Plant Medicine Workshop

Join Teresa and Corryn for a weekend wānanga exploring plant medicine making. This unique workshop is a collaboration that brings together 20-years of combined knowledge and experience working with traditional medicine and native plant essences. This wānanga will be set amongst gardens and bush next to the Timaru Awa (Stream) in Tataraimaka, Taranaki.

You will learn:
🌿 How to communicate with plants
🌿 Protocols on harvesting Rongoā (medicine)
🌿 How to utilise plants from the garden and the bush
🌿 How to use plants for emotional and spiritual wellbeing

You will leave with:
🌿 A variety of different medicines including tinctures, balms, oils, elixirs and flower essence remedies.
🌿 Empowering knowledge to a help you and your whanau/family to heal common ailments.

About the facilitators:

Corryn Pryce-Baxter was born in Wales and started her journey at a young age with plants and Spirit learning from her Grandmother. Since coming to Aotearoa in 2001 she has been working with a range of Rongoā including meditation, shamanic journeying, acupressure, Mirimiri and Romiromi (traditional massage) and herbal medicine. For the past 12 years Corryn has been working with traditional Māori Rongoā which she learn from her mother-in-law Kuia Olive Bullock and her sister Kuia Sue Jones from Nukumaru. Corryn has also worked as an anthropologist specialising in the empowerment of indigenous woman through economic development, a rehabilitation facilitator in the justice sector and currently working in Taranaki with community organisations helping them to flourish.

Teresa Goodin was born and raised in Taranaki. For the past ten years she has explored and studied various pathways to wellbeing and wholeness including Naturopathy, Flower Essence Therapy, Psychosynthesis, Shamanic Healing, Buddhist Meditation and Jin Shin TARA. She is a First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand Practitioner and specialises in New Zealand Native Flower Essence Therapy to promote holistic wellbeing. She has 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. She is currently President of VENZ (Vibrational Essences New Zealand Incorporated), the professional body for flower essence practitioners in New Zealand.

When: Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th April, 10am-4pm (please arrive at 9.45am for a 10am start)

Cost: $180 (includes all materials, morning and afternoon tea) Please bring shared kai for lunch on Saturday and Sunday. $60 non-refundable deposit to secure your place. Twelve maximum participants and unless we get 6 participants we will reschedule the workshop. Payment by cash, bank transfer, eftpos or credit card.

For more information please contact:
Corryn (021) 1351975
Teresa (027) 4543585



REGISTRATION FORM
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Summer Solstice

To celebrate the Summer Solstice I have created a limited edition flower essence blend containing 8 native plant essences to help you embrace change and move into a new cycle. Raise your vibration, connect with your essence and turbo-charge your intentions for 2019 with this divinely inspired elixir. 

It contains Shining Spleenwort for synchronicity and good fortune. Chatham Island Geranium for healthy emotional independence and freedom. Mahoe to raise your vibration and help you feel a sense of oneness with all life. Kauri for self-acceptance, love, and altruism. Native Angelica to obtain guidance for the future. New Zealand Jasmine for perseverence and endurance. Ngaio for patience and commitment to make your dreams a reality. Red Matipo to help restore and connect to the song of the soul.

No 72 SHINING SPLEENWORT – SYNCHRONICITY
Luck – Good Fortune – In tune with oneself and with life – Attracts increased positive circumstances into life – Taking advantage of opportunities – Going with the flow – Embraces change and moves into the new cycle.

No 11 CHATHAM ISLAND GERANIUM – NURTURING
Nourishment – Caring – Giving – Growing something into fruition – Healthy emotional independence – Emotional freedom – Positive relations with family – An emotional affirming influence who is a positive guide to others

No 100 MAHOE – INNER FIRE
Raising the Vibration – Restores the inner spark – Activates chi – Assists with stuck energy – Accessing the web of oneness – Raising the tempo of consciousness – Acts as a bridge to facilitate the connection with one’s spirit.

