Live via Zoom - 112 hours
Every other Saturday, September 2023-May 2024
For professional development and 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 explore Flower Essence Therapy through academic study, hands-on experience, and group process.
Flower essences are compatible with any other medicine or method, from oncology to psychiatry, dermatology to massage, acupuncture to meditation... they catalyze natural healing processes in the body, emotions and mind. Flower Essences can be pivotal in a soul's healing journey, and they can also be pivotal to the healing process of a bodily tissue. They work on all levels of our Being.
Many of the clinical advances in Flower Essence Therapy have been made in Europe and the Spanish-speaking Americas due to numerous practitioners, professional associations, publications and books in Spanish, and, in some countries, integration into their national health care systems. As a teacher, I've been blessed to receive extensive, in-depth professional training with numerous teachers and institutes in Spain and the Americas, including several years of weekly flower essence meetings with presenters specializing in a wide range of areas. This rich and integrative training and professional association, along with more than a decade of clinical experience, allow me to provide a unique opportunity for clinically relevant training beyond what is typically available in most English-speaking countries.
You will be passed down flower essence wisdom from my many teachers as well as the insights that I've gained over the years of clinical experience and field research. This course is a truly unique opportunity for acquiring a solid foundation, compatible with contemporary psychology and modern medicine, as well as traditional indigenous medicine and spiritual practices.
We will learn Dr. Bach's life and work, plant signatures, contemporary psychological portraits and companion essences. Woven throughout, we will meet Classical Chinese Medicine aspects, Western medicine aspects, and cutting-edge trauma theory and healing. We will address topical applications for tissue states and access scientific studies. We will thoroughly cover the Bach Remedies as well as selected remedies from FES for addressing specific aspects of Self, Family, Ancestry and Trauma. Because we also learn through group work and colleague relationships, the course also takes on the human shape of its participants. Learning may be organic as you develop real, integrated wisdom through personal and professional transformation catalyzed by the flowers and shared within the group.
Course material is presented through a variety of media including video, lecture, slides, discussion, and hands-on experience. 2-week breaks between classes give you an opportunity for reading assignments, working with essences, and integration. Scheduled "office hours" will be available for students. Case supervision and professional mentoring are available as an adjunct to the course for current and former students developing a professional track. A certificate will be awarded upon successful completion of the course.
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Students reflect on their experience...
"I would recommend this class to anyone and everyone interested in flower essence therapy. I really LOVE this class. It has changed my life, rocked my world so to say. It is my first course in flower essence therapy. I was introduced to flower essences many years ago, but I see now how superficial my understanding was.
What I love about this class is that the information we are getting is so unique and nuanced... very complex. I feel that we are understanding flower essence on a very deep level, far beyond any book description. I also really love the Chinese Medicine perspective. Since human and health, healing and trauma are already very complex and mysterious, it makes sense that we would honor that complexity and mystery in our attempt to understand as holistically as possible each essence and how to apply them in human healing processes. It is really expanding my mind and my own understanding of transformation and healing processes."
-Yoshi Owens, RN and coach
"The trauma piece is very important to me and my work. You are doing an awesome job by touching on this a fair bit. You have much to offer in experience and knowledge and are respectful and professional. You maintain a safe and inviting learning environment."
-Dave W., Indigenous healer
"As class went on, the flowers taught me how to be a better practitioner--more patient and trusting of our own bodies and spirits. I feel like those who are using flower essences with acupuncture might be missing something--prior to the class, I would have embraced another beloved teacher's suggestion for plant and point and used it as gold. But now I feel like I have my OWN choices and reasoning, and that feels real to me, like a healthy Cerato state. Like I am gathering information to become real knowing."
-Angie Clifford, L.Ac.
"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. 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
"Completing Loey Colebeck's Flower Essence course has been one of the best decisions of my life. I would recommend this course in a heartbeat. This course satisfied my thirst for in-depth information about flower essences. Since the course was presented over a nine month period, there was opportunity to grow both personally and professionally. Loey is a wise mentor whom I am blessed to work with."
-Rosemary Roberts, Nova Scotia, Canada
"The material from the books we've been working with, as well as our discussions in class, are very rich. I appreciate the fact that Loey supports and accommodates different learning styles. Our assignments have been helpful in giving us a deeper understanding of the flower essences, Chinese medicine, and how they intersect. Loey has kept the class very interesting by bringing in different types of media that help us learn about each remedy, such as music, videos, graphs, movie clips, and text from a variety of books.
I feel that Loey has attracted a very high caliber of students, and I appreciate everything that each of my classmates bring to the table. I love observing the growth that is taking place personally and professionally for myself and my colleagues as a result of the flower essences and course content."
-Liz Davison, artist and librarian
" 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."