Monday Mentoring

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

Join a community of committed practitioners

 Set aside one hour per week to grow as a practitioner and experience through 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 with the support of a community. 

We meet at noon ET every Monday

Clinical practice is challenging.


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

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.

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.

Monday Mentoring is about practicing better, together.

When you join Monday Mentoring, you'll have a group of engaged clinicians to turn to for support with challenging cases, help with the inevitable bumps in the road as you manage your practice, and the ups and downs associated with running a business.

Everyone in this community has something to give and even more to learn. By dedicating one hour each week to be together and to learn with and from one another we can grow in ways that aren't possible alone.

Monday Mentoring is about surrounding yourself with other highly-trained practitioners who are doing this work, asking questions, and learning together how to be better practitioners.

Why Sign Up for Monday Mentoring? 

  • Get support with your cases
  • Learn from other members' cases/questions
  • Bring questions to Camille and the group
  • Get ideas about building and running a clinical practice
  • Surround yourself with other smart & thoughtful practitioners
  • When you commit financially and show up every week, you can't help but evolve as a practitioner.

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.

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

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. 

Meetings Mondays at noon

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.

A community forum

We have a forum within Monday Mentoring 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 for members

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

Live Session Descriptions

We meet via Zoom every Monday at noon ET for an hour. All sessions are recorded in case you need to miss one!

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.

Co-Working Power Hours
When there are 5 Mondays in a month, we'll hold work sessions on the 5th Monday. Plan to complete several short sessions of focused work on your practice.

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.

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. 

A truly collaborative and nourishing community

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!).

I know that my practice would not be where it is if not for the time commitment. 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.

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!
 

Janelle Farkas
Wild Edge Wellness

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

Pay from the heart options:


$50/mo

This is the minimum price that covers the services and infrastructure that keep Monday Mentoring running every month. Thank you for helping us to keep the lights on!



$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.


 ~ Bonuses ~

When you join, you'll also get access to the bonuses below for the duration of your membership!

growing & building your practice Webinar Bundle

This bundle of three hour-long webinars will help you build and growing your practice. Topics covered: Finding your Practice Focus/Niching; Email Newsletters for Beginners, and Finding Clients without Social Media

Tools & Resources library

Access an ever-growing library of tools and resources for practitioners, including my intake form, planning and tracking document, a list of the services/platforms I use in my practice, etc.

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.  
_ Ani Glaser

About Camille Freeman, LDN, RH

Registered Herbalist & Licensed Nutritionist

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.

"Communities of Practice are groups of people who share a concern or passion for something they do and learn how to do it better as they interact regularly."

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
  • Done with your clinical training (or nearing completion!)
  • Actively seeing clients or will be in the near future
  • 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
  • Practicing 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, and we all deserve bodily autonomy

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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! 

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. 

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.  

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 - 48 hours of each session within the MM site.   

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! 

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! You can also cancel and return later if you need to step back for a while (e.g. you're having a baby or moving and need some time off). 

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! Current MM members in the noon group get priority when spots open. There are openings in the nutrition-focused group at 5 pm. Message me if you'd like to learn more and join that one. 

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. 

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.  

We are hoping to include an add-on option for those who'd need CNS supervision. This will be a low-pressure, pay-as-you-go option with an experienced supervisor who isn't Camille :). Please stay tuned. This should be in place by May/June (fingers crossed!).

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.


Give Monday Mentoring a Try!

If you're feeling called to join us, I hope you'll take a chance and give it a try. Many people aren't sure quite what to expect. However, once people join Monday Mentoring they tend to stick around.

When you show up every week, open to learning and sharing what you know with others who are doing similar work, things will change.

Let's see what happens.



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.

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

No long-term comittment required

If Monday Mentoring isn't for you, you can cancel any time right from our dashboard. No hard feelings, and no awkward conversations necessary! 

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.

Shannon Winston

Herbalist

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 Meaney

Herbalist

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 Thomas

Herbalist