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Official Newsletter of C.A.R.E.
The Center for Aromatherapy Research and Education
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Official Newsletter of CARE International
The Center for Aromatherapy Research and Education

Volume 5, Number 6
Nov - Dec 2007

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1. Answering the "White Paper" on Raindrop by David Stewart
2. Sexy Fragrances by David Stewart
3. Gary Young's Magic Relief Formula by Nancy Sanderson (Gary's Sister)
4. Make Your Own Helichrysm by David Stewart
5. The 2008 CARE Calendar of Training Seminars (as of Dec 2007)
6. Subscribe and Unsubscribe Info


1. Answering the "White Paper" on Raindrop
by David Stewart, PhD, DNM, IASP, BCRS, LSH

The so called "White Paper on Raindrop" is actually an anti-raindrop publication. It has been available on the internet since 2003 and is still running on the internet. People finding it without any foreknowledge or experience with raindrop are confused by it and discouraged from engaging in or receiving a raindrop. Young Living regularly gets inquiries about the possible dangers of raindrop as suggested by this paper. If anyone asked you about the "White Paper on Raindrop" and you want to have an informed answer, here it is.

The paper originated as a committee project of the National Association of Holistic Aromatherapists (NAHA). This organization is a British oriented group who believe that many essential oils (sold and used by Young Living distributors) are intrinsically dangerous and should not be used at all for any purpose. They don't believe in oral ingestion of oils. They also don't believe any oil (with few exceptions) should be applied neat to the skin, i.e. without dilution in a neutral massage oil. The typical British recommendation is to apply essential oils to the skin only when reduced to a 2-5% concentration in a fatty oil such as jojoba, almond, grape seed, olive, etc. (For more info, the NAHA and the British point of view is clarified and explained, along with its fallacies, in the book, The Chemistry of Essential Oils Made Simple, Chapter One.)

Based on this white paper, NAHA has ruled that the practice of raindrop technique is "unprofessional." The basis for this ruling is that raindrop uses several of their forbidden oils, such as oregano and wintergreen, and that all or most of the oils applied in raindrop are applied neat, directly to the feet and back.

When the paper was first commissioned by NAHA, they set up a committee which originally included two women and Dr. David Stewart, who had asked to be included on the committee. Dr. Stewart was a member of NAHA at that time. However, when it was discovered that Dr. Stewart does raindrop and teaches raindrop, he was thrown off the committee because, in their words, "He knows about raindrop, teaches raindrop, and does raindrop. Therefore, he would be prejudiced and should not serve on the committee."

Thus, the paper was written by only two authors, one of them a Registered Nurse. When quizzed as to their knowledge and experience with raindrop that would qualify them to write such a paper, it was discovered that neither of them had ever seen, experienced, or done a raindrop and neither of them had ever had any training in raindrop. Their main source of information on the technique, itself, was from the Essential Oils Desk Reference (whatever edition was available in 2002). When they were offered opportunities to actually receive a raindrop to experience first-hand its effects, they vehemently declined saying, "We would never submit ourselves to receive a raindrop because it is too dangerous."

While the grounds for my disqualification to serve on the NAHA White Paper Committee was too much knowledge and experience with raindrop, the grounds for their qualifications to write the paper appears to have been their lack of knowledge and inexperience of raindrop. NAHA seems to believe that the best basis for objectivity in the pursuit of truth is ignorance.

To those unacquainted with raindrop technique, the White Paper may appear at first to rest on a valid basis by a superficial perusal of the bibliography of sources. Eventually, one realizes that nowhere among their many sources are any studies on raindrop, itself. No where do they cite any data from an actual raindrop. The paper is a review of scientific literature on specific properties of the oils used in raindrop, which are, for the most part, animal studies or studies of single compounds extracted from an oil. In no case does their bibliography include a study of a completely intact, therapeutic grade oil, applied to a human being. None of their conclusioins are based upon the outcome of an actual raindrop session.

Furthermore, in noting that blue tansy (Tanacetum annum) is an ingredient in Valor, one of the basic blends applied in raindrop, they confused that species with Idaho tansy or wild tansy (Tanacetum vulgare), which has a completely different chemistry than blue tansy. When this error was pointed out to them in 2003 after the paper was published, they ignored my suggested correction and chose to retain this error in their paper.

One can pick their paper apart and expose many errors, but the only important point to remember is that this so called "White Paper" on raindrop contains no actual data on raindrop nor does it contain any information on the effects of therapeutic grade oils on people. While most of the sources they quote are legitimate scientific studies, they are not studies that relate to the safety and effectiveness of raindrop nor to the human application of therapeutic grade oils. They have used good science in an inappropriate, misleading, and fallacious way.

The ultimate rebuttal to the white paper is this: When Dr. Stewart was removed from the NAHA committed working up the paper, he realized that at that time there were no scientific studies on raindrop, itself. In late 2002 Dr. Stewart initiated a survey of raindrop practitioners and raindrop receivers to compile data for a statistical report on raindrop. He wanted all the information he could find from actual receivers and practitioners of raindrop, good and bad. It was to be an honest study.

