2017 Spiritual PhytoEssencing (SPE) Training Intensive
Presented by Bruce Berkowsky, N.M.D., M.H., H.M.C.
Founder and teacher of the Natural Health Science System™ and Spiritual PhytoEssencing™
Please note: This is the
last live training intensive that Dr. Berkowsky will be teaching. He
has been teaching for 45 years and feels compelled to turn much more of his
attention to writing and recording in order to expand the collection of
available SPE materials and ensure that SPE continues on as a unique healing
art in future generations. He will be developing new courses, but these will
all be prerecorded and purchased from his website. Therefore if you would
like to have the opportunity to train with Dr. Berkowsky personally in
real-time, this will be your last opportunity to do so.
dark time of fear, loathing and disconnection from the natural world and the
light of spirit, SPE provides a way for one to deeply connect with, and hold on
to, what is real and eternal within and to operate from within the precincts of
one's heart-going mind. In so doing, an individual can, despite the withering
assault on conscious living, at once continue to make progress forward on the
pathway to wholeness of being and find shelter from the current storm.
Webinar Course Begins April 19th and Ends June 21st
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 – a core factor in much of the deep-seated psycho-spiritual
disharmony we experience.
The real self
is the deepest stratum of the self-structure, the one which directly connects
to, and reflects, one's unique soul essence. The innermost aspect of the real
self can be referred to as the inner spiritual self. When one operates from his
or her real self as opposed to the ideal self (a compensated state a person
constructs based upon the expectations and concepts of others), he or she evaluates
life experiences based upon pre-thought level feeling and sensing and
connection to spirit.
from one's real self is the only viable pathway to self-actualization and thus
the feeling of inner completion. On the other hand, charting one's course based
upon the expectations and concepts of others, despite their incongruence with
one's organic feeling, sensing and spirit guidance, obstructs self-actualization
and leads to an inertial state of stuckness.
alive and anything living has being. In other words, plants, like humans and
other animals are ensouled. In Spiritual PhytoEssencing, essential oil blends
are constructed based upon the archetypal patterns of each oil's inner soul
nature. Accordingly, essential oils are selected for inclusion in a customized
essential blend on the basis of their congruence with certain aspects of a specific
person's soul/real self archetypal pattern. Thus, when properly prepared, the
completed blend represents a portrait in oils of that person's inner soul
It is the
encounter with soul-level congruence between the personalized blend and one's
real self that encourages the latter to reassume its natural leadership role
regarding the guidance of one's life course. Living totally moored within the
artifice of the ideal self fosters an ongoing state of conflict arising from
the incongruence between how one is informed by organic feeling, sensing and
spirit connection and how one ultimately values and reacts to life experiences
based upon externally controlled behavior. This state of continual incongruence
must invariably lead to a state of chronic discontentment.
In the 2017
Spiritual PhytoEssencing Training Intensive, you will be taught how to
construct these customized, life-enhancing, and even life-changing, blends.
If you would
like to study with Dr. Berkowsky personally without ever having to leave your
home, consider this year's webinar-based training course.
2017 Spiritual PhytoEssencing Training Intensive (begins April19th 2017)
As noted above, as the
popularity of Dr. Berkowsky's Spiritual PhytoEssencing (SPE) 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, the 2017 Spiritual PhytoEssencing Training Intensive, which
begins April 19th, is the final, annual (this is the 21st
year of these annual training intensives), comprehensive course which covers
the entire SPE skill set. Future SPE courses will be much more limited in
if you would like to take advantage of this rare opportunity to be trained by
Dr. Berkowsky in the SPE art of customized layered blending (using oils that he
has personally sourced from around the world) and SPE case analysis do not miss
this opportunity to do so.
Specific Course Details
Dr. Bruce Berkowsky's 2017 Spiritual PhytoEssencing
Webinar Training Intensive
Presented by Bruce Berkowsky, N.M.D., M.H., H.M.C.
Founder and teacher of Spiritual PhytoEssencing
– Deep, soul-level healing work with essential oils
This in-depth training features:
1) In-Depth Exploration of the Inner Nature of Four Essential Oils
Training Intensive will feature in-depth exploration of the inner nature of
four essential oils – Champaca, Gingergrass, Larch Tamarack
and White Spruce.
context of the discussion of gingergrass oil, Dr. Berkowsky will contrast it
with its fraternal twin - palmarosa oil. Within the context of the
discussion of white spruce oil, he will contrast it with its very close relative
– black spruce oil.
is a possibility that Dr. Berkowsky will also be discussing melissa (lemon
balm) oil as well. Dr.
