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The Center for Aromatherapy Research and Education


Official Newsletter of C.A.R.E.
The Center for Aromatherapy Research and Education
Rt. 4, Box 646, Marble Hill, Missouri USA 63764
(573) 238-4846

Official Newsletter of CARE International
The Center for Aromatherapy Research and Education

Volume 6, Number 1
Jan - Feb 2008

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1. Death by BENGAY(R): Synthetic vs. Natural by David Stewart
2. CARE Intensive with Dr. Stewart on the Young Living Farm
3. CARE Advanced Training in Emotional Release with Dr. Stewart
4. 2008 CARE Intensives with Dr. David and Lee Stewart
5. Obtaining the Oils for Gary's Magic Formula
6. Confusion About Tansy by David Stewart
7. 2008 CARE Calendar of Training Seminars
8. Subscribe and Unsubscribe Info


1. Death by Ben-Gay: Synthetic vs.Natural
~^~ What's the Difference? by David Stewart

The American Association of Clinical Chemistry (AACC) is an international scientific/medical society of clinical laboratory professionals, physicians, research scientists and other individuals involved with clinical chemistry and clinical laboratory science disciplines. Their website is www.AACC.org. Their motto is, "...improving healthcare through laboratory means." In discussing compounds found naturally in herbs and essential oils, the AACC refers to natural medicines as being "highly prized in ancient times but now often created synthetically in the laboratory." The AACC has more than 10,000 members. These are the people who design drugs for the pharmaceutical companies to patent and from which they profit.

Clinical chemists may be able to duplicate the chemical formula of a compound found in nature, but what they do not know nor recognize is that the chemical formula is not a complete description of a substance. Beyond chemistry and beyond the measuring/detecting ability of laboratory apparatus is an energy field behind every substance. This subtle energy field depends, not only on the chemical formula, but also on the origin and history of the substance.

Humans Can Detect What Instruments Cannot
Physical instruments may not detect nor respond to the subtle templates that underlie physical matter, but we, as living beings, do detect and respond, whether we know it or not. When compounds are applied, inhaled, or ingested into a human body our human consciousness and energy fields respond, not only to the physical chemistry of the substance, but also to its energetic frequencies. There are some people who can actually see these fields of light that surround physical matter.

While our human sensitivities are capable of perceiving the subtle fields of matter, for the most part, physical instrumentation cannot. There is one exception. Kirlian photography is one means to detect at least some measure of this unseen universe and record it visibly as photographic and electronic images.

If you do raindrop technique, you are dealing with these unseen energies. The reason essential oils are dropped several inches above the back of a person receiving raindrop technique is so that the therapeutic energy field of the oils begin the healing process in the energy field of the receiver before the oil even touches the skin. Once on the skin, the oils penetrate into the cells of the furthest extremities of the body, working both the magic of their chemistry and the music of their vibrations. Oils grown and distilled with the intent of healing are imbued with energies not present in oils grown and distilled with the intent to flavor foods or make perfumes.

In Dr. Masaru Emoto's famous work with ice crystals imbued with various thoughts, friendly and unfriendly, he found that loving thoughts expressed toward water result in beautiful, well-organized crystals while hateful thoughts result in chaotic, ugly crystals. In all cases, the chemistry of his experimental material (water) was the same. The formula is H2O, two hydrogen atoms joined to one oxygen atom, identical for every molecule. But the energetic properties of the molecules could be altered by simple thoughts or feelings. Both the pretty and the ugly ice crystals had the same chemical formula, but their different freezing patterns demonstrated differences in the underlying energy templates beneath each molecule. (See Emoto's book, "Messages from Water," for more.)

Homeopathy: An Example of Applied Energy
For an example of making use of the subtle, unseen energies that support physical matter, consider the science and practice of homeopathy, a 200-year-old healing modality that has proven effective for many maladies. Homeopathy is based upon extracting the energy field of a mineral or compound and applying the energy, not the chemistry, of the substance. The basis of homeopathy is not understood by classical chemists.

Therefore, when scientists, such as those of the AACC claim that what nature has made can be duplicated synthetically in a laboratory, they speak from an unawareness of what material substance really is. They do not understand the full nature of matter, which is more than protons, electrons, neutrons, atoms, and molecules. Natural and synthetic substances may appear the same on a material level and can even have identical chemical formulas, but they can differ significantly on an energetic level. This is one of the reasons that natural substances, such pure therapeutic grade essential oils, have beneficial effects upon us while synthetic substances always carry negative side effects. While natural substances harmonize chemically with our physical bodies, they also harmonize energetically with our electromagnetic fields.