Aromatherapists from NAHA and others from Great Britain had been circulating criticisms of raindrop via the internet for years, including on some aromatherapy email chat groups, of which Dr. Stewart was a participant. In order to be completely objective, Dr. Stewart solicited data from the NAHA and British sources who had been critical of raindrop asking them to submit actual data, including when and where the raindrop techniques had been performed and the problems encountered, that would support their accusations on the alleged dangers of raindrop. Some of these individuals had claimed that people had actually been sent to emergency rooms following a raindrop suffering anaphylactic shock and other injuries resulting from raindrop. Dr. Stewart asked them to send documentation of these claims so he could include them in his study.

The response of the NAHA people and British aroma was to boycott Dr. Stewart's study. They circulated email messages to everyone they could saying, "Do not cooperate with Dr. Stewart's raindrop study. Do not send him any data or information." As a result, none of these people sent Dr. Stewart anything to confirm their claims for the alleged hazards of raindrop, even though he had sought their input and would have included their data. They also embarked on a campaign to discredit Dr. Stewart, alleging that he was a fraud, did not actually hold a Ph.D., and had never taught in a university as he claimed to have done. All of these were false claims.

It took more than nine months for Dr. Stewart to collect, compile, and complete the study. It contains information on more than 10,000 raindrop sessions. It documents the safety and efficacy of raindrop technique very thoroughly. None of the dangers alleged by the NAHA and British aromatherapists were uncovered by this study, which, if they had been real and true, would have been revealed and reported. The study is available as a 60-page book entitled "A Statistical Validation of Raindrop Technique," available from www.RaindropTraining.com, Essential Science Publishing (ESP), Abundant Health, and other sources.

The "White Paper" continues to be posted on the internet and continues to be accepted by NAHA as the basis for their opposition to raindrop. Addressing and arguing with the details of the paper, itself does not answer the question of whether raindrop technique is a safe and effective procedure, since the white paper contains no raindrop data. The effectiveness and safety of raindrop is well addressed in the only study ever done on raindrop, to date, which is "A Statistical Validation of Raindrop Technique."

In a few cases over the years British or NAHA aromatherapists have persuaded insurance companies covering raindrop practice to drop their coverage and in some cases have attempted to convince legislators to consider drafting bills to outlaw raindrop, based on the "White Paper." When the insurance companies who had been persuaded by the "White Paper" to cease their coverage for raindrop were presented with a copy of "A Statistical Validation of Raindrop Technque," in every instance, they immediately cast aside the white paper and reinitiated their raindrop coverage. In the case of legislators who had been misled by the White Paper proponents, upon reviewing a copy of A Stastical Validation of Raindrop, they dropped their considerations of a legislative ban on raindrop.

Rather than engaging in a debate over the merits (or demerits) of the so called "White Paper on Raindrop," the best rebuttals to falsehoods are simple presentations of facts and truth. From that people can make up their own minds as to the merits of one point of view over another.

In case you were wondering about my credentials, DNM is Doctor of Natural Medicine, BCRS is Board Certified Raindrop Specialist, IASP is Integrated Aromatic Science Practitioner, and LSH is Licensed Spiritual Healer. My PhD is in geophysics which was preceded by a BS double major in math and physics. As for University teaching experience, I taught for seven years at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and headed up the MacCarthy Geophysics Labortatory (1971-1978). I also taught five years at Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau, and headed up the Center for Earthquake Studies (1988-1993). A more complete bio can be found in my books as well as on the www.RaindropTraining.com website.

Besides the "Statistical Validation of Raindrop," my other aromatherapy books include "Healing Oils of the Bible" and "The Chemistry of Essential Oils Made Simple." All of three of these are sold by CARE, ESP, Abundant Health, Sound Concepts, Amazon.com, and many bookstores, etc. Healing Oils of the Bible is now available in Europe in German as Heilende Ole der Bibel. I have also published five books on earthquakes and eight other books on health related issues regarding natural childbirth, midwifery, breastfeeding, nutrition in pregnancy, hospital obstetrics, and newborn care. Most of these books are available from Amazon.com and other sources and are available on the internet at www.carepublications.net.


2. Sexy Fragrances
by David Stewart, PhD, DNM, BCRS

A recent program on National Public Radio discussed a scientific study to determine which fragrances that are most sexually exciting for men and for women. For men, the top aprodesiac aromas were pumpkin pie, lavender, dougnuts, licorice (or anise), basil, and buttered popcorn. For women the top three were the smell of rain, dirt, and buttered popcorn. Only buttered popcorn was shared by both men and women.

The results for women were surprising. Who would figure that the earthy odors of rain and dirt would be women's choices as sexually arousing? As for men, it can be understandable that lavender, which is a perfumy scent, might remind them of a woman, but pumpkin pie and dougnuts? Who would figure that?

