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SNM UK Naturopathy Training – School of Natural Medicine


SNM UK  Naturopathy Training

School of Natural Medicine embodies Self Healing in small classes with personal connection.

Classes combine mentored Online Study with  integrated Summer Intensives in Cambridge.

Students complete studies with a Clinical Training retreat with our founder, Farida Sharan ND.

School of Natural Medicine, UK offers the opportunity to embody and practice an authentic integrated system of Natural Medicine.

Healing Diets, Naturopathy, Herbal Medicine, Iridology, Flower Essences, Essential Oils  & Flower Essences, Reflexology are included.

Students gain skills to create individual effective, cleansing & rejuvenation programs .

SNM UK was founded in 1977 by Farida Sharan in Cambridge, England (see School History page).

It is now under the direction of Farida’s daughter, Bonny Casel Melendy ND MH MIr.

We honor the tradition of training authentic, highly skilled practitioners of Natural Medicine.

Contact Bonny Casel to receive details.

…graduating highly skilled practitioners of natural medicine since 1977

SNM UK Naturopathy Training Details

SNM UK Naturopathy Training Diploma Course includes:

Students progress with Naturopathy Courses Online at their own pace, creating a study schedule that works with their individual life commitments.

Summer Immersion is taken over two consecutive years in Cambridge.

Students wishing to take Herbal Medicine or other classes in Boulder, Colorado structure a class schedule between both schools.

Credits are fully transferable between schools.

Students receive: Naturopathy, Master Iridologist, Healing Diets Nutrition, Herbal Medicine Dplomas & Flower Essence, Essential Oils & Reflexology Certifications.

Each Online Course is also a stand-alone Certification course

SNM UK Natural Physician Diploma Course Details

Natural Physician Diploma Course includes :

Students progress with Online Courses at their own pace, creating a study schedule that works with their individual life commitments.

Summer Immersions are ideally taken over two consecutive years in Cambridge.

Herbal Immersion in Boulder, Colorado can be taken at any point during the course of studies.

Students receive: Naturopathy, Master Iridologist, Healing Diets Nutrition, Herbal Medicine Diplomas plus Flower Essence, Essential Oils & Reflexology Certifications.

Note: Online courses are also Certification Courses.

SNM UK Healing Diets Nutritional Consultant Diploma Course Details

SNM UK Naturopathy Training Healing Diets Nutritional Consultant Diploma includes:

  • Healing Diets Nutrition Coach Online Course – 12 Lessons over a 12 month study period (see Healing Diets Nutritional Coach Online page)
  • Self Healing Module – 3 month program: consultation, education, rejuvenation diets, Naturopathic therapies, support, herbs, Flower Essence .
  • Healing Diets Intensive – 10 days –  Cambridge, England
  • Personal mentoring of Online Studies with Bonny Casel Melendy ND

SNM UK Naturopathy Training Online Course includes:

Healing Diets Nutrition Coach in-depth study is mentored & supported by master teacher, Bonny Casel Melendy. Course contents, in brief, are as follows:

  • Water & Water Fasting
  • Juice Fasting, Juice Feasting & Green Drinks
  • Alkaline Cleansing & Alkaline Diet
  • Elimination Channels & Supporting Therapies for Detox Symptoms
  • Liver Cleansing & Gall Bladder Cleansing
  • The Digestive System, Healing the Digestive System & Bowel Cleansing
  • Supporting the Kidneys/Urinary System
  • Mucusless Diet
  • Transition Diets
  • Food Combining
  • Emotional Eating & Eating Disorders
  • Preparing food, Meal Time Stories & Consultation Skills
  • Oils
  • Ayurveda and Diet
  • Taoist approaches to Diet
  • Tastes, Healing Herbs & Spices
  • Living Foods, Enzymes, Probiotics& Fermentation
  • Raw Foods
  • Phytonutrients & Superfoods
  • Nutrient Dense Diets
  • Food & Disease
  • Diets for Different Life Phases (fertility, pregnancy, nursing, infants, childhood, teens, , active or sedentary lifestyles, menopause, healthy aging)
  • Food for Beauty
  • Tissue Salts
  • Vitamins & Minerals
  • Food & Consciousness
  • Vegan & Vegetarian Diets
  • Food & Ethics
  • The Relationship between the Food &Medical Industries
  • Factory Farming & the ‘Green Revolution’
  • Soil & Health/ Permaculture & Biodynamic Farming
  • Genetically Modified Foods
  • Politics of the Food Industry
  • Food Sovereignty
  • Creating  a Successful Practice
  • Case Taking Skills/Creating Effective Programs
  • Practice Ethics & Codes of Conduct
  • Self Healing

