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CARE Intensive - Portland, OR

May 4-7, 2023 · Thursday-Sunday



Bernadette Williams LCCI, CRHS, CAC, LSH, MASI

NCBTMB Authorized – 25 CE hours 
May 4-7, 2023
A CARE Intensive is a four-day NCBTMB authorized training (25 CE hr) in Raindrop, Vitaflex, Chemistry, Emotional Release, and History of Anointing and Laying on of Hands (formerly "Healing Oils of the Bible") which provides practical applied aromatherapy skills for the healing professionals who choose to 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 themselves, family, and friends. Participating in a CARE Intensive can lead to a Certified Practitioner status and Certification as a CARE Instructor.  
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
C.A.R.E. is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education Approved Provider. In addition, CARE is also recognized by the Natural Therapies Certification Board (NTCB), the Spiritual Healing Licensing Board (SHLB), and the Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals (ABMP).
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 purpose 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.
Is emotional baggage keeping you from being the person you were designed to be? Clinical research shows that traumatic experiences are stored on a cellular level and have profound effects on one's emotions and the physical state of the body. During an Emotional Release session, essential oil blends are both applied and inhaled. These blends are formulated for their unique ability to:
   ~ Balance energies in the body and open the subconscious mind
   ~ Promote emotional release of negative stored memories
   ~ Program the mind with positive beliefs
Class Participants will acquire an understanding of how essential oils may facilitate clearing of negative 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. As you will discover, the properties of essential oils that bring healing and maintain health cannot be explained solely by science as we know it. The power of essential oils is more than chemistry.
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 they are intricately designed by our Creator.
Upon Completion of the Bible Oils Class 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. 
Upon Completion of the Applied Vitaflex Class you will be able to perform 13 Vitaflex Procedures, to understand the scientific basis for Vitaflex, to know when and to whom to apply them, and what benefits can 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 also leads to your becoming a Certified Raindrop Practitioner.  
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 bring therapy to the various organs and tissues of the body.
Upon Completion of the Emotional Release Class you will be able to correlate physical maladies with repressed emotions, to use essential oils to locate emotional issues stored in the cells of the body, and will know how to release them for yourself and others.
~Thursday, May 4
8:30 AM . . . . Introduction to CARE
10:00 AM . . . Healing Oils of The Bible
12:30 PM. . . . Lunch 
1:30 PM . . . . .VitaFlex
5:30 PM . . . . .Adjourn for evening
~Friday, May 5
8:30 AM . . . . Raindrop I
12:30 PM. . . . Lunch 
1:30 PM . . . . .Raindrop II
5:30 PM . . . . Adjourn for evening
~Saturday, May 6
8:30 AM . . . . Chemistry I
12:00PM . . . . Lunch 
1:00 PM . . . .  Emotional Release
6:00 PM . . . . Adjourn for evening
~Sunday, May 7
8:30 AM . . . . Chemistry II
12:00 PM. . . . Adjourn Seminar
~Individual Course Credits & Ala Carte Prices
Applied Vitaflex . . . . . . . . . . .4 hours . . . $160 u.s. Dollars
Bible Oils . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 hours . . . . $45
Raindrop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 hours . . . .$365
Chemistry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 hours . . . .$250
Emotional Release. . . . . . . . . 5 hours . . . .$195
~Total Ala Carte Price. . . . .25 hours . . . $1,015 U.S. Dollars
*Package Price for Whole Program(All 25 hours) $800 U.S. (Save $215)
**Repeat Participants 1/2 Price
Cash, Check, and Credit Cards Acceptable - (VISA, MC, Discover)
Refunds: Full refund less $50 for processing for cancellations no later than 14 days before the seminar date.
Registrations for Raindrop and Vitaflex are limited to the first 10 people to keep class sizes small for better hands-on attention and training. So register early to assure a place. As for the HAL, Chem I, Chem 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 also recommended for these portions of the CARE Intensive.
Class Notes, Necessary Oils, Handouts, and a Certificate acknowledging your participation in the course or courses taken are all included in seminar fees.
CARE Vitaflex is required before taking Raindrop.
There are no pre-requisites for the Bible Oils, Chemistry, or Emotional Release classes.
NEAREST AIRPORT: Portland International 
Bring two (2) sheets, two (2) bath towels, and one (1) hand towel. You are encouraged also to bring your Bible for the Bible Oils class. While there are no texts required to take the classes, if you own a copy of "The Chemistry of Essential Oils Made Simple," "Releasing Emotional Patterns with Essential Oils," "Feelings Buried Alive Never Die," and "Heal Your Body," please bring them as they will be referred to. 
Vitaflex and Raindrop classes are hands-on training. Participant's nails must be trimmed very short and filed smooth. Do not wear fingernail polish.
  “The principles that I learned were really life-changing and the way that you taught them was very heart-centered, very spiritual but also very supported by research and science. It has made it easy to talk about and explain the effects of, even though I hadn’t taken any science/chemistry since high school! The Bible oils section was so interesting too, fascinating to realize that oils and their uses were a “science” and therapy in themselves for so long. And we are so fortunate to be able to use them now in our massage work. Just an amazing course, time and money well spent. Thanks!!” ~ Sarah-Portland, OR

“Bernadette is an excellent instructor who is both very personable and extremely knowledgeable. She made it easy to learn. The practical aspects of the CARE Intensive made it very enjoyable and made me feel confident in my skills going forward. I already believed in the oils, but feel even more certain and excited about them now.” ~  Kimberly–Alberta, Canada

“I was completely blown away at the level of complexity of the content that was shared during the Intensive. The amazing part of this complex content was the teaching methods and examples used by Bernadette made the concepts completely understandable. . . Bernadette was uniquely able to assess each participant’s level of understanding of what was being taught and would use different tools/methods to help everyone understand the concepts being presented. During the “hands on” work, Bernadette was completely supportive, encouraging and absolutely masterful at making sure we all learned the correct techniques using proper mechanics WHILE SIMULTANEOUSLY providing supportive and encouraging guidance from the very beginning of our work to the very last minute of the entire 5 day seminar!  Bernadette is a genuine gift and represents the highest level of integrity that I now equate with any future instruction from CARE.” ~ Ken–MN

“CARE is a program for everyone who intends to use essential oils for healing their body and mind. There are lots of really beneficial information and references shared, and one will definitely walk out from the class feeling inspired.” ~ Debbie-Hong Kong

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT: Bernadette Williams,, 503-803-2241

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