2013 Spiritual PhytoEssencing Webinar Training Intensive Course
Developed and presented by Dr. Bruce Berkowsky, founder and teacher of the art of Spiritual PhytoEssencing:
Dr. Bruce Berkowsky is a master practitioner, and one of the world's preeminent teachers, of deep psycho-spiritual healing work with essential oils. In addition to essential oils providing benefit on a physical level, they also exert a strong influence upon the psycho-spiritual plane. Dr. Berkowsky designed the art of Spiritual PhytoEssencing (SPE) to help an individual overcome the separation from one's real self and the spiritual realm that lies at the core of emotional and physical disharmony.
If you would like to study with him without ever having to leave your home, consider the webinar-based 2013 Spiritual PhytoEssencing Training Intensive.
Please note: As the popularity of Dr. Berkowsky's Spiritual PhytoEssencing and Natural Health Science System has grown so have the demands on his time. The development and presentation of this annual training intensive is extraordinarily time-consuming. Therefore, this is the last annual, complete Spiritual PhytoEssencing Training Intensive that he is planning, at least for now.
Accordingly, if you would like to take advantage of this rare opportunity to be trained, without ever having to leave home, in the complete set of skills associated with his deep psycho-spiritual healing work with essential oils (see details of this skill set below), this may be your last opportunity to do so.
This in-depth training features:
- In-Depth Exploration of the Inner Nature of Four Essential Oils
The 2013 Training Intensive will feature in-depth exploration of the inner nature of four essential oils - Mastic, Nutmeg, Palo Santo, Violet Leaf.
- Layered Blending Training Exercise
Another central feature of this course will be a transporting layered blending training exercise during which Dr. Berkowsky will guide the students step-by-step in the preparation of a layered essential oil blend using the oils in the 10-oil class set. These oils are all of soul-level healing quality and personally sourced by Dr. Berkowsky from around the world. The sets are made available to students at a very reasonable price.
The name of layered blend that everyone will learn to blend is Illuminescense. Each of the five layers of this blend will be guided by insights from great mystics of various spiritual traditions including Taoism, Judaism, Christianity, Zen, Native American and Sufi as well as the writings of spiritual philosophers including Martin Buber and William James.
The eligibility to purchase the class oil set is one of the central attractions of this course. While the cost of this is separate from the tuition fee, Dr. Berkowsky makes an extraordinary effort to keep the pricing remarkably reasonable so that everyone can afford to participate in the blending exercise.
Dr. Berkowsky personally sources the oils for this set from distillers all over the world. He spends months sampling oils from different distillers before constructing the set. He will only include oils that not only are grown or wild-harvested in an ecologically sensitive manner but also are particularly rich in the plant soul forces required for deep soul-level healing work with essential oils. Many students remark that the oils Dr. Berkowsky provides are the finest and most spiritually vibrant they have ever experienced.
This oil set will include 5 ml each of the following oils: davana, frankincense, geranium, ginger lily, lavender, mastic, nutmeg, palo santo, silver fir and violet leaf.
- Preparation of a Homeopathic-Style Potentized Dilution of an Essential Oil Blend
One of the unique features of Spiritual PhytoEssencing is that in addition to the oil blend itself, which is used externally (e.g., inhaled from the wrists, applied to skin reflex points and chakras, added to baths), one drop of the custom blend is used to prepare a homeopathic-style high dilution, nearly devoid of all material substance, (referred to as the potentized dilution) that is administered internally. Thus, the soul interfaces with the blend at two different quantum energy levels resulting in a far deeper and more profound effect.
One of the classes of the 2013 Training Intensive is dedicated to a demonstration of the preparation of a potentized dilution. Each student, working from a special potentization kit, then personally prepares a dilution.
The blend that will be potentized is one of Dr. Berkowsky's finest Kabbalah Series Blends called Song Of Eve. Dr. Berkowsky still personally prepares all his blends by hand. The formulation of Song Of Eve is based upon his interpretation of the biblical Song of Songs and the true nature of Eve as the wise woman archetype as well as the formula for Cleopatra's perfume (discovered by archaeologists).
