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Out teaching philosophy is Empowerment, Shadow Work and the Development of Personal Myth.

We help you:

Create a solid inner foundation for your whole psyche.

Build a relationship with your Shadow that will liberate your creative energy.

Have a vision for your future that will continue to nourish you.

Cathy Skipper

My workshops and consultations here in New Mexico, internationally and online help clients learn how to use the senses, depth psychology, journeying and much more to peel away the layers, heal deep-seated and ancestral traumas and explore their entirety.

B.Ed. Hons. in Speech and Drama from Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, London. Herbalist Degree at Ecole Lyonnaise de Plantes Medicinales. Four year training in advanced kinesiology (Cellule de Vie) in France. CTA Certified Coach. 

I am the author of “The Alchemy of Menopause Workbook.”

Please visit my new website for the Alchemy of Menopause!

Florian Birkmayer, MD

Through my commitment to my own Wounded Healer’s journey, I share with our clients and students my deep understanding of what it is to be human and find your own personal myth or soul’s purpose.

After a career in mainstream academic psychiatry and addiction treatment, I became frustrated by the overemphasis on pharmaceuticals to cover up symptoms and decided to use my knowledge and experience to help people recover from pharmaceutical medications.

I received my bachelor’s degree in molecular biology at Princeton University, where I learned to question assumptions and discover the hidden gifts of the unseen side of life, the shadow. I received my medical doctorate from Columbia University, which taught me how to think critically about ‘business-as-usual’ medicine and inspired me to become an addiction psychiatrist.

Psychiatry Residency at the University of New Mexico. Board-certified in Psychiatry. ASAM-certified in Addiction Medicine. Certified Life Coach (CLCI).

Selected Publications

Birkmayer F. with Cathy Skipper (2024) “Essential Oils for Psychedelic Therapy Support” (Available at amazon.)

Birkmayer F. (2022). Essential Oils for the Wounded Healer: PTSD, Post-Traumatic Resilience and the Wounded Healer’s Journey. International Journal of Professional Holistic Aromatherapy. 11(3), p. 37-41.

Birkmayer F. (2021). Using Essential Oils to Enhance the Effects of Ketamine Psychedelic Therapy in Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Substance-Induced Psychosis (Two Case Reports). International Journal of Professional Holistic Aromatherapy. 9(4), p.15-22.

Birkmayer F. (2020). The Molecules of Connectedness. International Journal of Professional Holistic Aromatherapy. 8(4), p. 51-57.

Birkmayer F., Skipper C. (2018). “The Role of Aromatherapy in the Treatment of Substance Abuse and Co-Occurring Disorders”, chapter in Modir S. & Munuz G. (eds.) Integrative Addiction and Recovery, Weil Integrative Medicine Library, Oxford University Press, ISBN 9780190275334.

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