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 all experiencing compounding stresses this year, from the Coronavirus and all the related financial, job, and school stresses. In California, we are having severe fires causing evacuations and uncertainty, along with smoky air. Taken all together, we are reflecting on the strong need for Flower Essence support to help us stay resilient, hopeful, and kind to our selves and others.
Kathleen and Rochana discuss the “fifth season” of Late Summer from both the Chinese Medicine and Ayurvedic perspective. As we switch from the expansiveness of summer to the drawing in energy of fall, stress and worry can be exacerbated as the heat of the season starts to penetrate the field of the energy body. Flower Essences can support you in this time of inner and outer change.
Tune in for a lighthearted discussion of Kathleen and Rochana’s favorite flower essence books. We talk about books that have been influential in our development as flower essence practitioners and makers, and share our recommendations for those who wish to learn more about flower essences.
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.
In this episode, we discuss the tricky topic of anger. Like all emotions, anger has a message and needs to be heard. In the season of Spring, this issue is particularly prominent, and we view it through the lenses of Chinese and Ayurvedic Medicine.
Rachel Singleton joins us on the podcast to discuss how to meet these challenging times with the help of flower essences. She shares her insights on soothing the heart and opening the crown chakra to find balance and calm.
Flower Essence Practitioners Kathleen and Rochana talk about the stress of the pandemic and how to use flower essences and a variety of wellness tools to steady your nervous system, calm anxiety and worry, and get grounded in your body. Managing your stress will help your immune system work better, and help you feel better as we all work our way through this time of great challenge.
Most of us enjoy the energy and enthusiasm of spring, but there are challenges as well. In this episode, we discuss the season from the perspectives of various world traditions, how to detox and support your liver in spring, what to do about grouchiness and irritability, and how to maintain focus and momentum to accomplish your goals.
We are often asked how we know what a flower essence does. In this episode, we share tips to develop a personal relationship with nature intelligence and how to communicate with plants directly. Plant attunement is a skill anyone can learn, and is useful whether you ever plan to make a flower essence or not.
Ruth shares her insights and wisdom from decades of practice of flower essence therapy and education. Her focus is on the Soul Journey and helps her clients harmonize their inner feminine and masculine qualities, known as the Inner Marriage.
Each season has challenges, and in Winter our spirits can struggle with lack of sunlight, SAD, low moods exacerbated by the inability to get out as much, and the overall post holiday hangover. Join us as we discuss flower essences to help support your mood, find clarity, and enhance the positive aspects of the season, to pause, rest and reset.
Learn coping strategies for holiday travel and family gatherings. Flower essences can help sensitives with the stress of travel and navigating airports and planes. You can also support your inner sense of groundedness and stability, and strengthen your boundaries as you interact with your family members.
The recent wildfires here in California resulted in a lot of stress, dislocation, and crisis for residents and their pets. Flower Essence formulas can be vital supports for us as we experience evacuations, uncertainty, and the post traumatic stress of environmental disasters.
Not everyone has warm and easy holiday gatherings ahead. Lots of us have challenging family relationships, stressful travel, and uncomfortable gatherings ahead. We’d like to help smooth your way with Flower Essences so you can be your best self even if you are having all your buttons pushed.
Show Notes: We are all immersed in an overstimulating world with constant and distracting inputs. Flower Essences can help you calm, focus and ease your overworked mind and nervous system so you can think clearly and act from your center. Flower Essences […]