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2015

August

 

Aromatic Iridology

Teleseminar
August 19, 2015, 6:30 pm Mountain Time
Colorado
Speaker:  Leianne King
Learn more, go to teleseminars.

 

 

September

 

2015 AIA International Aromatherapy Conference and Wellness Expo
Creating Higher Standards for Aromatherapy
September 10-13, 2015
Denver, Colorado
Location:  Embassy Suites Hotel, Downtown Convention Center, 1420 Stout Street, Denver, Colorado 80202
The Alliance of International Aromatherapists will host a gathering of aromatherapists, massage therapists, doctors, nurses and many other holistic practitioners.
Learn More         Exhibitor Opportunities        Sponsor Opportunities
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Shamanic Roots of European Traditional Medicine
Wednesday, September 16th – 6:00-8:30 pm
Boulder, Colorado
Instructor: Julia Graves (France)
This course is hosted by the International Journal of Professional Holistic Aromatherapy
Location: Boulder Massage Therapy Institute, 6658 Gunpark Drive, 3rd Floor, Boulder, CO
Class Description:
The native peoples of Europe have a history of natural healing that is at the very least 40,000 years old. Presenting the images of the ancient shamans from the Palaeolithic cave paintings and what we can gather from their relationship to the elements, animals, and stars, it is astounding how the same themes are found down to the present day in Europe, in handed down through alchemy, humoral and astrological medicine, as well as traditional imagery, beliefs, and religion. Furthermore astounding are the parallels to other cultures and continents. This 2 1/2 hour Power Point presentation offers a unique chance to discover your roots!
Min/Max 8/20
To download the flyer, visit: www.ijpha.com (home page)

 

 

Opening Yours Eyes to Nature−The Language of Plants (So much more than an herb walk!)
Saturday, September 19th – 10:00 am-12:00 pm
Boulder, Colorado
Instructor: Julia Graves (France)
This course is hosted by the International Journal of Professional Holistic Aromatherapy
Location: Mt. Sanitas Trailhead* (1/2 mile west of 4th Street on Mapleton Avenue, Boulder, CO
*Subject to change due to weather
Class Description:
All traditional peoples knew Nature to be alive. They worked with her, the elements, and her forces. Largely lost in the modern reductionistic approach to herbal healing, this class invokes a way of looking at herbs and healing in the living, energetic way that once was so common. It focuses on the doctrine of signatures as an ancient traditional art. Known in all cultures world-wide since the dawn of time, its present name was popularized by the famous pre-renaissance doctor and alchemist Paracelsus. More generally, we could call it The Language of Plants. It is the fact that each characteristic of a plant such as its colors, shapes, or the environment it grows in portrays what it is good for in healing. These facts were recognized as the same by all people at all times the world over. Not just a cultural phenomenon, it is thus the way Nature herself speaks. Highly relevant for clinical practice, learning to read plants changes the way plant healers work. An eye opener for anyone-herbalists, aromatherapists, healers, gardeners and lovers of nature alike-you will walk away from this weekend to never again look at nature the way you did before.

The language of plants is easy to read once you have been shown how to. Not merely a lecture, on this herb walk we look at plants like a story book that opens up to us. So bring your curiosity, come eyes wide open, and allow yourself to be surprised at just how much Nature is revealing if we allow ourselves to believe that “as above, so below; as in the plant, so in my body”. We discover that bark (the tree skin) heals our skin, that the resins they bleed affect our blood, and that we have much more in common that we might think. Highly relevant to herbal healing, all examples are taken from medicinal and aromatic plants.
Min/Max 8/35
To download the flyer, visit: www.ijpha.com (home page)

 

 

Holistic Plant Medicine−Recovering the Lost Key to Traditional Healing with Plants and Essential Oils
Saturday, September 19th – 1:30 pm-4:00 pm
Boulder, Colorado
Instructor: Julia Graves (France)
This course is hosted by the International Journal of Professional Holistic Aromatherapy
Location: Boulder Massage Therapy Institute, 6658 Gunpark Drive, 3rd Floor, Boulder, CO
Class Description:
For as long as we apply medicinal plants to the case at hand without a deep understanding of its healing characteristics, our treatment will remain somewhat intellectual or guesswork. “It’s good for the liver” is not good enough. Each organ can be out of balance in various ways, and the closer we match it with an herb or essential oil that exactly corrects this specific imbalance, the greater and more “magical” the result. A moistening plant will help a dry lung, while a drying one will aggravate the condition, while a hot liver will thrive on a cooling liver herb. This is the traditional approach taken by all ancient systems of medicine; their true essence.