It is interesting to note that in Eastern Canada there has been a recent fad among teenagers to use strange colognes and perfumes. Commercially availabl fragrances include "Laudromat," "Cotton Candy," "Sugar Cookie," "Gingerale," and "Dirt." I bought a bottle of "Dirt" when I was there last year and it smells exactly like fresh soil, which was not altogether unpleasant if you like the smell of the earth after a rain. So there you have it. Even the perfume industry is on to the dirt smell thing.

As for basil, licorice, and anise, it is the fragrance of two common compounds found in all three of these that dominates these tastes and fragrances: estragole (methyl chavicol) and anethole. Historically, young Greek and Italian girls used to wear sprigs of fresh basil around their necks in the belief that the fragrance would attract men. Now there is a scientific basis for that practice.

The scientists making the study said that the same smells would not necessary evoke the same responses. A fragrance pleasant to one person may be repulsive to another depending on their experiences and memories associated with it. They cited the example of a person who liked the odor of skunk because as a child she was engaged in a pleasant and unforgettable experience when she first smelled a skunk. The researchers also mentioned that the savory odor of pumpkin pie is associated with the holidays of Thanksgiving and Christmas, which may be times of relaxation when lovers and couples spend more time together, hence the association with sex.

Putting these newly discovered scientific facts to practical use, ladies, here's what you can do to be pleasing to your man: apply the oils of lavender and basil, offer him a dougnut, and bake him a pumpkin pie. For couples, relax and pop some corn together. For men, I don't know. Somehow I don't see you coming in out of the rain with dirt on your trousers as something appealing to your woman, but you might give it a try.


3. Gary Young's Magic Relief Formula
by Nancy Sanderson (Gary's Sister)

Here is Gary Young's Magic Relief Recipe. It is from my notes:


Combine the following in the exact order in an amber-colored glass jar:
1 oz. V6 mixing oil
8 drops Spruce
8 drops Sandalwood
7 drops Fir
5 drops Hyssop
4 drops Lemongrass
5 drops Helichrysum
4 drops Birch (or Wintergreen)
2 drops German (blue) Chamomile
1 drop Blue Tansy

This will help explain the use of Magic Relief. Great for bone, joint discomfort and tissue regeneration.

Magic Relief has been used for many things. I made it for myself when I tore the muscles and ligaments in my shoulder and was told that my hip joints were wearing out. My Grandmother had hip replacement surgery and she said if you don't have to go through that, don't.

At night I could not lay on my sides as my hip would start aching and hurting clear down my leg. Since I made the Magic Relief I no longer have had problems sleeping on my sides at night and this has been eight years since I made this blend and started using it.

My shoulder had healed wrong because I didn't go to a doctor until 6 months later. I could not lift my arm let alone carry anything. I now have full use of my arm and can carry any amount of heavy objects.

This blend has been used to:

- fill a hole in that had been eaten almost through by a virus in the of
bone of a finger when antibiotics wouldn't work.

- Stiff neck problems, arthritic, along with Frankincense for cancer and
chemo side effects.

- To assist in a the transition of death, making the pass-over peaceful and easing the pain of cancer.

- When in doubt use it for anything, it is great!


Disclaimer: These Statements have not been evaluated by the Food and DrugAdministration. Products and/or techniques mentioned are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. The information provided here is for educational purposes only and is not intended as diagnosis, treatment, or prescription for any disease. The decision to use, or not to use, any of this information is the sole responsibility of the reader.


4. Making your Own Helichrysum
by David Stewart, PhD, DNM, BCRS

Helichrysum (Helichrysum italicum) is a powerful and versatile oil as a single. It is also used in many Young Living oil blends and products as follows: Aroma Life, Brain Power, Forgiveness, Awaken, JuvaFex, JuvaCleanse, Live With Passion, M-Grain, PanAway, Trauma Life, Chelex Tincture, ArthroTune, and CardiaCare. It is also an ingredient in Gary Young's Magic Relief Formula, as mentioned in the recipe given in the article just above.

Unfortunately, Young Living's European source for Helichrysum is no longer availalble. Hence helichrysm is no longer availalble as a single oil through Young Living.

Gary Young is planning to establish an annual helichrysum crop on his new farm in Ecuador. However, it may be a a year or more before the oil is in production in sufficient quantities to offer all distributors again. Helichrysum italicum also goes by the common names of "Everlasting" and "Immortele."

Until Young Living can produce enough to sell again, you can make your own substitute from oils that are available. I have developed this formula based on a chemistry that approximates the compound composition of helichrysum. I call it "Helichrysum Blend."

It is simple. Mix equal parts of the following six oils, all available from Young Living:

Clary Sage (Salvia schlarea)
Elemi (Canarium luzonicum)
Roman Chamomile (Chamaemelum nobile)
Wild Tansy (Tanacetum vulgare)
Wintergreen (Gaultheria procumbens)
Ylang Ylang (Cananga odorata)

You can use equal numbers of drops or equal numbers of any other measure you wish depending on the quantity of Helichrysum Blend you want make up.