Life Force in Natural Substances
The energy field associated with a natural substance is like a life force with discriminatory intelligence. The energy field associated with a synthetic substance is dead with the intelligence of a robot. When a compound has been created through a living process, such as through a plant, it is imbued with many attributes that support human healing and wellness on an energetic plane.

If the compound is part of a complex of compounds, such as an essential oil, and it was grown, harvested, and distilled with healing intent, the compounds of that oil containing additional vibrations in its subtle field that cause it to work in harmony with our bodies. When a compound has been synthesized in a factory it does not contain the attributes that harmonize with our bodies and spirits. Such substances always contain disharmonious, chaotic aspects that result in negative reactions in our bodies and to our minds.

For example, arsenic produced in a laboratory is poisonous and small doses can accumulate in our bodies until a lethal dose is reached and we die. However, there are traces of arsenic in our soils and in the foods we eat. Yet, over a lifetime we don't accumulate enough to die. Why? The reason is our bodies can metabolize organic sources of arsenic and eliminate them so they do not accumulate. When arsenic has passed through a living process before we ingest it, it has acquired a mode of vibration that causes it pass on through harmlessly. But when we regularly receive trace amounts of arsenic that has not passed through a natural process, manufactured in a lab, the protecting vibrations are not there and our bodies cannot eliminate it. We eventually acquire a lethal dose, get sick, and die by accumulation.

The Death of an Athlete
On April 13, 2006, Arielle Newman, a 17-year old track star and cross-country runner at Notre Dame Academy on Staten Island, New York, died. The New York medical examiner said the cause was "salycilism." Her body contained a lethal amount of methyl salycilate.

For many months, in preparation for athletic competitions, Arielle had been pushing herself to her limits and regularly applying "Ultra Strength BENGAY(R)" to her legs and aching muscles. The BENGAY package states that the active ingredients are: 4% camphor, 10% menthol, and 30% methyl salycilate. The package warnings say not to use on wounds, with a heating pad, or on a child under 12 years of age with arthritis-like conditions. Except for cautions about avoiding contact with eyes, etc., there are no other warnings. The package recommends BENGAY for "simple backache, arthritis, strains, bruises, and sprains."

Natural camphor is a major ingredient in Rosemary, Juniper, Sage, and a number of other essential oils. Natural menthol is the principal compound in Peppermint oil (39%). Methy salicylate is the dominant ingredient in Wintergreen and Birch oils (90% or more).

The Truth About BENGAY(R)
BENGAY is an over-the-counter medicine that has been around since 1898. Its patent is owned by Pfizer Pharmaceuticals. When first formulated over 100 years ago, it derived its camphor, menthol, and methyl salicylate from essential oils as products of nature. BENGAY was a safe topical ointment back then. That was before scientists learned how to create these compounds synthetically in a laboratory so Pfizer could produce their product more profitably.

Natural methyl salicylate, as found in wintergreen and birch oils, is of a specific isomer (molecular shape) and is easily metabolized by the human body. Its chemical formula and energy template harmonize with human tissue. It does not accumulate. It is not toxic like its synthetic counterpart.

Synthetic methyl salicylate consists of an assortment of isomers, meaning "same formula but different molecular shapes." Furthermore, the laboratory produced compound does not have the right energy template to harmonize with the human body. When taken into the body, such as inhaling or through the skin in an ointment like BENGAY, the body does not recognize the compound, cannot easily metabolize it, and allows it to accumulate. Given enough over a length of time, lethal doses can accumulate and death can result, as it did for the promising track star at Notre Dame.

Of course, methyl salicylate is not the only synthetic compound in BENGAY. While the medical examiner blamed the salicylate for the deadly toxicity, the unnatural menthol and camphor could also have played a role. Perhaps without their presence, the synthetic methyl salicylate might not have been as toxic.

The "Merck Manual" is the Bible of all practicing physicians. The 17th edition (1999) contains almost 3000 pages of fine print describing every disease known to man with suggested modes of remedy and prescription. Merck is also one of the world's largest drug companies. The Salycilism section of the book blames aspirin for the vast majority of salycilate poisoning. However, it goes on to say the following: "The most toxic form of salicylate is oil of wintergreen (methyl salicylate)...Any exposure to methyl salicylate (found in liniments and in solutions used in hot vaporizers) is potentially lethal."

