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An Independent Study Course in Flower Essence Therapy

(Approved for 19 CEUs, National Ayurvedic Medical Association)

In the 1920's and 30's, Dr. Edward Bach, a leading English physician and bacteriologist, turned his back on his cutting-edge vaccine research and on the orthodox medicine of his day and lent his every effort to developing a natural, plant-based system of healing so simple and straight-forward as to be utilizable by all, physician and lay- person alike.

Dr. Bach formulated 38 plant essences, over the course of a decade, using a unique method of extraction and potentization. His method - which employs one or more of the remedies on the basis of mental and emotional status, rather than disease symptoms - is used with startling success around the world today by physicians, nurses, psychotherapists, health educators, social workers, and parents.

The Bach Flower remedies are an excellent complementary modality to existing wellness practices, as are the many systems of flower essence therapy evolved since the time of Dr. Bach’s life and work. This is not merely an introduction, but an in-depth course in the Bach method in healing both human and animal clients. Participants in this course will be prepared to utilize the remedies for themselves, their families, friends and clients, and will have the opportunity to compound several custom formulas, including one utilizing their astrological birth chart.


Participants in this course will be prepared to utilize the remedies for themselves, and for their families, friends and their clients, and will have the opportunity to com- pound several custom formulas.
Topics covered in this course include:

The life and work of Edward Bach

The history and philosophy of the Bach healing method

Individual remedies and custom formulations

Constitutional, chronic and acute remedies

The seven emotional groups.

Therapeutic interviewing and assessment.

Advanced Astrological Methods in Bach Healing

Physiognomy (Facial Diagnosis)

Muscle Testing & Kinesiology Methods in Remedy Selection

The Use of the Pendulum in Remedy Selection

Advanced Formulation for Special Situations

Individual Case Studies

Non-Bach systems & methodologies (including the South African, Alaskan wildflower, FES, Perelandra and First Light flower essence systems)

Creating your own custom flower essences

Using the remedies in special populations:

Newborns &infants

Children &adolescents

Older adults


Developmentally challenged & special needs clients


William (“Bill”) Courson is a graduate of the New Jersey Institute of Ayurveda (NJIA) where he received in 2003 his first training in Ayurveda (Dpl. Ayur.) subsequently earning a baccalaureate in Vedic Studies, Ayurveda (B.V.S.A.) and a Doctor of Ayurveda degree from Sai Ayurvedic College in Miami, where he teaches and is Dean for Academic Affairs & Institutional Development. In addition, he teaches and is dean of students at the Bodhananda Vedic Institute (BVI) School of Ayurveda in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Bill is also a certified herbalist in the Western herbal tradition. He maintains his Ayurveda practice in Montclair, New Jersey.

Bill has been a lifelong student of the healing arts and is both a professional and popular writer on the themes of traditional healing, alternative medicine, spirituality and eastern and western alchemy. He is a certified flower essence therapy practitioner as well as a master teacher of Usui Reiki, and has provided Reiki training for aspiring physicians at the University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) Medical School. Bill is also an active member of a number of civic,philanthropic and professional organizations as well as a Level III Professional member of the National Ayurvedic Medical Association (NAMA) and is approved by that organization as a provider of PACE (Professional Ayurvedic Continuing Education) training.

Course materials:

As a Part of the Course, Participants will receive the following:

10½ hours of video recorded lectures

Three (3) extensive Flower Essence Therapy Course Manuals

4-hours of individual personal consultation (online) with the instructor

Copy of the three (3) Power Point slideshow presentations

Collection of 24 articles and e-books, the core of your professional library

Personal Bach Flower Essence Formula

Diploma in Flower Essence Therapy (from the New Jersey Institute of Ayurveda) upon Completion

Tuition & Registration:

Full course tuition is $400.00 is due upon registration and may be paid by check (payable to the instructor).

For further or more detailed information, contact Dr. Courson by telephone at (862) 823-1767 or via email to

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