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The 2022 Flower Essence Conference took place April 29 to May 2, 2022, but the learning platform is still open!

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Interactive Group Panels

Day 1 – Friday April 29, 2022

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5:00pm – 6:30pm Pacific Time

Live Zoom

Sensitives and their Special Affinity with Nature

with Deborah Craydon, Lindsay Fauntleroy, Isha Lerner, Judith Poelarends, and Ian White

Deborah Craydon, Flora Corona

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.

Lindsay Fauntleroy, L.Ac, The Spirit Seed & Elementals Essences

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. 

Isha Lerner, Power of Flowers Healing Essence Company

Isha is a flower essence practitioner, producer, and internationally-recognized astrologer with a broad background in mythology and fairy tales which form the foundations of her prowess as an interpreter of Tarot. She co-authored the best-selling Inner Child Cards: A Fairy Tale Tarot, which illustrates the transformative relationship between fairy tales and human development. She is also author of The Triple Goddess Tarot, The Inner Child Card’s Workbook, The Power of Flowers book/deck set, and The Tarot of the Four Elements.

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.

Ian White, B.Sc., ND., D.B.M., Australian Bush Flower Essences

Ian is a 5th generation Australian herbalist who has been practicing successfully as a Naturopath since 1979. His great-great-grandmother worked as a herbalist during Australia’s 1850’s Gold Rush. Both Ian’s great-grandmother and grandmother were among the first white people to research and use Australian native plants for healing. Ian as a young boy grew up in the bush, living next door to his grandmother and would spend as much time as possible helping her make her herbal tinctures and extracts. She would often take him for walks in the bush teaching him the healing qualities of many of the flora within the Australian landscape. Ian has continued this family tradition, though specializing in the emotional and spiritual qualities of the Australian bush. He is the author of five major books and teaches his Bush Essences workshops in over 30 countries.

Day 2 – Saturday April 30, 2022

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10:00am - 11:30am Pacific Time

Live Zoom

Supporting Sensitive Children through and after Pandemic Times

with Lauren Dyer, Dr. Markella Karamaouna, Isha Lerner, Dr. David Miller, Lucia Soppe, and Rosana Souto

Lauren Dyer

Lauren is a teacher and artist inspiring others to connect with their creativity, inner wisdom, and Helping Guides. One of her passions is to witness people grow and develop as they learn to trust their own inner guidance and intuition. She has completed advanced trainings with the Flower Essence Society, Desert Alchemy, Alaskan Essences, and Flora Corona. Her healing journey has also included mentorships in plant spirit medicine, an ongoing apprenticeship in the ancient medicine ways of Ka Ta See (a lineage of the Eastern Andes), certification in classical Chinese fengshui, and intensive studies in Western and Chinese astrology. Her invitation to collaborate with Nature has also inspired a long tutelage with natural dyes, handmade paints, and natural inks. She joyfully creates objects using these materials to support her ongoing connection with Stella and Flora and in finding ways of sharing this with others.

Dr. Markella Karamaouna, Ph.D.

Loving to explore the mysteries of nature, Markella first studied biology and received a Ph.D. in ecology. Later on, Markella discovered flower essences and realized the resonance between plants and humans. Enthralled by this resonance, she decided to study flower essence therapy and this decision changed Markella’s life — healing herself and helping others to heal became her priority. For this purpose Markella studied more healing modalities: Reiki and Family Constellations. She has spent many years in private practice, working as Flower Essence Practitioner, Reiki master and systemic Mental Health Counselor. Website: www.innerflower.gr

Isha Lerner, Power of Flowers Healing Essence Company

Isha is a flower essence practitioner, producer, and internationally-recognized astrologer with a broad background in mythology and fairy tales which form the foundations of her prowess as an interpreter of Tarot. She co-authored the best-selling Inner Child Cards: A Fairy Tale Tarot, which illustrates the transformative relationship between fairy tales and human development. She is also author of The Triple Goddess Tarot, The Inner Child Card’s Workbook, The Power of Flowers book/deck set, and The Tarot of the Four Elements. Website: www.powerfloweressences.com

