Sharon Keenan

Sharon Keenan speaks about her own healing journey and explains how she has been called to co-create her own essence range Of The Essence.

Shelley Sishton

If you have ever wondered what flower essences really do, then you will be interested to hear Shelley sharing her own personal journey. Shelley also discusses the science behind Flower and Vibrational Medicine and how new developments are evolving in her own life and practice.

You can find out more about Shelley by visiting

Sheila Hicks Balgobin, Flower Essence Practitioner and Psychotherapist is interviewed about the use of flower essences for stress management. We also discuss her own range of flower essences called the Spirit of Makasutu.

Sheila's Philosophy - As a practitioner of various complementary therapies and as a psychotherapist , I have found that the healing which comes from nature and flowers – either as extremely dilute flower essences or concentrated essential oils – have helped my clients to recognise and manage the emotional issues underlying their mental or physical stress.

Sheila's Specialist Areas - I specialise in: addictions, bereavement, spirituality and multicultural issues. I also work in Portuguese, French and Spanish.  To find out more about Sheila and her work, please visit

Paul Strode – Wildflower Essences

 Paul Strode M.I.P.T.I. is a flower essence specialist and Cranio Sacral therapist. He started Wildflower in 1999 with the aim of bringing plant energy medicine to a wider audience as well as an increased awareness to the health giving properties of wild flowers that grow in the countryside around us.

Paul has developed a deeply intuitive connection with nature and through his extensive exploration and research into natural healing methods he has created Wildflower a range of English wildflower essences to aid and nurture our physical and emotional balance.

Lila Devi – Spirit In Nature Essences


Sara speaks to Lila Devi, Founder of Spirit In Nature Essences. Spirit-in-Nature Essences is the oldest flower essence line globally outside the UK. They work by stimulating our positive qualities. These 20 essences are prepared from the blossoms of fruit trees and vegetable plants. Since 1977, their worldwide distribution spans 37 years on every continent with growing success, repeat customers and a fine international reputation. They are committed to ongoing research, analysis, case histories, and direct testimonials and offer dedicated care to people of all ages, and to pets, animals and also plants. 

Rosana Souto S. Vieira has trained widely in the field of healing arts, including astrology as well as flower essence therapy. In 1990, she left her original career as a chemical engineer to dedicate her life to helping others. In today’s Nature Connections, Rosana shares with us how she came to work with flower essences, how essences are being widely used in her native Brazil and how we can use flower essences to address the soul in ourselves and our clients.

Through more than two decades of case research, the Flower Essence Society, USA, has identified eight major archetypal levels of soul healing for flower essence therapy. These eight Meta-Flora levels, as described by Patricia Kaminski´s Flowers that Heal are a map of the human soul – one long recognized in alchemy and various spiritual traditions. It reflects seven primary aspects of the human soul with a culminating eight level. The Meta-floral levels approach to healing is used nowadays by thousands of therapists, all over the world, linked to the Flower Essence Society with very successful results, as regard as achieving progressive levels of transformation.

Carrie Thomas of Touchwood is a complementary therapist who works in various ways including as a clairvoyant medium. Carrie also is a keen gardener with a particular interest in cottage gardening, and we will hear about her very special love for Aquilegias (Granny’s Bonnets, Columbines). Here in the UK the charity Plant Heritage has its mission to conserve, grow, propagate, document and make available the amazing resource of cultivated plants that exists in the UK. National Plant Collections are forefront in this mission, they are like living libraries, where correctly named plants can be seen naturally growing in gardens. Carrie has both the National Plant Collections of Aquilegias here in the UK, and so you can visit Touchwood to see hundreds of different varieties of these popular cottage garden plants.


Stefan Ball – Bach Centre

Sara interviews Director of the Bach Centre and Author, Stefan Ball. If you love the Bach Essences and want to meet the team that is carrying forward the legacy of Dr Bach and his essences, you will love meeting Stefan.

Stefan discusses how to choose flower essences for yourself, the most Bach popular flower essences in different countries and makes suggestions for essences that can help us all in today's busy world.

If you'd like to find out more about the Bach Centre, purchase Bach Essences and find out about their training courses worldwide, please visit

Dr Andrew Tresidder is a Somerset GP who believes that the secret of good health lies in the natural world. “Medicine, surgery and pills definitely have their place” he says, “but if you want your health to blossom, you have to build it up in other ways, and not just treat disease”.  Flower Essences can help us achieve greater health and happiness.

Dr Andrew’s talk draws on his years of practical experience in the South West.  “I’ve practiced Family Medicine in Somerset for twenty years,” he says.  “In my experience when people feel well, they heal well.  It seems that nature has the ability to help us retune ourselves, and help bring us back into balance.”  Dr Andrew is the author of I'm Fine! Learning to Unblock Your Emotions and the writer and presenter of the DVD Nature’s Alchemy, which can be seen at the online Spirit Enlightened Festival

 Dr Andrew's website is

Sara TurnerSara Turner


Naturopath Debbie Walker speaks to Flower Essence Practitioner and Trainer Sara Turner

Debbie Sellwood is a professional Astrologer and a Flower and Vibrational Essence Practitioner.   She is the author of the book ‘Centaury for Virgo, Rock Rose for Pisces, a guide to selecting essences by the astrological signs.

