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This is a unique and illuminating collection of sessions that took place during Earth Week 2023. Flower Essence experts share deep knowledge on the relationship between the elements, the essences, and ourselves.

The recordings are timeless!

Explore the Elemental forces of Flower Essences & Vibrational Remedies — and their influence on essence creation, formulation, and potent self-care

Elements are Fundamental

to the preparation of essences as they catalyze alchemical transmutation and transport wisdom of plant/stone/place 

Elements are Regenerative

as Earth, Air, Fire, and Water play a primary and potent role in the process of cleansing and restorative healing

Essences are Teachers

that help us restore our innate connection to all the cycles of Nature, so we can engage from a vibrant internal landscape

When we connect to Nature and the Elements we co-create and nurture a vital and potent sense of integration of our human selves with and within the web of creation

Experts Drop Flower Essence Wisdom

Learning to Observe the Four Elements in Plants & Recognize Elemental Signatures in Bach Flowers

Julian will offer us foundational teachings on how we we can observe the Four Elements in all plants. From this basic understanding, he will take us into the practice of observing the expression of the Four Elements in specific Bach Flower essence plants. 

Julian Barnard, Healing Herbs | Bach Flower Education

Julian Barnard, creator of Healing Herbs Bach Flower Essences, is a professional counselor, teacher, writer, and herbalist with a profound connection to wildflowers and their messages of health and well-being. A leading researcher in the field of Bach flower remedies, he has devoted his life to continuing the work of Edward Bach.

Julian has lived and worked in Walterstone on the Welsh border for the past forty years. Born in the Thames Valley in 1947 into a family with connections to the great English botanists John Henslow and Joseph Hooker, he was brought up with a love of plants. Julian studied architecture and design, and subsequently worked in  journalism. 

The author of a series of books about Dr. Bach’s flower remedies, he has also edited and published the Collected Writings of Edward Bach, the first complete editing of Bach’s texts and has been instrumental in setting up the Bach Educational Program to bring flower remedies to a wider public. Bibliography:

    • The Healing Herbs of Edward Bach: An Illustrated Guide to the Flower Remedies
    • Bach Flower Remedies: Form and Function
    • The Bach Flower Remedies – The Essence within
    • Patterns of Life Force
    • A Guide To The Bach Flower Remedies
    • Bach Flower Essences & the Patterning of Water
    • After Bach: Another Side to the Story

Healing Herbs

Bach Educational Learning

 

The Unique Healing Power in the Expressions of Nature’s Elements

Nature expresses itself in unique ways with beautiful flowering meadows, pristine lakes, waterfalls, majestic mountains, glaciers, forest, tundra, volcanic eruptions, forest fires, northern lights and so on. All these special environments and natural events are a unique expression of Nature’s elements of air, earth, fire, and water and they represent specific energy that you can feel when you are there to be a witness. Alaska is a place where most of nature and the wilderness is still intact and so are the powerful elemental energies.

In this talk Judith will explain how, by co-creating with Nature, we can capture the enormous healing power that comes from these natural expressions. Learn how these so-called environmental essences are different from the flower and gem essences, and how they can catalyze, support and nurture us on our healing journeys. Get to know some of the most unique places in Alaska and the healing energy that it has to offer.

Judith Poelarends, Alaskan Essences

Judith Poelarends is the Director of Alaskan Essences. Her roots are in The Netherlands where she had a career as a scientific researcher in animal health. In 2007 her search for more meaning and happiness in life led to the discovery of flower essences. In 2008 she did a one-year class on flower essences and after her certification she started doing consultations for people and animals. In 2013, during a flower essence workshop in Alaska, Judith met Steve Johnson, the founder of Alaskan Essences. She moved from the Netherlands to Victor Montana in 2015 to be with her husband Steve and start a practice here. After Steve passed away in March 2017, Judith decided to continue the Alaskan Essences and she is now the Director. Together with her amazing team she enjoys bringing these essences into the world and teach about their unique empowering qualities.

Alaskan Essences

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Alchemy, Plant Language, and the Personality

Flowers speak in the language of the elements. Aspects of the color, form and habitat of a plant tells a story in the language of alchemy. The human personality is also made up of these elements, which are in constant flux and reaching for a dynamic balance. This workshop explores ways to identify the dominant elements in plants and flowers and illustrates how to apply these to the human system in your work with flower essences. A very practical workshop offering both examples and cases.