The similarities of chemistries between Actual Helichrysum and Helichrysum Blend are as follows:

(Helichrysum italicum)

Esters . . . . . .43%
Ketones. . . . . .20%
Sesquiterpenes . .15%
Monoterpenes . . .12%
Alcohols . . . . . 6%
Phenols. . . . . . 1%
Oxides . . . . . . 1%
Other Compounds. . 2%

(Equal parts of Clary Sage, Elemi, Roman Chamomile, Wild Tansy, Wintergreen, and Ylang Ylang)

Esters . . . . . .41%
Ketones. . . . . .15%
Sesquiterpnes. . .14%
Monoterpenes . . .16%
Alcohols . . . . . 8%
Phenols. . . . . . 1%
Oxides . . . . . . 1%
Other Compounds. . 4%

The category, "Other Compounds," includes minor amounts (less than 1%) of Aldehydes, Carboxylic Acids, Coumarins, and Ethers. For the definitions and properties of "Esters," Ketones," "Alcohols," and other classes of compounds, see "The Chemistry of Essential Oils Made Simple," available from http://www.RaindropTraining.com and many other sources.

Except for a slight minty tone from wintergreen and a floral tone from ylang ylang, the fragrance of Helichrysum Blend is very similar to the oil of the single species, Helichrusum italicum itself.

While the chemistry of none of these six individual oils are like that of Helichrysum, as a combination they come very close. For example, it has been suggested that Wild Tansy is a good substitute for Helichrysum, and in many ways it may be. But the dominant chemistry of Tansy is 77% ketones with only 5% esters while that of Helichrysum is only 20% ketones with 43% esters.

Another suggested substitute for real Helichrusum is a blend of Tansy, Elemi, and Wintergreen. While Wintergreen (like Helichrysum) is pedominantly esters (97%), this is double the concentration of esters as found in Helichrysum italicum. Furthermore, wintergreen oil does not contain any of the remaining compounds of Helicrysum. As for Elemi, it is mainly monoterpenes (71%) and contains no esters or ketones while Helichrysum contains mostly esters and ketones and only 12% monoterpenes. even so, despite the major differences chemical between Helichrysum and any of these six oils separately, when these six oils are combined in equal proportions, the general chemical profile of Helichrysum is duplicated to a very close extent, as seen by the percents above.

Specifically, there are seven compounds found in Clary Sage that are also found in Helichrysum, except in different proportions. These are beta-caryophyllene, curcumene, 1,8 cineol, l-limonene, linolol, nerol, and neryl acetate. Beta-caryophyllene is also found in Ylang Ylang and Roman Chamomile. Linalol is also found in Ylang Ylang. And l-limonene, which has a pine-like fragrance, is also an ingredient of Elemi. Helichrysum and Ylang Ylang both contain eugenol, which is a local anesthetic and is the predominant compound of clove oil.

But all of this is academic concerning Helichrysum Blend as a substitute for real Helichrysum if it does not provide some of the same therapeutic benefits of real Helichrysum.

The extent to which the therapeutic action of Helichrysum Blend mimics that of actual Helichrysum italicum can only be determined by trial and experimentation. The formula developed above is based on matching the common chemistry, not an attempt to match any common effects. There are many potential benefits from this blend, but are the same benefitsas Helichrysum italicum? And what additional benefits might there be? Those are the questions at this time. I am trying the blend myself at this time to observe its effects -- physical, emotional, and otherwise. I will report my findings through this newsletter in about six months.

If you create some of this blend and try it yourself or on others, please let me know your observations and experiences of its results and I will report them, giving you credit. This will probably be in my July-August or Sept-October issue of the Raindrop Messenger.

One of the most dramatic therapeutic effects of actual Helichrysum is in the restoration of hearing loss in applying the oil with the vitaflex ear technique. Among other things I am going to experiment with the hearing restoration effects of this blend as compared to my past experiences with Helichrysum italicum. If you try the Helichrysum Blend with the ear vitaflex, please let me know what results are achieved. We want to know any results, positie or negative, and whether like those of actual helichrysum or otherwise.

NOTE: A training DVD is available that teaches Twelve Vitaflex Techniques, including the one for ears using helichrysum. It is called "Applied Vitaflex" (2 hours) and is available from CARE at http://www.RaindropTraining.com. This technique is also taught in all CARE Vitaflex Classes. These classes are also listed on the CARE Raindrop Training website.

