About the workshop series
Each workshop ‘stands alone’ as a single unit; a CPD ‘Certificate of Attendance’ is awarded on completion.
Each unit will introduce the student to a specific element that will aid their understanding of essential oils, how they ‘work’, and how to effectively apply them for personal use.
All units (workshops) combine, with additional revision and assessment units, to form a whole training course, ‘Aroma Wellness’; all units must be complete to gain the Aroma Wellness ‘Certificate of Attainment’.
Workshop delivery will include lecture, discussion and, and of course, experiential components.
The Aroma Wellness course provides a general introductory foundation on which to build further academic and experiential knowledge of essential oils and their appropriate application, and focuses on a specific group of fifteen essential oils (Serenity Essential Oils).
Workshop themes include biodiversity and botanical families, introduction to phyto-chemistry, essential oil profiles, blending essential oils, various methods of application, among other topics.
Successful completion of the Aroma Wellness course will enable students to apply these essential oils for personal use, as well as to others in certain specified therapeutic contexts (for example, as a carer), applying simple massage techniques (hand and arm massage, head neck and shoulder massage). A professional practitioner upgrade, or top-up, course is also available, which will include full body massage, and a broader range of essential oils.
The Aroma Wellness course does not qualify the student to apply essential oils beyond this limited context (unless the professional practitioner upgrade is also completed).
The Aroma Wellness course does provide relevant pertinent information that will support safe personal use and does lay a significant foundation on which to continue to progress toward a full professional practitioner qualification.
A certified professional aromatherapy qualification is required before essential oils can be applied to others in a professional therapeutic context (for example, the professional practitioner upgrade). Another professional licence is required to create, produce and supply essential oil related products, such as creams, lotions and other skin care products, for retail.