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  • Spring Weekend Seminar
    and flower essence selection techniques The class is designed to enable participants to begin incorporating flower remedies in a professional health practice or personal health program Highlights of the Weekend Seminar The contribution of Dr Bach Profiles of major English and FES flower essences The unique contribution of flower essence therapy The stages of soul transformation Introduction to flower essence selection Slide shows of FES and English flowers Hands on work with essence selection Plant walks and observation Register early as space is limited to 35 participants The Spring Weekend Seminar is the only 2003 FES event at Terra Flora Our 2003 Practitioner Training is scheduled for June 27 July 4 at Granlibakken Conference Center Tahoe City California Practitioner Intensive Class Accommodations Tent camping is available at Terra Flora for Friday Saturday nights for 40 Kitchen and bath privileges are included A limited number of van camping sites are available no RV s or trailers please Hotels motels and charming bed and breakfasts are available in nearby Nevada City A list of lodgings will be sent with your registration confirmation Directions and a map to Terra Flora will be provided upon registration Please note that Terra Flora is not a public center and is only open to registered participants in classes and other scheduled public events We encourage your use of the Carpool Network please see the registration form for details Lodging in the Nevada City Area Camping at Rollins Lake My understanding of how the flower essences work on the emotional body of an individual was expanded and clarified This is an important contribution to my work as a psychotherapist Victoria Seeley Sacramento California Registration 295 includes Saturday Sunday lunches Friday Saturday camping with kitchen privileges 40 additional Check in and campsite setup 5 00 7 00 p m

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  • CA Health Freedom Legislation
    1 The Legislature hereby finds and declares all of the following a Based upon a comprehensive report by the National Institute of Medicine and other studies including a study published by the New England Journal of Medicine it is evident that millions of Californians perhaps more than five million are presently receiving a substantial volume of health care services from complementary and alternative health care practitioners Those studies further indicate that individuals utilizing complementary and alternative health care services cut across a wide variety of age ethnic socioeconomic and other demographic categories b Notwithstanding the widespread utilization of complementary and alternative medical services by Californians the provision of many of these services may be in technical violation of the Medical Practice Act Chapter 5 commencing with Section 2000 of Division 2 of the Business and Professions Code Complementary and alternative health care practitioners could therefore be subject to fines penalties and the restriction of their practice under the Medical Practice Act even though there was no demonstration that their practices are harmful to the public c The Legislature intends by enactment of this act to allow access by Californian residents to complementary and alternative health care practitioners who are not providing services that require medical training and credentials The Legislature further finds that these nonmedical complementary and alternative services do not pose a known risk to the health and safety of California residents and that restricting access to those services due to technical violations of the Medical Practice Act is not warranted SECTION 2 Section 2053 5 is added to the Business and Professions Code to read 2053 5 a Notwithstanding any other provision of law a person who discloses to a client that he or she is not a licensed physician shall not be in violation of Section 2051 2052 or 2053 unless that person does any of the following 1 Conducts surgery or any other procedure on another person that punctures the skin or harmfully invades the body 2 Administers or prescribes x ray radiation to another person 3 Prescribes or administers legend drugs or controlled substances to another person 4 Recommends the discontinuance of legend drugs or controlled substances prescribed by an appropriately licensed practitioner 5 Willfully diagnoses and treats a physical or mental condition of any person under circumstances or conditions that cause or create risk of great bodily harm serious physical or mental illness or death 6 Sets fractures 7 Treats lacerations or abrasions through electrotherapy 8a Holds out states indicates advertises or implies to a client or prospective client that he or she is a physician a surgeon or a physician and surgeon b A person who advertises services subject to this Section shall disclose in any such printed media or advertising that the person is not licensed by the state 2053 55 a A person who provides services to a client that are not described in Section 2053 5 shall first do all of the following 1 Disclose to the client in plain

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  • Family Healing: John's Wort Archetype
    added Self Hea l to the formula to give her the faith that she really could heal herself and that the source of the healing could come from within her Higher Self Impatiens Crab Apple Mountain Pride Self Heal In the beginning her skin disorder actually got worse I made a very large jar of Self Heal creme for her and blended her formula of essences into this creme base Her whole body was reacting to the healing crisis and she needed frequent applications of the creme After some time her situation began to improve She was ready now to explore essences which would address the deeper cause of her illness The formula which I discovered for her was comprised of Centaury Pink Yarrow Impatiens and St John s Wort This formula helped her to realize that she had a deep seated need to serve others which left her emotionally drained and devitalized Centaury and Pink Yarrow This imbalance of energy made her extremely restless and irritable Impatiens The excess of fire within her caused a burning reaction in her whole system which manifested outwardly as the psoriasis The St John s Wort helped her soul to come into the right relationship to the fire element and to feel protected rather than attacked by the fire Centaury Pink Yarrow Impatiens St John s Wort Another special member of the family whom I was able to help was their horse named Esther The veterinarians had given up all hope of being able to help this horse She had a major skin problem called summer eczema This condition gave the horse severely disturbed skin Her skin was not a source of protection and all of this was especially aggravated by strong sunlight The family was on the verge of making the decision to have Esther put to sleep The father called me to ask if I could help with the flower essences I made the following formula for Esther Self Heal Penstemon Yarrow and St John s Wort I chose the Penstemon for the severe challenge which this horse faced and the Self Hea l to help rouse the strength within her to overcome her illness I felt the Yarrow and the St John s Wort would give her the protection she needed I particularly noted that Esther s illness was expressed through her skin which should serve to protect and cushion her from the environment Again the theme of light and fire was predominant in her illness since her condition was severely aggravated by sunlight For this reason I felt the St John s Wort would play a particularly strong role in her possible recovery I made a dosage bottle which was used in her drinking water and I also formulated a special bottle of olive oil to which was added St John s Wort Oil and her formula of essences I asked the family to massage her skin twice a day with the oil and also to add the essences

