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About Us

The Leading centre in alternative health

Herbal medicines, rooted in traditional healing practices, provide a holistic and natural alternative for well-being, utilising the therapeutic properties of diverse plants to support the body’s innate healing processes and address various health conditions.

Herbal medicines, rooted in the age-old wisdom of traditional healing practices, offer a holistic and natural approach to alternative health. Derived from plants and plant-based remedies, these medicines harness the therapeutic properties of herbs to promote well-being and address various health conditions. The power of herbal remedies lies in their ability to work synergistically with the body’s natural healing processes, emphasising the interconnectedness of physical, mental, and spiritual health. By utilising the healing properties of herbs, individuals exploring alternative health can experience a gentler, often side-effect-free approach that aligns with the body’s innate capacity to restore balance.

Herbal medicines encompass various plants, each carrying unique compounds with specific healing properties. From calming chamomile to immune-boosting echinacea, the world of herbal remedies provides a rich tapestry of options for those seeking alternatives to conventional medicine. Whether incorporated into teas, tinctures, or topical applications, herbal medicines address symptoms and aim to treat the underlying causes of imbalances, offering a personalised and holistic avenue for individuals on their journey towards alternative health and well-being.


Message from the directors of study at Translife

We are thrilled to welcome you to Translife, where our commitment to your well-being takes center stage. As the Directors, we are passionate about empowering individuals like you to harness the incredible potential of natural healing through our online herbal courses. In today’s fast-paced world, we understand the value of your time, which is why our courses are meticulously designed to save you effort while delivering in-depth insights into the transformative world of herbs and holistic health.

Our mission at Translife is rooted in the belief that knowledge is the key to personal empowerment. By embarking on this educational journey with us, you are not just enrolling in courses; you are joining a community dedicated to fostering a profound understanding of herbs and their healing properties. Our team of experienced herbalists and educators is here to guide you through lectures, hands-on demonstrations, and practical exercises, ensuring that you gain not only knowledge but also the practical skills needed to support health and wellness—whether you’re a healthcare practitioner, a student of natural health, or someone passionate about exploring herbal medicine.

We invite you to immerse yourselves in our online herbal courses, where learning is convenient, comprehensive, and crafted with your well-being in mind. Together, let’s embark on a journey of discovery, empowerment, and a holistic approach to health.

Warm regards,

Dr. Trudie & Marius

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Our Value Proposition

Distinguish yourself through our unparalleled value proposition: benefit from decades of authentic experience seamlessly integrated into our course, sparing you the pitfalls of trial and error, and ensuring immediate access to the tried-and-true knowledge that delivers results, bypassing years of potential frustration.

Our Mission

“At Translife Training, our mission is to provide the most comprehensive training programs to empower individuals with the knowledge and skills to enhance their well-being through accessible and comprehensive online  courses. We are dedicated to simplifying the journey of learning about herbs and treating illnesses, fostering a community committed to natural health and empowering individuals to take charge of their wellness with confidence and convenience.”

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Drs Mervyn & Trudie Bartholomew, PhD, T/Dr started Translife Health.  Training Hypnotherapy in 2002, and registered as a training institute with the IMDHA (International Medical & Dental Hypnotherapy Association: USA) in 2003, but soon grew into a professional college,  specialising in training Ethnomedicine and Ethnopsychology. Both of us qualified as herbalists in 2001 and continued learning and writing training modules, resulting in a professional herbal training school, naturally leading to developing highly effective medicinal herbal products.

The training centre has gained international respect for the quality of training and professionalism, which led to the award of ‘Educator of the Year’ by the IMDHA in 2006. This award is a great honour, as the IMDHA had over 57 registered schools and 7000 members worldwide at the time. Mervyn was invited to train in our life coaching module in Detroit, USA, during the 2006 IMDHA Conference. Unfortunately, Mervyn passed away in 2016, but the school will remain successful due to his positive and professional influence over the years.

Dr. Marius van der Vyver joined Translife Herbs Pty Ltd in 2018, enhancing the training courses and herbal products to unknown heights of professionalism with his vast knowledge and experience in African Herbs & Ethnobotany, as well as a specialised self-developed, success-proven Iridology Analysis Course. Marius has been treating patients with herbal medicines for the last twenty-five years, and we have the privilege of passing on all this knowledge of the application of herbal medicine to our students.

With our extensive knowledge of herbal medicine and plants, we formulated a range of herbal products and started manufacturing in 2013. The business has grown into a large industry over the last ten years. We directly provide quality, effective herbal products to eighty practitioners, and indirectly to many practitioners registered with our largest client.

We supply practitioners with capsules, tinctures, syrups and creams manufactured by Translife Herbs Pty Ltd and managed by both Drs. Marius and Trudie vd Vyver.

Most of the herbs that we teach students in the Ethnobotany/Herbal courses grow in our herbal garden at the school, where we harvest some herbs to use in products, but also for students to learn to identify the plants. They take great pleasure in harvesting herbs during the herbal training practical, where they learn to make tinctures, capsules, syrups and creams.

We only use the best quality herbal plants and other ingredients in the products, which are professionally formulated and planned, and we know that they work! The cream formulations are expensive to manufacture, but like all our medicines, we are proud to see the remarkable healing properties and positive outcomes!

During practical field trips, students learn how to identify and harvest medicinal plants in the veld while other plants are harvested on our farm in Kzn.

Translife Herbs Pty Ltd supply herbal products to qualified practitioners who have completed their studies at our school, not only product knowledge but also how to use medicinal herbs to heal the body. All the herbal course modules include the formulation of herbal products; the students learn the theory but can also see the practical application at our herbal manufacturing factory.

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