Flower Essence Therapy

What are Flower Essences?

Did you know that Flower Essence Therapy can be an inexpensive and effective approach for developing well-being? Flower Essences are liquid vibrational remedies that are similar to acupuncture, reiki, qi gong and homeopathy. They are an excellent complementary modality to be used with counseling and other kinds of bodywork and somatic healing modalities.

Flower Essences enjoy a reputation of being both highly effective and safe to use. The Flower Essence Society has been collecting case studies and practitioner reports about how people respond to working with in depth with flower essences for over twenty years, and here you can read more about specific case studies and review the scientific research.

Here you can find information about affordable sliding scale services.

Feel free to contact me for a free 15-minute phone consultation.

Check out this free 2 hour webinar to learn more about how flower essences can be used to resolve emotional issues. This webinar also described the differences between homeopathy, flower essences and aromatherapy.

Flower essences can be used to help with:

  • Major life transitions
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Self-esteem
  • Isolation
  • Grief and Loss
  • Career Goals
  • Relationships & Sexuality
  • Communication
  • Creative blocks
  • Pregnancy & Parenting
  • Gay & Lesbian issues
  • Workaholism
  • Leadership
  • Dreams & Sleep
  • Spiritual Seeking
  • Traumatic Experiences

Flower essences can also be used in conjunction with other holistic
modalities as well as with allopathic medicine for:

  • Chronic health problems
  • Immune disturbances
  • Substance abuse recovery
  • Mental health diagnosis
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What about Astrology?

Astrology is an archetypal language that connects us to a deeper understanding of ourselves and how we experience cycles of change. Understanding this language can help us to choose more consciously how we work in partnernship with nature and the cosmos in our own authentic way. However, the use of your natal chart is not necessary for you to benefit from the essences.


"After taking Jen Gouvea's "Introduction to Flower Essences" class an entirely new spiritual tool opened for me. I knew very little about flower essences and found Jen's warm and welcoming teaching style and packed curriculum a wonderful way to be introduced to this fascinating subject. The field is vast and leads the curious student to many opportunities to explore a lot of research and data driven practices. Despite what might be overwhelming for the novice, Jen made the experience fun, easy, and inviting. I highly recommend Jen as a masterful guide into this realm of personal growth and healing."
~ Susan, Retired Elementary School Principal

"I am so grateful Jen Gouvea introduced me into the world of vibrational healing. Her extensive knowledge of astrology, compassionate listening, and intuitive insights allowed me to feel safe and supported while working through the issues the flowers helped bring up. At the end of our time together, I felt noticeably clearer, more confident, and more grounded. I will continue to explore flower essences with joy! If you are curious about flower essences, you should try them. Let the gentle flower spirits be your guides!"

-Anastacia, Nanny & Montessori Teacher

"In the beginning, I was skeptical that the essences would affect me. However, after five months of flower essence counseling I have noticed measurable shifts -- among them feeling more centered, having the ability to know what healing steps I need next, and becoming more receptive to others. Within the first weeks of taking Self-Heal, my pace noticeably started to slow down. I was sleeping more, and I was allowing more time for quietness. This was quite a shock since I usually only slept 5-6 hours a night, and I could never sit still."
"Jen Gouvea is highly intuitive and driven, which is a combination you don't find often. She is a gem and a gifted healer. I am so glad I happened upon her on my healing path. I will continue to use vibrational remedies to help me further align with my true self".

-Allison, Nurse Practitioner

"I had used essences before, but under Jen Gouvea's guidance and expertise I quickly learned the value of teamwork in conjunction with the essences. Jen's gentle and open-minded approach has taught me a great deal about how essences "show up" in my system. She showed me how to work with the essences to the greatest effect in a way that's unique to me and my personal journey. I also learned how to use essences to keep myself grounded while they do their work. Jen is gifted in holding a simple sacred space for her clients, and at giving just the right support for them to accomplish their work. I'm grateful for Jen's contribution to the healing light in the world!"

-Darcy, Reiki Teacher

"I had a very positive experience working with Jen and flower essences. I came into the process a skeptic, and left if not a complete enthusiast at least a believer. Through the combination of counseling and various flower essences, I was able to make a major life decision with peace and confidence. The best part of the whole process was how professional and invested Jen is with her clients. I trusted her implicitly, and greatly benefited from the experience."

- Kris, Artist

"I began flower essence counseling with Jen Gouvea in which she paid special attention to my natal chart and astrological evolution in each session. After some time with the essences, I felt called to receive a full astrology reading. Jen made it clear from the beginning that she supports my personal journey and evolution with my natal chart, transits, returns and relationships and ultimately to trust my intuition in partnership with her reading. She customized the reading to touch on points that are of special interest to me and communicated an amazing amount of information with patience, care, and consideration for my experience and understanding. She had recommendations for further study, which I have begun to pursue. Having an astrology reading with Jen has completely enhanced and deepened my understanding of the flower essences with which I am working, and has helped me develop a deeper relationship with the heavens."

Mary, Massage Therapist & Teacher

About Jen Gouvea

Jen Gouvea
Jen Gouvea, MSW is fascinated by plants, planets & people. Since 2004 she's been researching how people transform through the combination of depth-counseling, astrology and flower essences. She is a certified Flower Essence practitioner through The Flower Essence Society. Her educational background includes a master's of social work where she has experience working with women's issues, children and teens, relationships, diversity, trauma, and grief. She also has experience using mind-body techniques to work with clients in substance abuse recovery as well as with veterans coping with post-traumatic stress disorder. Jen spent seven years as the program director of a nonprofit in Baltimore city where she participated in community arts projects and the production of videos about social justice and education issues for youth empowerment.

Jen has studied astrology through personal apprenticeship with notable astrologers Adam Gainsburg, Donna Cunningham and Emily Trinkaus. She is an instructor at The Portland School of Astrology.

She has also apprenticed with pioneering Flower Essence Practitioners Dr. Sabina Pettitt and Camilla Blossom. Jen works with the local flowers of the Pacific Northwest, Oregon/Washington and the Columbia Gorge as well as North American and English flower essences in her practice.

She is a certified Breathwork facilitator through the The Venus Rising Association for Transformation.

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