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  • Course Registration Information
    each participant Please direct questions to your travel agent or your place of lodging Also we do not arrange for shuttles or other travel arrangements Meals Tuition includes a buffet style lunch morning snack and herbal teas We offer minimally processed and seasonally appropriate organic food While we strive for enough variety to meet most dietary preferences we recommend that if you have highly specialized or severely restricted dietary needs you bring additional food with you each day Transportation The nearest airport is Sacramento International Airport SMF which is about a 1 hour drive from Nevada City Shuttle service to and from the airport can be arranged with SuperShuttle 800 258 3826 or www supershuttle com if you do not rent a car You can also reserve a door to door ride with Nevada County Airporter 530 575 7011 Foothills Shuttle and Charter 530 432 3235 or www folsomlakeexpress com However please note that it may be less expensive to rent a car from the airport Important note for arrival Thursday July 21 taking into account possible delays etc please book your flight and allow for adequate travel time from the airport to your place of accommodation and from there to Terra Flora in order to arrive on time for the start of the class All participants enrolling in this course will be asked to participate in carpooling from common points of departure in the downtown area of Nevada City You will be given carpooling information after your registration has been completed and the logistics for the class are fully evaluated For this reason as mentioned above if one does not have a personal or rental car please reserve at one of the accommodations in central Nevada City After you have registered been accepted into the course and made your travel plans please fill out the travel form Schedule arrival and departure The majority of the professional seminar is conducted during the daytime hours Friday Sunday and Monday evenings are left open for dinner relaxation and assimilation of the class presentations The seminar does begin with an evening session on Thursday July 21st required attendance and there will also be an optional evening program on Saturday July 23rd A morning break and lunch are provided on site at Terra Flora and are automatically included in the seminar fee If you have highly exceptional dietary needs or need extra refreshment please bring these items with you each day Course begins Thursday evening July 21 You will be joining a carpool at approximately 6 45 pm from your assigned point of departure When you arrive at Terra Flora you will receive your class materials The Thursday evening session is an important orientation to the whole of the seminar This session will begin promptly at 7 30 pm and last until approximately 9 30 pm Please note please book your flight and allow for adequate travel time from the airport to your place of accommodation and from there to Terra Flora in order

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  • Brazil Conference Address
    in our own soul Furthermore the effect will have a different resonance for each individual recipient in the same way that some of us might be healed by soothing lyrical music some might require the order and symmetry of classical music while others will benefit from lively upbeat music that energizes and stimulates For example if a person with pronounced fear and hesitation about various challenges in daily life takes Mimulus this fear will be brought to consciousness through the resonant pattern that is activated This awareness then provides an alchemical opportunity for the individual to begin a process of understanding and transforming that fear On the other hand if someone does not exhibit the specific kind of fear that Mimulus heals the flower essence will have negligible effect since it does not speak to the inherent resonant need of the soul This fundamental difference distinguishes flower essences from allopathic drugs Pharmaceutical substances typically have the same biochemical impact in the bloodstream regardless of the individual involved Therefore standard pharmaceutical doses are prescribed for the safety and efficacy of the remedy Flower essences also differ significantly from homeopathic remedies The very term homeopathic is derived from the core axiom that these substances have their effect because like cures like Homeopathic remedies are proven when the symptoms of a remedy are produced in an otherwise healthy person because in such a situation like is not meeting like For example Dr Samuel Hahnemann proved quinine as a homeopathic substance for malaria by noting that it relieved the symptoms of malaria in one suffering from the disease but in one who was otherwise healthy some of the main pathological symptoms of malaria were suddenly made manifest or proven If Mimulus flower essence worked as a homeopathic remedy it would literally mean that anyone who took the Mimulus flower essence who did not need the remedy would prove the remedy by developing the specific state of fear for which Mimulus is indicated However our research and that of countless practitioners throughout the world has demonstrated again and again that this simply does not happen with flower essences Flower essences are not