If that is all you ever read about wintergreen oil, you would be afraid to use it for any purpose at any dosage. What is not stated here is that to the editors of the "Merck Manual," synthetic methyl salicylate and natural oil of wintergreen are one and the same. Nothing could be further from the truth. This falsehood has also been adopted by those trained in the British school of aromatherapy and members of the National Association of Holistic Aromatherapists (NAHA).

The truth is that natural wintergreen oil contains many other compounds than just methyl salicylate. These additional compounds work in a way that mitigates the natural methyl salicylate and help to make it safe. When compounds in an oil help tame the possible unruly behavior of another compound in the oil, that is called "quenching." In addition to the quenching effect of the other compounds in natural wintergreen, the molecules of methyl salicylate from a natural source are of a specific isomeric shape while the formula of laboratory-produced methyl salicylate can actually have up to nineteen different shapes. Since the shape of a molecule determines which locks (receptor sites) on cell membranes can be opened, the organs affected by the synthetic version are not all the same as those addressed by the natural version.

If BENGAY had continued to use natural wintergreen in its ointment, Arielle Neuman would be a winning alive today, enjoying the fruits of her hard and dedicated training regimen. Her name would have been on the sports pages, not in the obituaries.

The short and the long of it is this: Synthetic compounds are significantly different than their natural counterparts in a number of ways, even when they have the same chemical formulas.

1. The isomeric shapes of the molecules are usually not the same.
2. Their vibrational energy fields are not the same.
3. And the intents with which they are imbued in their production are not the same.

God created our bodies to handle his creations, the substances of nature. Our bodies recognize them and know how to use them beneficially. They can also eliminate them when their tasks are complete so that they do not accumulate as a toxin.

God did not create our bodies to handle unnatural substances. Most man-made pharmaceuticals consist of molecules that never existed on planet earth before and our bodies don't know how to utilize them beneficially nor to excrete them as unwanted.

The objective of drug companies is to create patentable molecules to secure for them a profitable monopoly and to promote and maintain a drug-dependent public.

For a more thorough understanding of Chemistry, see "The Chemistry of Essential Oils Made Simple: God's Love Manifest in Molecules" by David Stewart available at http://www.RaindropTraining.com and many other places.

2. CARE Intensive with Dr. David Stewart
~^~On the Young Living Farm

CARE Intensive with Dr. David Stewart
and Donna Pepperdine, MH, CCI
at the Young Living Farm near Mona, Utah
May 15 - 17, 2008, Thu - Fri - Sat

Raindrop, Vitaflex, Bible Oils, Chemistry, Emotional Release

This is a rare opportunity. Dr. David Stewart is a world-renowned author and noted authority on the science and healing applications of essential oils. The Young Living Farm and Distillery near Mona, Utah, is one of the most beautiful, famous, & prolific producers of therapeutic grade essential oils in the world. Come learn from Dr. Stewart on the YLEO Farm in a small class setting among the herbs and plants that make the oils. Limited to the first 16 applicants only.

This will be a 3-day workshop offering 25 hours in practical applications of essential oils as well as 25 hours CE Hours with NCBTMB for massage therapists and 25 hours CARE Credit toward being a Certified Raindrop Practitioner (CRP)and, for those who choose, toward becoming a Certified CARE Instructor (CCI).

For more information and to register, visit the CARE website at http://www.RaindropTraining.com. Click on the CARE Calendar and go to May 2008. You may also contact CARE at 800-758-8629 M-F, 9-5 CST or email at care@raindroptraining.com

What Some People Say About CARE Classes

"Dr. Stewart took information I never thought I would understand and not only explained it in a way my mind could grasp, but took me to levels even higher. I spent $4000 to add an aromatherapy course to my training as a massage therapist and never understood the chemistry of the oils until I heard it from Dr. Stewart. A completely satisfying training experience from start to finish. Thank you."
~^~J. Allen Clark, Lake Oswego, Oregon

"I can say from experience that the Dallas version of Raindrop (taught by CARE) is the very best. CARE training allows a person to completely grasp the meaning of every technique and lesson taught, so a person can carry out, with true value and with deep spirituality, their own facilitations using CARE methods. I am confident that I have learned the best way to assist others on their journey to optimum health."
~^~Colleen Coleman, Sherwood, Oregon