No 47 KAURI – BEAUTY
Self-acceptance – Loving – Altruistic – Peaceful – Empathetic – Radiates a sense of wholeness and a loving sense of self – Increases a sense of oneness and unity with all life.

No 103 NATIVE ANGELICA – THE FUTURE
Accessing the upper world to obtain guidance for the future – To give confidence in the present that you will have all you need in the future – Connecting to the lineage of archangels and guardians of our galaxy

No 6 NEW ZEALAND JASMINE – PERSEVERANCE
Endurance – Resourceful – Determined – Indefatigable – Practical management of one’s energy and energy levels – Lets nothing interfere with what one really needs

No 30 NGAIO – RESPONSIBILITY
Patience – Effective – Industrious commitment – Feels up to the task at hand – Feels a sense of achievement by taking things one-step-at-a-time – Helps reclaim one’s authority and self-respect

No 104 RED MATIPO – SOUL RETRIEVAL
To help restore and connect to the song of the soul – Calling or singing the soul back home after soul loss – To create a sense of being ‘whole unto oneself’

This flower essence blend is available in a 25ml treatment bottle (one month’s supply) for $25.

I am available for private consultations in person or by skype if you would like a personalised flower essence blend. If you would like to receive my latest news and offers please sign up for my newsletter.

Information sourced from “The Sacred Plant Medicine of Aotearoa, Volume One.” by Franchelle Ofsoske-Wyber.

Spiritual Protection & Clearing

I’ve recently meet several people who have expressed concern about unwanted energies in their homes. People will often start the conversation by saying something like, ‘I know this is going to sound like I’m going crazy…’ But I can assure you that I don’t think people are crazy when they start talking about such things.

If you feel uneasy and sense that something strange is going on in your home  then I recommend using the ‘Spiritual Protection and Clearing Kit’ that I’ve created. It includes a flower essence remedy (for ingesting) and a flower essence spray (for the aura and for spaces.)

The remedy and the spray contain the following native plant essences, most of these plants are from the First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand® Shamanic Collection, these plants are considered the Warriors of the Plant Kingdom. I’ve experienced their power and benevolence many times and can attest to their effectiveness in dealing with harmful or unwanted energies.

No. 77 Clematis – The White Light Protection Essence. A space clearer for negative energy, cleansing and purifying both internally and externally. Helpful for those that are caught up in fear or attracting negative energies.

No. 100 Mahoe – Raises the vibration and assists with stuck energy and low energy environment.

No. 108 Tarata – Spiritual and psychic decontaminant and cleanser.

No. 109 Marsh Ribbonwood – A spiritual antidote for intrusive spiritual energies, curses, difficult entities. Removal of internally or externally created entities. Helpful for those influenced or affected by elemental energies, entities or other interference.

No. 117 River Clutha Daisy – Assists souls who are lost, stuck or grounded in otherworld realms to go ‘home.’ Useful to clear oneself of unwanted energies or attachments which may be lost souls wanting to go home.

No. 118 Silver Pine – Transforms the energy of spaces. Helps clear negative energies trapped in locations, land and buildings or negative energies permeating places or personal items. Useful for ‘bad vibes’ in buildings or rooms and angry spirits on the land. Used to remove unwelcome energies within one’s home, land or place of business.

No. 119 Hutu – Calling on higher forces for divine intervention and the restoration of divine order. Asking anything that has no right to be there to leave.

No. 120 Golden Speargrass – Deals with malevolent entities and dark forces.

The Spray also contains Holy Water, Tourmalinated Quartz and organic essential oils including Frankincense, Sandalwood, Orange, Lavender, Cedarwood, Marjoram, Amyris and Chamomile.

Directions for use
Treatment Bottle: 2-4 drops, 3-4 times a day.
Spray Bottle: Lightly mist your chosen space or hold the mister 30cm from your body and spray 6-8 times around the body. Do not spray in the eyes or mouth, for external use only.

You can purchase the Spiritual Protection and Clearing Kit for $50 or buy the treatment bottle or spray separately for $25 each.



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

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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.

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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.

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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.

Kakabeak
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.