Meet Australian Flower Essence Practitioner Tracy O’Meara Smith!
Tracy combines Flower Essence Therapy with a gentle and holistic form of bodywork (Bowen Therapy), and through this integration guides clients through periods of profound inner transformation, crisis, and pain. She empowers individuals to trust their intuition, act on newfound insights, and discover effective ways to cope, live, and ultimately be.
Well-versed in the Australian flower essences, Tracy was recently certified by the Flower Essence Essence Society through the online FES Practitioner Certification Training course taught by Ruth Toledo Altschuler.
Our conversation spans her profoundly connective experience of participating in an Aboriginal flower pit ceremony, how the FES training up-leveled her understanding of flower essence therapy, and the deep integration that bodywork brings to the process.
👉 Learn more about the Flower Essence Practitioner Certification Training Program at the School for Flower Essence Studies.
Ever wonder how we got from Dr. Bach’s research to where we are today? In the late 1970s and 80s there was a simultaneous explosion of new flower essences being discovered, researched, and produced around the world. Yet, this “second wave” of producers didn’t initially know about one another until the first international conference was held.
Ruth Toledo Altschuler came on the scene just as these gatherings began to happen, and she became a major importer of essences into Brazil at that time. In this episode, we have the honor of hearing her stories and adventures — how she met the people and visited the places of the FES, Alaskan, Australian essences, and more, in these early days of the post-Bach flower essence renaissance.
Join us for this rare treat and glimpse into the modern history of flower essences.
In this episode, we welcome Lindsay Fauntleroy back to the podcast! Lindsay is a medicine maker, educator, acupuncturist, and author of In Our Element — a self-help guide that integrates acupuncture theory, flower essences, yoga and ancestral spirituality.
We talk about the naturally rising levels of stress and anxiety during this time of year and the corresponding elemental forces.
Exploring the way stress and anxiety manifest in the context of the different elements, we offer our favorite flower essences for each scenario. And wow do we cover a lot!
Join us on this whirlwind dive into the elements as a lens for Flower Essence Therapy.
We welcome Ruth Toledo Altschuler back to the podcast as we record a session for our upcoming Flower Essence Alchemy event.
The three of us share our early life experiences in trying to access emotional sanity by connecting to the plants, animals, and the elements of Nature.
Using the analogy of “reforesting ourselves” after processes of internal deforestation have happened, we explore the concept of re-bonding with the earth so that we can become more fully whole and embodied beings. And we share the flower, tree, and gem essences that are key for this grounding re-connection.
In this episode, Kathleen and Rochana speak to expert Locational Astrologer, Moses Siregar, who combines western and Vedic astrology in the unique field of astrocartography.
With a love for and background in flower essences and vibrational remedies, Moses continues to use these in conjunction with his astrology practice. We chat about the big astrological transits of March 2023 (Saturn moving into Pisces and Pluto into Aquarius) and flower essences that can support us during this time.
Ruth Toledo Altschuler joins us for our 50th show!
As a returning guest of the podcast and partner in the Flower Essence Conference, you’ll most likely be familiar with the incredible depth of insight Ruth has in Flower Essence Therapy. She has been a practitioner and educator for over three decades, and has a unique combination of experience unparalleled in the field.
In this episode, we talk about understanding flower essences in the context of their botanical families.
When we are able to group essence plants this way, patterns emerge that can help us to find the right essence faster for a given concern.
And when we apply the observation of the plant signature, we can better see the distinctions of their healing qualities within their family.
This plant-centric system of learning about flower essences is something the three of us resonate deeply with, and we are honored to work with Ruth on new educational offerings (stay tuned!).
For now, enjoy this lovely conversation.
Our conversation centered around the five element system as a process for understanding our own cycles, as well as where we are collectively in this moment and what beautiful flower essence is coming forward.
We talk about Lindsay’s new book, “In Our Element: Using the Five Elements as Soul Medicine to Unleash Your Personal Power”, and the inspirational way she combines flower essences, yoga poses and music playlists as medicine for the body, mind and soul.
