Ian White is the founder of the Australian Bush Flower Essences and a 5th generation Australian herbalist who has been practicing successfully as a Naturopath for 30 years. His great-grandmother, worked as a herbalist during Australia's Gold Rush in the 1850's.
Ian's grandmother like her mother before her, were among the first white people to research and use native plants for healing. Ian as a young boy grew up in the bush, living next door to his grandmother and would spend as much time as possible helping her make her herbal tinctures and extracts. She would often take him for walks in the bush teaching him the healing qualities of many of the plants and flowers within the Australian landscape.
Ian has continued this family tradition, though specializing in the emotional and spiritual qualities of the Australian bush. He is the author of five major books and regularly teaches workshops on the Bush Essences and his Spiritual Essences in over 30 countries.
Caitlin has a passion for natural healthcare. With a degree in fine arts and naturopathy Caitlin is a Naturopath in a busy Melbourne clinic. She has been working with Australian Bush Flower Essences for many years and has even found the time to teach meditation.
Caitlin is passionate about communicating the value of the essences as a key cutting edge healthcare modality for students, practitioners and the general public.
Caitlin’s teaching style is grounded, with strong clinical references and experiences, coupled with a fun and refreshing outlook.
A journey through cancer led Joanne Fuller to enrol in Naturopathy in 1985. The birthing of the Australian Bush Flower Essences at around this time initiated the beginning of her long association with the Essences and their creator Ian White.
Studies in and experience of Alternative Healing Methods exposed Joanne to the field of Energy Medicine. This continues to be a major influence of her current practice. Through her healing practice and workshops, Joanne shares her years of learning, life skills and intuition. Joanne is a truly gifted healer and a wonderful course leader.
Joanne’s strong commitment to the power of Australian Bush Flower Essences has drawn her to participate in raising awareness of their benefits. She now teaches Australian Bush Flower Essence workshops throughout Australia.
Joanne established her own practice in Victoria in 1989 and currently practices from Fremantle, Western Australia where she now resides.
Dr Niikee Schoendorfer is a naturopathic nutritional medicine clinician, research scientist and university academic. Since graduating from the Australian College of Natural Medicine in 1998, Niikee has always made good use of the Australian Bush Flower Essences both in practice and in daily life. She has been sharing her passion for flower remedies and facilitating Bush Essence workshops around Australia since 2011, bringing her enthusiasm and light-hearted nature into these workshops.
Niikee has been lecturing extensively at the Endeavour College of Natural Health since 2006 and also teaches nutrition components into the Medical School Programme at the University of Queensland. She has also played a role in the development of academic curricula in both institutions. As a research fellow, Niikee has coordinated a number of research projects and has published this research in a variety of international medical journals. She has presented her research at conferences both nationally and internationally and has published book chapters in the fields of nutritional biochemistry and natural health.
As a qualified yoga instructor and mindfulness meditation facilitator, she says this helps to very much balance out the sometimes hectic nature of life. Niikee feels that vibrational medicines such as flower essences have an important role in holistic wellbeing, allowing one to find balance, peace and harmony in day-to-day life.
Over her many years of teaching and clinical practice, she has come to recognise emotional patterns as central to disease processes and clearing these blockages as being essential to healing. She holds dear to the fact that flower essences are an easy and accessible way to dissolve disharmony in our psyche, whilst uplifting and shining light into our hearts and souls. Love will always find a way!
Nadia has been practicing Wholistic Health since 1988 and has been sharing her knowledge and intuitive healing experience with flower remedies as a therapist since 1994. Trained originally in Naturopathy, she also has a broad spectrum of other modalities that she has incorporated into her busy practice including Energetic and Vibrational Medicine, Radiesthesist. She is qualified in Sophro Analysis and Uterine Therapy, working on the deepest levels of cellular memories allowing real changes in one’s inner most being.
Due to her understanding of the metaphysical causes of illness, it is hardly surprising that she developed an interest in Australian Bush Flower Essences. She dedicates her life to individual consultations and having completed her teaching trainer with Ian White, Nadia is now our official representative in France.
Nicole was raised with the power of Dr. Bach’s Remedies, as her mother was a therapist too. As a young child, she was fascinated about the ancient cultures of this world - the aboriginal culture and their way of understanding nature and living in perfect harmony with it touched her very deeply.
