Holly Bellebuono, MPA, CH, CPC

Holly Bellebuono is an author and empowerment speaker who facilitates vivid lectures, workshops, and retreats on personal and professional expansion.

Holly puts the "mind" in "body-mind-and-spirit" with her empowering and stimulating lectures on life rhythms, self-awareness, growth as an individual, and professional advancement for women. She is well-known for her diligent research and documentation of world healing traditions culminating in her acclaimed book Women Healers of the World, and her popular lectures combining story-telling, research, and motivation have inspired audiences around the country for more than 20 years.

Renowned for her warm and personable style, Holly speaks for conferences, universities, corporations, women's centers, arboreta, libraries, botanical gardens, schools, and retreat centers. Her published works (shown below) include Women Healers of the World (SkyHorse 2014), The Essential Herbal for Natural Health (Shambhala 2012), The Authentic Herbal Healer (Balboa 2012), How to Use Herbs for Natural Health (audio CD collection 2013), Positive Self Empowerment Strategies (2015), A Goal-Setting Guide for Open-Minded Business Owners (2015), and The Healing Kitchen (Shambhala Spring 2016), plus articles for Taproot Magazine, Sage Woman Magazine, Juno Magazine, Martha's Vineyard Magazine, and more. 

Holly founded the award-winning Vineyard Herbs Teas & Apothecary LLC, a retail and wholesale apothecary on Martha's Vineyard. She is the director of The Bellebuono School of Herbal Studies, providing training and certification in herbal medicine through classes, hands-on workshops, retreats and intensives that enrich the student's deeper understanding of natural health and the philosophy of healing both on-line and on-site. The school's focus is herbal formulary--the actions and categories of plants in herbal medicine--and positive self-empowerment.

Holly's Research & Documentary
To document the traditional and indigenous healing practices of women across the world, Holly traveled extensively to interview women healers for her documentary book Women Healers of the World. In her book, she features 31 women from 20 countries and 16 healing traditions. Her book is the first to profile women healers and world healing traditions with rich photography, original watercolor artwork, and in-depth essays, and it is central to a deeper understanding of health care, women's empowerment, health policy, indigenous studies, and botany.

Holly studied with Welsh herbalist David Hoffmann as well as "old-timers" in the Appalachian mountains of North Carolina; was a WOOFER (Willing Worker on Organic Farms) in England, Scotland and Ireland; served as Program Director for the non-profit advocacy group Appalachian Voices; and has taught for conferences, camps, universities, colleges, senior centers, hospitals and arboreta. She is a regular contributing writer for Taproot Magazine and Sage Woman Magazine and has been featured or published in Martha’s Vineyard Magazine, MVTV, JUNO British Magazine for Natural Parenting, Wayland Forum TV, Kiwi Organic Parenting MagazineAppalachian Voice, Edible Vineyard, Well-Wed Magazine, Massage Magazine, Elephant JournalCarolina Mountain Living, The United Plant Savers Journal of Medicinal Plant Conservation, NPR stations, Pacifica Radio, Mother Nature Network, PlumTV, and more. She is a member of United Plant Savers, North East Herb Association, and the American Herbalist's Guild.

Holly was awarded the Martha's Vineyard Women's Network Business Owner of the Year Award in 2009 and The Cape Cod SCORE Business Owner of the Year Award in 2015.

Holly travels from Martha's Vineyard where she lives with her husband and two children.

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Note: Though she regularly receives requests for herbal consultations, Holly is not accepting new clients at this time.















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