Foundations of Plant Medicine offers a deep dive into nature's sacred gift of medicine for emotional, mental and spiritual health. We will explore the basic science of the subtle body, and the relationship between plant medicinals such as food, essential oils, flower essences, herbs and homeopathic remedies. During this course, you will cultivate a unique relationship with the plant of your choice. You will also study and integrate the Flower Essence Society's Twelve Windows of Plant Perception as you engage with your sacred plant's medicinal properties through observation, research, art, and active imagination.
Foundations of Plant Medicine meets for five 2.5 hour interactive live Zoom classes and includes an online student forum for class readings, discussions, and assignments. Together, we will explore:
An overview of the history of flower essence therapy, from ancient times to present
How to access the states of consciousness and perception that allow us to work with plant medicine
Evidence of plant medicinals in mythology, archetypes, and sacred texts
The role of botanical families in flower essence analysis
Strategies to access plant consciousness through active imagination and creative expression
Perspectives within the growing field of Ecological Psychology, and how these principles align with Indigenous and Diasporic relationships with the natural world
Personal ways to maintain a spiritual connection to nature in a modern, technological society.
This course culminates with an optional Flower Study Portfolio Project. This project- which can either be a research paper or 30min virtual presentation, is required for Flower Essence Practitioner Certification.
Foundations of Plant Medicine is an open level course without pre-requisites. If you are new to flower essences, it is strongly recommended that you complete the Flower Spirit: Intro to Flower Essences online course either prior to or while taking this course.
Class Schedule: (12pm-2:30pm EST)
June 27th (Portfolio Project Presentations)
Optional Payment Plan: 2 monthly payments of $125
A limited number of partial scholarships are available. Click Here to apply.
Successful completion of this course and project portfolio course offers 15 required credits towards the Flower Essence Practitioner Certification Program.