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CARE Intensive - Leavenworth, KS

May 20-22, 2021 · Thursday-Saturday



Karen Birdsall FCCI, LMT, BCTMB


May 20-22, 2021 · Thursday thru Saturday

Location:  Private residence

Location information will be given upon completed registration


If you would like to swim, feel free to bring a swim suit and a beach towel with you!



Karen Birdsall, FCCI, LMT, BCTMB

This will be a 3-day Intensive in Raindrop, Vitaflex, Chemistry, Emotional Release and History of Anointing with Oils  - providing practically applied aromatherapy skills and authorized training for NCBTMB (25 CE hours) for healing professionals who choose to learn about &/or integrate essential oils into their practices as well as for the non-professionals who are empowering themselves to increase the health and well being of their family, friends and themselves. 

Participants completing the training will 

  • Understand the Fundamentals of Aromatherapy 
  • Understand the Science and Chemistry of Essential Oils 
  • Learn to Apply Useful Skills in Vitaflex 
  • Learn to do Raindrop Technique 
  • Learn how Essential Oils Can be Used for Emotional Releasing 

Intensive Daily Format 

Day 1 - Friday September 11, 2020

8:00  AM  Registration
8:30  AM   Intro to CARE
9:00  AM   VitaFlex
1:00  PM   Lunch Break - on own
2:00  PM   Chemistry I – You may bring your 'Chemistry made simple book' by Dr. David Stewart
5:00  PM   Dinner Break
6:00  PM   Chemistry II
9:00  PM   Adjourn for the evening


Day 2 – Saturday, September 12, 2020

9:00 AM Raindrop I - Lecture and demonstration
1:00 PM Lunch Break
2:00 PM Raindrop II - Hands On
6:00 PM Seminar Adjourn for the evening


Day 3 – Sunday, September 13, 2020

8:30   AM Anointing and Laying on of Hands
11:00 AM Begin Emotional Release
1:00  PM Lunch Break
2:00  PM Continue Emotional Release
5:00  PM Student evaluation forms completed and intensive adjourned
Until we meet again ~ Many blessings

Limitations Of Class Size

The Raindrop and Vita Flex portions of the intensive class are limited to 6 participants in order to keep class sizes small for better hands-on training, so register early to ensure your place. The Bible Oils, Chemistry I, Chemistry II, and Emotional Release classes are demonstration/lecture classes; there are no limitations on class size, depending on capacity of location. While preregistration is preferred, these portions of the intensive are open to the public at al a carte prices which class fees can be taken at the door. 

Credit Hours & Prices


Credit Hours

A la carte pricing

Applied Vita Flex

4 hours


History Anointing 

2 hours


Raindrop I

4 hours


Raindrop II

4 hours


Chemistry I 

3 hours


Chemistry II 

3 hours


Emotional Release 

5 hours



25 hours

$890 (a la carte)

Full Intensive early bird cost is $700 (savings of $190). See below for payment plan information.

What Is Included

Class notes, necessary oils, handouts, a certificate acknowledging your participation in the course and courses taken are all included in seminar fees. 

Please note:  If you are retaking this course and desire certificates for CE hours, you will need to pay $10 per certificate for courses completed. 

What To Bring 

  • A notebook and pen or pencil to take notes 
  • A swim suit and a beach towel if you would like to swim (weather providing)
  • Some snacks will be provided.  We will be eating out unless you would like to bring your own meals.  
  • You are encouraged to bring any Bible for the Bible Oils class. 
  • Books used in course include: The Chemistry Of Essential Oils Made Simple, Feelings Buried Alive Never DieReleasing Emotional Patterns with Essential Oils, and Heal Your Body. Please bring your copies if you own them.
  • A set of twin sheets (flat, fitted, and pillowcase)
  • 4 hand towels OR 1 bath towel and 2 hand towels.

Seminar Bookstore:

Texts and DVDs required for CCIs, as well as other publications, will be available for sale at the seminar. 

What You Can Expect

  • History of Anointing: Upon completion you will be able to cite books of the Old and New Testaments containing information on essential oils as well as their Biblical and modern applications.
  • Applied Vitaflex: Upon completion you will be able to perform 13 Vitaflex techniques, and understand the basis for and benefits of Vitaflex.
  • Raindrop Technique: Upon completion 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 (CRTS).
  • Chemistry: Upon completion you will gain a scientific understanding of how the compounds of essential oils reach cellular levels and how they can bring benefits to various organs and tissues of the body.
  • Emotional Release: Upon completion 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. 
  • Get Certified AS CRTS, CAC, LSH, BCRS OR CCI: Learn how to become a Certified Raindrop Technician Specialist (CRTS), Certified Aromatherapy Coach (CAC), Licensed Spiritual Healer (LSH), Board Certified Raindrop Specialist (BCRS) or Certified CARE Instructor (CCI) through CARE and legally practice and teach Raindrop and Vita Flex.


Karen Birdsall, FCCI, LMT, BCTMB


Register for whole program or individual courses using the Student Registration form found at the top of this page.  

Payment may be made with cash, credit card, check, or PayPal (Friends and Family) or venmo @karen-birdsall-1

Early Bird Registration of $700 must be paid in full three weeks prior to the first day of the intensive, otherwise, ala carte pricing will be charged.  

Payment Plan

Payment plans are available by emailing Karen Birdsall,  Minimum $100 non-refundable deposit is required to secure your place at the intensive. Intensive must be paid in full by May 13, 2021.

A full refund of money paid less $100 for processing will be issued for cancellations before (April 29, 2021).  After this date, no refunds will be issued.  Money paid can be applied to your next intensive course with Karen Birdsall. 


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