Medicine from Nature

for People & Animals,

Body & Soul


Eileen Hutcheson, M.Ed.
certified flower essence therapy practitioner
certified aromatherapist

certified by
Australian Bush Flower Essences
(Practitioner trainings I and II, 2001)

Flower Essence Society (FES)
(Practitioner training, 2002)

Pacific Essences
(Practitioner training, 2001)

Pacific Institute of Aromatherapy
Kurt Schnaubelt, Ph. D., Director
(Certificate of Aromatherapy Studies, 2004)

and trained by
Desert Alchemy Flower Essences
(Practitioner training week, 2006)

Hanna Kroeger School of Natural Healing
(Practitioner trainings I and II, 2001)

The National Center for Homeopathy
(Summer intensive courses, 2003)

Rhonda Pallas-Downey, author of
The Complete Book of Flower Essences
(Experiential training week, 2003)

Uchee Pines Institute
Agatha Thrash, M.D. & Calvin Thrash, M.D., founders
(Spring Seminar, 2004)

Using in her practice 37 producers of flower, gem,
sea, and environmental essences representing
every continent on our planet

Flower Essence Therapy is a gentle, effective way to correct mental and emotional imbalances, enhance well-being and creativity, and bring the physical body into balanced harmony.  Explore this site to learn about the history of flower essences in the West, differences between flower essences and other forms of alternative therapy, and the many ways in which flower essences are healing to one's being, from infancy to our final transition from this life. 

"In our fast-paced society, each of us can feel a change in our lives when we slow down and care for ourselves.  Flower essences have a way of naturally allowing healing to take place at all levels - body, mind, and spirit."  Barbara Dossey, Ph.D., R.N., H.N.C., director of Holistic Nursing Consultants and author of Holistic Nursing

"If only one could realize the subtle, but definite effect that flower essences have on the body, I am sure we would all take to this form of healing for our body and mind."  Bernard Jensen, Ph.D., author of Vibrant Health from Your Kitchen

"Though I am still continually awed by the profoundly reorganizing effects of homeopathic remedies, I feel uncomfortable prescribing them unless I can find a couple of solid physical symptoms to 'tie them down.'  If all I can see are psychological and emotional issues, I will turn instead to another wondrous realm of natural medicinals, the flower remedies."  Rudolph Ballentine, M.D., author of Radical Healing(Three Rivers Press, 1999, p. 105)

"Flower essence remedies are a safe, practical, and effective addition to any clinician's toolbox.  They are useful in the management of a wide variety of both psychological and physical complaints, often including those for which conventional medicine offers little or nothing."  Michael F. Cantwell, M.D., M.P.H., Pediatrician & Complementary Medicine Physician

"As a clinical psychologist specializing in the treatment of trauma, I have witnessed flower remedies as a useful adjunctive support in psychological healing. . . The flowers can help people rediscover their inner resources."  Ed Schmookler, Ph.D., Licensed Clinical Psychologist

"Careful observation has shown that animals tend to develop the same problems their owners have, especially psychosomatic ones.  In addition, animals often have to cope with loneliness, anxiety, and fear.  The Bach Flower Remedies are one of the most humane and gentle systems of healing I know.  They are a tremendous gift of healing for animals.  In addition, the Bach remedies can help a person tune in to (himself) and become more sensitive to the animals."  Rebecca Hall, author of Animals Are Equal:  An Exploration of Animal Consciousness,published in London, England. 

The first two quotes above were taken from the back cover of 
The Complete Book of Flower Essences by Rhonda Pallasdowney 
(New World Library, 2002); the fourth and fifth were taken from
the back cover of The Flower Remedy Book by Jeffrey Garson 
Shapiro (North Atlantic Books, 1999); the last was taken from 
Bach Flower Remedies to the Rescue by Gregory
Vlamis (Healing Arts Press, 1990, p. 95).

All photos in this website credited to Alaskan Flower Essence Project,
Australian Bush Flower Essences, Flower Essence Society (FES), and 
Pacific Essences are copyrighted by the respective companies and 
used with permission.  I express my gratitude to these 
companies.  Please click here to access a page from 
which you may link to their sites.

This is a flower essence therapy educational site 
promoting the professional services of

Eileen Hutcheson, M.Ed.
750 E. Madison, St. Louis, MO  63122  USA
Telephone:  314-821-0325         Email: EileenEH@aol.com

Copyright © 2002-2009 by Eileen Hutcheson.  All rights reserved.


If you are new to energy medicine, I suggest that you click on 
"What are flower essences?" first and then read as many pages as you desire
in order.  To gain a practical perspective first, read the
"Testimonials" page before doing the above.

Please note:  each page contains a background image of some aspect of nature, beautiful but time-consuming to download if you have dial-up service.  I've tried to provide a complementary solid background for those of you who will miss the beautiful nature images!

What are flower essences? Use with children Additional services & products
History of flower essences:  Dr. Bach Use with animals Essence lines used by Eileen
How essences can help:  mental/emotional Methods of selection Essential oils used by Eileen
How essences work Double blind studies Testimonials
How essences can help:  physical uses About Eileen Wonderful flower stories
Other vibrational essences In-person consultations Character study:  Therese of Lisieux
Essences & alternative therapies Long-distance consultations Review:  Collected Writings of Bach
How to use essences Consultation fees Links to companies providing photos