Calendar of CARE Events

Go Back
Click here to register!

CARE Intensive - Bellingham, WA

September 13-15, 2019 · Friday-Sunday



Karen Birdsall FCCI, LMT, BCTMB


Karen Birdsall, FCCI, LMT, BCTMB

The Raindrop Intensive provides practically applied aromatherapy skills and authorized training for the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) - (25 CE hours). As the foundation for all Raindrop Technique certifications, it is for health professionals who desire to learn about and/or integrate essential oils into their practice, as well as for non-professionals wishing to empower themselves with knowledge that may increase the health and well-being of themselves, their families and friends.

~ Understand the Fundamentals of Aromatherapy
~ Learn the Historical and Modern Uses of Healing Oils of Biblical Times
~ Understand the Science and Chemistry of Essential Oils
~ Learn to Apply Useful Skills in Vitaflex for Health Balancing
~ Learn to do Raindrop Technique
~ Learn how Essential Oils can be Used for Emotional Release

The Center for Aromatherapy Research and Education (CARE) is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education Approved Provider. CARE is also an Authorized Provider for the  CARE is recognized by the Natural Therapies Certification Board (NTCB), the Spiritual Healing Licensing Board (SHLB), and the Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals (ABMP).

Learn how to become a Certified Raindrop Technique Specialist (CRTS), Licensed Spiritual Healer (LSH), Board Certified Raindrop Specialist (BCRS) or Certified CARE Instructor (CCI) and legally facilitate/teach Raindrop and Vitaflex.

Raindrop originated in the 1980's through the research of Dr. D. Gary Young.  Raindrop is a powerful, non-invasive tool integrating the art of aromatic science with the technique of Vitaflex and gentle applications of therapeutic grade oils on the feet and back. The intention of Raindrop Technique is to stimulate every organ, muscle and bone at a cellular level bringing the body into structural and electrical balance, enabling the release of toxins wherever they may be. This may include those lodged in the mind and emotions.

Vitaflex is an ancient healing modality that was rediscovered by Stanley Burroughs in the late 1920's. Vitaflex is a digital electrical stimulation that activates neuro-pathways, delivering benefits of the essential oils. The body has a self-regulating electrical system that Vitaflex stimulates.

Ancient Scripture is full of hundreds of references to "precious" oils: Aloes, Cassia, Frankincense, Galbanum, Hyssop, Balm, Spikenard, Cedarwood, Myrrh, and many more. They were considered: "the best products of the land," "the work of a skilled apothecary," "most holy" and "treasured gifts." This seminar will help clarify the valuable roles of essential oils in ancient and modern day health care and show how our Creator intricately designed them.

Research has shown that intense and long-term stress can cause a number of physical health problems.  During an Emotional Release session, essential oils and blends are both applied and inhaled. These blends are formulated for their potential properties in:
   ~ Balancing energies in the body and opening the subconscious mind,
   ~ Promoting emotional release of stored memories, and
   ~ Promoting positive beliefs in the mind.
Class Participants will acquire an understanding of how essential oils may facilitate clearing of emotional patterns through lecture, demonstration, and a "Break-Out" session.

To you, who have little or no background in chemistry yet desire a basic understanding of essential oils, this class is for you.  To you, who may even fear chemistry and avoided it in school, fear no more.  This class is for you.  And to You, who may have degrees in chemistry, even advanced degrees, this class is for you, too, because the unique composition and character of essential oils is not found in college textbooks, nor is it yet a part of the college curriculum of most university regimens.  The properties of essential oils that can bring wellbess cannot be explained solely by science, as we know it.  The potential power of essential oils appears to be more than chemistry.


Upon Completion of the History of Anointing With Oils Class you will have sampled and experienced the most common 12 Oils of Sacred Scriptures and be able to identify scripture of the Old and New Testaments containing information on essential oils as well as their Biblical and modern applications.

Upon Completion of the Applied Vitaflex Class you will be able to perform 13 Vitaflex Procedures, to understand the basis for Vitaflex, and what benefits may be expected from their application.

Upon Completion of the Raindrop Technique Training you will be able to perform the entire Raindrop protocol, understand its limits and precautions, and know its potential benefits. This class is part of the foundation for becoming a Certified Raindrop Technique Specialist.