David Dalton, Delta Gardens Flower Essence Research Center

David Dalton is one of the pioneers in the flower essence movement, his work extending back to the 1980’s. He is the director of Delta Gardens, a flower essence company, based in New Hampshire, USA. Its main focus is the use of flower essences for illness and disease. David is the author of Stars of the Meadow, an exploration of the uses of medicinal herbs as flower essences. He is very active in his practice of treating individuals and as a teacher, holding regular classes on flower essence study.

 

Delta Gardens

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Flower Essences, Alchemy and Medicine of the Soul

In this presentation, Cathy will talk about the way flower essences support the subtle bodies and processes of the psyche through an understanding of the seven alchemical stages as elucidated by Carl Jung.

Cathy Skipper, Cathy's Attars

All my work is based on my own journey as a wounded healer. I coach and teach from a place of experience. I am totally familiar with navigating the unconscious realms, the ancestral realms, the plant and animal realms.

Cathy’s Attars

AromaGnosis

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The Energetics and Elements of Emotion

The Five Elements of East Asian Medicine provide a comprehensive blueprint for our emotional landscape. In this workshop, acupuncturist and flower essence practitioner Lindsay Fauntleroy will guide you through the energetic impulses of Water, Wood, Fire, Earth and Metal. She’ll share the channels of consciousness that that map the elements onto our physical body, the energetic Qi flow of each element, and her flower essences to support emotional imbalance.

Lindsay Fauntleroy, The Spirit Seed

Lindsay Fauntleroy is a licensed acupuncturist and the author of In Our Element: Soul Medicine to Unleash your Personal Power. She is the founder of The Spirit Seed, a school that offers personal and professional development courses that are rooted in ancestral understandings of health, humanity, nature, and the cosmos. Lindsay is a certified instructor for the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM), as well as a facilitator of the Flower Essence Society’s global practitioner certification program. Her approach to soul medicine emerged through over 15 years of clinical practice, Doctoral studies of Indigenous and African Diasporic psychology, and her commitment to community wellness. Lindsay’s Five-Element flower essence remedies, the Elementals, are available nationally and internationally.

The Spirit Seed

Earth Elixirs: Decoding the Signatures of Gem Essences

Gemstone elixirs and crystal essences enhance, enrich, and extend the reach of flower essence therapy through their deep connection to the earth element. Gem elixirs, made from rocks and minerals, provide a vibrational medicine informed by their crystal structures. These internal arrangements of a crystal’s makeup reflect the pattern and geometry of the cosmos, and they are traditionally organized into seven groups of crystal families, each with their own inherent energy, therapeutic mechanism, and elemental qualities. Join author and crystal expert Nicholas Pearson for a deep dive into the inner workings of gem elixirs and commune more deeply with the elements embodied in the mineral kingdom.

Nicholas Pearson, The Luminous Pearl

Nicholas Pearson has been immersed in all aspects of the mineral kingdom for nearly 30 years. As one of the leading voices in crystal healing today, he offers a unique blend of science and spirituality alongside a grounded, practical approach to working with crystals. The author of several books, including Crystal Basics and Flower Essences from the Witch’s Garden, he lives in Orlando, Florida.

The Luminous Pearl

The Five Elemental Ethers

Deborah explores how the elements are delivered to the environment and the human body at sunrise via the elemental ethers, and how this relates to the process of capturing the essence of a flower. As Dr Bach said: “The Earth to nurture the plant, the Air from which it feeds, the sun or Fire to enable it to impart its power and Water to collect and be enriched with its beneficent magnetic healing.”

Deborah Craydon, Flora Corona

Founder of Flora Corona, producer of Hawaiian flower essences, gem elixirs and Colored Light Elixirs, Deborah is the co-author of ‘Floral Acupuncture, Applying the Flower Essences of Dr. Bach to Acupuncture Sites’. She has been teaching online classes in vibrational healing for sixteen years, after 14 years of private flower essence practice. This August 2023, she will be teaching the popular online course, ‘Floral Acupuncture’ for the fourth time.

Flora Corona Flower Essences

Mastering Manifestation with the 5 Elements and your Unique Frequency

I am excited to share my deep passion of co-creating with nature to support you in taking your sacred and unique gifts from inspiration to actual manifestation. Nature can provide us with this step by step guide to manifestation and flower essences support us to move through any resistances on our way there.

  • Learn how the Five elements (earth, water, air and fire and spirit) inform the process of manifesting from Source into the physical.
  • How your Sun sign gives you the frequency of your manifestation potential plus an essence for each astrological archetype.
  • Follow a step by step elemental process and during the presentation map out a plan to take a sacred intention into the physical.