Send your reports to David Stewart at care@raindroptraining.com. If for some reason your message is bumped by my spam blocker, send your report to lee.esca@yahoo.com. Put "Helichrysum Blend" in your subject line. Be sure to include your full name and geographic location. Your phone number would also be useful. Your participation will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks. David Stewart


^~^~^~(Posted as of Dec 8, 2007)~^~^~^~
More to be Added Throughout the Year

Center for Aromatherapy Research and Education

Training Workshops for Continuing Education Credit inRAINDROP, VITAFLEX, BIBLE OILS, CHEMISTRY,AND EMOTIONAL RELEASE

CARE Sponsored 109 seminars and intensives during 2005, 117 programs during 2006, and 156 during 2007 in the USA and Canada, as well as programs in Australia, Mexico and Europe. CARE plans to sponsor as many as 200 training programs world wide in 2008.

108 CARE Intensives and 48 CARE Seminars (156 CARE Programs Total) took place during 2007 in Canada, Mexico, 29 States and the District of Columbia.

As of December 8, 2007, 41 CARE Programs are already scheduled for 2008, coast to coast across North America, in 14 States of the U.S. and 3 Provinces of Canada. More programs will be added every week. Periodically check the website, http://www.RaindropTraining.com for the latest listings in the CARE Calendar.

If you don't find a CARE program in your area at this time, check the Directory of Certified Trainers on the CARE website and contact one or more of them to see if a CARE Seminar or Intensive can be arranged in your neighborhood.


1. CARE INTENSIVES (offering ALL of the 25-hour CARE curriculum over a 3-4 day period.)

2. CARE SEMINARS (offering a portion of the CARE curriculum over a 1-2 day period.)

The Full 25-hour CARE Curriculum includes the following:

BO - Bible Oils (2 hrs)
VF - Applied Vitaflex (4 hrs)
RD - Raindrop Technique (8 hrs)
CH - Essential Oil Chemistry (6 hrs)
ER - Emotional Release with Oils (5 hrs)

Listings of scheduled CARE Programs are given below and are coded as follows:

1. Intensives offering the full five courses (25 hrs) of CARE credit are designated as ALL.
2. Seminars offering only a part of the CARE curriculum are designated according to what is offered by BO, VF, RD, CH, and/or ER as appropriate.

The 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.

Postings below are as of December 8, 2007. Additional ones are being added every week or so. Full details are given on the CARE website http://www.RaindropTraining.com Check the website periodically for the most current dates and locations.

For specific information on any particular program, see Contact Names with their emails, phone numbers, etc., at the end of this message. Registration for most Intensives can be accomplished on the internet at http://www.RaindropTraining.com.

You may also call CARE toll free at 800-758-8629 or e-mail your requests to care@raindroptraining.com.


CARE Classes are usually taken for the information and skills they provide. Certificates of Participation are issued for each Class. Any CARE Class once taken can be repeated for half-price.

For those who may want to teach for CARE, CARE Classes are the first step toward becoming a Certified CARE Instructor (CCI)

In addition to credit for massage therapists thru NCBTMB, taking CARE Classes can also lead to becoming a Certified Raindrop Practitioner (CRP) or Board Certified Raindrop Specialist (BCRS) through the Natural Therapies Certification Board (NTCB). The CARE Program also leads to eligibility to become a Licensed Spiritual Healer (LSH) through the Alliance of Christian Healers Licensing Board.

Eligibility for becoming a CRP or BCRS is available only through CARE. For more details, visit http://www.RaindropTraining.com. For complete details, obtain a current edition of the CCI Handbook ($5.95) available from CARE.

. 2008 CARE Calendar of Programs (As of 12/8/07)

In the following States or Provinces
(Canada) BC, NS, ON

Intensive: ALL
Jan 9 - 12, Wed Sat, Dallas/Ft Worth, Texas
Donna Pepperdine, CCI, and Marie Koepke, RN, FCCI

Intensive: ALL
Jan 17 - 19, Thurs - Sat, London, ON, Canada
With Shawna Marroccoli, FCCI, CCA, BCRS, LSH

Intensive: ALL
Jan 19 - 21, Sat - Mon, Chicago, Illinois
With Gaia Tossing, FCCI and Nancy Gouch, FCCI

Seminar: BO, VF, RD
Jan 20-21, Sun - Mon, Chillicothe, OH
With Denise Naasz, LMT, SCCI, BCRS, LSH

Intensive: ALL
Jan 25 - 27, Fri - Sun, Ithaca, New York
Joanna Barrett, RN, FCCI & Mer Barrett, PKP, SCCI

Seminar: BO, VF, RD
Jan 26 - 27, Sat - Sun, Saginaw, Michigan
With Jill Burk, SCCI

Seminar: BO, VF, RD, ER
Jan 26 - 28, Sat - Mon, Modesto, California
With Bev Claussen SCCI, CR, LSH, BCRS

Intensive: ALL
Feb 1 - 3, Fri - Sun, Orlando, Florida
With Marylee Creegan, FCCI, BCRS, LSH

Intensive: ALL
Feb 2 - 4, Sat - Mon, San Antonio, Texas
Nancy Gouch, FCCI, BCRS, LSH, & Sandy Rodie, CCI