Upon Completion of the CARE Chemistry Class you will gain a scientific understanding of how the compounds of essential oils reach to cellular levels and how they can bring benefits to the various organs and tissues of the body.

Upon Completion of the Emotional Release Class you will be able understand how physical maladies may correlate with repressed emotions, to use essential oils to locate where emotional issues may be stored in the body, and learn a protocol aimed at releasing them for yourself and others.


Karen Birdsall, FCCI, LMT, BCTMB
13911 W. 71st Place
Shawnee, KS


Private Residence
2188 Zell Road
Ferndale, WA  98248


La Quinta Inn & Suites
1063 W Bakerview Rd
Bellingham, WA 98226
(360) 738-7088


~Friday September 13, 2019
8:00 AM - 8:30 AM . . . Registration
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM . . . Introduction to CARE
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM  . . .VitaFlex (Lecture and Demonstration)
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM  . . .Lunch (on own)
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM . . . Chemistry I
6:00 PM – Seminar Adjourn for the evening

~Saturday September 14, 2019
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM. . . . . . .Raindrop I (Lecture and demonstration)
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM  . . . . . .Lunch (On own)
2:00 PM – 6:00 PM . . . . . . . Raindrop II (Hands on)
6:00 PM Seminar Adjourn for the evening

~ Sunday September 15, 2019
8:00 AM -10:00 AM . . . . . . Annointing and Laying on of Hands (HAL)
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM . . . . . Chemistry II
12:00 PM -1:00 PM . . . . . . Lunch (on own)
1:00 PM – 6:00 PM. . . . . . . Emotional Release (Lecture, Break out and Demonstration)
6:00 PM -  Close out/Evaluations/Seminar Ajourn



Applied Vitaflex . . . . . . . . . . 4 hours . . . $140 U.S. Dollars
Bible Oils . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 hours . . . $40
Raindrop I . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 hours . . . $160
Raindrop II. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 hours . . . $160
Chemistry I & II. . . . . . . . . .  6 hours . . . $220
Emotional Release. . . . . . . .5 hours . . . $170

PACKAGE PRICE FOR ENTIRE PROGRAM   (25 hours) $700 USD In order to receive the package pricing, Tuition must be paid in full no later than 3 weeks before the seminar start date.  No refund on moneys paid, after the package pricing term has expired and/or attendee decides not to attend intensive.   Moneys paid may be applied to another Intensive taught by Karen Birdsall, FCCI.

25 hours . . . $890 U.S. Dollars

Individuals who have previously taken the full CARE Intensive classes may retake those classes at 1/2 price. Certificates are not given for retake Intensives.  If certificates are needed, they are available for purchase at $10 per certificate. 

Registrations for Raindrop and Vitaflex are limited to 10 people to keep class size small for better hands-on attention and training. Register early to assure a place. As for the History of Anointing, Chem I & II, and Emotional Release classes, these are demonstration/lecture classes and there are no limitations on class size for these beyond the seating capacity of the room. They are all open to the public at ala carte prices with registrations taken at the door, however Pre-registration is recommended for these portions of the CARE Intensive.  Cash, Check, and Credit Cards Acceptable:  VISA, MC, Discover, American Express

CARE Applied VitaFlex is required before taking Raindrop I.
CARE Raindrop I is required before taking Raindrop II.
There are no pre-requisites for the Bible Oils, Chem I & Chem II, or Emotional Release classes.

Full refund less $100 for processing on cancellations no later than three (3)  weeks before the seminar start date. The seminar must be paid in full no later than three weeks before seminar date. 

Class Notes, All Necessary Oils Used During Class, Handouts. Certificates of Completion Acknowledging Participation in the Course(s) are provided (Certificates will be sent via mail from CARE Headquarters)

Bring a twin set of sheets with pillowcase, two (2) bath towels, and one (1) hand towel, or (4) hand towels.  If you would be willing to bring a massage table, please mention this when you register. You are encouraged also to bring your Bible for the Bible Oils class. While there are no texts required to take the CARE classes, if you own a copy of THE CHEMISTRY OF ESSENTIAL OILS MADE SIMPLE, please bring it inasmuch as it will be referred to often in the Chemistry classes.  Please bring any Emotional Release books you own as well (Feelings Buried Alive Never Die, Heal Your Body, Releasing Emotional Patterns with Essential Oils).


