For my October 2015
article I was looking for something
new and which could inspire me. Hence, I was very excited when I
came across an amazing lady, Céline
Cloutier, whose name has been associated for quite some time to a
pretty unique kind of products: Tree Essences.
is a Canadian who lives in beautiful Quebec and whose life took a
turn in a totally different direction in the 90's when she became
involved with vibrational healing and opted for a career as a
holistic health practitioner. Since then she has co-founded a
company and transformed what began at a local distribution to what is
now a worldwide one.
Tree Essences her company produces increase the level of awareness
which helps the individual to identify, and consequently correct,
patterns of negative ways or thinking and perceiving reality and
which in some cases may have contributed to certain erroneous
as well. The use of Tree Essences is also part of what is defined
Energy Medicine, also referred to as Energy Therapy,
Vibrational Medicine and Vibrational Healing, which is a branch of
Foundation of Vibrational
Medicine is the understanding that all living organisms are animated
by a non-physical inner
force that gives them the property of life. This principle is known
and is based on Chi
. Chi, also called qi, prana
or life force
, is the
cosmic energy that flows through and sustains all organic life, thus
including plants, flowers and trees, has an electromagnetic
vibrational frequency which, in the case of essential oils and
natural essences, reaches the highest frequencies of any measured
natural substance and, consequently, has the highest impact at a
It has been proven, in
fact, that every atom in the Universe has its own vibration (or
motion). Each vibration has its own
that is its own oscillatory rate per second, and which is measured in
Hertz. Hence, the higher the frequency, the higher the vibration,
the higher the level of energy. In an optimal state of health, the
human body's vibrational
varies from 62 to 68 MHz, which indicates a state of harmony and
balance at all levels, mental, emotional and physical. However, when
this state of energy balance is disrupted, for one reason or the
other, diseases at a physical level may be originated. Stress is
among the major factors which interfere with this energetic imbalance
and end up compromising our health at a physical level as well. It's
however, to understand that stress is nothing else but our mental and
emotional response to certain events we may be confronted with in
this regard Tree Essences, by conveying the energy of the trees
thanks to a subtle liquid extract usually taken orally as drops, can
help to restore the sense of
emotional and mental
balance and harmony we might have lost. Although not claiming to
“cure” any specific diseases or health issues, these natural
products can contribute to our overall
health and well-being from a holistic perspective (mind-body-spirit).
They can be applied as complementary methodologies and accompany
specific nutritional regimen, conventional treatments and dietary
I am very happy,
therefore, for having had the opportunity to interviewing with her
and sharing some useful information with all my readers and hope you
may all benefit from it.
thank you for taking the time for this interview.
Hello Teresa, it is such a pleasure to share about the magic of
trees with your readers. It's always an honor to speak of how trees,
these magnificent and oldest beings on this planet, have remarkable
gifts to share, and by simply observing and feeling their presence we
allow the trees to have a favorable, beneficial impact on our
T: These are truly
profound and fascinating concepts, Céline. Thank you for sharing them with us. I know you used to work at
school either in administrative or teaching positions. How did you
end up being involved in the holistic health field?
C: It was such a natural
journey, Teresa, and it's amazing to see how life sometimes
orchestrates things. (smile) It was in 1994 when my son began
pre-school. I carefully selected this wonderful holistic school in
Ottawa, known as Waldorf. I was immediately taken by the philosophy
of their teaching, “from inside out’’, meaning “experiencing
through activities that nourish the entire being, and then
understanding intellectually.” I had studied child education,
psychology, dance therapy, and had been already practicing meditation
for some 20 years. I decided to get involved in the school with my
son and studied to become a kindergarten teacher. It was during
those years that I was introduced to Bach’s remedies. Finally, in
1997, I met Daniel Tigner, founder of Canadian Forest Tree Essences.
T: When you
met Daniel Tigner, what did you find fascinating or even inspiring
about his activity and how and when did you decide to start a company
C: I met Daniel Tigner
through a good friend who told me about his project on tree
essences and his multiple interests and experiences in
homeopathy, aromatherapy, crystals, massages, travels, and especially
in meditation which was my passion. I could immediately tell, Daniel
was committed and believed in his work.
He offered to create an
essence for me, with me looking at tree pictures and letting my
intuition inspire me. THAT DID IT! Using that essence was very
powerful as I was experiencing deep emotions. I started feeling that
the tree vibrations were carrying me, caring for me, and profoundly
bringing out exactly what was needed at that time.
His book Healing
through the natural resonance of trees, beautifully written,
described his journey with each tree in the preparation of the
Mother Tincture and explained the different meanings of each essence
created. I loved it. He was gifted.
At that time, Daniel had
10 essences available: 7 single trees and 3 combinations of tree
essences. Right then, I became involved creating, at his side,
essences that were needed, such as Comfort and Reassurance essence,
Practitioner’s essences, Women’s essences, etc. We now have 54
products. The inspiration was incredible as we observed what was
needed in today’s society.
There is now a product
for most stages of life, emotional states, and needs. Since then, my
work as a practitioner has become a natural addition. I continued
studies in different fields such as Mediation & Conflict
Resolution, Reiki, and Coaching. Ultimately, since 2013, I have been
managing the company as Daniel is still involved but has other great
projects he has been working on, mostly writing.
has been around for a very long time now and Bach Flowers essences
and other essential oils are all well-known
and largely used now even in our western world. Tree essences,
however, sound quite unique and are much less known to the public at
large. Why using tree essences then, and how would you explain to
the readers how they can benefit from them?
