a legacy that will never be forgotten.  He created more than fifty herbal formulas that have exacted almost miraculous healings.  He spearheaded The School of Natural Healing, which found its way overseas to the highly touted Cambridge University.  He authored many works on herbs, some of which are considered to be classics in their field" (Dr. John Raymond Christopher: An Herbal Legacy of Courage, by David W. Christopher, M.H.).
Dr. Christopher was able to help himself, his family and thousands of others because he studied and understood natural healing principles.  He founded The School of Natural Healing to pass that knowledge on to you in an organized, comprehensive way.

Because of the knowledge you will gain through The School of Natural Healing you will:
feel confident in taking care of yourself and family
become more self-sufficient
save thousands by being your own primary health provider
become a great resource for family and friends
understand what foods help the body fight infection
maintain a healthy lifestyle
lose weight and keep it off
learn to reduce high blood pressure or cholesterol naturally
learn how to have a safe and healthy pregnancy
And much more!

But don't just take our word for it.  The School of Natural Healing has thousands of graduates, and a filing cabinet full of unsolicited testimonials.  Here are a few:
Thank you so much for all you do.  I checked out numerous schools before I found yours, and I have to say it was the story of Dr. Christopher that you have available online is what helped me decide to go with you guys.  As I watched the videos, specifically, I knew that I made the right choice.  I only wish I could have found you sooner.
- Tamera R.
Read more testimonials by clicking here.

The School of Natural Healing offers all courses through correspondence.  That means you learn those principles at home on your own time.  You will have access to the world's greatest herbalists and natural healers through books, audio and video.

Here's how the classes work - all classes have a pre-requisite - the Family Herbalist course.  This is the fundamental course that will give you the basics of Natural Healing and Herbology and allow you to take care of many health challenges at home.
After you complete the Family Herbalist course you can move in many directions.  You can become:
A Master Herbalist
A Certifed Herbal Retailer
A Reflexologist
An Iridologist
An Aromatherapist
Once you finish the Family Herbalist course you will receive a Family Herbalist certificate.

The tuition for this course is a one-time fee of $495.00  For this you will get:
An Herbal Legacy of Courage text by David Christopher
Herbal Home Health Care text by Dr. Christopher
Herbal Home Health Care study guide
Fundamentals of Herbology 2 hour DVD
Simple Home Remedies 1 hour DVD
Fundamentals of Herbology and Simple Home Remedies study guides
Internal Cleansing 1 hour audio CD
Safety of Herbs 1 hour audio CD
Master Herbalists Speak 1 hour audio CD
Services provided during your study include toll-free phone access to a Student Advisor for answers to your herbal questions, herbal phone tutorials, grading of assignments, transcript mailings and shipping of courses.

To sign up for the Family Herbalist course simply click here.

To learn more about the Family Herbalist course or any of our other courses click here.  You may also request a printed catalogue by clicking here.

A limited number of partial scholarships are awarded from The Dr. Christopher Memorial Scholarship Fund on a yearly basis.  Scholarships are awarded based on the applicant's service to his/her fellow men and according to the applicant's financial needs. 

To learn more about Scholarships or to apply, click here.
Payment Plans:
The School of Natural Healing has set up monthly payment plans designed to enable students of any income level to enroll in The School of Natural Healing's Correspondence Courses.  This program allows students to make monthly payments towards their tuition.

To learn more about payment plans click here.
I have really enjoyed this series of lectures.  David is a wonderful teacher.  His knowledge and deep feeling really enhance his effectiveness as a teacher.  When one feels as strongly as David does it only makes those who listen to him want to learn more.  He is truly a great inspiration.
                                                          - Vicki R.