In-Person Workshops presented by Melissa Cole, MS, IBCLC

Portland, OR

May 17-18, 2024

Friday, May 17, 2024:

Botanical Medicine for Lactation and Beyond

  • Location: 2301 NW Thurman St, Portland, OR 97210
  • Time: 10am-5pm
  • 8 attendees max
  • 5.5 IBLCE CERPs included
  • Single Day Registration Fee: $250
  • Early Bird Registration (by 2/29/24): $225
  • Includes 2 months free access to the Luna Lactation Herbal Database

 

Both Days Registration Fee (11 CERPs included): $450 (early bird $425 by 2/29/24)

Saturday, May 18, 2024:

A Mindful Approach to Oral Function and Ankyloglossia 

  • Location: 2301 NW Thurman St, Portland, OR 97210
  • Time: 10am-5pm
  • 8 attendees max
  • 5.5 IBLCE CERPs included
  • Single Day Registration Fee: $250
  • Early Bird Registration (by 2/29/24): $225

 

Both Days Registration Fee (11 CERPs included): $450 (early bird $425 by 2/29/24)

Cancellation and Refund Policy – A full refund (minus paypal fees) will be provided if your cancellation is requested before 30 days of the event. If you need to cancel your registration within 14-30 days of the event, we will refund you 50% of your registration. Refunds will not be provided if cancellation occurs 0-14 prior to the event. If there are extenuating circumstances, please contact us ASAP to discuss options.

Melissa Cole reserves the right to cancel any event prior to departure for any reason whatsoever, including an insufficient number of participants, or unforeseeable logistical problems (e.g. acts of God, war, strikes, pandemic, etc.), which may impede retreat operations. An event cancellation due to insufficient numbers would normally occur at least a month prior to departure, unless unforeseeable events impede the event overall. We ask that you do not make non-refundable, non-changeable travel plans. We also strongly suggest you get travel insurance.

In the event of cancellation, Melissa Cole will make every effort to refund registrants, minus any nonrefundable supplier fees Melissa Cole has already paid for (venue, catering, etc). However in the case of an unforeseeable event, Melissa Cole will not be held liable for providing a refund or have any further liability.

Health Policy – Please respect the health and wellness of others. If you have any symptoms of illness on the day of the workshop, please do not attend and contact us to discuss options. We will abide by any necessary local health protocols and COVID protocols that may be in place at the time of the event.

FEEDBACK

  • I flew across the country to attend Melissa’s tongue and lip tie course. I had taken such classes with other ankyloglossia experts, but Melissa’s material and opportunities for hands-on assessment practice far surpassed what I’d heard and done before. The information shared and discussed during class was extremely detailed and comprehensive. The small-group format allowed me to ask very specific questions and receive one-on-one feedback. I returned to my private practice as an IBCLC much more confident in my own skills and with vastly more knowledge.

    N.G – IBCLC, 2017
  • I enjoyed having the hands on experience and families. I feel so much more confident with oral assessment and found that understanding oral strength was eye opening.

    Workshop Participant
  • This was a wonderful learning experience. Thank you so much. Was wonderful to see Real Babies!! Thank you!!

    Workshop Participant
  • Excellent training. I feel so much more confident about what to look for – especially by comparing ‘healthy babies’ in order to recognize muscle weakness in addition to tongue tie. Group size was good.

    Workshop Participant
  • I really enjoyed your presentation, your style and grounded information. I look forward to joining you again. Thank you!

    Workshop Participant
  • You are an amazing speaker. I have learned so much. I did not fully understand how to “diagnose” tongue tie. The difference between posterior or anterior was confusing. I now understand and feel a little more confident to recognize this.

    Workshop Participant
  • I would be happy to hear Melissa speak again on any topic with the breastfeeding dyad. She is a dynamic speaker with a great breadth of knowledge in her scope of practice. Good day!

    Workshop Participant
  • Excellent presentation. It will really help me to refine how I discuss herbal support with my clients.

    Workshop Participant
  • Thank you for an excellent presentation. I am so happy to see a galactagogue talk from an herbalism perspective.

    Workshop Participant
  • Melissa, very informative! I appreciate your advice to start slow, improve my knowledge of three herbs well, rather than minimal knowledge of many. Great detailed information of the lactogenic foods as well.

    Workshop Participant
  • Wonderful presentation, Melissa. I learned a lot. Bookmarked a lot of great resources, too! Thank you.
    K.C.
  • I just wanted to write an email as we are finishing up this course and congratulate you on a job well done. You are really doing such a great service, I love how you answer questions and help your students solve problems and get great quality information. So many ladies who are nursing use herbs and it is really awesome to see someone so competent training. It is great for me too. Lactation is not something that was thoroughly covered in any of my course work as deeply as other subjects and I am happy to take your course and I feel confident if something comes up contacting you for mentoring help since you work in this area so much.

    E.L - Online Course Participant
  • I've enrolled in three webinar courses over the past nine months and several others over the years. This course was excellent. This is what I think you did so well:

    1. Clear focus of the course and clear agenda for each module. This was lactation/infant specific and avoided slipping into more pediatric maladies or maternal general health.
    2. Your weekly video introduction to each module was personal and also set us up for learning specific topics.
    3. Beautiful and clear slides. The photos are lovely, the text was legible and not crowded with information.
    4. The follow up on FB was helpful. I enjoyed being able to share ideas and resources. I felt like I was in a class with an attentive teacher.
    5. The case studies made us put the information into action. I look forward to keeping in touch with the FB group.

    Online Workshop Participant
  • Well done Melissa! Yours was the best online course I took all year and I’m using what I learned with all my clients….I have taken other trainings on herbs but didn't feel fully confident in suggesting them to clients until taking Melissa's course. Her Plant Medicine chart was one of the best educational tools I've ever used, and I refer to it all the time. I highly recommend this course not just to learn about herbs, but to develop your critical thinking skills.