The potentized dilution of Song Of Eve, if properly prepared, are powerfully transporting.
The potentization kits (which include 5 ml of Song Of Eve) are made available to the students at a steeply discounted price. Any student who purchases the kit will receive as a free gift, a music CD that Dr. Berkowsky has compiled specifically to enhance a person's experience of the Song Of Eve blend.
- Client Interview and Case-Study Analysis Training
In Spiritual PhytoEssencing, an interview (called anamnesis--Latin for recollection) is conducted which enables the blender to identify the constitutional themes and the primary archetypal components of the real self that characterizes the subject's psycho-spiritual core. These archetypes and themes are then proficiently matched with corresponding essential oils.
The resultant custom blend constitutes a plant-soul analogue of a given individual's "unique soul portrait." In other words, the blender is creating a soul-portrait in essential oils. It is this customized correspondence to the real self that encourages that individual's soul to accept the homogeneous blend of plant-souls as a "reorganizing nucleus."
This course features extensive training in the art of interviewing and the subsequent analysis of the interview data and translation of said data into the selection of specific essential oils for inclusion in a customized blend.
Additionally, during the August break, Dr. Berkowsky will be presenting a separate, 3-class, mini-course: the 2013 Case Interview Training Class. The exclusive focus of this course is training in the art of the client interview. Attendees will actually have the rare opportunity to observe Dr. Berkowsky interview a client live in real time. The interview will be broken up into three 90-minute sessions. Prior to each session, Dr. Berkowsky will provide in-depth insight into his interviewing method so that attendees can more effectively observe and learn the subtleties of interviewing for the purpose of developing a customized essential oil blend that is expressly designed to engage with a person on a deep soul level.
Those registered in the 2013 Spiritual PhytoEssencing Training Intensive will be eligible to attend the Case Interview Training Mini-Course at the discounted tuition of only $45.
- Case-Study Training Groups
A unique feature of the Training Intensive is the case-study analysis performed in a webinar-based group study format. Accordingly, all students (based upon which time zone they live in) are assigned to various groups. Each group is led by one of Dr. Berkowsky's senior students.
During the group webinar sessions, the students, guided by the group leader, collectively review the interview material from the 2013 Case Interview Training Class and step-by-step move through the process of interpreting the interview data, translating that into oil selections and then designing the custom blend they feel would clearly reflect the inner nature of the individual Dr. Berkowsky interviewed live.
The custom blend for the interview subject is actually developed and prepared personally by Dr. Berkowsky. All the interview groups will have the opportunity to compare their work with Dr. Berkowsky's. Many students find the group case-study training component of this course to be highly stimulating and a rich learning experience.
Participation in the group case-study component of this course is optional. Some people, due to busy schedules, choose not take part. Most students do and find that the training it provides regarding custom blend development is invaluable.
- Situational Blend Training: Because of the strong response Dr. Berkowsky received regarding his Loss And Remembrance blend article (discussing a blend specifically designed for use by those who have been impacted by the loss of a child), he is going to provide an additional focus this year on teaching how to develop situational Spiritual PhytoEssencing blends to accommodate specific situations such as trauma, divorce, dying, etc.. The situation in focus for this course will be PTSD.
- Additionally all students will receive: the revised and expanded Mastic, Nutmeg and Violet Leaf chapters as well as the newly written Palo Santo chapter from Berkowsky's Synthesis Materia Medica/Spiritualis Of Essential Oils, the 2013 Spiritual PhytoEssencing Repertory Of Essential Oils, Dr. Berkowsky's Six Element Paradigm Workbook and the Spiritual PhytoEssencing Blending and Potentized Dilution Manual. These materials that all students receive at no extra cost normal cost approximately $75.
- Class recordings: All classes will be recorded and so those who have scheduling conflicts and miss a class, can review the entire presentation whenever they like, at their own pace. The recordings also allow those who did attend the class the chance to review the class material as often as desired.
For the student's convenience, two sets of recording links are provided. The first is the video webinar recording, which can be viewed on the computer or burned to a DVD. The second set of links is audio only. This can be burned to a CD so that students can listen to the class material while driving or otherwise away from the computer.
