Martin J. Scott is a qualified flower essence practitioner, while his partner Gael Mariani is a Homeopath. They are graduates and Fellows of the British Institute of Homeopathy. They are on the Faculty of the Hahnemann Center for Heilkunst (Ottawa, Canada), the world's first educational centre dedicated to the teaching of Dr Samuel Hahnemann's complete medical system, including homeopathy, that trains practitioners all around the world. As well as writing and teaching, they are privately involved in wholistic relationship therapy and working with animals. They are the authors of two books on the use of flower essences for animals.