While it is helpful to know the chemical constituents of a plant or essential oil, this tends to reduce our therapeutic vision and spectrum of action, from “anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal,” to a pharma-like approach. In a holistic context, using essential oils or herbs becomes much more rich, detailed, and profound. In ancient Greece, pharmakon meant “medicine derived from a plant.” This class will explore the basic six imbalances the ancients considered in healing with substances of nature, how to recognize them, and common plants to heal the condition in question, such as warming rosemary for cold conditions.
Min/Max 8/20
To download the flyer, visit: www.ijpha.com (home page)

 

 

 

Holistic Plant Medicine−Recovering the Lost Key to Traditional Healing with Plants and Essential Oils
Sunday, September 20th – 10:00 am-4:00 pm
Boulder, Colorado
Instructor: Julia Graves (France)
This course is hosted by the International Journal of Professional Holistic Aromatherapy
Location: Boulder Massage Therapy Institute, 6658 Gunpark Drive, 3rd Floor, Boulder, CO
Class Description:
Herb tea or inhalation with essential oils? Aromatic bath or herb capsules? I am already taking rosemary flower essence–do I still need the essential oil? I am using Arnica oil–how are the homeopathic sugar pills different? Plant material or extract versus energetic preparation of the plant? This class is designed to explore what happens to a plant in all its forms of preparation. Drawing upon common examples, we will explore when an herbal medicine, flower essences or aromatherapy is the most appropriate treatment option for a given dis-ease.

In this class, we will consider the plant first. Once we understand the plant itself, we can understand what it brings to all its different forms of medicine. Plants can be made into many different kinds of preparations for healing. They range from herbal medicines via essential oils to homeopathy and flower essences. All of these when made from the same plant share certain qualities, however they also differ. Each way of preparing a plant has its particular strengths and weaknesses, thus making it more or less adapted for certain conditions. The preparations also vary in terms of affordability, sustainability and ecological impact on a particular ecosystem (how we love the healing plants to death and extinction), or the planet as a whole. Economical and political considerations also play a role in how we can choose amongst them to make a more responsible and holistic choice.
Min/Max 8/20
To download the flyer, visit: www.ijpha.com (home page)

 

 

October

 

Aromatic Medicine
Integrated Advanced Essential Oil Therapeutics for Common Clinical Conditions
Saturday October 10th – Tuesday October 13th, 2015 Modules I & 2
March 17-20th, 2016 Modules III & IV
Atlanta, Georgia
Instructor: Mark Webb BSc, MASCC (Australia)
This course is jointly hosted by the Institute of Traditional Herbal Medicine and Aromatherapy (ITHMA) and Roz Zollinger of the Heal Center Atlanta, and the Advanced Diploma is a jointly issued international qualification.
Location: Heal Center, 270 Carpenter Drive, Suite 505, Atlanta, GA 30328
Class Description:
This course offers Aromatherapist working in any different context the chance to extend and develop their essential oil formulating skills through a course delivered by one of the world’s leading experts in aromatic medicine: biochemist, plant biologist and aromatherapy author Mark Webb. Through this groundbreaking Advanced Diploma Course, Mark instructs participants in an integrated 21st century model of clinical aromatherapy — a model in which the full range of essential oil dose forms and application methods are presented according to an escalating structure from low dose up to and including higher concentration topical and internal dose forms.
Addressing the chemistry and pharmacology of essential oils in terms of their holistic and cosmetic as well as advanced clinical applications, Mark provides participants with the tools to both expand and deepen their professional practice — to make it both scientifically more precise and clinically broader and more integrated.
COURSE OVERVIEW
Module I (Days 1 & 2): Aromatic Chemistry, Pharmacology and Toxicology
Module II (Days 3 & 4): Internal and External Dose Forms – Galenic Preparations and Cosmoceutical Formulation
Module III (Days 5 & 6): Aromatic Toolkit – Essential Oils and Expressed Oils, CO2 Extracts, Absolutes and Hydrosols
Module IV (Days 7 & 8): Aromatic Medicine for Common Clinical Conditions
To download the syllabus and for Information and Registration, visit:
http://healcenteratlanta.com/classes/aromatic-medicine-advanced-diploma-course/
Earlybird deadline: August 1st, 2015

 

 

Harmonizing the Spirit: Five Element Aromatherapy and Essential Oil Acupoint Massage for Psychological Conditions
Date: Sat, Oct 17, 2015 – 9:30am-4:30pm and Sun, Oct 18, 2015 8:30am – 4:00pm
Tampa Florida
Instructor:  Gabriel Mojay
Location: Wingate by Wyndham, 3751 E Fowler Ave, Tampa, FL, 33612 United States
Class Description: In this 2-day seminar, Gabriel Mojay addresses the aromatic and acupressure treatment of clients with a range of common psychological health conditions through the synergistic benefits of essential oils and acupoint massage. As a firm foundation, he shares with participants an intuitive yet practical framework of mental-emotional health assessment based on the time-honored theory of the Oriental Five Elements. Classifying conditions according to disharmonies of the Mind (Earth), Heart (Fire), Soul (Wood), Will (Water) and Vital Spirit (Metal), Gabriel provides practitioners with a basic TCM-diagnostic approach that both encompasses and transcends medical diagnoses such as clinical depression and generalized anxiety disorder.
Gabriel applies this approach to aromatherapy by considering the fragrance dynamics, traditional therapeutics and primary research evidence associated with a number of major essential oils and their aromatic plants, elucidating their psychological properties and uses in a way that links mind and body, science and energetics.