Intensive: ALL
Feb 6 - 9, Wed - Sat, Indio, California
With Gail Hunter, FCCI

Intensive: ALL
Feb 7 - 10, Thu - Sun, Grandville, Michigan
With Kathy Spohn, FCCI

Intensive: ALL
Feb 10 - 12, Sun - Tue, St. Petersburg, Florida
With Gaia Tossing, FCCI, LMT, RCR

Intensive: ALL
Feb 16 - 18, Sat - Mon, Sacramento, California
with Connie Adams, CMT, FCCI

Seminar: BO, VF, RD
Feb 17 - 18, Sun - Mon, Chillicothe, Ohio
With Denise Naasz, LMT, SCCI, BCRS, LSH

Intensive : ALL
Feb. 21 - 24, Thu - Sun, Gray Tennessee
Jamie Hyatt RN, FCCI, BCRS & Judy Addington CCI

Intensive: ALL
Mar 9 - 11, Sun - Tue, Nashville, Tennessee
With Gaia Tossing, FCCI, LMT, RCR

Intensive: ALL
Mar 13-15, Thu-Sat, Kelowna, Br. Columbia, Canada
With Carol Howden, FCCI, BCRS, & Ben Howden, CI

Intensive: ALL
March 13 - 16, Thu - Sun, Grandville, Michigan
With Kathy Spohn, FCCI

Intensive: ALL
Mar 14 - 16, Fri - Sun, Sacramento, California
with Connie Adams, CMT, FCCI

Intensive: ALL
Mar 14 - 16, Fri - Sun, Warwick, Rhode Island
Joanna Barrett, RN, FCCI & Mer Barrett, PKP, SCCI

Intensive: ALL
Mar 21 - 23, Fri - Sun, Gainesville, FL
With Marylee Creegan, FCCI, BCRS, LSH

Intensive: ALL
Mar 27 - 30, Thurs - Sun, Tucson, Arizona
With Gail Hunter, LMP, FCCI

Seminar: VF, RD, BO
Apr 4 - 5, Fri - Sat, Blaine, Minnesota
With Tanis Wichmann, FCCI, BCRS

Intensive: ALL
Apr 5 - 7, Sat - Mon, St. Petersburg, Florida
With Gaia Tossing, FCCI, LMT, RCR

Intensive: ALL
April 9 - 12, Wed - Sat, Santa Fe, New Mexico
with Gail Hunter, LMP, FCCI

Seminar: BO, VF, RD, ER
Apr 18 - 20, Fri - Sat, Modesto, California
With Bev Claussen SCCI, CR, LSH, BCRS

Intensive: ALL
Apr 20 - 23, Sun - Wed, St. Louis, Missouri
Dr. David & Lee Stewart, SCCI, & Fran Norton, RN, SCCI

Intensive: ALL
Apr 24 - 27, Thu - Sun, Gray, Tennessee
With Jamie Hyatt RN< FCCI, BCRS & Judy Addington CCI

Intensive: ALL
Apr 25 - 27, Fr i- Sun, Sacramento, California
with Connie Adams, CMT, FCCI

Intensive: ALL
Apr 26 - 28, Sat - Mon, Chicago, Illinois
With Gaia Tossing, FCCI and Nancy Gouch, FCCI

Intensive: ALL
May 15 - 17, Thu - Sat, Arlington, Virginia
With Carol Howden, FCCI, BCRS, & Ben Howden, CI

Intensive: ALL
May 15 - 18, Thu - Sun, Grandville, Michigan
With Kathy Spohn, FCCI

Intensive: ALL
May 24 - 26, Sat - Mon, Sacramento, California
with Connie Adams, CMT, FCCI

Intensive: ALL
May 29 - 31, Thu - Sat, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
With Carol Howden, FCCI, BCRS, & Ben Howden, CI

Intensive: ALL
June 15 - 18, Sun - Wed, Salt Lake City, Utah
Immediately Following 2008 YLEO Grand Convention
David Stewart, PhD, DNM, & Lee Stewart, SCCI, BCRS

Intensive: ALL
June 28 - 30, Sat - Mon, Chicago, Illinois
With Gaia Tossing, FCCI and Nancy Gouch, FCCI

Seminar: BO, VF, RD, ER
July 18 - 20, Fri - Sun, Modesto, California
With Bev Claussen SCCI, CR, LSH, BCRS

Intensive: ALL
July 20 - 23, Sun - Wed, Fargo, North Dakota
Tanis Wichmann, FCCI, BCRS, & Irene Buckley, LMT, SCCI

Intensive: ALL
Aug 3 - 6, Sun - Wed, Burnsville, Minnesota
Tanis Wichmann, FCCI, BCRS, & Irene Buckley, LMT, SCCI

Seminar: BO, VF, RD, ER
Oct 18 - 20, Sat - Mon, Modesto, California
With Bev Claussen SCCI, CR, LSH, BCRS

Intensive: ALL
Nov 11 - 14, Tue - Fri, Branson, Missouri
David Stewart, PhD, DNM, & Lee Stewart, SCCI, BCRS

A Discounted Early Registration Fee for taking a whole 3 - 4 day CARE Intensive (25 hours) is available when payment is made no later than two weeks before the specific program date. Early Registration for a CARE Intensive is available on the internet at http://www.RaindropTraining.com. For late registrations for Intensives or for registration for CARE Seminars, Contact the appropriate registrar from the list below.

