Dr. Florian Birkmayer

MD, Wounder Healer, Founder of Aromagnosis

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.

Essential Oils For Addiction

Trauma and PTSD are widespread in modern society. Trauma makes us feel ‘cut off’…from ourselves, our loved ones, our community, and Nature. Aromatic molecules, the Molecules of Connectedness can be a powerful approach to healing trauma and overcoming our sense of feeling cut off. Aromas work on the brain in multiple powerful ways and allow our psyches to rediscover our own healing abilities. In my practice, I have used aromas extensively for healing people with trauma and addiction issues. In this presentation, I will share some of my insights.

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