"This little light of mine, I'm going to let it shine." This is my experience of attending Donna Pepperdine's class. She has a gift for teaching and uplifting others. I am inspired and interested in attending future classes with this wonderful presenter.
~^~Judy Weber, Texas

"I can think of no way to improve the CARE course. It is the best workshop I have ever attended. I feel I have gotten more than my money's worth."
~^~Steve H. Potts, Newcastle, Wyoming

3. CARE Advanced Emotional Release Training with Dr. Stewart

CARE will be teaching a four-day workshop on Emotional Release at the Tievoli Hills Resort near Clarksville, Missouri, April 6 - 9. There will be four instructors: Dr. David Stewart, Kathy Spohn,FCCI, Lee Stewart,SCCI, and Mindy Kirby, LMT, FCCI

This workshop is intended to train CARE Instructors in how to do and teach emotional release for CARE.

However, anyone who has taken a CARE Intensive, which includes a five-hour CARE Emotional release class, is eligible to attend the CARE Teacher's Training in emotional release depending on available space.

For more information, email CARE at care@raindroptraining.com or call CARE at 800-758-8629. There are only a few spaces left. This is a class serious emotional releasing class with pre-class assignments and in class testing.

Contact CARE soon if you wish to come. Again, only those who have taken a full CARE Intensive are eligible.

This program is not on the CARE Website.

4. 2008 CARE Intensives with Dr. David and Lee Stewart

Dr. David and Lee Stewart Will Teach in Only Four CARE Intensives in 2008.

Each class will offer training in Raindrop Technique,
Vitaflex, Bible Oils, Chemistry, and Emotional Release
with 25 hours of NCBTMB Continuing Education and credit
toward becoming a Certified Raindrop Practitioner (CRP).

St. Louis, Missouri, April 20 - 23, Sun - Wed
With Dr. David Stewart, Lee Stewart, SCCI, and Fran Norton, RN, SCCI

Young Living Farm, Mona, Utah, May 15 - 17, Thu - Sat
With Dr. David Stewart and Donna Pepperdine, CCI, MH

Salt Lake City, Utah, June 15 - 18, Sun - Wed
Immediately following the YLEO Grand Convention
With Dr. David Stewart, Lee Stewart, SCCI, and Margaret Brock, CCI

Branson, Missouri, November 11 - 14, Tue - Fri
With Dr. David Stewart, Lee Stewart, SCCI, Margaret Brock, CCI,
and Fran Norton, RN, CCI

Class sizes are limited.

Visit the CARE Website for all the details and to register.
or call CARE at 800-758-8629 M-F, 9-5

5. Obtaining the Oils for Gary's Magic Formula
by David Stewart, PhD, DNM

Gary Young's Magic Relief Recipe is given in the last issue of the Raindrop Messenger (Nov-Dec 2007). Among other things, the formula calls for German (Blue) Chamomile (Matricaria recutita), Blue Tansy (Tanacetum annum), and Fir oil.

The question has arisen as to where to get the first two of these. The answer is this: Creer Lab carries both the Blue Chamomile and the Blue Tansy. Creer Lab is owned by Gary Young and is associated with Young Living to carry oils for which there is unsufficient supply to make available widely to the entire Young Living membership. Their address is as follows:

Creer Lab Aromatology
P.O. Box 281
Lehi, UT 84043
Phone (801) 418-8870
Fax (801) 418-8890

You can obtain a catalog by sending them an email and requesting one. You can't call in an order because the phone is an answering device and you can't order over the Internet because they don't have a website. To order, fill out an order form which has a place for your credit card number and fax it to them. Or mail in the completed order form with a check. They normally ship within a week or so.

With respect to the fir oil, the question is "Which fir?" Young Living currently sells three species of fir oil: Balsam Fir (Abies balsamea), White Fir (Abies grandis), and Douglas Fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii). Douglas fir is not a true fir and not the one Gary had in mind for his formula. As for the other two (Balsam and White), they have almost the same chemistry, each with 75-95% monoterpenes and 5-20% Esters. Either of these two firs would work in the magic formula. In both cases, the dominant ester is bornyl acetate, which is also the dominant ester in Spruce oil which gives Valor its distinctive aroma.

As evergreens, firs look much the same as spruces at a distance. However, the needles of spruce are square or four-sided while those of the firs are flat or two-sided. You can twirl a spruce needle between your fingers, but the flat fir needles won't twirl. Spruce oils are higher in esters than firs while fir oils are higher in monoterpenes, but both classes of compounds are found in both kinds of oils. Esters are emotionally releasing while monoterpenes restore proper programming at cellular levels. Spruce cones hang down while fir cones are upright. Spruce is use mostly for pulpwood in making paper while fir is used mostly for lumber. But I digress.