In 1999 during a journey through Australia, she was overwhelmed by the beauty of its flora and fauna and it felt a little like coming home. After this time, she studied the Australian Bush Flowers and found out that they touch people’s lives very deeply and in a stunning way.
At the age of 38, she had to face cancer and during this time, the Australian Bush Flower Essences were always with her. They guided her and helped her in such a special way that words almost couldn't describe it - they guided her on the emotional part of this process strongly but still smoothly. That was the time she decided to build up her own school of flower therapy and make people more aware of the Australian Bush Flowers and their wonderful power. She believes everybody in this world deserves to feel good and to be happy. That’s her goal.
With these courses, it’s her biggest goal to make the Australian Bush Flowers more and more known in Switzerland, so that their power embraces the world. She found the wonderful information in Ian’s workshops in Switzerland was an inspiration and her students always look forward to meeting him personally when he visits.
On a more personal note, she loves nature, gardening, sports, her two children (who are the biggest inspiration and challenge) and of course her husband, who always encourages her to go on. To quote some inspirational words from the great Walt Disney, "All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them."
Nature has always occupied a very special niche in Vera’s life. During her childhood, she used to talk to trees and share with them her strange sensation of feeling so different from other people, and being so sensitive…
On growing up, she exercised her sensibility by teaching History of Art and Literature, touching the innermost emotions of people with the beauty and force of the words.
Flower essences came into Vera’s life for the first time in 1986 and created a deep inner transformation of her vision of the world and of her personal manner of dealing with life. Using these essences, she was able to find answers to the most philosophic questions she had since her childhood.
Since 1996, Vera has dedicated her life to helping people to contact their inner force and inner guidance, in an unimaginable internal tour of transformation and cure.
Vera is a very experienced Brazilian Bush Flower Essences Practitioner and Certified Teacher. Since 1998, she also has been coordinating and guiding a group of therapists who take part in a Community Service Initiative on Flower Essences Therapy to assist poor people, free of charge.
In 2011, after disastrous floods occurred in Petropolis, Brazil, Vera coordinated a social service group of 21 flower essence volunteer practitioners that worked, during a year, giving emotional support to the victims using flower essences. In just 15 days, the group had been able to offer assistance service to 956 individuals.
One of Vera’s main goals, while lecturing about these marvellous essences, is that her work can be an important support to help people to expand consciousness , connected to a global process of self transformation that is taking place in our present world.
Bachelor in Sciences by Faculty of Philosophy, Sciences and Letters of Cachoeira do Sul, Brazil, 1973.
Studies and researches the use and contribution of flower essences since 1976, has training and is Postgraduate Flower Therapy in the Universidade Estadual do Rio de Janeiro (2000); attended several training courses with Ian White in Brazil since 1993 and Australia in 2002.
Acts in office, since 1976 and also as a teacher and educational coordinator of training courses and graduate in Floral Therapy and Astrology since 1995. Merit and Prosperity Workshop Facilitator.
Columnist in several publications, teaches courses and lectures about Flower Essences, Astrology and other topics related to personal development and spiritual Therapy.
Martina is a distributor, practitioner and teacher of Australian Bush Flower Essences and is based in Prague, Czech Republic. She visited Australia in 1987 and she became fascinated by its nature especially the vivid and diverse colours of Australia’s flowers. This triggered her interest in learning about and understanding bush essences. She did this by attending a Level I workshop in Austria, Level II in the Netherlands and Level III in Austria, all workshops were taught by the founder of ABFE Ian White. Her goal is to introduce and develop a strong following for bush essences in the Czech Republic by educating and supporting new practitioners, distributing the bush essences to shops and pharmacies and helping people to heal and find a life balance by incorporating the use of bush essences.
Martina was working for many years in the hospitality industry in an executive management position. She has gone through a personal transition to follow her own heart on a path of finding what is really important in life. As part of this process she has studied with The Institute of Aromatherapy in Prague, she is a NLP Practitioner and a life coach.
Teaching and training were always her favorite activities in her previous roles. Her teaching style could be described as being very engaging, natural and friendly.
Martina has travelled to many countries around the world, and as well as her native tongue of Czech speaks English and Spanish. Martina values her relationship with her close friends, and also likes to spend time relaxing in her garden. She practices tai chi and yoga on a regular basis as a way to stay healthy and connected to her true self.