Sara Estelle Turner, Create a Magical Business

Sara Estelle Turner is a leading expert in the world of Flower and Vibrational Essences and supports Spiritual Entrepreneurs grow aligned, nourished businesses. Sara turned to nature based healing following debilitating anxiety and sadness in her life and experienced such deep transformation that she has dedicated her life to supporting others move past trauma, shift limiting beliefs and deeply embedded emotional responses so that they can embrace their unique magical selves and become empowered change-makers in the world. Sara facilitates a successful Diploma in Flower and Vibrational Essences that has over 85 Graduates and supports Healers of all modalities gain crystal clarity on who they are and then share this in abundant ways with those that need them. She is a Modern Day Priestess and Creatrix of the New Earth. Her Mission : To Grow a Globally Recognised Spiritual Business Academy for Women Based on Sacred Principles of Nature and Sovereignty

Create a Magical Business

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Little Blossoms: Flower Essences to Help Children Navigate Through Today's World

Our children are being challenged as never before in our chaotic world. Parents and teachers are observing their high levels of anxiety, depression, and unsocial behavior—perhaps from losing their connection with Mother Nature’s Elementals.

Flower essences can help our children in these ways:

  • EARTH: Stay grounded in their Earth-like energy to calms their emotions.
  • WATER: Develop flexibility and willingness to grow and enjoy life’s changes.
  • FIRE: Resolve conflicts, express strength, courage, and make new friends.
  • AIR Return to their natural state of joy, lightness, and well-being.

Learn how to help our “little blossoms” develop their highest potentials, through the developmental/Elemental stages of childhood, using flower essences to guide them along their way.

Lila Devi, Spirit-in-Nature Essences

Lila Devi is the founder of Spirit-in-Nature Essences. An engaging seminar leader with nearly 50 years’ experience, she lectures nationally and abroad. Her first of 6 books, The Essential Flower Essence Handbook, was originally published in 1996. In several languages, it’s considered a classic and is used by Doctors Across Borders to train their physicians. Lila graduated with honors from the University of Michigan and is considered one of the foremost flower essence developers in the world today.

A series of 20 children’s books, each personifying a flower essence as a child, is currently written and in the works. The first 2 books are published: Bradley Banana and the Jolly Good Pirate (for humility) and Tommy Tomato and the Mighty Storm Dragon (for mental strength), and Bianca Blackberry and the Crystal Albatross (about purity of thought) is next in line. Lila also writes, directs and acts in children’s plays and leads a weekly children’s choir.She lives near Nevada City, CA

Spirit in Nature

Lila Devi

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A Language of Flowers from the Woodlands of the Northeast

Thru the visuals of a slide show, we will visit a mixed evergreen and deciduous woodland in upstate New York that is home to several indigenous plants that are currently considered at-risk. We will focus on the trees that shelter these beauties as well as these flowers that rise in the spring while we attend to the color, form, gesture, elements of each species along with their home environment.

Kathleen Gilday, Woodland Essence

Kate Gilday is a clinical herbalist, teacher, flower essence practitioner and creator, and Ayurvedic consultant, living in the Adirondacks. She is the founder of Woodland Essence, a forest botanicals and flower essence company she began in 1990. Healing with flowers is her delight & passion, along with tending her relationship with the woodlands she loves so well.

Woodland Essence

Journey Back to the Forest

 

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Exploring Nature's Gifts

For 5+ years, I’ve led youth and adults on 2-week wilderness trips in various parts of the US. Early on I became interested in wild edible and medicinal plants and gradually became an expert. I loved going out alone into very remote areas, eventually on the Appalachian Trial. I felt safe and became so connected to Nature that trees and plants and some animals called to me for help. I developed a deep connection to the rhythms and cycles. After I began studying flower essences with Richard and Patricia, the connections deepened. In this presentation I’ll share some of these experiences, along with focusing on a few special Flower Essences that were my early teachers.

Deborah Lee, Four Winds Farm

Deborah has a Ph.D. in Nutrition, MS. in Environmental Education, and a Bachelor’s in Psychology. She is also a Master Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), with training in Cognitive Restructuring. Also a certified Flower Essence Practitioner.

An expert on medicinal herbs and wild edible plants, Deborah is author of the book, “Exploring Nature’s Uncultivated Garden”, plus numerous magazine articles.

