Flower Essence Therapy


Flower Essence Therapy is energy medicine that helps support transition/transformation on the energetic/soul/emotional level.  I have found that Flower Essence Therapy in addition to coaching and/or bodywork has helped clients create profound changes and move toward a deep level of healing.  Flower Essence Therapy is gentle and will not interfere with traditional medications or medical therapies.  I have been working with Flower Essences for over ten years and their efficacy never ceases to amaze me.


Flower essences are subtle liquid extracts, generally taken in oral form, which are used to address profound issues of emotional well-being, soul development and mind-body health.  While the use of flowers for healing has many ancient antecedents, the precise application of flower essences for specific emotions and attitudes was first developed by an English physician, Dr. Edward Bach, in the 1930’s.  Today, flower essences are gaining world-wide professional recognition for their significant contribution to holistic health and wellness programs.

Flower essences are generally prepared from a sun infusion of either wildflowers or pristine garden blossoms in a bowl of water, which is further diluted and potentized and preserved with brandy.  Quality preparation requires careful attention to the purity of the environment, the vibrancy and potency of the blossoms, celestial and meteorological conditions, and sensitive study of the physical and energetic properties of the plant through its cycles of growth.

Flower essences work because of the life forces derived from the plant and contained within the water based matrix.  Like homeopathic remedies, flower essences are vibrational in nature.  They are highly dilute from a physical point of view, but have subtle power as potentized substances, embodying the specific energetic patterns of each flower.  Their impact does not derive from any direct bio-chemical interaction within the physiology of the body.  Rather, flower essences work through the various human energy fields, which in turn influence mental, emotional and physical well-being.

The action of flower essences can be compared to the effects we experience from hearing a particularly moving piece of music, or seeing an inspirational work of art.  The light or sound waves which reach our senses may evoke profound feelings in our soul, which indirectly affect our breathing, pulse rate, and other physical states.  These patterns do not impact us by direct physical or chemical intervention in our bodies.  Rather, it is the contour and arrangement of the light or sound which awakens an experience within our own soul similar to that which arose within the soul of the creator of the musical or art form.  This is the phenomenon of resonance, as when a guitar string sounds when a matching note is sung.  In a similar way, the specific structure and shape of the life forces conveyed by each flower essence resonate with, and awaken, particular qualities within the human soul.

—Excerpt from Flower Essence Repertory by Patricia Kaminski and Richard Katz