homeopathic they heal by an entirely different resonant principle This is why Dr Bach did not conduct any provings of his remedies in the standard homeopathic fashion though as an accomplished homeopathic doctor he was well acquainted with this research method It is simply not possible to prove a flower essence by administering it to someone who does not require it that person will not exhibit the classic fear state of Mimulus as would a homeopathic remedy Instead the flower essence will simply not register in the body mind complex Bach who was an accomplished and well recognized homeopathic doctor was clear that his new work should not be classified as homeopathic In an article to his colleagues in Homeopathic World Bach wrote The genius of Hahnemann realizing the nature and reason of disease used like remedies which by temporarily intensifying the illness hastened its end He used like poisons to repel the poisons from the body But having contemplated where his genius left us let us advance a step further forward and we shall see that there is even a new and better way Bach wrote further If a patient has a mental error a conflict between spiritual and physical self will result and disease will be the product The error may be repelled the poison driven from the body but a vacuum is left an adverse force has gone but a space exists where it has been situated The perfect method is not so much to repel the adverse influence as to draw in its opposing virtue and by means of this virtue flood out the fault In some countries there has been an unfortunate and misguided attempt to place flower essences under the aegis of homeopathic medicines This has served a practical marketing strategy since homeopathic remedies are more easily imported for regulatory purposes whereas flower essences are generally unrecognized by health authorities While such a classification may be convenient for short term purposes it greatly restricts and distorts a true understanding of flower essences In Germany for example where flower essences have been classified as homeopathic they have been difficult to obtain without a doctor s prescription Many who would benefit from flower essences are prevented from obtaining them due to these false legal and professional barriers Furthermore this unwise classification has opened up a black market in transporting flower essences illegally through the borders of other countries a practice that prevents the flower essences from being as transparent pure and widely accessible as Dr Bach intended them to be Moreover the new resonant principle which Dr Bach discovered for flower essences means that they have a unique self regulating property A wrong remedy is ineffective because it does not produce a significant resonant impact but it is not harmful in the same way an overdose of a chemical drug can be or the wrong homeopathic remedy can be Dr Bach s pioneering vision was to bring flower essence therapy to a far wider group of individuals including both lay persons and professional healers He felt strongly that healing should be deeply integrated throughout all of human society and not connected only to monetary wealth or professional prestige In fact at the end of his life Dr Bach was severely censured by the medical board of England and threatened with revocation of his license because he was not working through the proper approved professional channels for the development of his flower essences Dr Bach responded to the medical board that if his license was revoked he was willing to henceforth no longer call himself a doctor but simply a herbalist Our many decades of research through the Flower Essence Society have shown us that indeed flower essences are a very important aspect of home care Every parent is truly the first and foremost healer in their homes It would

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  • Caring for Exotic Wildlife
    are the basics of daily care A combination of veterinarian care using conventional medication and alternative approaches allows the maximum flexibility in handling the complex issues that are inherent in handling wild animals of any sort Claudia started learning about and using flower essences for herself and was able to share this knowledge with other Animazonia volunteers They first used flower essences with their show dogs primarily Five Flower Formula which helped keep the dogs calm in the stressful situations that surround showing animals Now the volunteers at Animazonia use essences daily with the other animals especially the cats who seem to be very receptive to the subtle effects of flower essences The Five Flower Formula flowers clockwise from top Star of Bethlehem Cherry Plum Impatiens Rock Rose Clematis They have used Five Flower Formula in many situations Magic the black leopard experiences stress when there is any change of routine which could be as simple as a visit by an educational tour conducted for children or extremes in weather like thunderstorms When Animazonia caregivers add Five Flower Formula to her water or spray her with a gentle mist she will remain calm in spite of these disruptions to her tranquil life Saba and Sheba the lionesses stopped eating when large earth moving machines started working in the neighborhood Volunteers started misting the cats with Five Flower Formula at mealtime the cats settled down and were able to eat without agitation Saba had a corneal transplant last year As she was recuperating Five Flower Formula was sprayed directly into her mouth as often as possible This helped keep her calm so that we could administer antibiotics pain medicine and anti inflammatories Other essences which have proven successful are Chestnut Bud Assisted Magic in recuperating from surgery and restoring her to

