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  • in the midst of what was a 9 year process up to that point it was an on going project that he felt would take him from one thing to another and that one stage was always a preparation period to get him to the next stage and so forth I think for me it s the same thing too I get very discouraged about that But I am beginning to understand why that is You said you used other healing forms other modalities in your battle with depression Could you tell me more about that Do you engage in an active prayer or meditation schedule Shakespeare is my spiritual center And I think it is helpful to have in your life anything that you do well that you vibrate to I m toning and doing affirmations right now I m also doing a kind of brain biofeedback neurotherapy and a technique that involves tapping the energy meridians while repeating positive phrases I have looked into many many techniques and it is hard for some of them to take hold because I m such a weird combination of skepticism and openness I ve tried many kinds of meditation but never succeeded in establishing daily practice And as an actor I ve been exposed to many different helpful approaches to relaxation and focus Recently I ve been going to a place called Gulliver s Learning and Living Center here in New York which is mainly a food centered place For a long time I have tried to deal with my checkered relationship with food and I think I am only beginning to accept the degree to which food is responsible for how I feel emotionally What anti depressants were you taking Eloïse Nardil the first time around The second time I did a course of three one after another over a four year period First was Prozac Second was Wellbutrin The third was Effexor which I took along with Buspar an anti anxiety drug You mentioned Gentian and Self Heal were helpful to you after discontinuing medication What other essences have you found helpful Tansy lately I know that it is not specifically indicated for depression But the Repertory description mentions people who have been exposed to a lot of chaos and confusion and emotional instability and even violence and have learned to suppress their natural responses to situations as a way of keeping peace Or of avoiding further emotional overwhelm Emotional overwhelm is a real issue for me And this phrase has really stuck in my head they energetically downshift as an avoidance mechanism for emotional coping and distancing I often feel that depression IS an energetic downshift You do it because you can t handle the feeling So I have found Tansy is remarkable At the moment I m also taking Borage Chestnut Bud Morning Glory and Blackberry and have often taken Mustard in the past There is something I have to say in general I ve taken a

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  • Holistic Use of Flower Essences
    s alcoholism while in utero Although Hanna had been following a healthy diet while in recovery and had adjusted her diet significantly over a one year period eliminating sugar and animal products her physical complaints remained She was then recommended for flower essence assessment and possible short term therapy The Healing Process Hanna was ambivalent about therapy yet curious about the use of flower essences When she was asked how she felt she seemed to focus on physical problems When she was asked about her feelings Hanna replied in her sweet and ever so gracious style stereotypical of Southern charm Well I m never upset I explored Never Yes she smiled You mean you never get angry Again with great pride she replied Never I knew this was the place to begin I then discussed my work with flower essences and my belief like so many of us interested in the relationship of mind and body that the manifestation of physical disease has its root in the mind that is in the unresolved undigested and conflicted experiences of life that inhibit the psyche or soul from free expression Hanna looked at me and graciously replied OK what do you have in mind Hanna seemed surprised that I suggested we start with Agrimony a flower remedy first developed by Dr Edward Bach 1886 1936 often suggested for cheerful people who mask worries or feelings in order to keep up image or keep the peace Because of Hanna s alcohol sensitivity and her commitment to recovery the flower essences were prepared in a 1 oz dosage bottle in a glycerin and distilled water base and she took four drops under the tongue three times a day Initially Hanna took Agrimony for 6 weeks and engaged in therapy on a bi monthly basis Within a few weeks she reported that she noticed it seemed easier for her to be more genuine Hanna shared an example of the subtle effects of this remedy She reported that on a recent visit to the dentist she became alarmed when the dentist began to stuff her mouth with cotton and and then told her he would be back in five minutes Hanna told him not to go please stay here because your absence makes me uncomfortable The dentist willingly complied Hanna noted that her ability to assert herself and express her discomfort was not something she historically could do with such ease She continued with another round of Agrimony for a total of twelve weeks During this period Hanna began to trust the process a bit more By the third month she engaged in weekly therapy During this next phase Hanna began to focus on her feelings of anger toward her mother Hanna was more genuine and vulnerable and she spoke of her feelings of abandonment Hanna remembered her mother as either being drunk or running off in the middle of the day to be with a man Utilizing pastels she drew a picture of a little

