Artist. Alchemist. Therapist. Teacher.
Specialist in New Zealand Native Flower Essence Therapy.
I know Nature as a profound Teacher and Healer. Nature can gently restore balance and harmony in our lives and help us to realise wholeness.
I am passionate about facilitating healing, empowerment and awakening in cooperation with the intelligence of nature. I support individuals to transform limiting patterns, express their unique gifts and realise their full potential.
As a flower essence therapist I am trained to support adults and children to meet the full spectrum of life’s challenges and address a wide range of conditions including trauma, stress, anxiety, fear and depression. I value the embodiment non-judgement, empathy and compassion, and see these as keys to enable deep transformation and healing.
My approach to wellbeing is wholistic, I work with vibrational plant medicine to address the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual aspects of one’s being, honouring the whole person. I work with individuals to get to the heart of the matter, to treat the cause of dis-ease. The body is wise and it knows how to heal, when we clear the blocks to life force the body can naturally heal itself.
Everyone has ‘good medicine’ and a unique contribution to make to the world. In my work I honour and uplift the gifts and aspirations of each unique soul, assisting individuals to connect to their heart and their own innate power and wisdom.
I believe we all have the innate impulse and the power to grow, transform and evolve. Like a acorn is coded to become an oak tree, humans are coded to awaken and realise their fullest potential.
I discovered New Zealand Native Flower Essence Therapy in 2009. I was 30 years old and I had recently made the major life transition to becoming a single mother with a baby. When I was four months pregnant with my son I quit my job working as a project manager in local government and I travelled to the South Island to spend 3 months in silent meditation retreat. During my time in retreat I had the opportunity to reflect on my life, what was important to me and how I want to live my life going forward.
Prior to leaving my job I had pushed myself to the limit and I had neglected my physical, emotional and spiritual wellbeing as a result. I was burnt out and it wasn’t the first time I had given everything to a job or a project and my life had become unbalanced as a result. I knew I wanted to live my life differently and I left the retreat with a strong aspiration to live a more wholesome life. When my son was 6 months old I started studying Naturopathy, with the intention of becoming a Naturopath specialising in Medicial Herbalism, but primarily to equip myself with the knowledge to be able to care for myself and my whanau naturally. It was during my study at the Naturopathic College of New Zealand that I was introduced to First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand, and it resonated with me immediately. I knew I had found my calling and decided at the end of the first year to discontinue studying Naturopathy and train in New Zealand Native Flower Essence Therapy instead.
Flower essence therapy resonated with me because it treated the whole person, it addressed the emotional, mental and spiritual aspects of the self. Flower essences go to the heart of the matter, they address the cause of dis-ease, which is often influenced by our trauma, negative emotions, attitudes and beliefs. While studying Art and Design in my twenties I had a strong interest in Psychology and flower essence therapy offered me a holistic lens through which to explore the Self. I have been studying Buddhist Philosophy and practicing Meditation since I spent several months in India and Nepal in 2005 and I found flower essences to be powerful allies for deepening awareness and accelerating progress on the spiritual path. I have been working with First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand as a holistic therapy and as a spiritual pathway since 2012.
For the past decade Teresa has explored and studied various pathways to wellbeing and wholeness including Naturopathy, Flower Essence Therapy, Psychosynthesis, Shamanic Healing, Reiki, Buddhist Philosophy and Meditation. She specialises in New Zealand Native Flower Essence Therapy to promote hoslitic wellbeing.
In 2005 she spend several months studying Tibetan Buddhist Philosophy and Meditation in India and Nepal and since 2013 she has regularly attended silent meditation retreats with her spiritual community at Wangapeka Retreat Centre near Nelson. She have been studying with the Medicine Woman Centre for Shamanic and Esoteric Studies since 2011, which has included working intensively with New Zealand native teacher plants and alchemical elixirs as a spiritual pathway. From 2015-2016 she studied pyschology and counselling with the Instituite of Psychosynthesis.
Teresa’s background is in the creative arts, she has a Degree in Fine Arts and a Postgraduate Diploma in Art and Design. She has enjoyed using creative expression as tool for exploring consciousness and deepening self awareness for over two decades. Her artworks are alchemical tools for transmuting consciousness, promoting wholeness and a wholesome relationship with oneself and the world. Prior to following her passion into the healing arts she worked in the Arts, Culture and Heritage community in Whanganui coordinating and promoting exhibitions, festivals and art projects.
She is currently President of VENZ (Vibrational Essences New Zealand Incorporated), the professional body for flower essence practitioners in New Zealand. She lives with her son in the heart of Omata, a small rural village in Taranaki where she tends to a 1/4 acre property which is evolving into a medicine garden and food forest.