As for the original question, "Which fir to use in the Magic Formula?" I would probably use Balsam Fir, but White would work too.

While the formula for Gary's Magic Relief Formula is given in the last issue of the Raindrop Messenger, here it is again with the specific fir recommended:

1 ounce V6 mixing oil
8 drops Spruce
8 drops Sandalwood
7 drops Balsam Fir
5 drops Hyssop
4 drops Lemongrass
5 drops Helichrysum
4 drops Wintergreen (or Birch)
2 drops German (Blue) Chamomile*
1 drop Blue Tansy*

* The last two oils are used in Young Living blends, but are not sold by Young Living as individual oils. They can be obtained from Creer Lab, as mentioned above. As for the Helichrysum, if you don't have any, you can make your own from other oils available from Young Living according to the formula given in the last Raindrop Messenger (Nov-Dec 2007, Vol 5 No 6). If you were trying to make the Helichrysm Blend and could not find Wild Tansy, it is the same as Idaho Tansy. See article immediately following this one.

6. Confusion About Tansy
by David Stewart, PhD, DNM

In the last issue of the Raindrop Messenger (Nov-Dec 2007, V5N6) a formula for making your own Helichrysum is given. One of the ingredients is listed as "Wild Tansy."

You won't find "Wild Tansy" in Young Living's price list or Product Guide. What you do find is "Idaho Tansy." Wild tansy and Idaho Tansy are one and the same species, viz. Tanacetum vulgare.

There is another kind of tansy oil called Blue Tansy, but this is a different species, viz. Tanacetum annum. This last Tansy is what gives the blue color to the Valor Blend and is an ingredient in Gary's Magic Relief Formula mentioned above.

While the recipe for "Helichrysum Blend" is given in the last issue of the Raindrop Messenger, here it is again, only this time listed with "Idaho Tansy," the name used by Young Living for this species.

Helichrysum Blend = Equal Parts of the following:

~^~ Clary Sage
~^~ Elemi
~^~ Roman Chamomile
~^~ Idaho Tansy
~^~ Wintergreen
~^~ Ylang Ylang



~^~^(Posted as of Jan 20, 2008)~^~^~
More to be Added Throughout the Year

Center for Aromatherapy Research and Education

Training Workshops for Continuing Education Credit in

CARE Sponsored 109 seminars and intensives during 2005, 117 programs during 2006, and 151 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.

101 CARE Intensives and 50 CARE Seminars (151 CARE Programs Total) took place during 2007 in Canada, Mexico, 29 States and the District of Columbia.

As of January 20, 2008, 53 CARE Programs are already scheduled for 2008, coast to coast across North America, in 21 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 andare coded as follows:

1. Intensives offering the full five courses (25 hrs) of CAREcredit 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 January 20, 2008. 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. Becoming both a CRP and a LSH legalizes you in the practice of Raindrop and Vitaflex throughout the U.S. and Canada

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 1/20/08)

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

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

Seminar: BO, VF, RD
Feb 2 - 3, Sat - Sun, Big Stone Gap,Virginia
With Neka WIlson, CI

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
With Jamie Hyatt RN, FCCI, BCRS and Judy Addington CCI

Intensive: ALL
Feb 21 - 24, Thurs - Sun, Gray, Tennessee
With Jamie Hyatt, RN, FCCI, BCRS and Judy Addington, LMT, CR, CCI

Feb 29 - Mar 2, Fri - Sun, Madison, Wisconsin
With Tammy Struebing, FCCI, BCRS, LSH

Intensive: ALL
Feb 29 - Mar 2, Fri - Sun, Allentown, Pennsylvania
Joanna Barrett, RN, FCCI, BCRS & Mer Barrett, SCCI, BCRS

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

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

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

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

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, CNHP, RN, FCCI & Mer Barrett, CNHP, 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 4 - 7, Fri - Mon, Santa Fe, New Mexico
With Gail Hunter

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

Intensive: ALL
APR 18 - 20, Fri - Sun, Elizabeth, New Jersey
With Joanna Barrett, RN, FCCI, BCRS and Mer Barrett, SCCI, BCRS

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 and Lee Stewart, SCCI, and Fran Norton, RN, SCCI

