Certificate Course in
Aromatherapy Study Day at Kew Gardens:
|This one-day course is held at the internationally famous Royal Botanic Kew Gardens, Richmond. It provides an idyllic setting to revitalize your knowledge of aromatic plants, their essential oils and how to use plants to energise your aromatherapy business and interest in natural therapies.
Aromatherapy essential oils each have a unique therapeutic profile encompassing emotional and physiological healing properties. Massage carrier oils also have a range of therapeutic and emollient characteristics. With over 150 oils commercially readily available, the array of options for us to use them individually and in blends is very broad.
Do you tend to select your favourite oils or sometimes find it difficult to remember the full range of their properties?
By using your senses and linking visualization of the mother plants, their natural energy, how they grow, what they are like to touch and smell provides an excellent method to learn quickly. This is also a powerful way to trigger your memory and knowledge about oils and their therapeutic uses. This technique will be explained and used throughout the day to assist your learning. Practical demonstrations will include comparing the scent of essential oils with the aromatic portions of the plants producing them, and linking their healing properties with traditional knowledge and modern scientific research.
• Therapeutic properties of key essential oils and their profiles.
Viv trained as a botanist and plant disease specialist, and has worked for over 20 years in Plant Science Research and Development for a major international agribusiness.
Following her interest in the healing properties of plants, Viv qualified in Aromatherapy and Essential Oil Science at Neal’s Yard Remedies, London. For the last three years she has had an aromatherapy practice in Switzerland. She has also studied at the Institute of Stress Management. She now specialises in aromatherapy for stress management and is an advisor to industry on occupational health and wellness programmes.
Viv combines her work in aromatherapy with plant science consulting on plant biodiversity, and her interest in field botany, and alpine and medicinal plants. In summer months she is an alpine flower guide in the Swiss Alps and Italian Dolomites.
Together with aromatherapist Harriet Robinson, Viv recently published four articles in IFPA’s professional journal, In Essence, on leading aromatherapy gardens, including An Aromatic Walk at Kew (Summer 2008 issue).
LOCATIONS, DATES AND FEES
How to book
1. To book a place by post, complete an Enrolment Form and send it with a cheque (payable to ITHMA) to our office address.