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  • Case: Dramatic Results with Fearful Dog
    minimize the amount of stress Navy experienced The long term goal was to help Navy recover from his fear of loud noises and to get him to have a minimal response to them First Cycle Edstrom had experienced dramatic results using flower essences with her own German Shepherds for their fear of thunderstorms She recommended the same essences for Navy Flower Essences Aspen for confidence to face the unknown Rock Rose courage and inner peace when facing great challenges Administration Recommendation 3 drops 4 times daily in vegetable glycerin given orally tapered to 2 times daily over a month s time with essences added to the water bowl Actual Practice Essences were dropped on Navy s dog biscuit and added to his drinking water but not administered directly Results First month EM report a slight change Navy was a bit calmer during storms although still reacted beforehand Second month EM reported further improvement calming down a bit faster after the reaction After 2 ½ months Navy s reactions to a thunderstorm and gunshots were less than usual EM estimated that there had been a 8 10 improvement Second Cycle Edstrom became aware that the essences were not being administered according to her recommendations She changed the formula and emphasized the need for oral administration of the essences Flower Essences Aspen and Rock Rose were continued Mimulus was added to bring confidence in the face of specific fears and phobias Administration Recommendation 6 drops 4 times daily orally with essences added to the water bowl Actual Practice Essences were given orally usually 2 times daily and added to the water bowl Results First month Navy did not react to fireworks at a homecoming celebration and his recovery time from unfamiliar noises was reduced by 90 He also did not react to gunshots during the duck hunting season EM commented My jaw almost hit the floor when the fireworks started and Navy didn t respond at all this is the first time Navy hasn t shown any fear of the noise Second month Navy was calm despite nearby gunshots a most remarkable change He is more focused in competitions and coping better with stress Third month Navy continues to be calm EM reported He now shows relative indifference to loud sharp noises With the end of the hunting and thunderstorm season the essences were temporarily discontinued Follow ups for the next four months indicated that Navy continued to remain calm during noises that had previously upset him For example Navy s caretakers took him to a fireworks celebration and he showed no reaction whatsoever EM estimated that Navy had experienced a 90 improvement which was documented by graphing the reaction times Conclusions During the treatment time frame Edstrom kept meticulously detailed records She and EM analyzed Navy s progress to see if there were any other methods which could be used to assist in treating Navy s noise phobias but she always came back to the flower essences She commented Navy was

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  • Kathy Edstrom - The Benefits of Using Flower Essences for Your Dog
    This is why I often recommend that dog owners take flower essences right along with their pet If the person is calmer the dog usually calms down too There are so many uses for flower essence therapy that it was difficult to choose which flower essences to discuss The group of seminar attendees ranged from pet owners who were curious about this healing modality to dog trainers who were into serious competition and wanted to learn more about how flower essences could help them in the show setting I chose to discuss the benefits of flower essences for animals by reviewing the most common behavioral concerns that pet owners have sought my assistance with Aggression issues breaking bad habits competition situations confidence building for shy animals animals that have a fear of loud noises such as thunderstorms fireworks and gun shots dealing with hyperactive animals rescue situations separation anxiety training sessions and how to get an animal more focused on the trainer and a big issue for many owners is transporting their pet either by car or plane With all of these issues I found one particular essence to be a starting point to treat that problem However each person and animal receiving the essences have a history and therefore other essences usually need to be added to the combination for them to experience the greatest benefits For example I have treated numerous dogs and cats for noise sensitivity thunderstorms and fireworks My first essence of choice would be Rock Rose however in several cases I ve added Aspen and or Mimulus to the combination Each case truly is individual and the only way to learn about that history is by thoroughly discussing the background of the owner and pet to be treated This includes information about the