We love how she joyfully weaves together Eastern medicine, western psychology, and African ancestral principles of spirituality in a modern way that is easy to understand, actionable and accessible.
This month we are joined by Sara Artemisia — a Flower Essence Practitioner, Plant Spirit Wisdom Teacher, and host of the Plant Spirit Podcast and the Plant Spirit Herbalism Summit.
Our discussion is a rich exploration of soul purpose and the re-emergence of the divine feminine, with deep wisdom and powerful activation by the Wild Roses and Queen Anne’s Lace.
Honoring the wisdom embedded in traditional fairy tales, we delve into the symbolism of Sleeping Beauty/Briar Rose and how it relates to the modern day awakening of divine feminine consciousness.
We talk about the journey of finding our purpose as not being a single act but rather a series of intuitive steps on our life path, and learning to trust the guidance all around us with help from the plants and flower essences.
On this episode, Rochana and Kathleen welcome Nicholas Pearson back to the podcast to talk about his new book, Flower Essences from the Witch’s Garden—Plant Spirits in Magickal Herbalism.
We love the way he combines the building blocks of plant spirit herbalism with flower essence therapy, alchemical principles, traditional lore, and modern magickal practice.
Join us for a fascinating discussion touching on these topics and more. There is something for everyone!
Join us for a wide ranging discussion with Isha Lerner, astrologer and flower essence consultant, as we explore the intersection of flower essences and astrology. Isha shares her formative experiences at Findhorn in Scotland, and how her studies of flower essences, astrology and tarot came together in her work guiding people into awareness of their lives as mythic journeys. She shares her insights of the natal chart as a type of signature, how it can inform the native in their process of transforming difficult aspects into gifts, and how to work through karmic imprints to discover the beauty of the original Self. Generational patterns from outer planet placements also come into the picture as part of the process of collective evolution. In this moment of upheaval, flower essences can support us to manage our anxiety, feelings of isolation, and to help us restructure our lives in new and healthier patterns.
Flower Essence Practitioner and Educator, Loyola Colebeck, returns to the podcast to share her insights on using Bach flower essences within the lens of Chinese Medicine. Our conversation ranges from the overarching cosmology to how the organs in that system correlate to certain emotions, such as the Spleen and worry. Join us for this fascinating discussion.
Rochana and Kathleen interview David Dalton, a pioneering flower essence producer, practitioner, educator, founder of Delta Gardens, and author of Stars of the Meadow – Exploring Medicinal Herbs as Flower Essences.
David has been making flower essences in his research gardens and in natural habitats around the world for over thirty years. In this episode, we hear about his flower essence work and some of his interesting adventures along the way.
Our guest Nicholas Pearson, author of many books including Crystal Basics, joins us to talk about Gem Elixirs. His ability to bridge the scientific and the mystical worlds brings insights on the healing qualities of gemstones as used in vibrational medicines like Flower Essence Therapy. He shares methods for creating your own gem elixirs, issues of safety and ethical sourcing of crystals, and gives us a deep dive into some of his favorite gemstones.
Join us for a discussion on a trauma-informed process using flower essences to unfreeze stuck emotions, heal old wounds, and release ancestral traumas. We are delighted to bring Loey Colebeck on the podcast to share the hopeful message that healing is possible.
In this episode we turn the spotlight on Rochana and her work with the Highly Sensitive Person. Her personal journey as an HSP working in the corporate world informs her practice as she helps highly sensitive souls turn their sensory challenges into superpowers and thrive in an insensitive world.
Heidi Smith joins us on the podcast to discuss her new book The Bloom Book and the practice of Flower Essence Therapy. Our wide ranging conversation touched on her passion for social justice, reclaiming feminine consciousness, and her collaborative approach to healing trauma.
We are delighted to have Ruth join us again to talk about flower essences for this moment, to help us navigate dark times and difficult changes in our lives. We have essences to help us find hope, adapt to new ways of being in the world, and to build trust among ourselves and with the Earth.
Clinical Herbalist Sarah Holmes joins Kathleen and Rochana to talk about incorporating flower essences into herbal practice. We go deep into conversation about the interconnectedness of mind/body/spirit.