As an Astrologer she is passionate about helping clients understand themselves, especially in a spiritual sense, so they can realize their potential and uncover their Soul purpose and path in life.

She cannot praise Vibrational Essences highly enough and uses them in numerous ways to support clients, bring well-being into their lives and assist them to make the most of their opportunities.

In addition to being an Advanced Practitioner with the British Flower and Vibrational Essences Association (BFVEA), she holds the position of Secretary and is also Editor of their magazine ESSENCE.

Sue Lilly has been working as a therapist and teacher for over thirty years.  She has studied and uses astrology, crystal therapy, colour therapy, nutrition and kinesiology.  For twelve years she ran a busy therapy clinic until writing and teaching became her priorities.  With her husband Simon, she has written over thirty books covering a wide range of complementary and alternative healing topics.

She is an Advanced Practitioner and Tutor with the British Flower and Vibrational Essences Association (BFVEA), she holds the position of Secretary of (BAFEP) the British Association of Flower Essence Producers.

As a mother of three and grandmother of five, she is especially keen to pass on her knowledge to younger generations so that they can benefit from the natural ways of maintaining well-being and the empowered by the natural world around them.

Erik Pelham
has been connected with Complimentary Health for about 34 years, starting with the Bach Flower Essences, when he lived 2 miles away from Mount Vernon - The Bach Centre.  He was a professional photographer then but was amazed at the Bach Essences and did some photography for the Bach Centre.

'I started working with flower devas intensively at the end of the 1980’s, guided by the Spiritual Hierarchy and I completed 300 detailed analyses of the flower essences by those flower devas themselves, which I called “Devic Analyses”.! It was through doing all these Devic Analyses that the flower devas taught me what Essences really were, how they worked and why they were so important for these present times. This lead on to me speaking at the first three organised World Flower Essence Conferences. !

After that I joined Aura-Soma as their Lab Manager where I remained for almost 20 years, and during which time I worked with energising with many many different Spritual Beings. I was a central organiser in the “WRVEC” – World Rainbow Vibrational Essence Conference.! Now I am running my own Essence Business called :“eriksessences”and am coming to grips with Self Employment for the 2nd time in my life. After 3 years as Co Chair of the BFVEA with Jan Stewart I have moved on to being International Chair.

There are many challenges now and many joys – one of which is being Granpa to two gorgeous girls – Alexia and FiFi. My Website is going live on May 30th. I produce 84 butterfly Essences, 17 Sea Essences, 14 whale and 14 dolphin essences. In addition I am also making 9 Combination Essences'

To visit Erik’s website go to

Julian Barnard
is the Founder of Healing Herbs Bach Essences and Author of several books on the life and work of Dr. Edward Bach.  In this interview Julian shares how he came to work with flower essences, his passion for sharing his research programmes openly and freely and how the flower signature and its environment inform us about the healing message of the flower or tree.

You can find out more about Healing Herbs by visiting

To visit the Bach Educational Resource visit

Steve Johnson - In this week's Nature Connections show Sara Turner interviews Steve, Co-Founder and Director of the Alaskan Essences.  Steve describes the difference between flower essences, gem essences and environmental essences and shares the qualities of 3 Alaskan essences which are beneficial for these times - Fireweed flower essence, Malachite gem essence and Northern Lights environmental essence.  This is a powerful and profound range and one that is loved by many practitioners world-wide.

 To find out more visit

Ian White - In this week's Nature Connections Sara Turner speaks to Ian White, Founder of the Australian Bush Essences.  Ian shares the flower essence research projects that are having extraordinary results in orphanages in Brazil and with children in Belarus.  He also speaks about the benefits of using Mulla Mulla flower essence when being exposed to forms of radiation - from x-rays, electro-radiation and radiation therapy.

You can find out more about Australian Bush Essences by visiting and to find your nearest stockist.

Chalice Well Essences and Sophie Knock - In this interview Sophie gives some of the history of Chalice Well and explains how that relates to the Chalice Well Essences.  A strong morphic field of healing and working with the Nature Kingdoms has been established here over thousands of years.  Sophie relates how the 9 Chalice Well Essences contain a design for the unfoldment of human evolution and consciousness, providing a pathway through cleansing, alignment, and transformation to self-revelation, wisdom, joy and unity.

We hear how the Chalice Well Essences are created by a resonant group in co-creation with the plants themselves using the waters from this ancient Holy Well.  The newest range, called Heaven on Earth, has been made at cosmically significant times, tuning in with planetary and galactic alignments, as well as a new range being created this year based on the Celtic Wheel of the Year with people connecting in around the world.

In 2014 Chalice Well are offering a practitioner training as a series of practical and experiential workshops designed for practitioners, healers and therapists, but also open to anyone with an interest in vibrational essences who wishes to connect with the healing energies of the Chalice Well.

Andreas Korte and PHI Essences
- Andreas is a true pioneer in the essence world and shares many facets of his work - including the potential of essences to clear generational patterns and how he has been working with people affected by radiation in Japan.