Legend of Acronym Titles:

CI - CARE Intern
CRP - Certifed Raindrop Practitioner
LSH - Licensed Spiritual Healer
CCI - Certified CARE Instructor
SCCI - Supervising CARE Instructor
FCCI - Fully Certified CARE Instructor
BCRS - Board Certified Raindrop Specialist

Connie Adams, CMT, FCCI
- (707) 372-4256 conniejoym@earthlink.net
Judy Addington, CR, LMT, CCI
- (423) 542-6159; therbocar@yahoo.com
Joanna Barrett, RN, CNC, FCCI, BCRS, LSH
- (607) 642-5448
- RaindropTraining@onehealthylife.net
- (607) 642-5448
- RaindropTraining@onehealthylife.net
Margaret Brock, CCI
- (573) 238-5875 margettiann@hotmail.com
Irene Buckley, LMT, SCCI
- (712) 755-3780 naturjoy@fmctc.com
Celeste Buie, CCI
- (586) 722-3593 celeste.buie@wowway.com
Jill Burk, SCCI
- (989) 996-0830 jillycmt@aol.com
Beverly Claussen, SCCI, BCRS, LSH
- (209) 765-6290 glowingscents@netzero.net
Marylee Creegan, FCCI, BCRS, LSH
- (386) 462-2092 mec14@juno.com
Judy Estep, SCCI
- (717) 732-5017 judyeestep@aol.com
Carol Garvey, FCCI
- (905) 815-9931 cgarvey@sympatico.ca
Nancy Gouch, FCCI, BCRS, LSH
- (630) 272-7948; (630) 682-1394.
- raindroptraining@energeticessentials.com
Christina Hagan, CCI
- (919) 623-6940 hagangiani@juno.com
Sheila Hay, FCCI, BCRS, LSH
- (907) 883-3646
- sheilahay@pacifichomesalaska.com
Carol Howden, FCCI, BCRS
- (250) 816-7110; (805) 208-6628
- carolhowden@yahoo.ca
Gail Hunter, LMP, FCCI
- (425) 359-9358 Gailsmassage@gmail.com
Jamille Hyatt, RN, FCCI, BCRS, LSH
- (423) 323-8319; (423) 737-4443
- jamillee@aol.com
Susan Jacula, CI, CRP, LSH
- (630) 637-1218 suejacula@wowway.com
Melinda Kirby, LMT, FCCI
- (828) 287-0668; (828) 289-6833
- theoilmaven@yahoo.com
Marie Koepke, RN, NBCR, FCCI
- (970) 531-3528 mtnmarie@yahoo.com
Shawna Marroccoli, FCCI, CCA, BCRS, LSH
- (905) 875-3952; (905) 466-4882 r
- s_marroccoli@hotmail.com
Denise Naasz, LMT, SCCI, BCRS, LSH
- (740) 773-5490 or 740-703-2266
- denaasz@yahoo.com
Donna Pepperdine, LMP, MH, CCI
- (817) 545-9929, herbaleducator@yahoo.com
Sandy Rodie, CCI
- (210) 493-9587 SandyRodie@aol.com
Kathy Spohn, FCCI
- (616) 261-0015 oilsofold@sbcglobal.net
David Stewart, PhD, DNM, IASP, FCCI, BCRS, LSH
- (800) 758-8629 care@raindroptraining.com
Lee Stewart, SCCI, BCRS, LSH
- (800) 758-8629 care@raindroptraining.com
Tammy Struebing, FCCI, BCRS, LSH
- (402) 395-6887 tstruebing@amhne.org
Gaia Tossing, FCCI, LMT, RCR, BCRS, LSH
- (615) 496-3366 or (847) 903-6603
- careclasses@yahoo.com
Leslie Vornholt, LCSW, SCCI
- (720) 304-8043 artemisdancer@earthlink.net
Tanis Wichmann, FCCI, BCRS
- (218) 367-2579 stevtan@arvig.net


This program may change your life if you are willing to try something new and be open. I love how gentle and graceful my healing was and how wonderful to have hope again.
Lisa Marie Belter, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

This class was very enlightening. I would recommend it to everyone. It is nice to know that there is an alternative to medicine.
Tiffany Slusher, Minford, Ohio

Since I can remember I could not seem to hear what others could hear. As a result I was labeled as a slow learner. At the CARE Seminar, the Instructor asked if he could demonstrate the Vitaflex Ear Technique on me using helichrysum oil. So I took out my hearing aid and he gave his demonstration to the class. That night when I turned on my computer I had to decrease the volume by three-quarters of the setting I normally use as it was too loud for me. The next day I did not wear my hearing aid to class and for the first time I did not strain to hear.
Vickie Hornbuckle, Piedmont, Kansas