    Annie Frisbie MA, IBCLC
  • Thoroughly enjoyed this course and the ability to take it at my own pace and re-watch modules. It was full of useful information, well organized, and a balanced perspective! Thank you!!

    Online Herbal Course student, IBCLC
  • I just want to thank you so much for this amazing course. I can tell how much time and effort you put into this and I so appreciate it how detailed it is. Clearly the info on the galactagogues was quite helpful. I always feel lost when trying to help guide my clients because I'm not an herbalist but I do see that they really can help. At least now, I feel better able to match herbs with conditions. Thank you so so much!

    IBCLC, online course participant
  • I love it all! I will take all workshops taught by you.

    Herbal Support Course Participant
  • This was the BEST tongue tie course I have taken...you put the most important info into an hour. I loved how you communicated and stayed on the research side...you are truly a gift!!

    Online Course Participant
  • ...I loved the practical recipes, the resources, the depth of information in the lessons. I also knew that it was important to have good sources of supplements, but I don't think I realized HOW important. This was an amazing class and I'm so thankful I got to participate!

    Online Course Participant
  • The whole presentation was just amazing. From the TT release video to the post care exercises. I loved how you incorporated communication strategies for parents/caregivers because it is hard to paint the picture for parents in a way that informs them appropriately without scaring them. You are amazing to this field, thank you for your dedication.

    Online Course Participant
  • I absolutely love this course and feel drawn to learn more. I would love to have an herb pantry to experiment for myself and my family! Thank you

    Online Herbal Course Participant
  • I had definitely not been recommending therapeutic doses for my clients and I'm so glad I have better knowledge about appropriate dosages now! Thank you so much! This was fabulous!

    Online Herbal Course Participant
  • This course by far is one of the most amazing courses I have ever taken and believe me I took many.  Thank you for this course.

    Pharmacist, Herbal Course participant
  • I took the class with an interest in herbs to help with supply issue. But discovered herbs for postpartum issues, and stress and and herbs to help with mastitis and breast pain and baby’s colic. Such a wealth of information. Thank you Melissa. Eager to go back over the articles and continue learning.

    Online Herbal Course Participant
  • This was a thoroughly enjoyable class! Melissa's deep understanding of the subject matter was impressive. I took 5 pages of notes on herbs!

    Beyond Fenugreek Participant
  • This workshop was so informative! All the modules and videos were broken down into clear and concise education topics. Thank you for taking the time to put the education modules, videos, homework, discussion topics, recommended reading and case studies together!

    Online Herbal Course Participant
  • I LOVED the workshop and I can definitely say it changed the way I practice - and it truly changed the outcomes for a lot of the families I am working with! Thank you so much!

    Online Herbal Course Participant
  • The best tongue-tie presentation I have seen to date (and I have done quite a few!)

    Course Participant
  • I find remembering which herb works best for what to be intimidating. Going through and filling out the Plant Medicine Chart made me feel like I was truly getting a deeper understanding and that some mastery was possible. I've been putting what I've learned from you in to practice and it's a joy to see families benefiting from more holistic care. Thank you Melissa!

    Online Course Participant
  • I am an herbalist, previous to this course. This course let me be less wary and more confident in my skills and knowledge of herbs! It very greatly inspired me to keep learning and keep pursuing what I love. And good resources listed for checking safety and interactions.

    Course Participant
  • Realizing just HOW MUCH herbs can actually do and that I can recommend herbs that will not only have an impact on milk supply but also on postpartum mental health. Fantastic course that has helped me become more confident in making personalized herbal recommendations for my clients. Thank you!

    Online Herbal Course Participant
  • Thank you! So informative. I'm looking forward to helping out families and am more confident when recommending herbal products. I really enjoyed all the modules. I'm a little sad that I'm done! Recommending herbs is not as scary as I thought it would be. I love the way the Plant Medicine Chart is organized. Makes it so practical and less intimidating.

    Online Course Participant
  • I am very passionate about providing as much evidence based information I can to my families. Every time I see a study that is credible it makes my heart happy!

    Online Course Participant
  • Recommending herbs is not as scary as I thought it would be. I love the way the Plant Medicine Chart is organized. Makes it so practical and less intimidating. Thank you! So informative. I'm looking forward to helping out families and am more confident when recommending herbal products.

    Online Course Participant
  • The oral assessment was very helpful, I had a good assessment but was not going this deep and didn't have the proper vocabulary to chart my assessments this really helped!

    Online Course Participant
  • I appreciated hearing about specific exercises for each oral function issue, I plan to follow that closely in my own practice.

    Online Course Participant
  • The triangle approach really helps to simplify what may feel like a complex situation, and also knowing that herbal medicine is more of a craft/art than an exact science and that getting to know each herb like a friend with it's complexities and uniqueness, can be the most important element in providing guidance for utilizing their medicine.

    Online Course Participant
  • I love the handouts. Clear, easy to follow and teach from, great photos. Thank you for creating and sharing them with other LC's. I've been an IBCLC for 12 years, recently transitioning from hospital to private practice. I've listened to hundreds/thousands of lactation presentations over the years. I just started my Herbal Support course, and I have to complement you Melissa, you have a gift in public speaking.  The lessons are well organized, the presentation of the material is excellent, you clearly are prepared and know the data as you elaborate on each slide. Well worth the investment in time and money. Thank you for sharing! In addition, you were probably my favorite presentation in the most recent GOLD Tongue Tie Symposium.  You share the facts and tangible tools in a clear, organized and professional platform. Much appreciated. Thanks again for sharing your knowledge!

    P.H., IBCLC
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