I was introduced to Dr. Bruce Berkowsky in the fall of 2001, while I was in the midst of a very difficult chapter in my life. I was living in South Florida at the time. I was a single parent, working at a very stressful job, in an extremely toxic environment. My health was awful and my spirits were at the lowest level I had ever experienced.
I commented to my friend, Bruce, that I needed to get away. I needed to go somewhere near the mountains. I needed to re-energize. His suggestion was that I travel to La Conner, Washington, where he was attending a class on Spiritual PhytoEssencing, that was being conducted by Dr. Bruce Berkowsky. Without hesitation, I agreed.
I quickly explained to him that I had no interest in attending a workshop during the trip. My intentions were to go “veg” out in nature while I was in Washington State. However, when I met Dr. Berkowsky, who graciously invited me to “listen-in” to the morning’s session, I was hooked. I felt that everything I had been reading, studying, learning and was interested in was wrapped up into one subject matter called “Spiritual PhytoEssencing”.
To quote Dr. Berkowsky, Spiritual PhytoEssencing is: “The use of essential oils for deep soul-spiritual work integrating classical homeopathy, modern physiology, Chinese and herbal medicines, Kabbalah and anthroposophical medicine.”
Since I was a teenager, I had surrounded myself with books on Kabbalah, herbs, reflexology, homeopathy, wellness & health and aromatherapy. The light-switch was now fully turned on.
I attended Dr. Berkowsky’s workshops every year from 2001 until 2006. I incorporated many of the lessons I received during my training, custom blends, lifestyle modifications and many spiritual lessons received into my everyday life. Since that very dark experience in South Florida, my life has changed dramatically and is now filled with light, healthy lifestyle choices and healthy relationships.
While it was necessary for me to take a break from the fulfilling yet intense coursework required for the study of Spiritual PhytoEssencing, the yearning for working with these amazing essential oils stayed deeply rooted within me. I devised a plan of action:
Step 1: Attain additional knowledge on nutrition and healthy lifestyles
Step 2: Obtain my certification as a Health Coach
Step 3: Upon retirement from my full-time job, obtain my Spiritual PhytoEssencing Diploma.
Now that I have completed Steps 1 and 2, I plan to obtain my Spiritual PhytoEssencing Diploma in 2011. WooHoooooo!!!! Let the SPE ride begin!!!!!