Flower Essence Training


Live via Zoom*: 112 hours
September 2020 - May 2021
- Every other Saturday; see Registration Form for details -.

**classes will also be recorded**

For professional development or personal exploration.

This dynamic course provides in-depth training for established clinicians, a solid foundation for beginners, and a container for self-exploration. As a small group, we will learn through academic study and hands-on experience. Teacher, Loyola Colebeck's (SEDIBAC #402, NCCAOM #172473) professional training and experience provide a unique opportunity for clinically relevant training beyond what is typically available in flower essence courses in the U.S., Canada and the U.K.

Flower Essence Therapy is a rich and advanced, yet extremely safe mind-body therapy, compatible with any other medicine or method, from oncology to psychiatry, dermatology to massage, acupuncture to meditation... Akin to homeopathy, flower essences catalyze natural healing processes in the body, emotions and mind, but without harmful side-effects or contraindications. They are odorless, water-based remedies containing plants' archetypal life-force (qi), and help regulate Shen.

Most of the clinical advances in Flower Essence Therapy have been made in Spanish-speaking countries due to its popularity, numerous books, practitioners, professional associations and publications, and in some cases, integration into their national health care systems. But few clinically advanced and in-depth training opportunities exist in English. Much of the contemporary information that we will cover has not yet been translated to English. You will be passed down wisdom from numerous professionals in several countries, rural and urban, in fields from botany to psychology to Chinese Medicine and astrology, as well as Loyola's clinical experience and research. This course is a truly unique opportunity for acquiring a solid and up-to-date clinical foundation, compatible with cutting edge psychology and modern medicine, as well as spiritual or holistic practices.

We will learn Dr. Bach's life and work, plant signatures, contemporary psychological portraits and companion essences, Classical Chinese Medicine aspects, cutting-edge trauma theory and healing, topical applications, scientific studies, case studies, and more. We will thoroughly cover the Bach Remedies as well as selected remedies from FES and other systems for addressing specific aspects of Self, Family, Ancestry and Trauma.

Course material is presented through a variety of media including video, lecture, discussion, and hands-on experience. A certificate will be awarded upon successful completion of the course.


Want to meet the teacher?
Check out the informal 2-hour covid-related class


Give to or take from the Reparations Fund

Students reflect on their experience...

"I completed the Flower Essence Therapy training with Loey this past spring. I received so much from this class. I appreciated the connection to Traditional Chinese Medicine and learning about the studies that have been done to prove the effectiveness  of these remedies. I love that we were supported in going through  our own healing processes while taking the class. As as massage therapist, who has paused her practice due to  Covid-19, I am grateful to have something to offer my clients and community that doesn't require being in the same physical  space. It's also a beautiful way to connect with the plants that we learn about. Loey is a great teacher! I highly recommend this training!"
-Karen Townsend, LMT

"[The material] was very organized, thank you. You are a good and skillful teacher."
-Megan, BFA, LMT

" Thank you, thank you, Loey. This class has not only taught me a treasure trove of knowledge on flower essences, but has catalyzed profound healing for me personally."
-Julia, herbalist, doula

"I took this course to explore a new therapeutic modality of understanding personalities, trauma and how to engage with clients in deeper healing. I also wanted a way to provide healing that was less physical work than giving massage. I loved the aha moments I had as the flowers were described, and felt a clearer understanding of some issue I'd been having in myself or with another person."
-Racheal, LMT

photo by Terra Sura Photography

"My goal was to learn flower essences in depth and feel confident using them with clients. Goal achieved!"
-Marina, herbalist, yoga teacher

"I feel you presented the system thoroughly and with integrity."
-Jean, psychotherapist and meditation instructor

"I definitely gained a deeper understanding and connection with plant based healing and greater self awareness. I feel like I've been opened to a whole new world and mindset around tools for mental/emotional/physical health integration. I also really enjoyed exploring the connections between the plant signatures and the qualities of the essences"
-Sarah, sex educator

"I loved this course."
-Toby, designer

"Thank you for everything. This was a wonderful experience."
-Barbara, traditional healer