As a Nutrition and Holistic Health advocate, Deborah has given more than 4,000 classes, cooking classes, seminars, lectures, and plant identification walks, throughout the US and Europe during the last 40 years. In addition, she has successfully coached hundreds of clients to improved-health and emotional well-being.

Four Winds Farm

Deborah Lee Holistic Emotional Health

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Coming Home to Earth: Elemental Forces and Flowers for Re-Bonding with Earth

How can we, as human species, reencounter intimacy with nature for recreating and co-creating our direction into the future?

In this collaborative presentation, Rochana, Ruth and Kathleen reflect and weave together their personal experiences of sustaining emotional sanity and vitality through connection with Nature — water, plants, animals, communities — and their vision of this for the future.

Rochana Felde, Ruth Toledo Altschuler, & Kathleen Aspenns

Expert Panels

Developing Personal Alignment with the Elemental Forces & Living Cycles of Earth

In this live, interactive group panel our speakers will explore: 

  • How to find alignment internally so we can propagate this in family and community connections
  • Strategies for making peace with the elements during times of extreme climate weather
  • How we can be more prepared as “first responders” in situations that show up in our changing world
  • Being in active alliance with the elements and plants to support humans on the earth during times of elemental disruption

    with Sara Artemisia, Sandra Epstein, Rochana Felde, and Cathy Skipper

    Sara Artemisia

    Sara Artemisia, MS, CMC (she/her) is a Flower Essence and Plant Spirit Wisdom Teacher, Akashic Records Reader, and Abundance Coach. She helps Wellness Professionals and Empaths clear their inner blocks and clarify their life purpose, and she’s been coaching individuals to move through obstacles for over fourteen years.

    She deeply loves the land and place where she lives, which is the traditional ancestral homelands of the Takelma and Shasta people in Southern Oregon.

    The wisdom of Nature offers an incredibly powerful mirror full of guidance for us to understand how the greatest healing comes when we reconnect with who we truly are. Having always felt connected to Nature and the sacred foundation of life, she shares this work with people on the journey of understanding how working in collaboration with the conscious wisdom of Nature can help them fully embody their soul’s purpose.

     

    Sandra Epstein

    Graduated in Art-Education with specialization in Neuroscience,Sandra began her research on the benefits of the vibrational energy of the Atlantic Forest in the region of Ubatuba in 1990, where she developed the System of Floral and Vibrational Essences of the Atlantic RainForest called ARARÊTAMA, work carried out in one of the greatest biodiversity on the planet.

    Ararêtama is a Tupi-Guarani word, which means “place where light originates”.

    “As a pillar of the system is the structure of this forest: its natural wealth, the way it lives, survives and expands its species makes the Atlantic Forest express a biological message for all humanity. Through its biodiversity and respect for botanical differences, it builds a carpet of life, where one plant praises the other, without destructive competition. Ancestral trees, bromeliads, orchids, mushrooms and lianas are rich interfaces for the healthy development of human beings.

    Sandra created the Therapeutic System called EMOTIONAL FITNESS, which encompasses behavioral and emotional exercises as a gym ,integrating our 3 centers: instinctive,sentimental and intelectual.

    The Workshops presented by Sandra Epstein establish a bridge between the special moment we live on the planet with the anthropological knowledge that human beings have produced for centuries. The key point to be worked on, in these accelerated times of communication and technological development, is the historical and social responsibility that our current generation has in keeping this knowledge alive on the planet for future generations, enabling the creation of a new planetary culture.

      

    Cathy Skipper
    All my work is based on my own journey as a wounded healer. I coach and teach from a place of experience. I am totally familiar with navigating the unconscious realms, the ancestral realms, the plant and animal realms.

     

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    Integrating the Elements into Flower Essence Selection, Blending, and Application

    In this live, interactive group panel our speakers will explore: 

    • How to consider the elemental energies of the essences when selecting essences and blending in a formula
    • The role of the environment where the essence is made
    • Creative ways of applying essences with different elemental applications

      with Deborah Craydon, David Dalton, Lindsay Fauntleroy, and Judith Poelarends

       

      Deborah Craydon

      Deborah is the founder of Flora Corona, producer of Hawaiian flower essences, gem elixirs and Colored Light Elixirs, Deborah is the co-author of ‘Floral Acupuncture, Applying the Flower Essences of Dr. Bach to Acupuncture Sites’. She has been teaching online classes in vibrational healing for sixteen years, after 14 years of private flower essence practice. This fall, 2022, she will be teaching the popular online course, ‘Floral Acupuncture’ for the fourth time.