Berkowsky's classes typically run between 2 and 2.5 hours each. The first half
of each class is devoted to SPE theory and review. The second half of each of
the four essential oil study classes will be devoted to an in-depth exploration
of the inner soul-nature of a specific essential oil.
will also receive the Champaca, Gingergrass, Larch Tamarack
and White Spruce chapters (each chapter is typically 15 to 30
pages long) from Berkowsky's Synthesis
Materia Medica/Spiritualis of Essential Oils.
2) Case Analysis Training: The Case of Ellen West
One class will be devoted to a SPE interpretation of the famous case
of Ellen West, a young German woman who suffered from anorexia nervosa and
other mental issues and eventually committed suicide by poisoning in 1921. She
was 33 years old. Dr. Berkowsky was inspired to present a class
on the Ellen West case after reading a critique by the great humanistic
psychologist Dr. Carl Rogers (whose ideas are central to the theory and
practice of SPE) of the mishandling of this case by the woman's psychologists
(among other egregious errors, her doctor released from the sanitarium even
though he was convinced she would commit suicide if he did so). Rogers was
highly critical of their diagnoses and treatment methods.
Dr. Berkowsky will first review the case history and present
excerpts from Dr. Rogers' critique as well as the poem Ellen West by
award-winning poet Frank Bidart. He will then demonstrate how Ellen West would
be viewed through the lens of SPE and how he would, based on the primary
structural elements within her psychospiritual dynamics, proceed to develop a
deep-acting personalized blend for her. This presentation will provide a great
deal of insight regarding, specific essential oils and the development of
customized personal blends.
3) Astro-Synthesis Blend Development Training
The astro-synthesis blend
is newest type of SPE personalized blend that Dr. Berkowsky has developed. This
will be the first time that he will be presenting in-depth instructions for
creating this type of personalized blend. Development of customized,
deep-acting, soul-level healing blends is the core focus of SPE work.
PhytoEssencing (SPE), features the use of two types of essential oil blends: constitutional
and situational. The constitutional blends
include the: soul constitutional blend, chakra animal imagery blend, sensory
animal imagery blend, gemstone mantra blend, and astro-synthesis blend. All
of these blends are customized to reflect the unique inner soul nature of one
particular individual. When these blends are properly prepared they represent a
portrait in oils of a given individual's inner soul nature and real self.
Situational blends are prepared
to illuminate and activate key spiritual perspectives regarding specific life
situations such as illness challenges, divorce, encountering a pivotal
crossroad in one's life, dying, grieving, etc. Situational blends, while
customized, are more limited in personal scope than constitutional custom
blends, and can be formulated to be relevant for more than just one person
current troubling situation in this country (which is having a rippling effect
upon the rest of the world), Dr. Berkowsky, as a free bonus, will be
providing a formula and blending instructions for a situational blend that will
help spiritually sensitive individuals move with understanding and inner
control through the gauntlet of fear, anger, despair and dark invasive energies
that are now roiling the waters of our daily existence.
constitutional blends, in the upcoming 2017 Spiritual PhytoEssencing
Training Intensive, Dr. Berkowsky will demonstrate how to develop a
personalized astro-synthesis blend.
This method utilizes certain
basic astrological polarities (sun sign and moon sign; north node and
south node) and the polar relationships among the vessels on the Kabbalah's
Tree of Life) into the context of Hegel's model of dialectics. Hegel's dialectical
method involved arriving at the truth by beginning with a concept (e.g., love) he
called thesis, considering that in contrast to a contradictory concept
he termed antithesis (e.g., fear), then merging and resolving these
polar opposites into a coherent synthesis.
When thesis and antithesis are
merged they create a synthesis which reveals the inner relationship of
the polarity and the fact that what seemed to be opposites are actually
mutually sustaining. Thus, love is often reinforced by the fear of its loss,
and, fear, in turn, develops when one understands the fragility of love and the
potential for its loss.
The goal in astro-synthesis
blending is to use specific essential oils to achieve synthesis between a
person's deepest astrological polarities and within the polarities among that
person's inner soul qualities as represented by the various vessels on the Tree
of Life. This is a remarkably powerful method that engages with the deepest archetypal
forms contained within the soul and the self-structure which emerges from it.
Once you learn how to develop
this blend you will be able to prepare deep-acting psychospiritual blends for
yourself or others using basic astrological polarities and the polarities among
the vessels of the Kabbalah's Tree of Life.
One of the
major goals of the 2017 Spiritual PhytoEssencing Training Intensive is to
provide the instructions and understanding necessary to produce an
effective personalized astro-synthesis blend.
the students in SPE Training Intensives are new students.