Dr. David W. Miller, MD, LAc, University Hospitals Connor Integrative Health Network & Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital

David is the founding Medical Director for Pediatric Integrative Medicine with the University Hospitals Connor Integrative Health Network and Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio. He is also the Medical Director for Family and Child Life Services, and Co-Director of the Pediatric Long-Haul Covid Recovery Clinic. He is one of the only physicians dually board certified in Pediatrics (American Board of Pediatrics) and Chinese medicine (NCCAOM – National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine), and has integrated Flower Essence therapy into care since 2005. Website: https://www.uhhospitals.org/Health-Talks/authors/david-w-miller-md-faap-lac-dipl-om

Lucia Soppe, LuciaSoppe.com

Lucia is a Heart Centered Transformational Coach who has been working with flower essences for 35 years, helping her  shift and change patterns within herself and her clients. She is also a kinesiology educator, and uses energy kinesiology and intuition to determine the right essences for her clients, or assists the client to intuitively choose their own. “I love the worldwide expansion of the use of flower essences – it inspires me. In my own circle I hope to make a contribution to a calm, peaceful, loving and all-encompassing energy of oneness.” Website: www.LuciaSoppe.com

Rosana Souto, The Blue Garden Project (Projeto Jardim Azul)gnae

Rosana is a flower essence practitioner, author, and educator with more than thirty years of experience. She is the founder of The Blue Garden Project (Projeto Jardim Azul) – an independent social remote research initiative aiming to track the use of flower essences in children with ASD, a researcher and volunteer at AAMPARA Autism (Care and Support Association for people with Autism), and a consultant for implementing flower essence therapy at Terra Firme private school in Brazil. Website: https://cosmosdrops.wordpress.com/

 

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1:00pm - 2:30pm

Live Zoom

How to be a Trauma Informed Flower Essence Practitioner

with Loey Colebeck, David Dalton, Mary Grace, Carla Savetsky, and Cathy Skipper

Loyola (Loey) Colebeck, Mind is Body Therapy

Loey provides IOPT (Identity-oriented Psychotrauma Therapy) and Flower Essence Therapy/Counseling. She has been professionally accredited by SEDIBAC in Barcelona where she trained, is an NCCAOM PDA provider, and has presented at multiple conferences and schools. Loey translated Pablo Noriega’s book, Bach Flower Essences and Chinese Medicine, from Spanish to English. She takes a Taoist and humanist approach to the therapeutic process. Loey teaches an annual, in-depth Flower Essence Therapy certificate course for professional development and personal exploration. Website: www.mindisbodytherapies.com

David Dalton, Delta Gardens

David is one of the pioneers of the flower essence movement and has been producing original essences, teaching and seeing clients since the late 1980’s. His company, Delta Gardens, is known as one of the most creative and innovative flower essence companies in the world. David is the author of Stars of the Meadow, an in-depth exploration of the healing patterns of over 40 flower essences. Delta Gardens features flower essences from all over the world. Website: www.deltagardens.com

Mary Grace

Mary Grace, BA ed., LMT, Reiki Master entered public education after raising a family and garden she spent 11 years teaching alternative high school secondary school. It was there that she developed her passion for the relationship between the mind, body and spirit in learning and healing. Training in Educational Kinesiology made it clear that bodywork was the next step. She completed massage therapy school in 1995 where she learned the fundamentals of Bach Flower Essences, Acupressure and Multidimensional Energetics. While maintaining an active bodywork practice she has formed an integrative healing collaborative. Her 27 years of continuing education included, Reiki, Taoist Feng Shui, Flower Essences with Dessert Alchemy and Australian Bush, Cranial Sacral Therapy, Attitudinal Healing and Trauma Recovery and Astrology. She continues integrate these skills into classes and services designed to assist clients in creating their own path to wholeness.

Carla Savetsky, Enlightened Women’s Health

Carla is a women’s health physician assistant by training…and medicine woman/wise woman by design. She is also a master flower essence practitioner, writer, singer, lover of spirit and Mom. She has spent over 30 years in the healing-space–helping sensitive, empathic women (like herself), overcome challenging diagnoses by finding the root cause of chronic dis-ease on the physical, emotional and spiritual levels. She works with women from all over the world. Website: www.carlasavetsky.com

Cathy Skipper, AromaGnosis & Cathy’s Attars

Cathy is an herbalist, aromatherapist, teacher and wounded healer. After living and working in the herbal world in France for 25 years, she came to live in Taos New Mexico in 2015 where she lives and works with her husband, holistic psychiatrist Dr. Florian Birkmayer. Together they run a private practice and a school combining aromas, plant medicine, Jungian psychology and personal journeying. Their aim is to help students deepen their relationship with themselves and learn to navigate and understand the power of the unconscious realms. Website: www.aromagnosis.com

 

Day 3 – Sunday May 1, 2022

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10:00am - 11:30am Pacific Time

Live Zoom

Essences to Assist Social Work and Disaster Recovery

with Luciana Chammas, Anete Beatriz Effting and Sandra Epstein

Luciana Chammas, Healing Essências Florais & Instituto Healing

Based in São Paulo, Luciana is responsible for Healing Essências Florais, a company which supplies Healingherbs Bach Flower Remedies in Brazil, and founded the Instituto Healing, an organization that develops and manages social works with the Bach flower remedies. She also teaches courses for therapists and is an associate of The Twelve Healers Trust. Website: www.healing.com.br

Anete Beatriz Effting

Anete is a certified Flower Essence Practitioner and teacher of the Flower Essence Society and the Alaskan Essences lines. She participates in disaster relief work using flower essences and coordinates a group of practitioners working in a social project in partnership with a local university.

Sandra Epstein, Araretama Rainforest Essences

Sandra is a researcher, educator and the founder of Araretama Rainforest Essences. 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. She also created the Therapeutic System called EMOTIONAL FITNESS, which encompasses behavioral and emotional exercises as a gym, integrating our 3 centers: instinctive, sentimental and intelectual. Website: www.araretama.com.br

 

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1:00pm - 2:30pm

Live Zoom

Co-Creating with Nature in the Face of Climate Crisis

with Lindsay Fauntleroy, Faun Fenderson, Isha Lerner and Sabina Pettitt

 

Lindsay Fauntleroy, L.Ac, The Spirit Seed & Elementals Essences

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. Website: www.TheSpiritSeed.org 

Faun Fenderson, Hearts Communicate

Faun is an all-embracing energy craftsman, who connects with various aspects of energy (plants/flowers, animals, nature beings, sound/vibration, Akashic Records, and many healing energies) to assist others in renewing their relationship with the Earth and its other inhabitants. She facilitates workshops and lives in New Orleans with furry friends and family. Website: www.heartscommunicate.com

Isha Lerner, Power of Flowers Healing Essence Company

Isha is a flower essence practitioner, producer, and internationally-recognized astrologer with a broad background in mythology and fairy tales which form the foundations of her prowess as an interpreter of Tarot. She co-authored the best-selling Inner Child Cards: A Fairy Tale Tarot, which illustrates the transformative relationship between fairy tales and human development. She is also author of The Triple Goddess Tarot, The Inner Child Card’s Workbook, The Power of Flowers book/deck set, and The Tarot of the Four Elements. Website: www.powerfloweressences.com

Sabina Pettitt, Pacific Essences Ltd.

Sabina Pettitt is the co-creator of Pacific Essences®, one of the oldest flower essence developers in the world (1983). Pacific Essences made the first Sea Essences in the world, contributing a whole new dimension to the vibrational medicine pharmacopoeia.

Sabina is a Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and all the essences in the Pacific Essences repertory have been researched in the context of both TCM and Ayurvedic Medicine. This unique approach of understanding Energy Anatomy and Energy Physiology contributes a much broader understanding how essences can play a significant role in of both Mind/Body Medicine and healing the whole person.

Pacific Essences® has also made a huge contribution to individual growth and well-being by creating the Abundance Essence, as well as the 22 Day Abundance ProgramTM and Abundance 33TM all of which resonate with the notion that when each of us is fulfilling our purpose and our heart’s desire we are healthier happier human beings who are contributing to the wellbeing of humanity as well as contributing to the sustainability of Mother Nature.

