Aromatic Shamanism Mentorship

A 6 Month Live Online Journey

“By making the unconscious conscious,

we become midwives to the Soul.”

The Aromatic Mentorship for 2021 is full and well on the way. Thank you for your interest.

We will offer this Mentorship again starting February 2022. Places are very limited and fill up very quickly. If you are interested, please email us and we will send you information about the application process as soon as it’s available. We will be accepting applications for the 2022 mentorship starting in July 2021.

We will also be offering briefer live-online classes this year, so stay tuned!


Click here for the exact dates and an outline of the themes for each month of the course.


This in-depth online mentorship is for you if:


You are ready to reconnect..with yourself, your Soul, Nature and your Personal Myth, so you can finally fully share your unique gift with the world.

You are ready to learn powerful methods to collaborate with your unconscious instead of letting your Shadow continue to sabotage you, which you suspect has undermined your and your clients’ past efforts.

You’re ready to heal your relationship with the unconscious. Whether we admit it or not, the unconscious is real and powerfully drives our behaviors. It can destroy us (e.g. addiction) or it can be the lifelong source of our inspiration and purpose (i.e. personal myth).

You’re prone to feeling overwhelmed at the current environmental, social and political crises in the world and have a hunch that working on transforming yourself is key to co-creating a new world.

You are looking for kindred spirits and practical, tried-and-tested methods and roadmaps for your journey.


Our Allies on this Journey:


Our Psyche, Our Soul, Our Shadow, Our Unconscious. We need to understand the anatomy of the psyche and we need a roadmap and methods for facing our Shadow.

Alive Essential Oils and other aromatics. Scent is a powerful reconnector that opens the door to the unconscious and disrupts our habitual thought patterns.

Guided Journeying

Holistic Journaling

Our ‘fellow travellers’ i.e. all of the participants in the mentorship.

A practical, tried-and-tested roadmap, based on Cathy and Florian’s personal journey and work with many clients.


aromatic shamanism mentorship

Our Guides on this Journey


Cathy Skipper and Florian Birkmayer, MD practice what they preach. They are committed to their Wounded Healers’ Journeys and the Sacred Union.

Cathy Skipper In 2015, I lost my mum, moved continents, was diagnosed with cancer, lost all the material belongings I owned in the world and spent four years fighting for my son. I left the conventional path of herbalism and aromatherapy behind and let my passion for working with aromatics for deep, soul healing guide me through these difficulties. From this period, Aromagnosis, a powerful and transformative modality of healing developed by myself and my husband Florian Birkmayer MD was born. I am honored to be able to share this deeply transformative and effective healing modality with you.


Florian Birkmayer, MD  My calling is to help people find their soul’s purpose in collaboration with my wife Cathy Skipper. I have found using the alchemical view of how our psyches evolve in combination with powerful aromatics deeply and rapidly transformative. I am committed to my Wounded Healer’s path and called to guide others along this path.


How will this work?


From February 5, 2021 until July 9, we will meet live online every other week for 4 hours, using zoom, for in-depth seminars. (48 hours total live online education.)

We will have a private online forum (a google group) to continue our discussions between seminars.

You will have ‘homework’ that will give you the opportunity to apply what you are learning.

We will discuss case studies to learn how to apply this approach with clients.

There will be opportunity for individual consultations with Cathy and Florian about your own and your clients’ challenges.

Click here for the exact dates and an outline of the themes for each month of the course.

Every meeting will be recorded so you have access to them all.


In our Live Online Aromatic Shamanism Mentorship you will:


Learn the anatomy of the psyche and how aromatics can be powerful allies in exploring and aligning the Self.

Delve deeply into your own wounded healer journey and deepen your personal myth and soul’s purpose.

Understand the power and importance of the unconscious and the ways in which shadow work with aromatics becomes the most powerful tool in the practitioner’s toolbox.

Identify and heal the relationship with your inner partner (animus/inner masculine and anima/inner feminine) and learn the importance of this sacred union.

Experientially learn about many tools and exercises that along with the aromatics are indispensable for the deep inner journey of soul healing.

Have a chance to learn about and discuss the different forms of psychedelic therapy, their role, when and how to best work with these forms of plant spirit medicine and how aromatics can be integrated into psychedelic therapy.

Receive a certificate stating your training in the AromaGnosis approach.



Recognizing the power the unconscious realms have over us, their importance in healing and learning how to navigate them to empower yourself and transform your traumas into your unique gifts.

Being able to recognize what is ready to be brought into the light, be confronted and healed from your own unconscious, so that you can help your clients do the same.

Shifting into a new relationship with aromatics that will transform your life and way of working and intuitively guide you in the direction your soul is asking to go in on the journey of healing and self-realization.

Healing your ancestral traumas and inner sacred union so that you can fully embody your personal myth, transform the traumas and inherit the gifts of your people.

Being able to intuit the openings and pathways that would be healing and transformative for your clients and empower them quickly without having to make them into ‘professional clients.’


These are some of the results you will benefit from on completing the live online Aromatic Shamanism Mentorship.





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