Her favorite quote is…. If you can dream it, you can do it… by Walt Disney
Cristiane has been passionate about Bush Flower Essences since 1994 when she experienced motherhood for the first time. In 2002 she came to Australia to attend workshops with Ian White. She was invited by Ian to be trained by him to be part of his first team of Brazilian teachers in 2004 and since then she has worked with Flower Essences Therapy. She teaches Level I and II Australian Bush Flower Essences Workshops as well as the Happy Healthy Kids Workshop. Cristiane published the Happy Healthy Kids book in Brazil and is responsible for its sale and distribution.
She also conducts lectures twice a month about the work with Bush Essences. She uses the Bush Essences in association with psychology, massage therapy, Akashic Records and astrology, in the search for self knowledge.
Along with her husband, she conducts a Phytocoaching Process in which Ayahuasca and Flower Essences are used.
Marcia has always loved the area of Education, and she has operated in this area for more than 30 years, always expressing her communication skills and her sensitivity transiting from teaching children to Postgraduate students.
Marcia specialises in Clinical Psychology with 28 years of experience in a consulting office working with her expertise in Psychodrama, Jungian and Positive Psychology.
Marcia conducts individual consultations and groups with teenagers and adults. She worked as a Psychologist at the Hospital in cardiopathics and also treated burn patients.
Marcia began her studies in Flower Therapy in 1990 and since then, has expanded to several formations in various flower systems.
She has worked with the Australian Bush Flower Essences since 1997. She holds the Flower Therapy discipline in undergraduate Naturopathic Practices at the University Anhembi Morumbi Laureate International Universities since 2003, Post Graduate Course Coordinator in Flower Therapy at the same University since 2014 and at the FACIS – Health Sciences College – for 10 years in various capitals all over Brazil.
Marcia is a practitioner of Healing Herbs and Australian Bush Flower Essences and works as a tour guide in Flower Essences studies in England.
Marcia supervises Flower Essences Therapy internship programs of complementary-integrative practices and Wellness in hospitals, clinics and corporative environments.
She holds an MBA Coaching degree directing her work for personal development and flourishing. She is licensed in Systemic Constellations, using this phenomenological methodology as an ally in their care practices.
Marcia believes that her work is the way of her personal and professional fulfillment, because it makes life more meaningful and this is perfectly attached to her life purpose.
"Teaching Flower Essences is the greatest purpose of my life, the mission of my soul."
Pedagogue and holistic therapist with over twenty years of experience, Regina Nasser started studying seeking the cure to her depression. After going through many traditional treatments she overcame her disease by using Reiki, Shiatsu and Bush Flowers. In 2006, she used the Australian Bush Flowers and was impressed by the healing power of this system. After that, she brought the Australian Bush Flowers to Rio Grande do Norte in order to assist their patients in the therapeutic process. The results were amazing.
Regina has a therapeutic spa in Natal - RN, since 2003, where she helps people find their way and overcome their pain and difficulties. Currently, she is a postgraduate student in Complementary Therapies and Naturopathy and she participates in a project, along with the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte and the city of Natal, that aims to provide mental and emotional balance for children and teenagers.
Through a period of physical challenge when she was a teenager, Sandra discovered that there were other options available to her to complement conventional medicine. On her journey she was introduced to a whole new view of alternative ways of treating illness. She was amazed by her experiences both physically and emotionally when being treated with Flower Essences.
Having had such personal victories she decided to delve further into the Flower Essence realm and set out with passion and vigor to learn more. After building a reputation for treating clients successfully she decided she would like to take the Bush Essences to another level and pass on her knowledge in a teaching capacity. Upon completion of her training with Ian White, she is now our official teacher for Taiwan.
Sandra spends equal time in both Taiwan and the UK so has a complete understanding of both English and Chinese. This has enabled her to officially translate Ian’s books – Australian Bush Flower Essences and Bush Flower Healing taking the Essences to a wider audience.
Amparo is a Therapist and a Teacher of ABFE and is based in Barcelona, Spain. She was born in Uruguay, and has lived in Barcelona since 1976.
In 1987 she discovered the natural Therapies and she started to work in 1992 with: Holographic Energies, Nutrition, Kinesiology, Flower Therapies and others.
Since 1995 she’s been using ABFE Flower Essences and she took all the workshops with IAN WHITE in Spain. The flowers offer her a new vision of life, events and opportunities.
