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Taking Healing to the Next Level with First Light Flower Essences - Part One of Two

In today's society, with the many challenges people are facing with their health, working as a practitioner in natural therapies such as naturopathy, herbalism or body work requires the practitioner to be able to provide support on a number of different levels for effective, sustainable and long-lasting results for their clients. First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand® provide such an opportunity for practitioners by offering state-of-the-art training and education in New Zealand native flower essence therapy to address all levels of wellbeing - physical, emotional, mental and spiritual.

The First Light® training programs provide practitioners with a comprehensive tool kit and skill base that can be used as a stand-alone modality. They can also be used in conjunction with other modalities and treatments that are being used such as massage, aromatherapy, herbal medicine and Body Talk™. In other words, there is no limit to the ways in which you can work with First Light® flower essences in your practice.

To be able to stand out in the crowd and differentiate yourself and your practice, having some key tools in your practitioner's repertoire will really help you to make your mark and improve your success rates with clients. Undertaking a course of study in First Light® flower essences and becoming a registered practitioner is one of the best ways to gain an edge and make a real impact on the health and wellbeing of your clients. And most likely you'll transform and change your own life for the better in the process - now how cool is that?

When I was studying to become a medical herbalist and naturopath, I was introduced to flower essences as a means to address emotional and mental patterns that were impacting on the wellbeing of a person. This really piqued my interest. I had been taking First Light® flower essences for a couple of years and found them to be very effective in helping me to work through my 'stuff' and become more empowered and aligned with spirit. It is a case of 'try before you buy' for me; if I find something that I know works through personal experience, then I'm going to recommend it to my clients where appropriate.

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Needless to say, while in the final year of my studies, I attended all five of the First Light® training courses to learn as much as I could about these magical essences made from the native plants of Aotearoa/New Zealand. What a journey it has been, one that has not only served to empower and transform me as an individual and a health practitioner, but that has also helped transform the lives of many of my clients, because the essences really work!

In order for lasting beneficial changes in health to occur, the patterns in consciousness that have led to the demise of health in an individual must be addressed. It is not sufficient, in my experience, to just focus on the physical aspects or causations of dis-ease e.g. poor diets high in artificial and processed foods, inadequate intake of nutrients, excessive use of stimulants, accumulations of toxins in the body etc.

If the patterns or aspects of a person's consciousness causing disharmony aren't addressed, then there is a good chance that health problems/challenges will perpetuate, or take on a different and possibly more problematic form.

I've found over the years that simply giving clients their keynote flower essence, along with their life path and current year plant essences can be a simple yet powerful way to transform old patterns and behaviours and make a difference to the extent that they come back to me wanting 'more of that please'.

Because First Light® flower essences are vibrational remedies, there are no contraindications or drug interactions to be concerned about. This makes First Light® flower essences suitable for clients who are on medications, have complex heath conditions, for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding and for children. The essences are also suitable for use with animals and plants.

Having highly effective and potent tools on hand to help address underlying mental, emotional and spiritual imbalances in our clients is what really helps us as practitioners to make a difference to the lives of those who come to us. First Light® flower essences really do take healing to the next level.

— Lana Raill
Lana holds diplomas in Naturopathy and Herbal Medicine and New Zealand Native Flower Essence Therapy, and is a First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand® Registered Practitioner. Lana specialises in working with vibrational plant medicine in the form of First Light® flower essences and is available for consultations in Grey Lynn and Avondale on 021 02468952 or by email: