BFVEA Annual Gathering 2019 - Programme of event

Friday 22nd March

4.00 - Registration and tea

4.30 - Welcome from our Chair, Sara Turner

4.35 - 4.45 - Opening meditation with Ronnie Williams

4.45 - 4.55 - Jan Stewart - Remembering

5.00 - 5.45 - Lesley Oates

Title: Cornish Holy Well Essences

Summary:  Do you feel fuzzy, out of kilter, at a loss for words? Busy lives and stressors colour how we feel every day, and as essence users we reach for our tool box to help us. But do we take the time to ask for clarity so that we can form a coherent strategy for ourselves? Do we need to be easier to be seen or be heard? Do we need to sharpen our perceptions inside and outside ourselves?


This will be an interactive session exploring the innate connection between our personal energy and Holy Well waters, sacred springs and environment using Cornish Holy Well Essences and cards. Together we will take a moment on our journey to ask for an answer to one clear question.

Lesley Oates lives in Cornwall and regularly visits holy wells and sacred sites to make essences and is the producer of Cornish Holy Well Essences working in co-creation with the shared energy, light beings, and devas present in these wonderful places.

Contact:  Email:  Tel: 07753 349686


6.00 - 6.45 - Natalia Montes

Title: Patagonia Essences - Stories from the untouched.

Summary:  Join me on a journey into the most untouched places of Chile and Patagonia, to the remote lands shaped by wind and ice at the southernmost end of South America. Breath-taking pictures taken by the team during their expeditions will lead us to a deeper understanding of Flower, Bird and Mineral Essences prepared in this unique region of the world.


7.00 - 8.00 Dinner

8.00 - 9.30 AGM


Saturday 23rd March

9.00 - 9.10  Good morning - Jo Gough welcomes you to a fantastic day of presentations with a mini drumming session.

9.10  - 9.15 Essence choosing. Please check on the table in front of you for a prepared bottle of Spring Water and preservative and an explanation sheet which will help you prepare a personalised bottle of essences to take away with you.  You have the rest of the day and tomorrow morning to complete your bottle of essences before Dawn holds a short session on your experiences.

9.20 - 10.20 - Ann Callaghan

Title:  Essence making and business in the New World:  The Beauty of Collaboration

Summary: In February of 2018 I was lucky enough to work with a group of essence makers and therapists as part of Sara Turner's Essentially Flowers Graduate Meeting.  At the close of this magical weekend in France we co-created an essence called Dreaming in the New World.  My talk this morning will focus on both the beauty of bringing in essences collaboratively and the excitement of developing a new way to share those essences with the world.

Contact:  Email: Tel: +353 86 8162485

10.20 - 10.40 Morning Coffee

10.40 - 11.30 - Louise Allen

Title:  Rhythm of Beauty.  Honouring your True Nature

Summary: Rhythm of Beauty is a divine process, which supports clients through the seasons.  We use vibrational essences to embody the profound language of nature to work with our emotions, thoughts and bodies to provide relaxation and transformation.  Skin - soul Alignments -  Our vibrational skincare has evolved over the last decade or so.  It is a way of life, and Our mission is to help it become a way of life for you too.

Contact:  Email:  Tel: +44 (0)7552 127 427

11.30 - 12.30   Time out – go for a swim, visit the bees, play some golf, or visit producers and select your essences


12.30 - 1.30 Lunch

1.30 - 2.15 - Sally Arthurs

Title: Parcels of healing : Tears, the power or the stigma?

Summary:  Looking at our relationship to tears and crying , is there a difference? Hopefully giving food for thought on how we approach our own tears and how to best support others when tears flow.

As an emotional empath I have spent most of my life fighting against the flow of tears in one way or another. It was only when I began to dig into this topic that I was able to stop fighting the flow and surf the wave to empowerment.

Contact:  Email:  Tel: 07880861977

2.25 - 3.10 - Sara Turner

Title:  Working Beyond the Veil

Summary: Join Sara Estelle for an experience of Travelling Beyond the Veil - a way of accessing information that bypasses all logical ways of thought and being. Sara Estelle will share the way in which she has been co-creating essences and will open up space for others to share this way of co-creating with nature.

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3.10 - 3.30  Afternoon Tea


3.30 - 4.15 - Heather K Veitch

Title: Essences for Empowerment

Summary:  Join Heather for a hands-on session where we'll blend together vibrational essences and witchery to explore your intuition and encourage your own person power.  You'll also have the opportunity to craft your own bespoke tool, which you can take home with you at the end.

Contact:  Email:  Tel: 01457 869967

4.25 - 5.10 - Aodaoin Hathaway

Title: Connections with the Dragons

Summary:  Aodaoin Hathaway has had a deep connection with the Dragon Realm since childhood and her range of essences is one of the ways she shares this formidable energy with the world.  Her talk will focus on how her essences are co-created with the Dragons, how Dragon energy is increasingly available as a support for everyone and how to connect with your personal Dragon guide.


5.20 - 6.05  - Caroline Thomas

Title: The Creation of the Scintilla Essences for Animals

Summary: More than ever, animals are now mirroring the human world as they too suffer from emotional problems. Separation anxiety, fear aggression and lack of socialisation are but a few examples of the daily problems that many dogs are presenting to their owners. With the permission of the Yorkshire Essences, I created the Scintilla range in 2016, specifically for animals and tested it on 100 domesticated animals to prove its effectiveness. This talk will be based on the creation of the Scintilla Range and the outcome of the study.

Contact:  Email:  Tel: 07904280264

6.05 - 7.00  Time to get ready for our Reception and Gala Dinner

 7.00   Enjoy a drink and a canape or two before heading into dinner.

7.30 - 9.00  Gala dinner


Sunday 24th March


9.00 - 9.25 -  Sara Turner will be offering you a chance to enjoy some Tai Chi

9.35 - 10.20 - Elizabeth Lawless

Title:  Healthcare in a New World

Summary:  The Pharmacy Paradigm and how I am helping to shape the role of pharmacy in the community.  (Elizabeth won the coveted title of Community Pharmacist of the Year at the 2018 Chemist & Druggist Awards.)

Contact:  Email:

10.20 - 10.50  Coffee break

10.50 - 11.35 - Amy Murphy Watts

Title: How we learnt to dis-empower cancer using essences, mindfulness and diet.

Summary: After learning that my husband had prostate cancer we began a new chapter in our lives. Determined not to feel helpless and let the routine orthodox treatments dictate our lives we found other holistic ways to work alongside medicine. As a family this helped us to find focus and we discovered a new more balanced way of living. 

Contact:  Email:  Tel: 07753 986810

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11.35 - 12.30  Shopping time and last opportunity to choose your essences

12.30 - 1.30 Lunch


1.30 - 1.45  Dawn White
Title:  Feed back on your experiences of choosing your personalised essence bottle.

1.45 - 2.30  Morwenna Brady

Title: Elemental Griefwork through Essences

Summary:  TBA

Contact:  Email:

2.40 - 3.25  - Linda Perry

Title:  Celtic Moon Tree Essences

Summary: Celtic moon phases are the thirteen lunar cycles each of 28 days that follow through the Celtic wheel of the year.  This wheel is a never-ending cycle (hence the word wheel) consisting of four solstice celebrations and four equinoxes celebrations to mark the seasons of the year.  My talk is to share the birth and use of Celtic Moon Tree and Sound Essences, my personal practise and journey in working with these essences.

Contact: - Email:   Tel: 07525481213


3.25 - 3.50 Afternoon Tea

3.50 - Join everyone in the conference room for a fond farewell.