NOTE: For this Intensive, if you are interested in owning books we will be referencing during class, books must be purchased in advanced and no later than September 5, 2019.  Please contact Karen for more information or go to the "register here" button at the top of this page.  Go to "events" and under the "Bellingham Intensive" there will be a form for you to complete your order. 

TEXTS: While there are no texts required to take the CARE classes, if you own a copy of THE CHEMISTRY OF ESSENTIAL OILS MADE SIMPLE, please bring it along with you as it will be referred to often in the Chemistry classes. Those without a copy of the Chemistry Book may share with a partner. Other texts to be used include FEELINGS BURIED ALIVE, HEAL YOUR BODY, and RELEASING EMOTIONAL PATTERNS WITH ESSENTIAL OILS.  If you own these books, please bring them with you to the intensive.  Feel free to contact Karen for further information regarding texts for CARE certification.

Your fingernails must be very short and filed smooth on the edges and corners. (This included acrylic nails!!)  Clippers and files will be available in class. With long nails you will not be able to do all of the Vitaflex and Raindrop techniques. Please note:  If you cannot perform all of the techniques taught in class because of long nails, you may not receive credit for the class.


"Karen is a phenomanal teacher!  I was comfortable enogh with her and my group to experience emotional release."  Amber Lanhan, Bremerton, WA

"This has been an eye opening educational experience, with each program building up to the next.  The content was constantly engaging and I couldn't wait to hear more."  M Tiffany, Spirit Lake, ID

“Loved the class!!  I’m ready to learn more.  So glad that I found Karen!”  Briar Carpenter, Wray CO

"Karen was a wonderfully intuitive teacher."  Jhontiel Lay, Spokane, WA

“Karen is very knowledgeable, encouraging, wonderful, kind, fun.  Actually she has been helping me on FB chat for weeks.  It has been a pleasure meeting her”.  Sylvia Daniels, Uganda

"2nd time I've gone through the training..awesome difference from the last time.  Thoroughly enjoyed, have a lot more studying!  Looking forward to earning and receiving C.R.T.S."  Colleen Young, Rosalia, WA

“These courses were very practical and I learned a lot”.  Russ Daniels, Kampala, Uganda




Locations of Seminar:  _______________________________________________

Dates of Seminar:  ______________________________

Circle classes . .FULL  $700 . . .BO $40. .. VF  $140 .  .RD1  $320. . CHEM I & II $220 .  ER  $170. .

Please provide $100 to reserve a space; balance due three weeks before seminar begins.




State/Province__________________ Zip/Postal Code__________

Home Phone____________________________________________

Cell Phone_________________________________________

Email Address_________________________________________

Amt. Paid $_______ Check Number______ (Make checks payable: Karen Birdsall)


Credit Card: Type: _____Visa______MC

CC#_____________________ Exp. Date_______ CVV#_______

Exact Name on CC_____________________________________

Would You Be Willing to Bring a Massage Table?_____________

How did you hear of this seminar ____________________________________

Do you need Continuing Education Hours? ______________________

Send Registration to:

Karen Birdsall, FCCI, LMT, BCTMB
13911 W. 71st Place
Shawnee, KS  66216

A confirmation letter will be provided with specific directions and any change to the Class Schedule or Location upon receipt of tuition in full.

Center for Aromatherapy Research and Education is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education Approved Provider.

Your Defense of Truth for the Security and Purity of Essential Oils.
Members receive an excellent monthly newsletter on the leading edge of research in essential oils. Your support will be for research and the protection of our rights to obtain and use essential oils. For more information on membership go to

Home | About CARE | Research | Education Programs | Books & DVDs | CARE Calendar
Directory of Certified CARE Instructors | Site Map

CARE International
RR 4, Box 646, Marble Hill, MO 63764 U.S.A.
Toll Free (800) 758-8629 || Fax (573) 755-0365
Copyright © 2002—2019 by CARE International All rights reserved.