Frequently Asked Questions
Here at First Light®, we really enjoy sharing the educational resources that have been painstakingly collated over decades of working closely and reverently with the flowers, ferns, trees, seeds and plants of the First Light® family of essences. The educational pathways we offer are as important to us as the essences themselves.
"Why should I choose to train and work with First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand®?"
Winner Of Prestigious Awards
New Zealand Business Awards 2017
First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand® received an award for Excellence in Holistic Natural Health Products in the New Zealand Business Awards 2017. Click here to read our feature in the Apac Insider Magazine.
The New Zealand Business Awards have been designed to celebrate innovative thinkers and cast a light on the dedication shown and achievements made by businesses in New Zealand.
New Zealand Health and Industry Distinguished Service Research and Development Award 2008
Franchelle Ofsoské-Wyber, the founding director and creator of First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand® has been awarded the New Zealand Health and Industry Distinguished Service Research and Development Award for 'pioneering, developing and establishing of New Zealand native flower essences for holistic healing'.
This award was in recognition for over 30 years of working with the New Zealand native essences, their uniqueness and relevance to the holistic health challenges faced by humanity in the 21st century.
Working In Total Co-operation With Nature
The Age of Cherishing Waters
The essential vibrational keynote of the 21st century or Aquarian Age is one of co-operation. This age known by Maori elders as the Age of Cherising Waters is one of total co-operation with nature. New Zealand Native Flora is among some of the most ancient in the world and possesses unique healing qualities.
New Zealand is the only country in the world with a natural ecosystem that replicates the message of the emerging age - a totally integrated, benign cooperative endeavour that is non-competitive. First Light® flower essences have encoded into them these higher energetic frequencies of co-operation and non-competitiveness and meet the requirements for healing in the 21st century.
The Highest Standards Of Excellence and Professional Training
Our Certificate and Diploma courses offer the highest standards of excellence and professional training. FIrst Light Flower Essences of New Zealand®provides what we understand to be the most comprehensive flower essence training currently available. Our qualifications are accepted and well respected amongst professional organisations such as F.E.N.Z. (Flower Essences of New Zealand Incorporated).
Questions About the Courses
"Do I have to do all of the courses or can I do just one?"
You can complete as many or as few courses as you like. You can enrol at anytime and to whichever level you choose – from a one or two day course on one of the flower or plant Collections, to full Certificate or Diploma level.
"How do I become a First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand Practitioner?"
You can become a Practitioner by obtaining your Certificate in New Zealand Native Flower Essence Therapy (CERT.NZNFE).
"Are the First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand® Certificate in New Zealand Native Flower Essence Therapy (CERT.NZNFE) and the Diploma in New Zealand Native Flower Essence Therapy (DIP.NZNFE) widely respected and accepted?"
Yes. Our Certificate and Diploma courses offer the highest standards of excellence and professional training. First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand® provides what we understand to be the most comprehensive flower essence training currently available. Our qualifications are accepted and well respected amongst professional organisations such as V.E.N.Z. (Vibrational Essences of New Zealand Incorporated).
"I don't want to become a registered practitioner but I want to learn about New Zealand native flower essences. Can I do the courses?"
Yes. You can choose to do any or all of the courses. They are suitable for anyone with either a personal or professional interest in native flower essences and holistic well-being.
"Is there a time limit as to how long I have to complete the courses if I want to do them all and become a practitioner?"
No. You can study at your own pace and can complete the courses in any time frame that you choose.
"I attended a course with you but have lost my certificate. Can I obtain a replacement certificate?"
Yes. Our central student register has a record of all First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand® certificates issued. There is a small administration fee for the re-issuing of certificates. Please contact us directly.