Sabina is also the author of Energy Medicine: Healing from the Kingdoms of Nature. Website: www.pacificessences.com

Day 4 – Monday May 2, 2022

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10:00am - 11:30am Pacific Time

Live Zoom

Building and Nurturing the Flower Essence Community

with Loey Colebeck, David Dalton, Tereza Guimarães, Patricia Meyer, Heidi Smith, and Sara Turner

Loyola (Loey) Colebeck, Mind is Body Therapy

Loey provides IOPT (Identity-oriented Psychotrauma Therapy) and Flower Essence Therapy/Counseling. She has been professionally accredited by SEDIBAC in Barcelona where she trained, is an NCCAOM PDA provider, and has presented at multiple conferences and schools. Loey translated Pablo Noriega’s book, Bach Flower Essences and Chinese Medicine, from Spanish to English. She takes a Taoist and humanist approach to the therapeutic process. Loey teaches an annual, in-depth Flower Essence Therapy certificate course for professional development and personal exploration. Website: www.mindisbodytherapies.com

David Dalton, Delta Gardens

David is one of the pioneers of the flower essence movement and has been producing original essences, teaching and seeing clients since the late 1980’s. His company, Delta Gardens, is known as one of the most creative and innovative flower essence companies in the world. David is the author of Stars of the Meadow, an in-depth exploration of the healing patterns of over 40 flower essences. Delta Gardens features flower essences from all over the world. Website: www.deltagardens.com

Tereza Guimarães, terezaguimaraess.org

Tereza is a medical doctor, homeopath and flower essence practitioner. She has always dedicated her professional path to understanding and supporting life. She lives in Brazil and, as a doctor since 1979, has directed all her investigations towards understanding the contents of the mind, emotions and their expression in the physical body and its relationship with nature. Psychiatry, Homeopathy, Floral Therapy, Dakshina Tantra Yoga and Advanced Kinesiology are areas of knowledge to which Tereza has dedicated herself for all these years individually, in groups, in clinical care and teaching. Website: terezaguimaraess.org

Patricia E. Meyer, Pat’s Garden

Patricia is a certified Flower/Gem Essence consultant and teacher who has been working with essences for over 45 years. Hailing from Johannesburg, Patricia received her training from two of South Africa’s most renowned homeopathic doctors. She subsequently studied with flower essence pioneers from around the world and is now considered to be one of the foremost practitioners in the United States. A member of the Flower Essence Society and writer/publisher of “The Essential Flower” newsletter for several years, Patricia currently practices in San Mateo, California, and lectures and conducts workshops throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. She has lectured in Johannesburg and Cape Town, at the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, South Africa and in Mexico City at an International Flower Essence Symposium. Website: www.patsgarden.com 

Heidi Smith, MA, RH (AHG), Moon & Bloom

Heidi is a graduate of the three-year clinical herbal studies program at Arbor Vitae, and is accredited as a Registered Herbalist by the American Herbalist Guild. She holds a master’s degree in mental health counseling, and has studied energy work and flower essences under several teachers. Her practice blends psychosomatic therapy, flower essences, and herbal medicine to address the multifaceted aspects of disease, with an emphasis on emotional wellness. She specializes in facilitating recovery from complex trauma stemming from emotional abuse. Heidi is passionate about engaging both the spiritual and scientific dimensions of the plant kingdom, and sees herbal medicine as a radical way to promote ecological and social justice. She lives and works on unceded Munsee Lenape land. She is author of The Bloom Book: A Flower Essence Guide to Cosmic Balance. Website: www.moonandbloom.com

Sara Estelle Turner, saraestelle.com

Sara is a leading expert in the world of Flower and Vibrational Essences and supports Healers grow aligned and nourishing businesses. Sara Estelle turned to Flower and Vibrational Essences in her early 40s following debilitating anxiety and sadness in her life and experienced such deep transformation that she has now 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 Estelle facilitates a successful Diploma in Flower and Vibrational Essences 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. She is the current Chair of the British Flower and Vibrational Essences Association and host of the Nature Connections Podcasts. Website: https://www.saraestelle.com/