My experience in this class was very precious and a blessing! The instructor poured out her love all day long amongst us. Shetouched my heart. I would love to have more of my dear friendsin Europe receive this wonderful experience.
Dr. Gabriele Hauser, Vienna, Austria

This program has changed my life. I feel as if I have been waiting all of my life for this door to open so I could walk through into my destiny. Usually I would go to a seminar
and in a few days, I would go back to my old habit patterns, but not this time. The next day after the emotional release class I woke up totally free from a fear I had for years. God is such a wonderful Father to prepare these healings for us in such a simple way as offered through CARE's ministry. I will forever be thankful. And one more thing. My block towards chemistry is gone. Really gone!I did not look forward to the class. I actually dreaded it. Now, I am looking forwardto taking it again and becoming a teacher! Miracles happen all the time! Shalom.
Maria DeShields, St. Louis, Missouri

Enjoyed the classes totally and learned much more than I thought I would.
Patricia McHugh, Bridgeton, New Jersey

A fabulous reintroduction to the oils, the chemistry, and life in general. The instructor was amazing.
Jyll Johnstone, DiReno, Italy

The CARE Intensive exceeded my high expectations. All of the instructors were great. Their tremendous caring and willingness to give of self was always evident.This program provides an opportunity to build on previous knowledge or start new if unfamiliar with essential oils. It also enables you to participate in personal growth and meet wonderful people.
Jeannette Vaupel, RN, Genoa, Illinois

Thank you so much for bringing the raindrop training to Australia. I absolutely loved the course. It was a turning point for me. I hope that you can come back to Australia ASAP.
Sonya Vassallo, Beechworth, Victoria, Australia

I am so grateful for CARE. This workshop really truly builds confidence and teaches the techniques in a way that could be learned by anyone. Thank you! It has been so fulfilling!
Robyn Karima Grant, Nakuop, British Columbia, Canada

This seminar will change your life! I have no suggestions forthis seminar. It was fantastic.
Diane Koepp, Belle Plaine, Minnesota

This is a program for everyone. It will cange their lives for a much better future. Makes you a new person who belongs to God. Thank you.
Dermot Bailey, Niestetal, Germany

It was great! I loved it! Until I took this seminar I didn't have a clue that oils could do so much! Thank you!
Susan J. Knowles, Caldwell, West Virginia

We traveled a long way for the CARE Seminar (from England to California). The whole workshop was interesting, enlightening, excellent, and very enjoyable. It was well worth every mile traveled!
Susan Duerden, CMT, Clitheroe, Lancashire, England

As a massage therapist I was able to take the work that I do to the next level! The understanding of the chemistry of essential is helping me explain the scientific way they work. Thank you. It was a pleasure being in this class.
Melissa Bills, LMT, Caro, Michigan

This training is an absolute must for all those involved in oils. Truly awe inspiring!! We received knowledge and healing from above.
James Claps, Grove Village, Illinois

This workshop has been the most rewarding learning experience since my introduction to essential oils. The wealth of material and wonderful personal experiences and knowledge shared was beyond my expectations.
Aziyza Shabazz, St. Croix, Virgin Islands

The CARE class was so uplifting and informative. I love you all.
Tammy L. Webb, Anchorage, Alaska

Three days after receiving raindrop in the CARE class I received a healing from a painful shoulder and left arm. I am very excited what the oils do for people.
Meg Hueslcamp, Brenham, Texas

Millions of thanks to you. I am already lining up students to come to your next classes. Everything was taught in such a simple manner that even a child could follow and do raindrop technique. May God bless you richly in your work.
Kiew Lo, Carlingford Court, New South Wales, Australia

Words are not adequate to express how great this class is. Everyone was inspired and blessed by every section of the class. We didn't want it to end.
Connie Allen, Lewiston, Idaho

The CARE Intensive was so great! It was amazing. During the three days we all bonded together and it seemed like we were all a big family. I found the chemistry class to be very interesting, which shocked me as I never really enjoyed science before. You explained everything so well that now I will feel more confident in using my oils and sharing them. Thank you for the experience and the training.
Jamie Brown, Lakewood, California

I am overwhelmed with gratitude for such a wonderful program. Not only have I learned a great deal of new skills, I have grown as a spiritual being. All this in just three days! Thank you.
Kim McMahon, Bronte Beach, New South Wales, Australia

I have taken the CARE Classes twice now and it continues to get better. The magnitude of information is incredible. I feel like I could repeat and repeat.
Carol Garvey, Oakville, Ontario, Canada

I wouldn't change anything about the CARE class. It is perfect. This little group is really special. We were supported by so many angels and the presence of the highest spirit. I love this training!
Vijay Churfuerst-Hanzal, Leobendorf,


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