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CARE Intensive - Leavenworth, KS

October 21-23, 2022 · Friday-Sunday



Karen Birdsall FCCI, LMT, BCTMB

CARE Intensive –

Leavenworth, KS

OCTOBER 21-23, 2022


$40.00 – $700.00


Leavenworth, KS  June 24-26, 2022

This will be a three-day intensive in Raindrop Technique, Vitaflex, Chemistry, Emotional Release and History of Anointing and Laying on of Hands – 25 hours in practical applications of essential oils, as well as 25 hours continuing education for massage therapists and body workers.

You may register for the full intensive or select courses a la carte.

**Please read the full description below for more details.**


CARE Intensive – Leavenworth, KS

October 21-23, 2022

This will be a three-day intensive in Raindrop Technique, Vitaflex, Chemistry, Emotional Release and History of Anointing and Laying on of Hands – 25 hours in practical applications of essential oils, as well as 25 hours continuing education for massage therapists and body workers.

  • 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

Continuing Education Credit

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. This Seminar is worth 25 CE-hrs of credit through NCBTMB. The 25 Hours of Credit for this seminar are the first step toward becoming a Certified Raindrop Technique Specialist (CRTS) through the Natural Therapies Certification Board (NTCB). Completing this seminar is also the first and basic set of requirements toward becoming a Certified CARE Instructor (CCI), should you wish to pursue a teaching career with CARE.

Get licensed as a Certified Raindrop Technique Specialist (CRTS)

Complete 25 hours coursework, 49 hours practice as well as complete a Return Demonstration and Oral Exam to qualify as a Certified Raindrop Technique Specialist (CRTS) through CARE and legally facilitate Raindrop and Vitaflex in all states of the United States and 14 provinces in Canada.

Courses Included in the Intensive



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 essential 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.

Upon Completion of the Raindrop Technique Class, you will be able to facilitate 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).


Vitaflex is an ancient healing modality that was rediscovered by Stanley Burroughs in the late 1920’s. Vitaflex is a reflexology electrical stimulation that activates neuro-pathways, delivering benefits of the essential oils.

Upon Completion of the Applied Vitaflex Class, you will be able to perform 13 Vitaflex Procedures including clearing of sinuses, colon, head, ear, hip/atlas, heart pump, lymphatic drainage and more. You will also understand the basis of Vitaflex, and what benefits may be expected from their application.


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.

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.


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 the whole body. Class Participants will acquire an understanding of how essential oils may facilitate clearing of emotional patterns through lecture, demonstration, and a “personal” session.

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.


This course is designed to give 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.

Contact Information


Karen Birdsall
913-449-5064 - mobile


Program Location

27233 Tonganoxie Rd
Leavenworth, KS  66048

Nearest Airport

Kansas City (MCI)

Nearest Hotel Accommodations

Residence Inn Kansas City at the Legends

1875 Village West Parkway

Kansas City, KS  66111


Intensive Daily Schedule

FRIDAY October 21, 2022

8:00 AM Registration & Introductions
8:30 AM Introduction to CARE
9:00 AM Vitaflex
1:00 PM Lunch Break
1:30 PM Chemistry I
4:30 PM Dinner Break
6:30 PM History of Anointing and Laying of Hands
8:30 PM Adjourn for evening

SATURDAY October 22, 2022

9:00 AM Chemistry II
12:00 PM Lunch Break
1:30 PM Emotional Release with Essential Oils
6:30 PM Adjourn for evening

SUNDAY October 23, 2022

8:00 AM Raindrop I
12:00 PM Lunch Break
1:30 PM Raindrop II
5:30 PM Adjourn

Credit Hours and Pricing

Course Hours


Applied VitaFlex 4 $140
History Anointing 2 $40
Raindrop Technique I 4 $160
Raindrop Technique II 4 $160
Chemistry I 3 $110
Chemistry II 3 $110
Emotional Release 5 $170
Total 25 $890



  • CARE Vitaflex is required before taking Raindrop I.
  • CARE Raindrop I is required before taking Raindrop II.
  • CARE Chemistry I is required before taking Chemistry II.
  • There are no pre-requisites for the History of Anointing, Chemistry I, or Emotional Release classes.

What to Bring

  • A notebook and pen or pencil to take notes
  • Snacks for yourself
  • A Bible for the History of Anointing class.
  • Books used in course include: The Chemistry Of Essential Oils Made SimpleFeelings 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)
  • A bath towel and a hand towel or 3 hand towels

What is Included

Class Notes, All necessary essential oils, class handouts, and a certificate acknowledging your participation in the course or courses taken are all included in seminar fees.

Seminar Bookstore And Required Books

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

Required books for CRTS:  EODR $69.95, Healing for the Age of Enlightenment $19.95, Statistical Validation of Raindrop $9.95, Chemistry of Essential Oils Made Simple $49.95, Raindrop DVD $29.95, and Vitaflex DVD $29.95

Required for CCI (all of the above, plus):  Healing Oils of the Bible $19.95, Heal Your Body $12.95, Releasing Emotional Patters with Essential Oils $16.95, Feelings Buried Alive Never Die $17.95, A More Excellent Way to Better Health $24.95, Emotional Release DVD $29.95, Healing Oils of the Bible DVD $29.95, Chemistry of EO’s DVD $79.99


Portions of the intensive includes hands-on training. Participant’s nails must be trimmed very short and filed smooth. Do not wear fingernail polish. Dress comfortably.  For VitaFlex, leggings may be difficult to work with so wear a looser fitting pant leg.  






Early Bird Pricing

A $100 non-refunable deposit is required when registering to hold your place for the intensive.  Since space is limited to 9 participants, the deposit is required and non refundable.  All participanats will recieve a $50 discount when the intensive is paid in full at least 60 days prior to start date.  

Payment Plans

If you select the payment plan option, I will reach out to you directly to establish a plan that works for you. A non refundable deposit of $200 is required to set up a payment plan.


All monies paid toward participants Intensive Seminar less $150 will be refunded up to 60 days prior to start date of Intensive Seminar.  Participant may also choose to have monies paid credited toward another course taught by Karen Birdsall, FCCI.  


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If mailing a check with your registration, please mail to: 27233 Tonganoxie Rd, Leavenworth KS  66048

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