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  • Case Study: Using Flower Essences to Address a Rare Nervous Disorder
    be better Maria s life expectancy was estimated to be no more than five years A summary of positive changes noted in Maria since treatment When Maria first came for treatment she had 20 convulsions in a good day and 40 in a bad day Her range is now from one or two convulsions on a normal day to eight convulsions on a stressful day Before treatment Maria suffered constantly from severe respiratory ailments After seven months of taking flower essences these symptoms ceased and for the following period of eight months there have been no respiratory ailments whatsoever Maria seemed completely alienated from the world She was unable to recognize anyone even her mother Her eyes were disconnected from physical reality Now she is more physically aware and gesticulates positively whenever her mother caretakers or a sibling is close to her Prior to flower essence therapy Maria did not express her emotions She didn t laugh or smile Now she reacts to tickles with movement and occasional laughter When Maria s mother talks directly to her she smiles and her face lights up When first coming for therapy Maria s face was expressionless She now displays many gestures and emotions including anger or frustration She is much more awake during the day and eats better She is no longer a passive disinterested eater She shows a preference for the things she likes and rejects those she does not want Prior to treatment Maria did not show a pupilary reflex contraction of the pupil in the presence of direct light Her pediatrician had observed this same result repeatedly After six months of flower essence therapy Maria regained this reflex Summary of flower essences used Shooting Star I consider this to be Maria s archetypal remedy and it was used consistently throughout her treatment When I reflected upon Maria s case I was struck by how her soul has had to struggle to incarnate in her physical body from the earliest days of infancy and even before birth The harsh allopathic drugs administered to her continued to blot out her awareness of the physical dimension Within Maria s soul there existed a profound sense of alienation and exclusion It was hard for her to come into her body and to feel her home on earth to find a sense of belonging with other human beings Each application of Shooting Star brought increased bodily awareness After the first treatment she was observed crossing her legs by herself and making communicative sounds which she had never tried before Gradually she became more awake during the day and began to have an increase in appetite She began to clearly recognize and respond positively to her mother and caretakers By the fourth session Maria was demonstrating an expanded range of physical touch with positive reactions such as laughing and moving She now participates in selecting her food and is clear about what she will not eat In general she shows an increased perception of the

    Original URL path: http://www.flowersociety.org/maria.htm (2016-02-10)
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  • Case Study: Journey out of Depression
    about flower essence therapy She felt either this is a joke or this Doctor is a charlatan How the hell does he suppose I m going to get out of this terrible state with flowers For the first three days her symptoms worsened She felt more depressed and suicidal and suffered from headaches Then she reported dramatic changes for the better Main flower essences used Aloe Vera for energy and revitalization Mustard for depression Cherry Plum for fear of loss of control and suicidal feelings Baby Blue Eye s and Mariposa Lily for the childhood emotional wounding from her mother and father Summary of changes noted Her trembling and shaking vanished She began to feel more energetic and her Dermatron readings improved Her constipation lessened She laughed for the first time The Dermatron registered increased levels of physical energy Her depression began to lift Sonya arrived for her second session in a bright yellow dress the color of the Mustard flower and exclaimed These drops are wonderful At this point she was feeling relief from some of her most bothersome symptoms While the deeper issues addressed by Baby Blue Eyes and Mariposa Lily had yet to surface the release of long standing physical symptoms such as constipation showed they were working at a subconscious level Second stage Realization and Recognition In this stage Sonya began to draw deeper connective links about her physical condition and her emotional outlook on life Major new essences added Two key essences Black Eyed Susan and Holly were added at this stage which acted as catalysts to her increased emotional self awareness Black Eyed Susan to bring the light of consciousness into the hidden shadow parts of the personality Holly for jealousy envy and hostility Holly is a foundational flower essence that fosters greater love and inclusiveness by addressing feelings of isolation and separation Summary of changes noted Sonya became aware of how her overly sweet personality was a way to cover her inner monster She became aware of her anger at her mother and daughter and aware of jealousy and lust for her neighbor s husband She realized how these feelings grew out of her own insecurity Third stage Reaction Resistance and Reconciliation In this stage Sonya retrieved memories from her troubled past and brings new understanding to them Strong emotions of grief anger and loss were experienced but rather than remaining stuck in these past traumas Sonya moved forward to emotional reconciliation and forgiveness with both her father and her mother Main flower essences used Black Eyed Susan for awareness of hidden emotions Mariposa Lily and Baby Blue Eyes for the lack of mother love and father love in her childhood Golden Ear Drops newly added for awareness of painful childhood memories Her father had died ten years previously Although she took care of him for the last four years of his life she was not able to speak to him at the time about her feelings about his violence and abandonment of