Intensive: ALL
APR 24 - 27, Thu - Sun, Gray, Tennessee
With Jamie Hyatt RN< FCCI, BCRS and 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

May 2 - 5, Fri -Mon, San Antonio, Texas
Nancy Gouch, FCCI and Sandy Rodie, SCCI

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

Intensive: ALL
May 15 - 17, Thu - Sat, Mona, Utah (Young Living Farm)
With Dr. David Stewart and Donna Pepperdine, CCI, MH

Intensive: ALL
May 15 - 17, Thu - Sun, Big Stone Gap, Virginia
With Jamie Hyatt, RN, FCCI, BCRS, & Neka Wilson, CI

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

Intensive: ALL
May 15 - 18, Thu - Sat, Spokane, Washington
With Gail Hunter, LMP, FCCI

Intensive: ALL
May 23 - 25, Fri - Sun, Syracuse, New York
With Joanna Barrett, RN, FCCI, BCRS, and Mer Barrett, SCCI, BCRS

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 27 - 29, Fri - Sun, Scranton, Pennsylvania
With Joanna Barrett, RN, FCCI, BCRS, and Mer Barrett, 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

Intensive: ALL
Sept 26 - 28, Fri - Sun, Apalachin, New York
With Joanna Barrett, RN, FCCI, BCRS, and Mer Barrett, SCCI, BCRS

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

Intensive: ALL
Oct 24 - 26, Fri - Sun, Burlington, Vermont
With Joanna Barrett, RN, FCCI, BCRS, and Mer Barrett, SCCI, 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
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) 490-0694 or (210) 912-4393 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
Neka Wilson, CI
- (276) 275-7899 nekaw@aldelphia.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

I can say from experience that the Dallas version of Raindrop, as taught in CARE Seminars, is the very best. CARE training allows a person to completely grasp the meaning of every technique and lesson taught so a person can carry out, with true value and with deep spirituality, their own facilitations using CARE methods. I am confident that I have learned the most effective way to assist others on their journey to optimum health."
Colleen Coleman, Sherwood, Oregon

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

This seminar was beyond my highest expectations! It opened up incredible insights and understandings! In addition we learned one Vitaflex technique that 'cured' my scoliosis with one application.
Patricia B. Hayes, Bath, Michigan

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 usin 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 forwardto 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 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, Austria

8. Subscription/ Unsubscription/ and How to Obtain Therapeutic Grade Oils

In each issue of The Raindrop Messenger you will find articles and essays on a variety of topics related to health and longevity. Our hope is to be informative and, perhaps, inspire to you for the benefit of your physical, mental, social, emotional, and spiritual life. The Raindrop Messenger is also a friendly way of keeping you abreast of CARE’s ongoing programs, activities and helpful books and videos.

Subscribing and Unsubscribing

To subscribe to The Raindrop Messenger, visit CARE online at http://www.RaindropTraining.com and find the sign-up box on the home page.

If you wish at any time to leave this email list, unsubscribe information can be found at the bottom of every newsletter. On the other hand, if you enjoy the newsletter we hope that you will forward it to your friends and family along with an invitation to join the ever-growing list of Raindrop Messenger readers.

Where and How to Obtain Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils

If you are a Young Living Essential Oils Distributor or a Young Living Customer, you have chosen to avail yourself of the world’s finest oils of Biblical grade quality. If You are not a YL Member and have a friend or relative who is, you should approach them and ask how you can become affiliated with Young Living and purchase these oils.

You may also contact any Certified CARE Instructor (CCI) who would be happy to enroll you in Young Living. The addresses, phone numbers, and email information for all CARE instructors are given on the CARE website, http://www.RaindropTraining.com. Perhaps there is a CCI living near to you who would serve as your sponsor and assist you in learning about how to use the oils.

If you do not know of anyone in your community or family that sells these oils, you may also choose to enroll with Dr. David and Lee Stewart as your sponsor at http://bibleoils.YoungLivingWorld.com or by contacting Young Living at (800) 371-3515 and enroll over the phone asking that David and Lee Stewart, YLEO Member #261333, be your sponsors. You may also call David or Lee directly at (573) 238-4273.

You cannot practice therapeutic aromatherapy with healing results unless you use properly produced and packaged oils. Most oils easily available from retail outlets are food or perfume grade oils and do not have the healing properties that Young Living oils possess.

Becoming a Certified CARE Instructor

For information on becoming a Certified CARE Instructor (CCI) Visit: http://www.RaindropTraining.com.


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