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  • St. John's Wort
    that reacts with the light to cause skin burns in light skinned persons This plant is also known to produce adverse reactions in animals who over graze on it However when prepared as a herbal medicine or as a homeopathic tincture the St Johns Wort protects against sunburn and is a highly effective remedy for wounds injuries and nerve pain As a flower essence these themes of Light and Incarnation are further enhanced Those who need St John s Wort flower essence are always highly sensitive people who carry a great deal of light within themselves They may even be very fair skinned However it is hard for them to contain the light or to incarnate into the Earth with their light thus the bodily sheath of the skin is often highly sensitive and easily prone to disturbance Many such persons are allergic or unusually subject to environmental stress or trauma or immune related illnesses It should be noted that St John s Wort flower essence can also be indicated from the opposite polarity of healing It can help regulate and sustain light within souls that are too depressed deep pressed Those who are prone to melancholia and especially those who experience depression due to light deprivation can be helped very much with this remedy St John s Wort is one of the premier remedies for protection during the night time and is indicated for a wide variety of sleep disturbances such as insomnia nightmares night sweats and night time incontinence Though the St John s Wort herb has become popular for its ability to successfully treat depression a deeper understanding of this five pointed radiant yellow blossomed plant is that it helps the soul encounter darkness and gives protection from negative spiritual entities The St John s Wort plant

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  • Holly Plant Study
    Earth and the colour similar to human blood IV BOTANICAL PLANT FAMILY The European Holly Ilex aquifolium belongs to the the Aquifoliaceae family which is in fact named for the Holly The family consists mostly of about 400 different species of the genus Ilex almost all of which produce showy prominent fruits with kernels in them The best known species from South America is Ilex paraguarensis which gives the leaves for Yerba Mate tea All species of the Ilex genus have green leaves year round This is not unusual in the tropics and subtropics but is rare in temperate latitudes In fact only very few species live in temperate East Asia and the North American East Coast and only one species lives in Europe this is Holly V ENVIRONMENT Holly likes a rich and heavy soil and it cannot survive cold winters This is why it is not present in Eastern Europe and it may also be part of the reason why it thrives but only as shrubby undergrowth in deciduous forests with their temperate microclimates In any event we typically find Holly in company with Beech Oak or in the Mediterranean hills forming forests together with Yew and deciduous Oaks Holly can adapt to very shadowy environments like the forests mentioned above yet it does like the sun though preferring a climate that is not too dry during the summer We find Holly more and more at home the closer we get to the Atlantic Ocean In fact it is in England and Ireland where we see Holly as beautiful impressive trees VI GROWTH PATTERN Holly s growth pattern is slow and steady throughout the year The leaves living for approximately three years modulate from more pointed youthful forms to more simple old forms found especially in the crown region VII DAILY AND SEASONAL CYCLES Daily The leaves have the daily breathing rhythm of all trees giving up oxygen during the day and taking in some oxygen at night They work in the daylight building up substances sugars that are released at night time Seasonal Holly blossoms at the turn of late spring into presummer i e May through June The fruits are ripe in October The most striking characteristic in the seasonal cycle of Holly is of course that it keeps its leaves during the winter VIII THE FOUR ELEMENTS Earth Just by being a woody plant Holly shows key characteristics of a plant that grows deeply into the Earth element It is well rooted with dense wood of a white or yellowish greenish colour with a shimmer of blue Its clear geometric growth patterns also speak of the Earth Element with respect to the Life Ether Water and Air I characterize Holly as a plant of the temperate Atlantic climate This means that it likes humidity in the air and the mildness of the weather that goes with it Gentle rains and the alternation of sun and clouds as exemplified in Ireland is where Holly is most

