Transition Zones

Exploring the edges of health & physiology

A resource for herbalists, and anyone who wants to be self-empowered in a whole-person approach to health and wellness.


Until January 10th you can get all 7 Transition Zone courses for 20% off using coupon code "HEARTANDMIND". That's $104 toward the already discounted bundle price.

"Tammi is the best kind of teacher ~ Enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and impassioned. Whether she's teaching about plants or the body, she infuses everything with energy and passion."

Rosemary GladstarSage Mountain

Can you call bullsh*t on the latest "all natural" trend?

But really, it's not just about being right – it's about the actual consequences of repeating things that we hear every day, that eventually start to feel true, but aren't even true.

This is where we're subject to marketing ploys, which leads to us spending money or trusting our health (or those we love) on "sciencey words".

  • CBD nanoparticles
  • Collagen and elastin enriched skin cream
  • Alkalinizing diets (danger!)

If someone asks you a question about pain, inflammation, or food allergies, do you just repeat the last thing you heard about this topic?

NO WAY! ( least I hope not)

Whether you’re a mom trying to keep her family healthy or a massage therapist trying to help your clients, or an herbalist trying to teach your students...

You need the knowledge to discern myths from facts, and to balance what you know intuitively with what the prevailing research is giving us.

If you understand HOW the body works and you understand WHY it’s doing what it’s doing then you can apply whatever healing modality you have to help solve the problem.

We need to know HOW our medicine works so we can improvise. Why? Because everybody is different – because there's no "one size fits all", it frees you to use your own creativity and wisdom.

That's why I made each of the courses offered in Transition Zones.


We need to hold the sacredness of the whole body as we explore the complexity of our health so we can really take care of ourselves and each other.

Transition Zones is a way of understanding 7 core topics, a way of exploring the prevailing research and giving you valuable insight into your own health (so you know what you're talking about next time your at the stuffy doctor's office).

Your wellbeing isn't going to happen with one herb, one pill, or one single intervention.

So what are the transition zones we need to be talking about?

The skin, our respiratory tract, our digestive system... These are the physical places of transition between the outside of our bodies and the inside.

The brain and the heart are our intellectual and emotional transition zones – they make meaning out of what we perceive and feel.

The Endocannabinoid System, Pain, Inflammation, these topics are on the edges of what Western Science can understand and explain.

Let's explore these edge areas together, we need to if we want to understand our health.

What happens to our understanding of health if we explore these areas from the perspective of transition?

It's with this question, and with a whole-person physiology that I am proud to present to you a comprehensive resource from Heartstone Online, Transition Zones.

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Transition Zones Bundle is for you if:

  • You are committed to understanding your health in a holistic, whole-person framework
  • You know that learning is (and should be) fun!
  • You want to support and be involved in the research

When you enroll in the course, you'll always have access to the lessons and be able to reference the material for your work. See the outline below.

"The breadth and depth of Tammi Sweet's research based knowledge unites the best of allopathic, herbal and complementary care medicine."

~ Sondra Hartmann – Integrated Energy Therapeutics

Here's what you get when you join Transition Zones

  • Gain a deeper understanding of these critical topics and interactions with holistic treatments.
  • Join a community of students and practitioners working to improve our knowledge on these critical topics.
  • Forever Access to 7 in-depth lectures, along with reference materials and review questions.
  • 7 additional live classes on each topic (with me!) to support your learning. These will be recorded and added to your learning library

Until January 10th you can get all 7 Transition Zone courses for 20% off using coupon code "HEARTANDMIND". That's $104 toward the already discounted bundle price.


"Tammi has a special gift of being able to distill science into an easy to comprehend language. I left with a deeper understanding of physiology and lots of new information about inflammation, allergies, and many other things"

~ Lisa Schwartz


About the Instructor (that's me!)

Hi, I'm Tammi Sweet,

I’ve poured my life’s work into understanding, and then communicating, how the body is a miracle – and helping massage therapists and herbalists have better access to this knowledge.

Through my Online A&P class I've helped hundreds of students become more confident in their work – whether it's with clients, communicating with doctors, or even just exploring the depths of WHY and HOW healing happens.

Now, Transition Zones is the most detailed and in-depth program I've created. When you join, you'll have access to high-level, academic material presented in an entertaining, accessible way.

Each Transition Zones course is being updated with the latest research so you are always well-informed. I've got your back!

I come from a background in science, rigorous academic study – but never connected to the sterile dispassionate way of thinking and talking about our bodies. Life is a miracle! Our body is a miracle!