Graduates receive the Healing Diets Nutritional Consultant Diploma

SNM UK Online Course Contents

SNM UK Naturopathy Training Online Course includes:

Visit each online course page on this website for full course descriptions.

SNM UK Naturopathy Training includes:

  •  History and Philosophy of Naturopathy
  • What is health? What is cure?
  • Laws of Living
  • Laws of Cure
  • Health/Disease Continuum
  • Acute Disease and Treatment
  • Suppression vs. Elimination
  • The affects of Inflammation
  • Holistic Anatomy and Physiology
  • 9 Body Systems
  • Lymphatic system
  • Circulatory system
  • Reproductive system
  • Endocrine system
  • Respiratory system
  • Digestive system
  • Urinary system
  • Muscular/skeletal system
  • Nervous system
  • Chronic Disease and Treatment
  • Relieving stress of Chronic Conditions
  • Reversing disease process
  • Earth Elemental Energetics
  • Water Elemental Energetics
  • Fire Elemental Energetics
  • Air Elemental Energetics
  • Ether Elemental Energetics
  • Nutrition
  • Climate/Environment
  • Polarity therapy
  • Earth therapies
  • Water therapies
  • Bowel Cleansing
  • Constitutional diagnosis and treatment
  • Effects of system weakness
  • Discrimination
  • Vibrational healing
  • Emotional healing
  • Heredity
  • Sexuality and Reproduction
  • Life Habits
  • A Healing Home
  • Personal Hygiene
  • Inner and Outer Ecology
  • Healing Processes
  • Healing Crisis/Achievement
  • Exercise
  • Psychology of Illness/Wellness
  • Relationships
  • Cleansing and Purification
  • Rebuilding/Regenerating
  • Case taking
  • Consultation skills
  • Methods of analysis
  • Healing Centers/Sanitariums
  • Complete system of nature cure
  • Dozens of individual treatment protocols

Study Materials:

Farida Sharan’s Books: Herbs of Grace – Becoming Independently Healthy, Creative Menopause – Illuminating Women’s Health & Creativity,  Iridology – A Complete Guide, Dictionary of Iridology by Farida Sharan & Ghatfan Safi, Iridology Coloring Book by Farida Sharan &Ghatfan Safi ,The Old Man and His Sou.

DVD’s with Farida Sharan: 2 Iridology DVDs – Introduction & Constitution, 5 Naturopathy Element DVDs – Earth, Water, Fire, Air, Ether, 5 Reflexology DVDs, 2 Mystic Yoga & a CD of Iris Photos

Mentoring Support: Online support and mentoring with master teacher, Bonny Casel Melendy, by email and/or Skype

Summer Immersion Training Information

Summer Immersions are offered twice a year in England. The Summer Intensives can be taken in either order or consecutively.


Information is presented in integrated layers of information that unify knowledge through academic exploration, personal exploration & Self Healing.

Non-linear experiential awareness of the relationship between our bodies, our minds, our emotions and nature is offered in lectures, powerpoint presentations, creative projects, healing processes, practical experience, discussion and field trips.

Explore the foundation of Natural Medicine, cause and cure of dis-ease, natural laws, and all important questions, ‘What is Health?’ and ‘What is Cure?’ leads to an exploration of vibrational medicine.

Expand current understanding of energy, space, matter, organized energy fields, & the fractal nature of the Universe.

Experience the world of plants, physically and vibrationally, with reference to studies of plant consciousness, plant intention, and human connection to plants.

This leads to a depth study of the Bach Flower Remedies and then to a deeper understanding of the intuitive feeling world, the language skills of feeling and emotions, and the relationship between mental and emotional states and health and disease.