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  • Flower Essences and Stress Profiling
    below in both traditional and metaphysical ways Site Location Psychophysiological Meaning Metaphysical chakra meaning Wide Frontal Seat Of Negative Emotions 3rd Eye Divine Joy Also Seat Of Knowledge Enlightenment Mastoid to Mastoid Process Muscle Tension Of Axis Postural Head Position Medulla Oblongata The Ego Also The Entry Point of Prana Which Regulates Breath Bilateral C4 Paraspinals Muscle Tension Of Neck Postural Anti Gravity Muscles Throat Chakra Center of Will Also Associated With Calmness Bilateral T6 Paraspinals Intrascapular Muscle Tension Postural Anti Gravity Muscles Heart Chakra Divine Love Also Desires and Attachments Bilateral T12 Paraspinals Muscle Tension at the Thoracic Lumbar Junction Postural Anti Gravity Muscles Lumbar Chakra Firely Self Control Self Image Bilateral L4 Paraspinals Muscle Tension of the Lumbar Sacral Area Postural Anti Gravity Muscles Sacral Chakra Creativity Power Sexuality The procedure of the study followed the standard of care for stress profiling Electrodes were connected to the above sites along with hand temperature probe and EDA recording electrodes A five minute baseline was recorded followed by a pre recorded three minute serial arithmetic task Hartje s Flow Chart followed by a five minute recovery period The only nuance for the study was the administration of either a placebo or the five flower essence approximately five minutes prior to the initiation of the first baseline period The analysis of the data was conducted using a standard analysis of variance with repeated measures Two post hoc analyses were conducted for each site The first looked at the interaction of period Baseline Stress Recovery with Time 3 minutes of each period to determine whether or not there had been a psychophysiological response Click here for data charts The response patterns and their significance is presented for Figures 1 8 As can be seen a significant response pattern is noted for all sites with the exception of the T6 Heart and L4 paraspinal Sacral site The lack of responsivity for the T6 Heart chakra site may be attributed to the effects of the flower essence see below Figure 9 shows the magnitude of the sEMG response from baseline to the stress period As can be seen the mastoid to mastoid Medulla recording site shows the largest response pattern nearly three times greater than any other site Lastly the influence of the Five Flower Formula Essence is shown for each site in Figures 10 17 As can be seen significant effects were noted only for the T6 Heart and C4 Throat chakra sites So what can we learn from the observations of this study First of all it appears that the stress response occurs all along the spine not only at our favorite electrode placement sites such as the wide frontal placement all together In fact had we stuck to the traditional sites we would have missed the clinical effects of the flower essence I was very surprised and impressed by the magnitude of the stress response at the mastoid to mastoid Medulla chakra site This site has been pretty well ignored in

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  • Instructors
    articles and books about flower essences including the best selling Flower Essence Repertory now in its fifth edition and translated into six different languages Richard and Patricia have traveled extensively giving seminars throughout the world on flower essence therapy They also manage Flower Essence Services which produces flower essences and herbal products at Terra Flora their 27 acre Biodynamic organic garden and wildlife sanctuary in the northern Sierra Nevada foothills

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  • Professional Course Curriculum
    flower essences is a key skill for flower essence practitioners Through our experience and research we have determined that there is no single correct selection for a given situation rather there are more or less several effective selections What makes an effective selection and what is the process by which we can arrive at choices and strategies for flower essence therapy Besides gaining a thorough knowledge of the essences themselves the most important skills are communication with one s client and learning to appreciate the significant soul gestures that can be correlated with flower essences You will have an opportunity to practice listening questioning and case taking skills with a partner along with guidance on how to select archetypal remedies that are truly effective Principles of flower essence combining Flower essences are like musical tones which resonate with the sensitive strings of the soul When we combine flower essences what are the principles that allow us to harmonize several tones into a healing chord or to manifest a creative dissonance which will stimulate awareness and soul growth We will present some basic principles of flower essence combining affinity polarity calibration separation and synthesis and give examples of combinations based on geometric structures such as the trine the cross or the powerful pentagram of Dr Bach s emergency formula Further consideration will be given to thematic considerations in formulating such as color botanical signature or environmental context Patricia Kaminski teaching in the classroom Reading the language of Nature Flower essence plant profiles It is important for flower essence therapists to know the qualities of the plants from which the essences are made Flower essences are a communication from the soul of Nature to the human soul Plants express healing qualities through their forms colors aromas growth patterns relationship to their environmental and elemental forces We gain further insight by studying their botanical relationships herbal and medicinal properties and lore Our goal is to help you establish a living connection with the healing power of plants as expressions of natural forces By creating a context for appreciating flower essences you will be able to use them with greater sensitivity and intention in your healing practice We will select key flowers from the FES North American essences and the English essences of Dr Edward Bach to profile through color slides plant specimens and nature walks The classification system of botanical plant families will be a powerful lens through which to view the relationship of plant qualities and flower essence indications Each participant will be guided to investigate one plant in depth learning to sharpen both the sense of perception as well as the imagination See plant studies done by students of the FES Course The plant study also gave me a sense of connection to and grounding in the plant world that I did not have before When the plants start to speak to us in through our involved observation and understanding and there is no end in what they have to tell

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  • Case Study Certification Program
    the optional Certification Program generally lasting six months to one year involving the following components Three in depth case studies with client documentation and practitioner commentary according to the criteria outlined in the certification materials Archetypal Character Study A paper devoted to a public personality artistic or literary character discussing key qualities and phenomena that reflect the archetypal attributes of a particular flower essence A reading fee of US 300 payable when the case materials are submitted for review The deadline for submitting the certification materials is one year following the deadline for the submission of the plant study However time extensions can be granted if the participant makes a written request proposing a new specific deadline Step 4 Following completion of the Certification Program After your certification work is complete Patricia Kaminski or Richard Katz will personally review and discuss your case work through a telephone consultation or optional in person interview Upon successful completion of the certification program participants receive a handsome certificate from the Flower Essence Society and are invited to register as certified practitioners in the FES Practitioner Referral Network I can t tell you how happy I am to receive my certificate I decided to devote my life to the work with flower essences Becoming an FES certified practitioner not only will bring credit to my work but also and what is most important for me the process was a great opportunity to know myself a lot better I can t tell you how happy I am to receive my certificate I decided to devote my life to the work with flower essences Becoming an FES certified practitioner not only will bring credit to my work but also and what is most important for me the process was a great opportunity to know myself a

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