An Introduction to Flower Essences: Weekend Workshop

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As herbalists, we see flower essences as an extension of the qualities and personalities of the herbs themselves. They are another way to work with the herbal remedies we often make into tea, tincture, and salve. Flower essences, however, are unique in their healing action.

Flower essences work to help realign emotional and psychological imbalances, allowing us to regain peace and harmony in our minds and bodies. Working within a holistic perspective, we see that many physical illnesses are manifestations of emotional and psychological imbalances.

Flower essences, originally developed by Dr. Bach in the 1930s, are an invaluable tool for dealing with imbalance in our minds and bodies. Dr. Bach describes his holistic approach for us as follows:

“There is no true healing unless there is a change in outlook, peace of mind, and inner happiness.”

When we can bring ourselves back into balance, we can stay healthier – and flower essences can be a great help.

In class, we will explore the ways that flower essences behave in the body, and the many imbalances for which we can look to the flowers for help. Whether we seek to increase emotional comfort, decrease physical discomfort, encourage creativity and spiritual growth, or to aid us in transitions in our lives, flower essences can help us in making these shifts.

Additionally, we will learn how to make our own flower essences. In the hands-on portion of the weekend, we will go outside and make an essence together! You will take this essence home, to begin your very own flower essence apothecary. We will also try many flower essences, and practice combining essences to make personalized blends.

This form of medicine is safe for humans of any age, and pets too! So join us for this workshop where you will learn how to make and use flower essences for yourself, your family, and your friends.

Saturday and Sunday, April 18 & 19,
10am – 4pm each day
25 St. Mary’s Court, Brookline

The cost for this two-day workshop is $150, with all materials included.

Register for class by filling out our contact form, emailing us at info@commonwealthherbs.com, or calling 617-750-5274.

This workshop took place in the past. Interested in a re-run? Let us know!

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