Frequently Asked Questions
Here at First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand®, 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 Flower Essences of New Zealand® family of essences. The educational pathways we offer are as important to us as the essences themselves.
Questions About the Courses
WINNER OF PRESTIGIOUS AWARDS
New Zealand Business Awards 2017
Excellence in holistic natural health products
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.
New Zealand Health and Industry Distinguished Service Research and Development Award 2008
Pioneering New Zealand native flower essences for holistic healing
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 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 vibrational 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 of New Zealand® 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.
You can complete as many or as few courses as you like. You can enrol at anytime and to whichever course you choose You can enrol into a single course or choose the full Certificate or Diploma professional qualification pathway.
Yes. Our Certificate (Cert.NZNFE) and Diploma (Dip.NZNFE) courses offer the highest standards of excellence and professional training. Our Certificate (Cert.NZNFE) students are required to complete 100 hours of study and exercises and our Diploma (Dip.NZNFE) students require to complete 150 hours of study and exercises which can be done at their own pace. First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand® provides what we understand to be the most comprehensive flower essence, vibrational medicine and holistic healing training currently available.
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 flower essence therapy flower essences therapy, vibrational medicine and holistic healing.
No. You can study at your own pace and can complete the courses in any time frame that you choose.
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 to request a copy of your certificate.
QUESTIONS ABOUT FIRST LIGHT® FLOWER ESSENCES
In adherence with regulations, most flower essence manufacturers stamp a batch number and “best by” date on each stock bottle of flower essences. Regulations do not allow more than 10 years from the date of manufacture for such product. However, if the flower essences are stored and used properly, the 10-year shelf life is a very conservative estimate. If stored and used properly, it is our personal experience—and that of other qualified practitioners throughout the world—that First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand® flower essences can remain potent and viable for decades.
If your long-term storage area for the essences tends to be on the warm side (70 degrees Fahrenheit or 21 degrees Celsius or more for prolonged periods of time) it is advisable to store your flower essences upright. In warmer conditions, the alcohol may interact with the rubber dropper, creating a rubber taste in the stock bottle of the flower essence.
If stock essences are left open for a considerable length of time or if the cap is not screwed shut properly, the alcohol which acts as a preservative may evaporate. In this condition, flower essences can deteriorate due to microbial contamination. This will be clearly noted in the product—it will smell stale and there may be visible contamination.
The length of time that a 25ml flower essence blend bottle retains its energetic integrity is dependant on a number of factors. These factors are:
- Whether it has been opened
- How much alcohol it contains
- If the bottle and dropper has been sterilised
- External influences the treatment bottle has been exposed to e.g. strong sunlight
- If the dropper has touched the tongue or teeth
- The quality and purity of the water
- The quality of the brandy
If the flower essence blend bottle and dropper have been sterilized, the water is high quality and pure, there is adequate alcohol, e.g. 5ml/1 teaspoon of 37.5% brandy of good quality and remains unopened and is kept in the fridge it will retain its integrity for up to 6 months or perhaps longer. However once a treatment bottle has been opened and is being used it is designed to be consumed within 4 weeks and up to 6 weeks at the most.
If the intention is to use the flower essence blend bottle over a longer period than 4 weeks it is best to keep it in the fridge.