The Plant Spirits and Essential Oils classes are a series that combines principals of color and chakra therapy, guided visualizations, meditative journeying, essential oils, introspective questions and affirmations. Each lesson works with a plant, oil and meditative journey. This edition, Flowers, includes Rose, Jasmine, Lavender, Angelica, Chamomile, and Ylang Ylang. The classes are composed of downloadable PDF discussion of these oils and plants, why they’re useful and what they’re used for. Next, there are some introspective questions to consider (in the PDF). There is then a recorded meditative journey for you to try, and go into as deeply as you like in video format with an image of the plant you are working with. When you return from your experience, there are several affirmations for you to state and notice how they sit with you. You’re encouraged to journal your meditation experience, the responses to the questions, and your responses to the affirmations to help your mind process your experience, show you where healing needs to take place, and guide you through your own healing process. You are recommended to have a journal for this class, comfortable writing utensils, and the oils of your choice which are featured in the class (though these are not necessary to partake in the exercises, they do help improve your experience and connect you to the plant). You are also encouraged to have the ability to listen to the visualizations and journeys. These are a way to do ‘pathworking,’ or help make connections to plant spirit energy. These classes are a way to begin your connection to plant spirits even if you’re in an urban environment. They deliberately use facets of multiple therapies to provide a complete, holistic approach to create as much of a reaction in your system as possible. You can do the class as many times as you wish; people who repeat the class a few times often find that they form a deeper connection to the plants each time. You will get out of this class what you put in it.
Rebekah is a holistic practitioner, teacher and author from the rivers and woods in and around Pittsburgh, PA. She is qualified in more than sixty modalities in spiritual, holistic and mainstream health and medical healing modalities. Rebekah holds a BA in Complementary and Alternative Health, a BS in Metaphysical Sciences, a Master's in Divinity, certifications in Dreamwork, Spiritual Counseling, and Life Coaching, certifications in herbalism through recognized herbal schools, and three Reiki masterships including a second degree Knights Templar qualification. Rebekah is a member of the Society for Shamanic Practitioners and has completed multiple apprenticeships under indigenous teachers and traditional Chinese medicine doctors. She also has several years of experience working in the mainstream health field, specializing in mental health, disabilities, and seizure disorders. She owns Embody Healing, LLC, with a permanent location in Pittsburgh, PA where she teaches and takes clients. She does retreats, classes and workshops in seven countries and most states. Rebekah is currently working towards her PhD and writing her fifth book.
Prior to entering the health field, Rebekah was a certified teacher in bilingual education, an ordained minister, and a co-founder and vice president of a non-profit organization which focused on preventing and stopping human trafficking. When her health collapsed, she started a business from bed and lived off of her art skills until she learned enough holistic work to heal herself alongside the medical community. When people started to ask her to help them heal themselves, she had a career change and this has since become her passion. Her primary focuses in her profession are helping people self-heal and helping people re-connect to themselves, other people, the elements and the spiritual world. Rebekah is all about healing and connection.
Rebekah has a genuine interest in educating her community to empower those in it to heal themselves, so she does several free online and in person events per month besides her one on one clients and group events. If you would like to sample her work before taking a course, please take a look at her website, found here (http://rebekahgambleholisticpractitioner.com), to see her current offerings.