This Certificate course is combined with a Certificate in Holistic Counselling because I believe that to work with essences professionally it is essential that you have sound counselling – communication skills. I have been teaching this course for over fifteen years consecutively. It has been accredited for twelve of those years. You can start the course at any time if you wish to complete it via correspondence. In 2013 there will be no classes held in Drouin but I am exploring the possiblity of holding a number of skype Q & A sessions.
What can you do when you complete this course?
You are a qualified flower essence therapist and holistic counsellor. You are able to set up your own business and work in this field. You can become a member of a professional organisation and have access to professional insurance.
- Over 300 essences from the Bach, Flower Essence Society (FES), Living Essences, Australian Bush & Desert Alchemy ranges
- The Indian Chakra System
- Chinese Concepts that link emotions to specific organs
- Metaphysical understanding of illness
- Basic Physiology of the body
- Egan Model of Counselling
- Relevant psychological theories
The course is approached from a holistic perspective in which at each chakra we explore Chinese and metaphysical concepts with psychological theories and what essences apply to each of these theories.
This course has been accredited with the Australian Holistic Healer’s and Counsellor’s Association as follows:
- One modality in Flower Essence Therapy
- One modality in Holistic Counselling
- 200 hours accrued towards the total hours (250) required for membership
This means 100 hours of course content and 100 hours of assignment work
- Assignment One: Personal Exploration of a Flower Essence
- 25 hours of Case Studies
- Goal Setting Assignment
- Personal Skills Assessment
- Counselling Log Book – 30 hours
- 2,500 word Research Essay
Payment options are available and detailed on the enrolment form
Leonie’s ‘Holistic Flower Essence Therapy’ course was just what I was searching for. After years of using flower essences and other alternative therapies I decided that I wanted to get some professional qualifications. As I live in a regional area and have personal commitments as a carer, I am unable to travel far, and this prohibited me from achieving my aims. Fortunately, Leonie’s comprehensive course was available by correspondence and I am now fully qualified.
The combination of metaphysics, chakra system, Chinese link of emotions to specific organs and holistic counselling skills provided me with a good foundation of knowledge to create and enhance wellness with the use of a wide range of flower essences. I found the assignments to be fund and enlightening, a great way of learning. This course took me on a personal journey of self-awareness and discovery while creating a wider understanding of human experiences and perceptions.
Learning from home did require self-discipline and a certain amount of flexibility, but the easy to follow format and Leonie’s friendly manner encouraged me to set aside a few hours a week. Leonie was always available to talk to on the phone when I had any concerns or questions; in fact nothing was ever too much trouble. Her sense of humour, enthusiasm and passion for her work was quite infectious!
I found this course to be thoroughly enjoyable and flower essences to be little drops of magick. It has been a pleasure to learn from a persona who has such a natural flair for teaching and passing on the gift of knowledge so I can help others with their healing. Ondrea Delahoy, 2003
I completed the Holistic Flower Essence Therapy Course with Leonie in 1995. During this time I experienced a severe car accident. Indeed the flower essences helped me through hospitalisation and the psychological effects of getting back behind the wheel. I use the flower essences in my counselling, teaching and teaching practice. I have great success in client feedback. The course Leonie has produced is exceptional. What is exceptional is her unique teaching method, her enthusiasm and passion for the flowers. It rubs off! My love for this healing art grows everyday. Thanks you Leonie for sharing this profound knowledge. Rev. Robyn Stewart, 1995
I have known Leonie Murray for only the short period of three years, however in that time I took part in her accredited course in flower essence therapy and got to know her well. At the beginning of the course my goal was to become a certified and practicing flower essence therapist. As we progressed I realised what sort of person is needed to carry out this very special job. Compassion, without emotional involvement, non-judgemental, whilst reading between the lines and a very thorough listener, all of these qualities shine in Leonie.
As far as study goes you can make learning flower essences as simple or as complex as you like. The manner in which the information was listed and professionally presented to us as students saved much work! As we worked through each essence in its related category all students were able to relate to a certain essence helping us to remember them. This was not a coincidence. It came about from the careful structuring of the course content.
On a personal level my greatest gain from completing Leonie’s course was not my pass mark. It was the understanding of my self, my ego and my family. It was the ability to be able to do something about the negative emotions that emerge as we all grow as people. I could confidently recommend Leonie’s course for three very good reasons. Firstly, it is an accredited course and provides much more than required by the relevant bodies. Secondly, although constantly being improved the course is well written and structured for easy learning and for easy reference once completed. Thirdly, the skills learnt from the Egan Model of Counselling provide the most sensible skills for listening and problem solving. At no time did I ever find my morals or ethics conflicted, at no time did I ever feel judged or judging. What I did find was something inside myself that I really liked…me! Thanks Leonie. Tamara French, 1998
Thanks for an amazing course. You are a great facilitator and mentor. The course has not only provided me with professional skills that I can utilise in the future, but also personal growth and the development of skills that will assist me in all areas of my life. I have studied in community services before and yet I have never experienced such amazing, encouraging and supportive class sessions. Our input was welcomed and encouraged which was wonderful. I highly recommend this course to all. Tanya Geddes, 2004
When I first enrolled in Leonie Murray’s Flower Essence Therapist Course I thought that I was a normal, happy, okay type person and that everyone should be like me. I had no idea whatsoever about the depth of my emotional problems. I realised over the period of the course that I needed every one of the essences that Leonie was teaching about because I had put a mask around myself to show everyone that I am happy and had no problems.
Well what a revelation this course was to me. Using the essences, I was able to uncover what I had stashed in the too hard basket with layers upon layers of other emotions just so that I didn’t have to deal with the pain and so I couldn’t see it. This course is about a revelation. A revelation that happens for yourself with the bonus opportunity of helping others after graduation to reveal their true self, be okay with it and work towards self improvement and healing.
At first I was overwhelmed with the amount of flower remedies to learn but Leonie gave key words and I remembered them easily. Also the study mix (a combination of flower essences) gives you such enormous help, focus, vision and motivation that you don’t see it as a concern and you look forward to the assignments. Now when I run my Reiki courses I use the study mix to help me focus on what I wasn’t to achieve and not to get side tracked. This mix is invaluable for not getting into overwhelm when the students ask questions. I experience profound changes when drawn to a particular essence. I also experience a realisation with the essences and identify with what they are about. The Flower Essence Course has revolutionised my life. Now I can honestly say that I am a happy person, dealing openly with all my emotions and no longer pretending. What a marvellous relief!!! Christina Attrill, 1998
Just a note to say thank you! I have really enjoyed doing this course. I have learnt so many things that I now apply to my life and my families. I have a passion for the flowers and love to help and support people. I will certainly continue on my way as a wholistic flower essence therapist. So again Thank You for sharing your passion and wealth of knowledge. I really enjoyed listening to your enthusiasm and passion (!) on the CD’s. It’s contagious!!
Melinda Keinhuis, 2011
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