Florian Birkmayer, MD is a Wounded Healer and the co-developer, with his wife Cathy Skipper, of AromaGnosis, which synthesizes Jungian Depth Psychology and aromatherapy. Florian and Cathy have been ‘practicing what they preach’ through a continual commitment to transform life’s obstacles into opportunities for growth, using aromas as living allies. They teach their approach all over the world and online at aromagnosis.com. Florian practiced holistic psychiatry in his private practice, The Birkmayer Institute, for many years with an emphasis on trauma and addiction.
In his practice, he integrated aromatherapy, equine-assisted therapy and bridge-building between different medical worlds. He received his B.A. from Princeton University, his M.D. from Columbia University and completed his psychiatry residency at the University of New Mexico, where he also worked as an Assistant Professor before starting his private practice. He completed a master program in aromatherapy under Connie Henry, N.D.