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Instruction in flower therapy offered in Aspen this summer

Amy Meyerson
Special to The Aspen Times

Alicia Sirkin, one of the leading experts on a type of therapy known as Bach Flower Essence, will host a series of lectures and classes this summer in Aspen.

Sirkin is one of 70 American practitioners certified in Bach Flower Essence Therapy. Her programs are designed to inform people about the benefits of the therapy and how it can improve emotional health. Sirkin has been interviewed by various women’s magazines and is a contributing writer for “Alternative Medicine Magazine” and Burton Goldberg’s book, “Alternative Medicine: the Definitive Guide.”

Bach Flower Essence Therapy infuses flower extracts to make 38 odorless liquids. According to Sirkin, each liquid is supposed to improve one’s emotional health by reducing stress, depression, and anxiety; by promoting relaxation; and by releasing emotional stress caused by physical illness and emotional disturbance.

Bach Flower Essence Therapy is proven to be safe and supported by licensed health professionals, said Sirkin, and many of her customers have been pleased with the results of Sirkin’s teachings.

Sirkin’s series of summer lectures and classes began Wednesday with an introduction to Bach Flower Essence Therapy. On Monday, she will be giving a free lecture at Daughter Earth Herbal Apothecary, at 533 East Hopkins, on the use of the therapy. For more information, call (888) 875-6753.

From July 10 to Aug. 7, Sirkin will offer a certification class for level one of the Bach International Education Program. The class will run Wednesday evenings, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Aspen Valley Hospital.

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The certification includes an in-depth study of the philosophy and history of Bach therapy, which was originated by Edward Bach. Class members will also learn to identify all 38 essences, and study how to combine the essences, what the effects are and when to use the essences.

Tuition for the seminar is $225, and includes a bottle of rescue remedy, personal remedy bottle, Bach flower Essence book, class folder, course outline, and a certificate of level-one completion.

For more information or to register, call Mary Margaret O’Gara at 544-7394 or Rita Marsh at 963-1874.