The understanding of the resonance bridge between these studies & the elements develops confidence in Naturopathic supportive therapies.

Studies progress toward Iridology constitutions, iris signs, colors, textures, body systems, eliminative channels, how the body develops chronic and acute disease, iris photography, iris drawing, analysis of student irises and more.

Every topic is fully integrated with the next. All topics are integrated in relation to creating effective programs in practice.

Self Healing protocols and treatments are integrated with daily liver cleanse drinks & the Purifying Diet.

SUMMER IMMERSIONS TWO (2015, 2017, 2019) As with Year One, information is presented with a deeply integrated approach that combines lectures, powerpoint presentations, creative projects, healing processes, practical experience, discussion and field trips.

NOTE: The first two weeks of Summer Intensive Two are open to Healing Diets Nutritional Consultant Diploma Students and fulfill the classroom requirement for this diploma course. 

This year, in brief, the course consists of the following over a one month period:

SNM UK Naturopathy Training focuses on Healing Diets theory and in practice in cleansing and health building protocols. Hands-on classes provide the opportunity to experience the healing benefits of cultured foods, juice, sprouts and the skills to prepare delicious healing and transitional foods. Discover the relationship between diet and disease and how we can use diet for both prevention and cure. Nutrient density, food frequency, food allergies, the relationship between diet and beauty, and food and consciousness are all explored, as well as food for different phases of life. We also explore the corporate food industry and alternatives to corporate food, such as permaculture and biodynamics. These studies are fully integrated with the study of the internal and external use of medicinal Essential Oils, Master Touch Reflexology, Self-Healing processes, including Naturopathic supportive treatments, case studies, program creation, practice creation. The course also includes an introduction of the theory and practice of Homeopathy and bio-resonance offered by Roger Savage, MA, RS Hom, FS Hom (Fellow of the Society of Homeopaths); a highly skilled homeopathic practitioner with more than 30 years of clinical experience.

Course Fees and Options

Each part of the course is paid individually so that students can budget and pace their studies based on their own circumstances. The following outlines each module cost. Request the application form for full details.

SNM UK Naturopathy Training Diploma

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  • Cambridge UK Naturopathy Training: two four-week Summer Intensives in Cambridge, England  £2500 x 2 + Lab Fees
  • Clinical Training Retreat with Farida Sharan $500 (US) plus cost of food, accommodation, travel and any classes in certain locations

Natural Physician Diploma


  • 4 online courses (Healing Diets, Naturopathy, Iridology & Herbal Medicine) plus Self Healing Module £2800 or 12 payments of £320
  • always look at the current information, emails, newsletters etc for any up-to-date information or changes


  • SNM UK Naturopathy Training: two four-week Summer Intensives in Cambridge, England £2500 x 2 + Lab Fees
  • Travel, accommodation and meals are extra
  • Herbal Medicine Immersion at the School of Natural Medicine USA in Boulder, Colorado
  • Clinical Training Retreat with Farida Sharan $500 (US) plus cost of food, accommodation, travel, etc
  • Quantum Botanicals Online Course

How Do I Enroll?

Students begin their studies with either the Cambridge Naturopathy Courses or with the Online Courses.

Self Healing module consultation is required prior to the first day of class in the Immersions.

Summer Immersions include all classes included in the School of Natural Medicine curriculum.

Explore the website & browse the School Blog to understand the quality of the school & our dedicated students.

Contact School of Natural Medicine UK  to explore enrollment.

Enrollment Information:

  • Complete both application forms – Payment in Full & Time Payments if both are applicable
  • Scan a copy of a photo ID and attach to your application
  • Submit a personal photograph.
  • Include a note about what has drawn you to study Healing Diets & your personal, educational & professional goals..

EMAIL Application & related files to Bonny Casel Melendy at the School of Natural Medicine UK.

Once your application is accepted, you will receive an invoice to pay for the course or make a time payment byPal Pal or credit card. If you wish to wire funds, or prefer an alternate payment method, let us know.

Enrollment for Summer Immersions:

Contact Bonny Casel Request further information about the program & availability in an Immersion.

Share what has drawn you to study Natural Medicine & your personal goals of study.

Bonny Casel will provide directions for enrollment upon acceptance to the program.

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