Amparo founded Centre GUIAL, natural therapies, and she is the Director. She uses ABFE Flower Essences every day in a private practice. She teaches workshops about ABFE, Family Constellations, Ho’oponopono, Numerology and Stress. Nowadays she’s also offering workshops (about Family Constellations) in Argentina and Uruguay. She has been an expert in management and stress management since 2008 and offers online training on this subject.
She has collaborated in press, radio and television and is co-author of the book “Sencillamente Vivir Mejor” Ed. Elsiguientepaso.
Amparo is cheerful, willing to learn new things and enjoys what she does. She practises meditation, alone and in groups . She loves movies, series and cycling, and is happy when she goes for a walk. She likes the rain and loves to be with her family.
"I believe in my dreams"
Susana is a journalist and Integrative Psychotherapist specializing in Trauma Therapy who has dedicated the last 30 years of her life to investigating and studying human behavior and the main causes of suffering in systemic relations. Through her own process, she realized the necessity of mastering different therapeutic techniques to reach the human being as a whole. She has since studied deep psychology and body oriented psychotherapy, focusing in therapeutic techniques that she had experienced during her own healing process and whose outcome she knew and trusted.
After graduating from Snowlion (Switzerland) where she studied anatomy, physiology, core energetics, and healing techniques, she specialized in Trauma Therapy and how to treat it with Australian Bush Flower Essences.
She also studied in Madrid TFI (Terapeuta Floral Integrativo - "Integrative Flower Therapist"). She has done L1, L2 and L3 of Australian Bush Flower Essences, as well as the Light Frequency and White Light Essences workshops.
Susana is very grateful to Australian Bush Flower Essences, "They brought about deep healing and literally changed my life. They helped me to deal with intense emotions while in the process of healing Trauma. I felt as if I had to cross the jungle holding a machete in my hands to defend myself. The essences attenuated the machete’s blow, showing clear spaces that little by little expanded, bringing more light until I finally saw the way out."
She currently gives workshops, that she created, to help both therapists and people who have suffered Trauma to understand the process and how to heal it.
She lives in and has a practice in Madrid and also gives online sessions.
Master and Practitioner in Flower Essence Therapy. Fully trained in cosmetology, aesthetics care, aromatherapy and Reiki, she has advanced studies in Coaching and PNL (Neurolinguistic Programming).
Ever since 1996 she has been the leader Distributor of Flower Essences in Argentina through her own company, Floresencial, as well as the manager and event planner of several international training courses in her country in cities such as Buenos Aires, Rosario, Mar del Plata, Salta, Neuquén and Santiago del Estero.
Ever since 1998 she has been fully committed in spreading the message of flower essence therapy as a discipline of its own, having taken part in International Flower Essence Therapy Conferences in Argentina, Spain, Chile and Portugal. She has also taken part in several training events in the USA, Spain and the United Kingdom.
In 1999 she began managing all the training courses on the Australian Bush Flower Essences given by its director and producer Ian White, that have ever taken place in several cities of Argentina. She has also designed and managed other training courses given in Argentina by other well-known flower essences producers.
In 2006, she designed and managed the Argentinian International Conference on Flower Essence Therapy and Complementary Therapies that took place in Buenos Aires.
Since 2008, she is director of, and trainer at, the Escuela de Terapia Floral Integrada de Argentina based in Buenos Aires and with other branches in several provinces in the mainland (Rosario, Santiago del Estero, Neuquén, Mar del Plata, Tucumán, Ushuaia, Salta and Adrogué.
She is a teacher at the post-graduate course on flower essences and health care at the National University of Rosario (UNR).
As an international lecturer, she has given talks and imparted classes in Chile, Madrid, Barcelona,Tenerife, USA, Uruguay and Costa Rica.
Séamus first encountered Bach Flower Remedies in 1982 and hasn’t looked back since. The philosophy of simplicity, safety and self-healing continues to inspire him to this day.
In the early 1990s the Australian Bush Flower Essences came into his life and he was immediately struck by their healing qualities both for himself and others. After attending many workshops with Ian in Ireland he visited Australia for further training and spent a year there getting to know many of the flowers “up close and personal”, walking the land where they grow.
Séamus currently has a practice in the North East of Ireland. In his workshops his aim is to inspire people to incorporate The Essences into their everyday lives and to use them both for the fleeting ups and downs of everyday life or for more challenging growth situations. The Essences are such a wonderful gift to us at this time.