dog s previous owners if there were any medical history nutritional profile medications the dog may be receiving allergies past and present training methods used and also a history of the owners as well How much time do they spend with their dog What is the dog s living environment like inside vs outside dog Are there other pets in the household How have they reacted to the dog s behavior in the past All of this information helps me determine what the core issue may be and then 1 can evaluate which flower essences may be most beneficial for that person and or pet to receive After highlighting some of the uses for flower essences I then demonstrated how to administer flower essences on my 4 year old German Shepherd Virgo I also passed Virgo s flower essence bottle around the group so they could see what a flower essence dosage bottle contains The attendees had many good questions People wanted to know if they had to be concerned about overdosing the animal or side effects the pet may have I reassured them that flower essences are not drugs as they don t have a biochemical effect on the body such

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  • Interview with Jennifer Armold; Healing Animals
    restores trust and feelings of safety among others allows the warmth of social exchange to encourage greater social involvement a softening essence See Jen s fuller essay on the importance of using Mallow flower essence for animals Now that my practice has grown to helping clients around the world I do not often get to have in person contact with the individual I am treating like I had in the past Before when I was giving in home pet behavior consultations I was able to watch the behavior and emotional response to stimuli firsthand Now over the phone or e mail I am having to ask more questions of the owners and trainers to try to dig for clues which identify specific issues to address with flower essences I take notes during client interviews and jot down my initial ideas about appropriate essences as I go My years as an animal behavior consultant have provided me pretty good intake skills especially since an owner s perspective of an animal s emotions might be subjective to a certain degree When I begin to work on the staging and approach of my treatment plan for a client I go into a focused state of full concentration on that individual picturing it and attempting to get a deep sense or feeling of the underlying emotional issues I also get great suggestions from fellow practitioners What I love the most about the many essences from which we have to choose is that we as practitioners can pinpoint our treatments to benefit an animal or person on very specific levels or layers I think this is incredibly valuable Within only one full week of treatment with the custom blend the trainer called Jennifer and reported It s a miracle I am really shocked I can t believe the change in Majestee Jennifer expressed some relief I was very pleased and a bit amazed myself that there had been such an immediate turnaround in Majestee s behavior It appeared that the horse was feeling happier and that the training relationship was already improving I knew my window of time in which to gain the willingness of the trainer to try essence therapy was limited so the pressure was on Thank goodness for the essences Although initially reticent and in doubt that she would be able to give regular doses the trainer claims that once she starting seeing the changes she made a commitment to giving Majestee at least three doses per day She gives it directly into the horse s mouth and says the mare comes up to her and opens wide on her own for it This is a horse who previously would never approach people even for treats The trainer reports for the first time ever Majestee had no hormonal problems or bad emotional phases during her last heat cycle Majestee is now healed to such an extent that she will actually come over to a person and initiate nuzzling and playing Her stride has relaxed and lengthened and she is actually beginning to participate in the training This knowledgeable horse breeder and trainer has been working all over the country and claims to have never seen a horse so unhappy and uninvolved in life before this one and did not imagine such rapid and dramatic change was even possible I believe this will lead to helping many more horses with flower essences Jennifer concluded Five Flower Formula Gets The Goat Calmed Down Goats are very scheduled animals Jennifer said They like things to be regular and predictable and they don t like to be set on different schedules for the most part They re very caprine in nature very headstrong demanding Rock Water types Jennifer describes some goats as so dependent on the ritual of life that if anything unusual upsets their daily pattern such as a regular checkup or being transported somewhere for breeding they can become extremely upset Some suffer stress related illnesses as a result of this sensitivity I personally keep my goats on their toes so to speak by having them learn to adapt to changes in routine as a way of life but this is not always possible on larger farms Some goats seem to be Agrimony types Jennifer said Other than trying to convince their caretakers that they are chronically starving to death they don t outwardly show their angst when anxious they freeze