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Heal your mind, emotions and soul with this truly effective and transformative approach that will help you find your unique spark and share it with the world. Remember, the world needs you to be you!!

Learn how to transform life’s blockages and challenges into stepping stones towards personal growth and fulfillment.

Benefit from our years of combined experience as practitioners using alchemy, aromas, psychology, plant medicine and personal journeying combined with highly tuned intuitive  skills and abilities to truly ‘see’ who you are. Experience the really transformative long-lasting change and healing you have been dreaming of. For more about our consultations click here.


Live and Online Classes and Consultations

Take advantage of our online classes, consultations and coaching services from the comfort of your own home. They are available to you wherever in the world you are.  We also travel to you. We teach live classes and give consultations wherever we are called to on this beautiful planet.


Live your Soul’s Purpose

Cathy, Florian sitting by river , indiaWe are here to help you find your own wounded healer journey and the gift that lies within it. The most important thing for any healer is to devote themselves primarily to their own healing. From committing to this path, the healing energy will ripple outwards to others.

You are a healer and you need to get back to the place where your personal myth is your directing force. We will guide you as you peel away the layers that are keeping you from your soul’s purpose.



Why AromaGnosis?

Gnosis means the direct perception of Spirit in Nature. Through scent, you will become aware that Nature is conscious and intelligent. Through awareness, you will have the opportunity to reclaim your living relationship to plants and all of Nature. There is a beautiful synthesis between aromas, personal evolution and soul growth. Aromatic molecules have profound powers to heal you physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually. Though scent you will learn to connect with the intrinsic aliveness all around and within you. By reconnecting with the natural world, the invisible worlds and yourself, you will heal yourself, others and nature. Your own Wounded Healer’s Journey is central to all healing—of yourself, of your clients and of your environment.


Cathy Skipper

Cathy Skipper smilingIn 2015, I lost my mum, moved continents, was diagnosed with cancer and lost all the material belongings I owned in the world. My passion for working with aromatics for deep, soul healing enabled me to move through these difficulties and develop a powerful and transformative modality of healing with my husband Florian Birkmayer MD.

Benefit from our workshops and consultations here in New Mexico, internationally and online. Learn how to use aromatics, depth psychology, journeying and much more to peel away the layers that are keeping you from living your best life.

Let me help you use the power of aromas, journeying, depth psychology and my gift of seeing the ‘real you’ to discover your soul’s purpose, heal the trauma you are carrying and become whole.

Are you ready to take the plunge and discover what is holding you back? Do you feel the call to learn this powerful modality and transform your own life and your work?

Cathy is the author of the books “Aromatic Medicine” and “The Alchemy of Menopause workbook”.


Florian Birkmayer, MD

Florian outside on a chair smilingMy calling is to help people find their soul’s purpose in collaboration with my wife Cathy Skipper. Discover how aromatics in the form of essential oils can be powerful allies to heal the relationship between the different parts of yourself, so that these parts cooperate instead of clashing.  Discover our unique, unparalleled approach, working in partnership with aromas – the expressions of the plants’ souls.

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, since I felt that all physical disease has its origins in imbalances in the psyche, especially trauma, an idea which had been shunned by most of medicine.

Transform your life’s challenges, such as traumas, into stepping stones on the path of your personal myth. When you work with us, you learn enduring methods to help live your soul’s purpose.

Selected Publications

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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