Overview: KEY SEMINAR COMPONENTS
• The Oriental Five Elements: their associated seasons, Organs, Spirits (aspects of the psyche), root emotions and essential oil fragrance energies.
• Yin and Yang: in Nature; physiological functions; psycho-energetic aspects of essential oils.
• The energetic and evidence-based actions of a selection of major essential oils: a review of their main chemical constituents; safety considerations; pharmacological activities; fragrance energetics; TCM energetic actions and indications; correlated acupoints for combined Aromatic Acupressure use.
• Essential oil acupoint massage: the location, actions, indications and treatment of a selection of major acupoints; correlated essential oils for combined Aromatic Acupressure use.
• Oriental-energetic psycho-aromatherapy: the Five Element/ Five Spirit assessment and classification of common psychological complaints including chronic nervous tension, mental and emotional anxiety, and depressive disorders; their holistic intervention through essential oil therapeutics and aromatic acupoint massage; working with case study examples.
Sign up/Details: http://www.atlanticinstitute.com/shop/harmonizing-the-spirit-class-with-gabriel-mojay

 

 

Beyond Aromatherapy: Expand Your Practice

Teleseminar
October 21, 2015, 6:30 pm Mountain Time
Colorado
Speaker:  Sara Jo Holmes BS RA LMT NCTMB
Learn more, go to teleseminars.

 

 

 

 

2016

 

February

 

Touch With Oils® Hand Massage Instructor Course
Mon, Tues, Wed: Feb 29, March 1-2, 2016. 9am to 5pm each day
Florida
This certification course with Candace Newman MAT, LMT, The Oil Lady®, is for those interested in teaching this peaceful technique. Become part of Candace’s Touch With Oils® Circle of Compassion in Action of Instructors. Developed through her Hospice and retreat work in the early 1990’s, this offers a mindful heart-felt tool to teach caregivers, volunteers, clients, families and friends.
Touch With Oils® is a philosophy and a technique, based on Ten Principles and the synergistic powers of reverent touch and authentic smell. It reveals the silent universal language of compassion. Candace is the founder of the Touch With Oils® Institute.
Location: The Historic Lakeside Inn, Mt. Dora, Florida. (45 min NW of Orlando)
Course Flyer
Information & Registration Form: www.OilLadyAromatherapy.com or 352.602.7218.
www.TouchWithOilsInstitute.com
18 CE hrs for NCBTMB #451025-09

 

 

April

 

Touch With Oils® Hand Massage Instructor Course
Mon, Tues, Wed: April 25 – 27, 2016. 9am to 5pm each day
Florida
This certification course with Candace Newman MAT, LMT, The Oil Lady®, is for those interested in teaching this peaceful technique. Become part of Candace’s Touch With Oils® Circle of Compassion in Action of Instructors. Developed through her Hospice and retreat work in the early 1990’s, this offers a mindful heart-felt tool to teach caregivers, volunteers, clients, families and friends.
Touch With Oils® is a philosophy and a technique, based on Ten Principles and the synergistic powers of reverent touch and authentic smell. It reveals the silent universal language of compassion. Candace is the founder of the Touch With Oils® Institute.
Location: The Historic Lakeside Inn, Mt. Dora, Florida. (45 min NW of Orlando)
Course Flyer
Information & Registration Form: www.OilLadyAromatherapy.com or 352.602.7218.
www.TouchWithOilsInstitute.com
18 CE hrs for NCBTMB #451025-09

 

 

October

 

Touch With Oils® Hand Massage Instructor Course
Mon, Tues, Wed: Oct 31, Nov 1-2, 2016 9am to 5pm each day
Florida
This certification course with Candace Newman MAT, LMT, The Oil Lady®, is for those interested in teaching this peaceful technique. Become part of Candace’s Touch With Oils® Circle of Compassion in Action of Instructors. Developed through her Hospice and retreat work in the early 1990’s, this offers a mindful heart-felt tool to teach caregivers, volunteers, clients, families and friends.
Touch With Oils® is a philosophy and a technique, based on Ten Principles and the synergistic powers of reverent touch and authentic smell. It reveals the silent universal language of compassion. Candace is the founder of the Touch With Oils® Institute.
Location: The Historic Lakeside Inn, Mt. Dora, Florida. (45 min NW of Orlando)
Course Flyer
Information & Registration Form: www.OilLadyAromatherapy.com or 352.602.7218.
www.TouchWithOilsInstitute.com
18 CE hrs for NCBTMB #451025-09

 

 

Disclaimer:

The opinions and methods expressed by those offering educational programs listed on this Events Calendar are those of the educators and do not necessarily represent the views of the AIA. This Events Calendar is a benefit of membership for the purpose of providing members the opportunity to participate in sharing their expertise in the practice of aromatherapy with the  the public and health care practitioners.