Nature’s Healing Matrix

Nature is always lovely, invincible, glad,
Whatever is done and suffered by her creatures.
All scars she heals,
whether in rocks or water or sky or hearts.

John Muir


Throughout history humanity has looked to nature to promote healing. Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine, recognized this powerful attribute in his humbling statement: Nature cures—not the physician.

Nature uses a very specific sequence to heal herself after natural disasters such as fires, volcanic eruptions and floods. Such disasters usually destroy most if not all vegetation and animal life, yet nature’s infinite intelligence holds the vital keys for regeneration. Her self-regeneration moves through five sequential healing phases. A natural five-fold process exists in all healing, whether it is mother nature herself or human being going through a healing process.

This five-fold healing process is a core aspect of the sacred plant medicine of Aotearoa, which when applied and worked with, is a perfect reflection of the sacred healing methods used by shamans and medicine men and women for countless generations. Franchelle Ofsoskye-Wyber, renowned medicine woman and co-creator of First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand refers to this pattern as the holistic matrix for health and wellbeing or simply Nature’s Healing Matrix.


Nature’s Healing Matrix has a five-fold focus and each of the five different layers of Nature’s Healing Matrix is specifically addressed by five distinct sets of essences in First Light Flower essences of New Zealand range. The outworking of nature’s restorative and regenerative power is perfectly reflected in five distinct sections or families including; flower essences, fern essences, tree essences, seed essences and plant essences. By working with this five-fold healing model and with Mother Nature, an individual can restore their own inherent energetic wellbeing and wholeness.

Nature’s Healing Matrix, the First Light approach to self-healing and working with flower essences, replicates the way holistic wellbeing and health is naturally sustained both in nature and within all aspects of the personal being. This matrix uses an order of healing and restoration that is implicit in nature, the function of which is to maintain wellbeing through re-establishing systematic co-operation at all levels within the holistic organism.


The First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand approach to wellbeing works with a fundamental five part pattern or sequence that is the basis for restoring and maintaining holistic wellbeing. This sequence is to transform, clear, balance, re-pattern and grow.  These five elements or areas of focus make up the natural process for maintaining or re-establishing energetic wellbeing and harmony throughout the whole person.

“The laws of harmony are followed by Mother Nature in the creation of her plant kingdom and by working with Nature’s Healing Matrix we can totally re-align consciousness and maintain wellbeing and harmony through working with the native plant intelligence of Aotearoa” says Franchelle Ofsoskye-Wyber.


Flower Essence Therapy

I specialise in New Zealand Native Flower Essence Therapy and work exclusively with First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand®, a comprehensive range of New Zealand native flower and plant essences that work to gently restore emotional and spiritual balance and harmony. Flower Essence Therapy is a natural and gentle way to support holistic wellbeing.

25. Kowhai
25. Kowhai. The Growth Essence. Helps adjust to changes in life circumstances.

I create personalised flower essence blends to address a variety of disharmonious emotional, mental and spiritual conditions including stress, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, grief, fear, anger, abuse, trauma and suppressed emotions. Flower essences address the causes of illness rather than the symptoms and I work with people to identify and resolve the emotional or mental issues that create, maintain and sustain illness and disease. Children respond very well to the flower essence therapy and the remedies are an excellent complimentary therapy to conventional medicine as there are no contraindications with medications.

37. King Fern
37. King Fern. The Security Essence. Helps clear the energetic imprint of painful physical experiences and life endangering situations.

A great way to use the essences is to take a Constitutional Essence Blend which is designed to bring you into alignment with your true self, maximise your potential and support you to live your life in a conscious, powerful and dynamic way. This is a unique blend of eight native plant essences, which directly relate to your day of birth. It includes your Keynote Essence, which corresponds to personality archetype and your most positive expression. This blend brings a sense of wholeness to your life and is a great way to maintain wellbeing and support you to cope with the stress and pressure of everyday life.

83. Kakabeak. The Completion Essence. Helps with successful closure and resolution of past events.

The First Light flower essences are great for providing support during times of transition and change such as moving house, starting a new job, starting school, marriage, becoming a parent, divorce/separation, children leaving home, retirement or the loss of a loved one. First Light also have a great range of 17 Life Management flower essence combinations that can be dispensed without a consultation including Sleep Support, De-stress Support, Confidence Support, Weight Loss Support, Exam & Study Support and Crisis Support (New Zealand equivalent of Rescue Remedy.)

47. Kauri
47. Kauri. The Beauty Essence. Helps with anxiety around love and promotes self acceptance.

Whatever your personal situation and needs the First Light Flower Essences can provide safe, natural and effective support for your holistic wellbeing. I offer a range of consultations and flower essence blends for individuals and families.

61. Mount Cook Lily61. Mt Cook Lily. The Peace Essence. Helps with forgiveness, guilt and regret.