Dear friend,

Much has happened since we've last been in touch with you. Read and follow the links below for all our recent news and new postings on the Society web site. May the healing light of the flowers continue to inspire you!

The FES Staff

Clinical Report

Star of Bethlehem:
One of the remedies for
Panic Attack

Panic Attacks: Treating the Soul, Not the Symptoms

Marina Angeli, a psychiatrist in Athens, Greece, shows how flower essences can be an effective alternative to drug treatment for treating panic and severe anxiety. Learn why she obtained her best results when she looked behind the presenting symptoms to deeper soul issues.

Practitioner Profile

Rebecca Dawn

A New Dawn in Kodiak, Alaska:
Rebecca Dawn's Healing Work with Flower Essences

Trained as a nurse, Rebecca Dawn uses flower essences for such issues as ADD in children, domestic violence, sexual abuse, and substance abuse. She works with a wide range of populations in the Kodiak area, including native Alaskans. The article is based on an interview by Jann Garitty.

Topical Use of Essences

Flower Essence Therapy and Reflexology: Treating Muscular Pain and Rigidity in a 23-Year-Old Man, by Maite Hernandez, M.A. (Spain)

Flower essences have remarkable benefits for bodily pain when used in topical applications or taken internally. Read this case that describes how key flower essences relieve bodily pain and address underlying emotions that are at the root of the outer condition.

Flower Essence Spotlight


Impatiens was the first flower remedy made by Dr. Edward Bach.

* Read excerpts from Julian Barnard's new book, Bach Flower Remedies: Form & Function, describing qualities of the Impatiens plant and flower essence.

* Learn why Impatiens essence is a leading remedy for cases involving pain.

* Read a case study by practitioner Gayle Eversole about an elderly woman who used Impatiens for pain relief from a severe spider bite.

* Read an article by practitioner Mimi Ellison that describes the use of Impatiens for pain relief in cases involving sinus surgery and osteoporosis with fractured vertebrae.

Flower Essence Spotlight

Mariposa Lily

Mariposa Lily: A Foundational Remedy for Addiction

Mexican psychologist Gabriela Diaz Urbina describes the benefits of Mariposa Lily essence for cases of drug and food addiction.

A new book on Mariposa Lily is being prepared by the Iberoamerican Association of Flower Therapists, edited by Dr. Eduardo Grecco of Mexico. You are invited to submit case studies.

Field Study

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Sunflower and

A Study in Spiritual Surrender

Learn how these two powerful late-summer flowers address issues of surrender and acceptance in contrasting yet complimentary ways. Observations from Richard Katz in the Terra Flora Gardens, August, 2002.

Field Study

Corn Lily

Corn Lily Plant Study

Psychologist Elizabeth Heyns of Mexico presents a sensitive and insightful plant study of the Corn Lily, part of her work for the 2002 FES Practitioner Training Program. Read her delightful original fairy tale illustrating properties of the Corn Lily essence.

Online member services

FES Members' Online
Flower Essence Repertory

Members' Online Repertory

We have posted an electronic version of our Flower Essence Repertory to facilitate your choosing of flower essences by various issues, complete with the same cross references found in the print version. Color photo studies of each plant will be included as part of the Members' On-Line Repertory. Many photos are currently posted and more will be added in the coming months.

As with our research essence profiles, the on-line Repertory is accessible if your membership is current. If needed, you can sign up or renew online.


New Book from Julian Barnard

Bach Flower Remedies:
Form & Function

This recently released book by Julian Barnard is a call for the renewal of flower essence therapy. Barnard's book discusses the spiritual healing philosophy of Dr. Edward Bach, compelling soul portraits of the gestures of the Bach flowers, and a thoughtful analysis of the natural groupings of Dr. Bach's remedies. Read the in-depth commentary by Richard Katz.


Journey into Healing
New Video from Julian Barnard

A Journey into Healing,
a video presented by Julian Barnard.

This informative and engaging film was originally produced for television by the British documentary filmmaker Charles Stewart. It introduces the first group of remedies discovered by Dr. Bach, known as "The Twelve Healers." Julian Barnard demonstrates the intimate and parallel relationship between the lives of plants and human beings.


Messages from Water

Messages from Water (two volumes), by Dr. Masaru Emoto.

These groundbreaking books visually document the remarkable relationship between thought forms and their effects on water, with stunning photographs of ice crystals subjected to various influences.

International Outreach

Brazil in Blossom

Read about Patricia Kaminski's teaching visit to Brazil in November, 2002, with a special report on social outreach programs serving the community with flower essence therapy.

Flower Essence Classes

Lake Tahoe

Lake Tahoe, California

Site of the FES Flower Essence Practitioner Training Program

FES Introductory Weekend
May 9-11, 2003

Enjoy the spring wildflowers in the Sierra Nevada foothills at Terra Flora, Nevada City, California.

Practitioner Training and
Certification Program

June 27-July 4, 2003

For two decades, this highly acclaimed professional program has combined in-depth therapeutic principles with wildflower studies in the Sierra Nevada mountains. Join us at the Granlibakken Conference Center, Tahoe City, California.

Europe, 2003

Patricia and Richard will be teaching a Practitioner class Friday evening, August 15 through Sunday afternoon, August 17, 2003 in the region of Frankfurt, Germany.

Details and registration are available from Barbara

Tel: +49 (0)2241 923128
Fax: +49 (0)2241 923096
Email: Barbara Bernecker

Healing with Flowers Conference
June 6-8, 2003

Including a keynote address and workshops by Patricia Kaminski, at the Rowe Conference Center, Rowe, Massachusetts.

Other News

Landmark Health Freedom Legislation passed in California.

Other educational programs taught by Patricia Kaminski.

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Nevada City, CA 95959
tel: 800-736-9222
fax: 530-265-0584

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Editorial staff: Patricia Kaminski,
Jann Garitty, Richard Katz, Sylvia Jordan