- Schedule Of Classes - there will be 9 classes in all (and perhaps a free bonus class), not including group-study sessions.
The course, previously presented in a three-month period, has been extended this year to a 6-month period. This provides a much more casual pace that allows for more extensive between-class study and review, blending time and case-study training group interaction.
Thus the course begins on March 20th and continues until October 20th with lots of break time in between classes.
First Class: Wednesday, March 20th @ 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time (8:00 p.m. Eastern Time). All classes except for the potentizing lab class (presented on a Sunday afternoon) are presented at the same time.
Thereafter one to two classes per month will be presented from April thru October except for July and August during which there will be no formal classes. The July break creates a month of free time for the completion of the layered blending exercise. The August break accommodates the presentation of the 2013 Case Interview Training Class (a separate 3-class mini-course; see below).
The scheduling of classes for the remainder of the course is set as follows:
Class #2: Wednesday, April 17th;
Class #3: Wednesday, May 15th;
Class #4: Wednesday, June 12th;
Class #5: Wednesday, June 26th;
Class #6: Wednesday, September 18th;
Class #7: Wednesday, September 25th;
Class #8: Wednesday, October 9th;
Class #9: Sunday, October 20th.
Additionally, there may be an extra bonus class scheduled once the course has begun. This last class is the potentized dilution lab class described above and will be presented @ 2 p.m. Pacific Time (5 p.m. Eastern).
- Continuing Education Credit and Certification
Those who complete the entire course will be eligible for 34 CE credits. If a student does not participate in certain components of the course (such as the case-study training group sessions), the number of CE credits they will be eligible for will depend upon how much of the course they did participate in.
Those students who participate in all aspects of the course and choose to sit for an optional final exam are eligible for Spiritual PhytoEssencing certification.
Normally, the tuition for this course would be $495. However, due to the difficult economy, for the last 3 years Dr. Berkowsky has reduced the tuition by 35% to 50%. If, in the future, Dr. Berkowsky decides to presents another Training Intensive and the economy has improved, the course will revert to full tuition. Therefore, this may be your last chance to take this comprehensive course conducted personally by Dr. Berkowsky at this greatly reduced tuition rate.
Tuition covers: all 9 classes, the recordings, the layered blending exercise, the class study and reference materials described above and the group case-study training sessions.
Individuals who cannot afford to pay the full tuition in one payment can contact Dr. Berkowsky to set up a comfortable, monthly installment payment plan.
The cost of the class oil set, required for participation in the layered blending exercise, and the Song Of Eve potentizing kit, required for the preparation of the potentized dilution, are not included in the tuition. These are sold at highly discounted prices during special sale offers.
If you register by Monday, March 18th you are eligible the early-bird tuition of only $295.
The webinar begins on Monday, March 20th
Tuition: is set at $350
Spiritual PhytoEssencing Diploma and
Master's Certification Courses Prospectus
The Diploma Course provides an in-depth understanding of the philosophy of Spiritual PhytoEssencing and the soul nature of 48 essential oils. The Diploma Course student is taught the basics of case-taking, case analysis, repertorizing, materia medica work, blending and homeopathic potentization. In-depth instruction is provided regarding the fundamental perspectives of Spiritual PhytoEssencing, including homeopathic miasm theory, anthroposophical constitutional typing, the Kabbalistic Tree of Life and model of the Five Levels of the Soul, Chinese Five Element Theory and various other models and perspectives primary to the system.
The Master's Course continues instruction in all aspects of the Diploma Course material. Additionally, the Master's Course provides instruction in 40 more essential oils. However, the main difference between the Master's Course and the Diploma Course is that the Master's Course focuses more intensely upon case-taking technique and case analysis.
The intent of the Master's Course is to turn students into skilled, experienced practitioners. Master's Course graduates are eligible for student teaching that leads to teacher certification. Certified teachers of Spiritual PhytoEssencing will be the only ones permitted by Dr. Berkowsky to begin their own Spiritual PhytoEssencing Diploma Course programs.
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