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  • Holly - The Heart Healer
    compassion The Green Knight A Solitary Branch of Holly Holly s paradoxical teaching of harshness and holiness is also found in the Arthurian legend of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight The Green Knight appears in Arthur s court during a Midwinter Feast But the hue of his every feature Stunned them as could be seen Not only was this creature Colossal he was bright green No spear to thrust no shield against the shock of battle But in one hand a solitary branch of holly That shows greenest when all the groves are leafless The Green Knight is a manifestation of the Green Man the vast cosmic forces of Nature that must be encountered by the human soul and anchored by the human heart Bearing a holly branch in one hand and an axe in the other hand the Green Knight challenges one of Arthur s knights to cut off his head with the axe He declares If you cut off my head you must meet me in the Green Chapel of the Northland where I will return the blow to you Holly King by Jane Brideson For details of prints and cards contact Dark Moon Designs Rainbow Cottage Clonduff Rosenallis Co Laois Republic of Ireland morrigan mac com Gawain is a knight of great valour though he is also driven by courtly intrigues ambitions and desires He accepts the challenge and severs the Green Knight s head Over the course of the year he travels disoriented through a desolate winter landscape in search of the Green Chapel In the course of this quest he is tempted by a woman who is actually the Green Knight s wife in disguise Gawain emerges from these encounters with a pure heart and finally finds the place where the Green Knight lives A cleft between two steep cliff faces where trees were growing deep green even in winter It is here in the land of the Holly trees that Gawain encounters the Green Knight surviving his blows intact Heigh Ho the Green Holly The idea that Holly heals the vexations of the human heart is also addressed by Shakespeare in his play As You Like It Its main theme involves a banished duke who retreats to the Forest of Arden far away from his mean spirited brother proclaiming And this our life exempt from public haunt Finds tongues in trees books in the running brooks Sermons in stones and good in every thing The forces of Nature work as a nurturing balm in the play until eventually the wicked Duke Frederick is healed by a holy hermit of the forest and all social relationships are brought back to harmony One of the key songs Blow Blow Thou Winter Wind sings of the fierce forces of winter which are not so unkind as man s ingratitude Its refrain is Heigh ho sing heigh ho unto the green holly Most friendship is feigning most loving mere folly Then heigh ho the holly This life

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  • Awareness Crises
    understanding this experience which I came to call the awareness crisis could be quite upsetting I thought this was supposed to make me feel better Therefore I have disagreed with the idea that discussing the possibility of a catharsis or awareness crisis should be avoided because it might instill fear in the client It all depends upon the context in which the therapist gives this information The therapist can have a comforting rather than alarming tone letting the client know that this is part of the healing process that the therapist is there to support the client that this is only one possibility and does not always happen Certainly it is more reassuring to be armed with this knowledge when feelings come up which are uncomfortable In many cases the fear of catharsis may actually be with the practitioner rather than the client If the practitioner has difficulty meeting the more intense emotions of the client he or she may have a need to soothe and placate The practitioner s fear of stirring up intense emotion in the client can be communicated to the client and that in itself can create a problem Having said this it is also true that there are many successful flower essence cases that do not involve an awareness crisis or emotional catharsis So it certainly is not necessary or required to create or experience a crisis For that reason there is a legitimate criticism that can be made for some of the cathartic therapies of the sixties and seventies primal scream gestalt therapy with beating pillows etc which were touted as methods for getting rid of emotions but often served to deepen one s attachment to negative emotions It should be clear that this kind of catharsis is not what we are promoting with

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  • Potentization
    out of our own understanding of the elemental forces which work in flower essences and the ways in which the human being can enhance their healing power Regarding your question about potentizing the dosage bottle the rhythmic shaking of the dosage bottle is not the same as a homeopathic potentization dilution and succussion which raises the substance to a further homeopathic potency We consider that we are simply waking up the remedy with the understanding that the water element is in its most vital and natural state when it is in movement We have come across various attempts to create homeopathic versions of flower essences For example some have taken the Bach remedies and then made 30X homeopathic potencies of these The idea behind this is that they are somehow stronger than normal flower remedies My understanding is that these remedies do take on characteristics of homeopathic remedies or at least a kind of hybrid They can produce aggravations if the wrong remedy is taken Flower essences tend to be duds if not indicated They only stir the pot if they are in some way on target Homeopathic remedies can also change indications at different potency levels so I am not sure that this has been adequately explored by those who prepare these hybrids It may be that they have some therapeutic value but they appear to be much different than standard flower essences The attraction is that like middle or high potency homeopathics they have a compelling effect which can break through blockages but involves less of the self awareness of the patient than is possible with flower essences Your question about Bach s reference to higher potencies is quite intriguing See page 163 in the Collected Writings of Edward Bach edited by Barnard in an article called Some Fundamental Considerations of Disease and Cure published in Homeopathic World Further in that same article page 171 he describes his sun preparation method by which blossoms are collected in the morning and floated on the surface of a bowl of water exposed to the unobscured sun What he is calling 3rd 4th and 7th potencies are the mother essences taken from the bowl at the 3rd 4th and 7th hours rather than homeopathically potentized remedies This fits with the idea expressed earlier that the flower essence preparation itself is a kind of non homeopathic potentization process One thing to keep in mind is that Bach was ever evolving in his work When Bach started making flower remedies in 1928 he made his first three remedies in a conventional homeopathic way by preparing a tincture from the macerated plant He then adapted the alchemical process of collecting the solarized dew drops from the flowers This was adapted to become the sun method described above and later he added the boiling method The article cited was written in 1930 very early in his work Note that he describes two remedies Cotyledon and Arvensis which were later dropped We can thus understand Bach

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