C: Tree essences are
often confused with essential oils. The process of preparation is
totally different. Tree essences, do not have a scent and
they are prepared as an infusion in water. Tree essences are
taken orally except for our sprays. Oils, to the contrary, are used
externally, and the process of distillation is more complex.
For those who know Dr.
Bach’s work in the 1930’s,
our tree essences are very similar. What differs is
our tree essences are created with the energy of trees instead
of mostly flowers as those of Bach are. Also our tree essences
are ready-to-take dosage, so no mixing is required.
Sometimes people ask if
tree essences are like homeopathic remedies. The two have something in
common since they are both prepared as infinite dilutions, but they differ
as for their action. Homeopathy is based on the theory that “likes
cures likes” using pathology to build immunity. Tree essences
are created with the imprint or the memory of trees embedded into
water, and when we use them, the resonance captured from each tree awakens our inner most being to shine. Basically, tree essences
work via resonance to attune themselves with our natural rhythm and
the light of our being.
Tree essences are
not a remedy to fix a problem. Taking an essence is like listening
to music or taking a walk in the forest or simply experiencing the
most beautiful sunset. The effects are subtle, but in time quite
How could we benefit from
them? Essences, used by themselves or added to other programs such as
supplements, homeopathy, medications, are not intended to treat symptoms, but rather to
touch the root of underlying causes, for examples of stress, fatigue,
weight, pain, sorrows, low self-esteem and any other imbalances, that
stop us from experiencing total well-being, joy, balance and peace.
As a pioneer in this
vibrational medicine, Dr. Bach said: “Flowers and trees seem to
have a direct impact on emotional states, underlying the physical and
intellectual imbalances.” And that is why he decided to work
with emotions too!
T: Can tree
essences be beneficial and safely used also with children and
animals, and if yes, in which cases?
C: Interesting you ask
Teresa because actually, tree essences work best with animals and
children. We know why! Children and animals do not get in the way
of joy and happiness the way adults do, due to mind and ego. We
notice results immediately with children and animals. Some clients
even reported that animals like their food better with essences.
As for their potential
impact on children, a mother said that her 7 years old daughter was
using an essence because she was experiencing strong emotions. She
already had a past of broken family and abuse. One day she got very
angry. The mother asked what was happening and her daughter
immediately responded: “Do you know why I am like this? I am out
of essences!” (smile)
Our essences are also
quite effective when taking care of animals: a 12 years old
vomiting after every meal. Nothing had worked. After using
ANIMAL RESCUE and DIGESTIVE essences, the problem was resolved
immediately. I also recommended that the owner too used Digestive
essence, since animals and their owners are so connected.
What about adults? Oh
well, there is still hope. (smile) Trees have their own way to carry
us gently, even if sometimes we are a little more stubborn and we
like to hang on to our misery a little longer...
How do we know they work?
Thanks to the thousands of emails, testimonials from clients and
practitioners who share their experiences and according to whom using
tree essences enhances their journey towards happiness and overall
T: Do you have
a few more experiences of clients who have used your tree essences
and highly benefited from them that you would like to share with us?
of course. A women, 65
years old, high blood pressure, overweight, cholesterol issues,
symptoms of fatigue, low interest in any activities of life. We used
BODY IMAGE essences, for self- worth, confidence and understanding
patterns. We added synergy with HARMONY NO 3 for lack of energy and will,
and feeling low, plus
PONDEROSA PINE for courage and daring. Within 6 months, she
lost 30 pounds and, of course, as a result her overall health
improved as well.
The essences did not make
her lose weight, for, as we know, there are no magic pills, but
rather they made her become aware of the reasons why she got in the
way of herself to reach optimum health and weight. Her attitude
changed, her emotions shifted, her actions towards herself became
positive and she stopped sabotaging her life.
A man, 48, years old,
needed to make some major decisions that would have involved his whole family: moving to another country, dragging his teen kids,
changing company. His question? Was he making the RIGHT choice? He
was not sleeping, he was feeling stressed and his health was
beginning to be affected at a physical level. He
used MILLENIUM JOURNEY essence. This mixture allowed him to remain
calmer, get an overall perspective of the whole situation and mostly
be in a more natural state, able to listen to his intuition and make
the necessary decisions.
through the process and relocation, this man was able to act and
speak according to his inner truth and do the best for both himself
and his family.
T: Why is it
important for you to share this project with the world?
C: Because living life
in total harmony and health is our birth right. I truly believe that
our journey is for everyone to remember who they are and that all
possibilities are available once we recognize that truth. My passion
is to assist beings in search of truth and help them to understand
what gets into the way. And tree essences are a gift to accomplish
T: Thank you, Céline,
for all these interesting information about tree essences' benefits
and how and when we can use them for our health and wellness. It has
been a real pleasure interviewing with you and I wish you and Daniel
Tigner all the success you deserve with your company.
C: Thank YOU Teresa for
your interest in what trees can do for us. It was a gem connecting
with you and your readers. I hope this was and will be useful, and I
invite all readers to email me directly for questions or inquiries about
essences for themselves or as practitioners email@example.com
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