Dr. Berkowsky always tailors his
classes to enable even first-time students to acquire the basic level of
understanding and competence required to prepare SPE blends.
4) Blending Training Exercise
feature of this course will be a simple blending exercise during which Dr.
Berkowsky will guide the students in the preparation of a simple layered blend
using the oils in the class oil set.
5) Class Oil Set
Each of the
annual SPE Training Intensives has included the option of purchasing an
exquisite oil set. The 2017 SPE Training Intensive will be no exception. These
oils, personally sourced by Dr. Berkowsky from around the world, are all of superb,
precious soul-level healing quality. The sets, made available to students at a
very reasonable price, is not included in the tuition fee. The oils Dr.
Berkowsky makes available are of extraordinary, rare quality and most students
are eager to work with them.
eligibility to purchase the class oil set is one of the central attractions of
this course. While the cost of this set is separate from the tuition fee, Dr.
Berkowsky does the best he can to keep the pricing remarkably reasonable so
that everyone can afford to participate in the blending exercise.
spends 5 to 6 months sampling oils from different distillers before finalizing
the composition of the class oil 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
sourcing process is still ongoing, the composition of this set of approximately
11 oils (5 ml each) will not be finalized until early March. The following
oils will definitely be in the set: Golden champaca (aka champa), gingergrass,
larch tamarack, lime and white spruce.
under consideration include: green myrtle, helichrysum, Lavender
stoechas, melissa, orange petitgrain, Roman chamomile, sweet marjoram, thyme, winter
savory and African tea tree.
6) Class Recordings
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. The recordings are made available for download approximately
4 days after each class.
Schedule of Classes
There will be
6 classes in all (plus a free bonus Q&A/student feedback
begins on April 19th
and concludes in late June. This provides a casual pace that allows for more
extensive between-class study and review and blending time.
First Class: Wednesday, April
19th @ 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time (8:00 p.m. Eastern Time). All
classes are presented at the same time.
The scheduling of classes for the remainder of the course is as follows:
Class #2: Wednesday, May 3rd
Class #3: Wednesday, May 17th
Class #4: Wednesday, May 31st
Class #5: Wednesday, June 7th
Class #6: Wednesday, June 21st
there will be a bonus Q&A and student feedback class scheduled after the
course has ended.
Continuing Education Credit and Certification
Those who complete the entire course, including the blending and potentizing,
will be eligible to receive a letter recommending the issuance of 15 CE
students who participate in the 2017 SPE Training Intensive can sit for an
optional certification exam. There are different levels of Spiritual
PhytoEssencing certification. Those students who pass 3 certification exams are
awarded the credential R.SPE.P. (Registered Spiritual PhytoEssencing
Practitioner). For students who are interested in going on to earn a diploma in
Spiritual PhytoEssencing and receive a Di.SPE (Diplomate of Spiritual
PhytoEssencing) credential, passing the certification exam is necessary for
this course to count as one of the six required Diploma Course (a tutored independent-study
course) study modules.
is well aware that these are difficult economic times for a lot of people and
so keeps tuition rates unusually low. This may be your last chance to take this
comprehensive course conducted personally by Dr. Berkowsky at such low tuition
Tuition covers: all 6 classes, the class recordings, the
layered blending exercise as well as all class study exercises (Dr. Berkowsky
designs unique, optional study exercises that the students receive
between classes), 4 chapters from Berkowsky's Synthesis
Materia Medica/Spiritualis of Essential Oils and other reference materials.
who cannot afford to pay the full tuition in one payment can contact Dr.
Berkowsky to set up a comfortable, monthly installment payment plan.
If you require a payment plan contact
Dr. Berkowsky and he will e-mail the details to you.
Contact: drbruceb @ cnw.com
The cost of
the class oil set, required for participation in the layered blending exercise,
is not included in the tuition. Considering the rare quality of all the
oils (personally sourced by Dr. Berkowsky), the set will be very reasonably
priced in order to allow anyone who wants to participate in the blending the
exercise to be able to afford to do so. The oil set can be added to a
student's installment payment plan.
Early-Bird Tuition (offer ends March 5th): $245.00
Discounted Tuition - March 6nd thru March 31st: $275.00
Full Tuition - After March 31st: $295.00
Dr. Bruce Berkowsky, a registered naturopath, master herbalist and classical homeopath—is President of Joseph Ben Hil-Meyer Research, Inc. He is the founder/teacher of both Spiritual PhytoEssencing (deep, soul-level healing work with essential oils) and the Natural Health Science System which he designed following many years of research and clinical practice, and includes traditional naturopathy, herbology, nutrition, homeopathy, aromatherapy, exercise, as well as East/West healing arts/bodywork.