Still, I love to pursue knowledge, and I have a knack for studying hard, gathering references, and then organizing this information into entertaining lectures.

This course is the culmination of my life's work.

I keep my ear to the ground, researching and absorbing the latest information on these topics. I'm thinking about new conditions in our environment, new perspectives and the stories we're telling each other.

I invite you to gain this important knowledge – when you enroll as a student, my commitment to you is helping you really become knowledgeable in these core areas, making sure you always have a place to bring questions and get answers.

The Transition Zones Course Bundle

A deep dive into 7 critical topics

19 CEUs (continuing education credits) available

Turmeric Hearts - The Healing Power of Inflammation

Understanding the Healing Power of Inflammation

Inflammation is one of our primary defenses in the body and is a major cause/contributing factor to almost all illness and disease. How can this be so?

If you’re asking that question, come and take an in-depth look at the entire process. It will help you make informed decisions concerning when and if you need to alter the process.

We will cover all of the physiology of inflammation including biochemistry within the cell. How and why inflammation is beneficial, when it is not beneficial, and finally we will discuss an anti-inflammatory lifestyle, which includes our friends, the herbs.

Enroll in Understanding the Healing Power of Inflammation for $175, or $59 until January 10th, 2019, when purchased with the Transition Zones bundle! 

Stripey Rose - Heart Coherence Lecture by Tammi Sweet

Heart Coherence, Relaxation & Health

Finally, western science is beginning to understand the greater workings of the heart as an organ of perception and as a central intelligence of the body.

We will explore the latest physiological evidence of the heart’s leadership edge in health and well being as the conductor of coherence within the body and a myriad of other jobs you may have had no idea about.

Finally we will explore heart-centering techniques and how they can lead to lower blood pressure, increased relaxation, greater energy and perhaps save the planet.

Enroll in the Heart Coherence, Relaxation & Health course for $175 or $59 until January 10th, 2019, when purchased with the Transition Zones bundle! 

"This course is essential to our evolution. I specifically liked Tammi’s holistic approach in understanding the stress response and the benefits of tuning into the heart messages. The heart is an energy field, not just a blood pump." ~ Ingrid Callenberger

How and why cannabis works - lecture by Tammi Sweet

NOTE: This course has been expanded to include new lectures and research. You still have the current price until January 10th

How and Why Cannabis works…. Our Endogenous Cannabinoid System

As herbalists we all know when giving a weed walk in a new place, the richest areas are the transitions zones, the margins, the edges. In this light, we will examine a much maligned, misunderstood and misrepresented plant we have pushed to the margins, Cannabis.

It is time for us, the herbalists, to reclaim the proper uses of this medicine in our materia medica. Time for us to help educate people about how, when, and why cannabis works (and it’s not a cure for everything!).

Our talk will begin with the not well-known or publicized internal Endogenous Cannabinoid System, and its physiology and functions. Finally we will discuss “right relationship” with this master plant and brainstorm ways to assist clients in creating ways to honor this sacred and healing plant.

Enroll in the Endocannabinoid System Course for $229 or $59 until January 10th, 2019, when purchased with the Transition Zones bundle!

Big Red Poppy - Physiology of Pain Lecture by Tammi Sweet

The Physiology Pathway for Pain and the Correlating Herbs

Many of our clients come in with both acute and chronic pain.

The best way to assist them in their healing path is to have a deeper understanding of the mechanism of pain, the reason for it physiologically and ways of relieving it when necessary.

This class will explore the pain pathway from the origin, all the way up to the recognition in the brain. Next the class will discuss the different types of pain; acute, chronic, nociceptive, inflammatory, dysfunctional and neuropathic, their etiology and mechanisms. Finally the class will explore the latest findings in pain research, the myriad of methods to interrupt the pain pathway, how these methods work and finally their indications and contraindications.

Enroll in the Physiology Pathway for Pain and Correlating Herbs course for $175 or $59 until January 10th, 2019, when purchased with the Transition Zones bundle! 


Gut Inflammation & Food Intolerance

Since inflammation is the only way to heal any injury in the body, what happens when the food we are eating is causing inflammation and injury to our gut wall?

We persist in a state of chronic inflammation that does not stay localized to the intestinal lining. We will examine the etiology of food intolerance and how it leads to leaky gut, chronic inflammation and many other chronic diseases.

Discussion will also include the anatomy & physiology of the gut lining and the vast interface of the immune system living there. We of course, will round out the discussion with ways of healing the injury and moving towards health.

