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Recognized internationally as a professional speaker and author whose works are celebrated as "ground-breaking," Dr. Martha Libster, author, educator, clinical nurse specialist, historian, and Herbal Diplomat®, is a leader in the effort to bridge nursing practice, technology, and healing traditions, particularly herbal remedies. She presents webinars, keynotes, and seminars for diverse audiences ranging from the World Health Organization, United States Botanical Garden, and the Royal College of Nursing to a variety of nursing organizations, botanical conferences, universities, and local health fairs. She combines tales of her adventures from 25 years of nursing care with authorship and research in healthcare, health care reform, self care, and healing traditions to deliver a memorable learning experience in the art, science, and spirit of healing.


History, Healing, Health Care Reform, Herbal Remedies, Nursing, Self Care
  • Gentle Remedies 
  • Planting Seeds of Kindness - Beyond the Bullying
  • A Tiered System of Health Care: Self-Care to Biomedicine
  • Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine and Pattern Science 
  • Out of the Box Doesn't Apply: Leading from the Circle
  • Dancing Away Dis-Spiritless
  • Building Caring Community
  • Integrative Insight: Primary Health Care With an Open Mind
  • Global Health and Cultural Diplomacy
  • Poetic Endnotes 
  • Mindfulness in Care of Infants to Elders 
  • Entering the World of Healing Plants – An introduction to Herbal Medicine Making 
  • Natural Self-Care Solutions
  • History of Early American Nursing 1700 - 1860
  • Academic Practice Partnerships: An Historical Perspective
  • Elements of Enlightened Care
  • Healing Environments
  • Herbal Comfort: Wraps, Packs, and Healing Balms
  • Plant Medicine Talk with Patients 
  • Weeding Time at the Healthfood Store
  • Foot Reflexology with Herbal Stress Relief: The Science of Energy Flow 
  • Complementary Therapies in Nursing Practice
  • Demonstrating Care: The Art of Integrative Nursing
  • Solution Focused Problem Solving (Counseling for Health Practitioners)
  • The Intent to Dream.
  • Cultivating the Garden Within.
  • Infant Mental Health: Parenting, Power, and Play
  • Herbal Diplomats: The Contribution of Early American Nurses to Health Care Reform and the Botanical Medical Movement
  • Shaker Health Care and Herbal Medicine Making 
  • Kindness and Poultices: Nurses' HealingTraditions
  • Healing Women of the Frontier
  • Herbs Healing and Hope
  • Back to the Roots: Herbalism and Nursing Practice
  • Bridging the Gap: Relational Ethics for the New Millenium
  • Healing Artists
  • Decoding Herbal "Scientific Data"
  • Healing Traditions
  • Coping with Chronic Illness
  • Integrating Complementary Therapies into Care Options Across the Life Span
  • Complementary Therapies and Palliative Care
  • Healing and the Elderly