Aromatherapy: Restoring Emotional Balance


10 CE Hours

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The first aromatherapy guide to synthesize Eastern and Western approaches to restoring emotional and mental health. Learn how to help clients improve a wide range of emotional and mental complaints through the application of essential oils. This course describes oils' subtle energies and psychotherapeutic properties combined with Traditional Chinese Medicine principles, including the 5 elements and acupressure. The course text explains the esoteric and energetic healing properties of 40 essential oils and shows how they can be used to manipulate qi, the body's vital energy, to stimulate healing from negative emotional and mental states.

In this course, you will:

  • identify essential oils that should not be used under any circumstances
  • learn precautions for providing aromatherapy to infants, children, pregnant women and people who have sensitive skin
  • find the best methods of purchasing and storing essential oils
  • recognize how essential oils work on the brain to affect the mind and how they complement massage and bodywork
  • review the basics of using essential oils along with Oriental Medicine and astrological principles
  • identify the therapeutic properties and most valuable uses of some popular essential oils
  • learn how to blend oils for restoring emotional and spiritual balance
  • determine the essential oils and bodywork techniques that are recommended to relax the nerves, settle the mind, calm and reassure, improve thinking and memory and boost morale
  • determine the essential oils and bodywork techniques that are recommended to reduce anger, empower and uplift the spirit and encourage love and connection

Easy-to-reference charts and full-color illustrations teach simple aromatherapeutic massage and acupressure techniques that restore balance to the body and psyche.

Course Reviews

Reginald Nixon

This course was the most thorough I have ever taken on aromatherapy. The complex integration of eastern and western traditional medicine yielded fascinating insights about the power of these distilled essences. The workbook is in and of itself, invaluable.

Chelsea Barrington, LMT

I absolutely loved this course. The book and materials were detailed, concise, and fascinating. In addition to learning about a multitude of herbs and plants from which the essential oil is extracted, I especially enjoyed learning about the five elements of Chinese medicine and tradition, and how this can be applied to aromatherapy. I think that this text does a great job of blending Eastern and Western treatments and philosophies in our goals of healing.

Rhonda Heyns, LMT

The aromatherapy course was exceptional in quality. The book held my attention and will be a great reference for my practice as well.

Lydia Allen, LMT

I enjoyed the course more than I expected to. I liked the information related to the 5 elements and the yin and yang. I also look forward to utilizing the info regarding using the oils along with acupressure points. Content was presented in a very utilizable format for me.

Samantha Husenovski, CMT

I love this course. I learned so much. It kept me glued to the pages the entire time. it had more information than any other aromatherapy book i ever read. Great job. : )

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  • Text - 191 pages
  • Multiple-choice test - if you prefer to test online please select the "test online" option
  • Certificate upon completion - if you prefer to print your certificate at home instantly, please select the online option

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The Institute is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education Approved Provider. Approved Provider 049478-00.

Credits also accepted by the AMTA, ABMP and NAHA.

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