Enroll in the Gut Inflammation & Food Intolerance Course for $175 or $59 until January 10th, 2019, when purchased with the Transition Zones bundle! 

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Asthma, Allergies, and Respiratory Health

Let’s face it, there’s more allergy and asthma now then there’s ever been.

Why is our Immune system overreacting? What are ways to help quiet the system’s need to defend against everything?

We will take the time to discuss enough of the Immune system to understand the physiology of asthma and allergies and a few others. We will also spend time discussing herbal and lifestyle interventions that help.

Enroll in the Asthma, Allergies, and Respiratory Health course for $175 or $59 until January 10th, 2019, when purchased with the Transition Zones bundle! 

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Advanced Physiology of Skin

One of the most common ailments for everyone is some sort of skin condition.

Rashes, cuts, bruises, infection, and allergic reactions are all a response of our largest organ, our skin, to some trauma.

In this class we will examine the anatomy & physiology of the skin itself, the ways it is injured and of course, the way it heals itself. Since the skin is a major interface for the herbal world, we will discuss the herbs that help heal the skin and how they do it.

Enroll in Advanced Physiology of Skin course for $175 or $59 until January 10th, 2019, when purchased with the Transition Zones bundle! 

Live Workshops Throughout 2019!

The reason I am inviting you (and giving $104 discount) right now is so that you can enroll in time for the first live session on Inflammation in late January.

Each month from January to July there is a live webinar for students of Transition Zones, each focusing on one of the topic areas in the course.

Here's the deal. I know that with online courses you can get all excited and then lose steam. That's why I structured it this way. Every month you'll have a live workshop to look forward to that is just for you and other students who have committed to this material. The recordings are added to your course dashboard. Then, next year you can do the whole thing over again.

It's all about supporting your own learning style. My job is to structure the curriculum in a fun, engaging way so that you can apply what your learning to your own health. Onward students!


Enroll in Transition Zones by January 10th for 20% off the already bundled course offer.

Until January 10th you can get all 7 Transition Zone courses for 20% off using coupon code "HEARTANDMIND". That's $104 towards the already discounted bundle price.


"...even the things I already know from years of self-study are made clearer and more applicable to my work by Tammi's fine teaching. For me this online course is time and money well spent!"

~ Robin Rose Bennett

What My Students Are Saying

Marlaine Darfler - testimonials

“I love Tammi's way of bringing complicated subjects to life in an accessible and fun way. She never patronizes or talks down to us. She just invites us in through a kind of magical door.”

~ Marlaine Darfler, Massage Therapist

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"Focusing on our hearts is something that is viewed culturally as less important than other healing modalities. It is even viewed as weakness. This course connects the physical with the emotional and the spiritual – using science!

I specifically love the Freeze-Frame technique taught in her Heart Coherence Class.

~ Donna Sheinbach

Jim Mollosky MS, LMT, ATC, CSCS

I would recommend this course to any wellness professional!! These courses offer real life application to real life problems we and our clients all face in the environments we live in and what we put in/on our bodies.

~ Jim Mollosky, MS, LMT, ATC, CSCS

The Whole-Person Heartstone Guarantee

I'm 100% confident that Transition Zones could completely transform your understanding of these topics. This course gives you access to knowledge which can be applied in so many ways.

But, if for any reason this course isn’t right for you, or after taking a look at the course you don't think Transition Zones is worth my price, just let me know within 30 days of your purchase and I'll give you a full refund.

This is how much I believe this course has the potential to change your life. I want this material to be accessible to everyone so I've made this completely risk free so you can make the choice that's best for you.


More Reflections From Students

~ Amber Telfer, Massage Therapist

"I have taken anatomy and physiology at the high school level, at a junior colleges nursing school (Temple College), and at Finger Lakes School of Massage. I also obtained a minor in brain science and cognition (Wells College) and this lecture series was still informative with the latest research.

The information presented in this lecture series is beautifully sculpted to really educate healers on the anatomy of so many systemic issues that our society has to face given our lifestyle.

Tammi is an outstanding educator who has more similes and metaphors to aid in understanding that I have ever heard from any science teacher in the past 10 years of my work within higher education. It is a blessing that she is willing to share all that she knows."

~ Amber Telfer, Massage Therapist

Enroll in Transition Zones by January 10th for 20% off the already bundled course offer.

Until January 10th you can get all 7 Transition Zone courses for 20% off using coupon code "HEARTANDMIND". That's $104 off the already discounted bundle price and gets you signed up in time for the first live session on Inflammation in late January.