'Aromatherapy for Healing the Spirit'
A Guide to Restoring Emotional and Mental Balance
Aromatherapy for Healing the Spirit
presents the first truly comprehensive approach to understanding and applying
the psychological benefits of essential oils. The therapeutic and spiritual
insights of Oriental medicine help to reveal how aromatherapy works to harmonise
the body, mind and Spirit.
Forty common essential oils are surveyed from a wide range of perspectives. Their botanical origin and aroma, traditional symbolism and usage, and subtle action on the body's vital energy are all carefully analysed in order to highlight their precise healing influence on the mind and emotions.
The Oriental theories of Yin and Yang and the Five Elements are used to describe not only the subtle properties of the oils, but the imbalances that underlie all the most common psychological problems. The aromatherapeutic treatment of nervous tension and agitation, anxiety and worry, depression and other complaints is based on the understanding that each individual is unique, and therefore requires a unique blend of oils.
Lavishly illustrated with both colour photographs and detailed line drawings, Aromatherapy for Healing the Spirit is suitable for the home enthusiast, student and health professional alike. It will provide a vital resource for anyone wishing to tap the profound psychological and spiritual potential of natural aromatic essences.
The reader will find a complete rationale for selecting essential oils appropriate to the needs of the whole person, and many aromatherapists will find this ancient yet novel approach an enlightening one. This is the first useful text on the energetics of essential oils, and it helps to give authority and substance to an area inherently esoteric and diffuse. Robert Tisserand
"In my opinion, this is the finest exploration of the emotional uses of essential oils in print today, and I'm delighted it has been reissued. Gabriel's overview of TCM and how it applies to aromatherapy is thought provoking; but it is in his descriptions of the emotions and of the oils that his work truly shines." Marge Clark
“Your book is very attractive and the content, I already knew, is fascinating and original. I am sure it will be very successful. Your teaching on the symbolism of plants and the psychology of essential oils gave me a lot of new ideas and interests in looking at the ancient world.” Stefania Perring
“I recently bought a copy of your book 'Aromatherapy For Healing the Spirit' and I just wanted to write and say how wonderful it is! The book takes such a different perspective to the others that are around. The photographs and various illustrations are very special. It makes me proud to have done your course!” Anne Williams
“I like your book very much, it is beautifully presented and it is a wonderful revision and expansion on what I learned on the course. It is very appropriate for my work which is focused on mental/emotional health.” Jan Wallcraft
“Some months ago I was in a book shop looking at a great many different aromatherapy books. As I put my hand out to look at another one, yours seemed to 'fall' out from the shelf. I opened yours and where the page fell I read about the oils character. What an amazing read, I could not put the book down. I had to have it. Your book is so different from all the others. I am working with aromatherapy and massage and have found your book invaluable. I also use Shiatsu and find that your concept of aromatherapy and working with Chi energy goes so well together. I must congratulate you on such a wonderful book.” Mrs L J Cockbill