Mary Sharma

"I am passionate about training practitioners to understand the basic principles of naturopathy and to be able to apply this knowledge in their practice."

Having trained in traditional naturopathic philosophy several years ago I feel particularly passionate about ensuring that this knowledge and wisdom is not lost in the name of scientific research. I have become somewhat alarmed in the last few years at the lack of traditional naturopathic teaching that is now available and the depth of understanding that this knowledge can bring. Naturopathic philosophy and its many techniques are not considered ‘scientific’ and therefore much of this ancient wisdom is being dropped from modern courses, or at best, only receives a cursory mention. The result is confusion about what true naturopathic philosophy can teach us as practitioners and also leads to its teachings being misunderstood and therefore not practiced effectively.

I therefore embarked on writing the courses detailed below, ensuring that they all contained the wisdom that had been passed on to me. Throughout the courses I have endeavoured to stay true to the traditional naturopathic philosophy that I was taught and which was handed down to me via a lineage of great naturopathic practitioners originating with Father Sebastian Kneipp. In writing the courses I have sought to combine the ancient teachings and philosophy of the four eastern traditions (that of Ayurveda, Chinese medicine, Tibetan medicine and Unani medicine) with traditional naturopathy, thus providing a strong foundation for students to build their naturopathic knowledge upon.

Having been in practice since the early 1990s I  feel it is now time to collate all of the information and the connections I have made over the years and hand this on to my successors.   

Practitioner Courses

Naturopathic Nutrition Advisor

Learn the basics of Naturopathic Nutritional Therapy which you can use alongside another discipline such as homeopathy, shiatsu or reflexology.

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Naturopathic Nutritional Therapist

This fully accredited Nutritional Therapy correspondence course is extremely flexible, allowing students to work at their own pace in the comfort of their home. It covers all of the core elements for Nutritional Therapy as laid down by the National Occupational Standards (NOS) for Nutritional Therapy and is wholly naturopathic in its approach. It consists of 8 units with the option to continue study with the Advanced Nutritional Therapy course (units 9-12).

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Naturopathic Nutritional Therapy (advanced)

The Advanced Naturopathic Nutritional Therapy course (units 9-12) approaches each subject naturopathically and then relates it to our current understanding of western scientific research. The course includes all of the core elements of Nutritional Therapy as laid down by the National Occupational Standards (NOS) for Nutritional Therapy.

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Naturopathic Course

This unique course offers a detailed study of Eastern medicine, homeopathic and naturopathic philosophy; iridology, hydrotherapy, homotoxicology, psychology, psychosocial skills and oral health. To my knowledge it is the only course that provides an exploration of all four Eastern disciplines: Ayurvedic medicine, Chinese medicine, Tibetan medicine and Unani (Persian/Greek) medicine.

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Nutritional Therapy and Eastern Nutrition

This standalone course offers comprehensive training in a naturopathic approach to diet and nutrition and a meticulous study of Eastern nutrition and how it links in with Western nutritional approaches. The course is fully accredited with the Federation of Nutritional Therapy Practitioners (FNTP) as a Nutritional Therapist and also with the Society of Naturopaths (SoN) as an Associate Naturopath.

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Eastern Nutrition

A unique course in Alternative Medicine and Eastern Nutrition (separate website).

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