Transition Zones

Exploring the edges of health & physiology

An in-depth online course on 7 critical topics, by Tammi Sweet

7 Core Topics For Health & Wellness:

  • Pain
  • Inflammation
  • Food Intolerances
  • Allergies
  • Skin Conditions
  • Cannabis
  • Heart Coherence

How would understanding these topics transform your health & healing?

Here's an in-depth, informative, and engaging curriculum spanning these seven Transition Zones Topics – you can follow it at your own pace, but I'm also teaching live classes in addition to the recorded lessons.

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


What Are Transition Zones?

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.

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

Why do we need to understand these specific topics better?

Because there is no 'one size fits all'

Not for me, not for you, not for your clients, friends, or family.

When someone comes to you with questions about pain, or inflammation, or food allergies, do you just repeat the last thing you heard about this topic?

NO! ( least I hope not)

First, we listen. "Tell me more..." I mean, there are so many factors at play right? So many nuances, so many things to understand.

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...

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 WHY our medicine works so we can improvise. Why? Because everybody is different – because there's no "one size fits all". 

That's why I made Transition Zones.


Transition Zones

Exploring the edges of health & physiology

An in-depth online course on 7 critical topics, by Tammi Sweet

Tammi recording one of her new online programs.

So you can access this valuable knowledge

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.

So what are these topics?

In-Depth Learning on 7 Topics

Understand the physiology, holistic interactions, and have unlimited access to the online lessons and materials. Here are the core topics included in Transition Zones:

Here's What You'll Get in Transition Zones

  • Gain a deeper understanding of these critical topics and interactions with holistic treatments.
  • Join a private community of 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
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"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.


Transition Zones – Lessons Details

A deep dive into 7 critical topics

19 CEUs (continuing education credits) Available

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.

Turmeric Hearts - The Healing Power of Inflammation
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.

"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…. 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.

How and why cannabis works - lecture by Tammi Sweet
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.

"...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

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.

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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.

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.

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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

Donna Sheinbach Heart Coherence Testimonial.crdownload

"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

Enroll in Transition Zones for 2018

When you enroll now during our 2018 enrollment week (January 8 - 14) you get the best price that's available.

What if Transition Zones Isn't Right For Me?

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 14 days of your purchase and I'll give you a full refund.

This is how much I believe in my offer – 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

Frequently Asked Questions:

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