      David Dalton

      David Dalton is one of the pioneers in the flower essence movement, his work extending back to the 1980’s. He is the director of Delta Gardens, a flower essence company, based in New Hampshire, USA. Its main focus is the use of flower essences for illness and disease. David is the author of Stars of the Meadow, an exploration of the uses of medicinal herbs as flower essences. He is very active in his practice of treating individuals and as a teacher, holding regular classes on flower essence study.

      Lindsay Fauntleroy 

      Lindsay is a medicine maker, educator, and acupuncturist. She provides practitioner certification in the sacred art and science of flower essence therapy. Her book, In Our Element (Lewellyn 2002), is a self-help guide that integrates acupuncture theory, flower essences, yoga and ancestral spirituality. Lindsay was drawn to the healing arts after her journey to fertility introduced her to flower essences and the interconnectedness of body, mind, and spirit. Her training includes a Master of Arts from New York University, a Master of Science from Tri-State College of Acupuncture, and certifications in yoga and family constellations therapy. Lindsay’s approach to soul medicine emerges from over 15 years of clinical practice, her Ph.D studies of Indigenous and African Diasporic psychology, and her commitment to community wellness. 

      Judith Poelarends

      Judith Poelarends is the Director of Alaskan Essences. Her roots are in The Netherlands where she had a career as a scientific researcher in animal health. In 2007 her search for more meaning and happiness in life led to the discovery of flower essences. In 2008 she did a one-year class on flower essences and after her certification she started doing consultations for people and animals. In 2013, during a flower essence workshop in Alaska, Judith met Steve Johnson, the founder of Alaskan Essences. She moved from the Netherlands to Victor Montana in 2015 to be with her husband Steve and start a practice here. After Steve passed away in March 2017, Judith decided to continue the Alaskan Essences and she is now the Director. Together with her amazing team she enjoys bringing these essences into the world and teach about their unique empowering qualities.

       

       

       

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      Here’s what you get with your registration:

      • 12 educational sessions from industry-leading flower essence experts, practitioners, producers and educators
      • 2 live interactive panels (recorded for post-event access)
      • 15+ hours of on-demand video recordings with captions
      • Downloadable audio for every session
      • Presentation PDFs (when provided by the speaker)
      • Lifetime access

      Price: $97 USD

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      Kathleen Aspenns

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      Rochana Felde

      What People are Saying About our Events

      Ruth, Rochana, and Kathleen, my deepest respect and gratitude to you for this spectacular conference! Every detail so exquisitely curated and tended to, from your impeccable website, to the array of speakers, to the depth and breadth of topics covered, and the elegance with which you represent the Flowers. What a wonderful resource and inspiration for this burgeoning community!

      —Maribeth Swan, Flower Essence Guide & Intuitive Counsel, Massachusetts, USA

      This conference was illuminating, inspiring and very empowering. A delightful blend of some of the masters in the field of flower essence therapy who provides new insights tools and inspiration for the healing journey and the magickal kingdom of plant consciousness that helps us heal.

      —T.V., Norway

      I absolutely loved the 2022 Flower Essence Conference! To fully immerse myself in the world of flower essences and flower essence therapy, and to learn how leading flower essence practitioners are working with these remedies from nature to support their clients to heal from trauma and build resiliency as sensitives, was such a treat!

      There was so much amazing information given in each talk and many nuggets of gold to take away. I’m so glad I registered for this years conference, and am grateful for the amazing job Ruth, Rochana and Kathleen did in putting this conference together. As a new practitioner in this area I have come away feeling very supported and inspired and will carry forward all I have learnt into my flower essence practice which I believe will benefit my clients immensely.

      —Brooke Kerekere, Registered Naturopath and Herbalist (mNMHNZ), First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand® Registered Practitioner, Wellington, New Zealand

      Incredible content. Worth watching (the Flower Essence Conference) over and over to grasp everything and take copious notes. Branding was beautiful. Content delivery using an LMS was brilliant. Loved combination of live sessions and prerecorded. All the teachers were so different yet very knowledgeable and grounded. It left me very inspired to become an essence practitioner asap. Also the interviewers/hosts did wonderful job facilitating and asking questions. Loved it! Thank you!

      One of the best conferences I have attended so far. Fantastically organized, with great content from participants passionate about flower essences and healing.

      If you have an interest in flower essences this (conference) is a must-attend event. I learned so much and loved connecting with the flowers and this beautiful community. Thank you. Highly recommend!

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