and wait to see what the general consensus is among the herd They pretend that they are handling things in a calm way You ll hear a snort or two and hoof stomps but the tension builds and eyes get wide When I work with goats I see this tension come up and I can tell they want to trust the handler but they trust themselves over anyone else They get anxious and go into a panic mode where they are looking for any chance to escape a loose rope an open gate even if they trust their handlers I think this is a herd animal survival mechanism Jennifer recommends Five Flower Formula for such transitional times If you need to transport the animal or get it into a trailer if there is a new veterinarian involved or an unusual procedure Five Flower Formula seems to help quell the panic and general tension in the goats With my goats if I know that something is coming up for them I start treating them with the Five Flower Formula in their water bucket and grain a few days before Then right before transporting them or proceeding with hoof trimmings and wool stripping I ll give them Five Flower Formula directly and I ll take some myself so as not to trigger any emotion in them For particularly sensitive individuals regular treatment might include Walnut and Rock Water to help the goats adapt faster to transitions and change Emma Peels Away Toughie Facade Jennifer said she has been very impressed with the positive effects of

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  • Flower Essences and Pets
    each other and waited with dread for the next attack I never knew when or where it would happen and it always was the same dog Sugar who ended up on the bottom of the pile being torn apart I knew if this continued she would never be the happy dog that she started out to be I finally called in an animal behaviorist who told me that I was to be the alpha dog and no one else was to be allowed to lord it over the rest Also I was to walk each dog 10 minutes a day on a leash with Heel Sit and Stay I started doing this training religiously every day and it helped Still every 2 to 3 weeks there would be another attack The animal trainer had told me this behavior would probably get worse and that I would have to keep the dogs in cages and separated to solve the problem I couldn t bear the thought of caging my beloved dogs or trying to separate them and then give them enough attention I also could not face the thought of giving any one of them away or having them put down Up until this time I had been using Rescue Remedy the five flower essence formula that Dr Edward Bach discovered in his search for gentle healing remedies from flowers At least that helped keep Sugar sane and calm even though she was very nervous at the slightest look from Rosie Since the Rescue Remedy worked so well for trauma and injury I decided to look further in the wonderful world of Flower Essences I had used Impatiens for myself several months before the pups were born and found that I was able to face my own impatient self and learn to relax and take things all in their own good time So I ordered a Materia Medica Flower Essence Repertory from the Flower Essence Society located in Nevada City California and was delighted to find a whole section on flower remedies for animals I ordered several small bottles of them and started dosing each dog every night before bed Quaking Grass for animals living in a group Chestnut Bud for remembering training lessons Star of Bethlehem for abused animals who have suffered injury or trauma Tiger Lily for hostile or aggressive animals Holly for jealous pets who vie for the attention of the caregiver Chamomile for barking dogs and Cosmos to encourage interspecies communication The Flower Essence Society suggests limiting the combinations to no more than five at a time so would have different combinations for each dog On particularly bad days or when Sugar was badly hurt I used the mixture several times a day which helped calm and heal the wounds Of course all of this took months to halt the aggression and heal the trauma suffered At least I had something to use that I knew would eventually help I gave them only love and praise treated

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  • Essence Canine Case: Arthritic Collie
    at wrong angles He couldn t sit up His owner thought she would have to take Richie to the vet the following evening MaryAnne came by the next day to give the Richie a Reiki session She took a bottle of Love Lies Bleeding in case Richie was ready to die and a bottle of Rescue Remedy with her I kept giving Richie Rescue Remedy on various treats and also on his mouth and on his head Straight from the stock bottle He was really shaking The whole problem was the back hips and back legs I then started to give him the Love Lies Bleeding in the same manner on treats head mouth in his water bowl I was feeding Richie whatever I could to get the remedies in him such as Cheet O s Richie s shaking ceased after taking the essences He looked more calm and seemed content to lay down MaryAnne was able to perform the Reiki on him When the owner got home she was pleasantly amazed Richie was standing up greeting her Richie never went to the vet Pomeroy concluded and he s still walking She continues to combine essences with Reiki I have

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