Born in South Africa, Patricia received her original holistic training from two renowned homeopathic doctors there; and later, in the United States, through flower essence pioneers from around the world.

As a CA Flower Essence Society certified consultant and teacher she’s been exploring Flower, Gem and Environmental Essences for  50 years. Over time she has acquired a magical array of over 3,500 essences.  This includes a number that she was spontaneously inspired to co-create herself in the United States, Mexico, and the game parks, the bushveld, and notable shores of South Africa.  Through their gentle but authentic vibrations of pure nature, they have the powerful ability to transmute and en-lighten heavy emotions. Her highly spiritual journey inevitably calls in intuitive guidance.

Links to her 2005 article for the CA FES on “Essences for Children Diagnosed with ADD” are on her web site, [] as are other writings on essences for children experiencing challenges.  Interested parents have found essences to be a safe and viable alternative to standard medication.

In 1997, in Mexico City she presented her own case studies with children, as well as representing the California FES, at the 5th International Flower Essence Symposium.  She was also invited to teach in South Africa, both in Johannesburg, and Cape Town, where she was the keynote speaker at the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens.

As writer/publisher of “The Essential Flower” newsletter for several years, she was gratified to promote essences more widely. Since 1999 she has hosted monthly gatherings for practitioners in her home in San Mateo, California, where she currently practices.

Essences continue to intrigue and fascinate her, to bring joy and wonder, and a level of energy intelligence everyone can learn from, particularly during challenging times.

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