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Introduction to European Based Aromatherapy


Instructor: Linda Patterson, M.A.

  • Class Dates – Sundays:

  • Jan 13, 2019

  • Feb 24, 2019

  • March 10, 2019

  • April 7, 2019

Class Time: 10 am – 5 pm

Cost: $695.25 (Includes all materials: bottles, essential oils, carrier oils and class handouts and 3% processing fee)

Registration Deadline: December 22, 2018

Class Size: 10-24

This certification course was created as an introduction to aromatherapy and essential oils. Each class is divided into two parts. The first half of each class is dedicated towards the science and technical information pertaining to the body systems covered that day. We will discuss the common ailments of these systems and the essential oils helpful for those ailments. The second half of each class focuses on consultations, blending and working with the oils. Participants pair up, perform consultations and create a blend for their partner to use until our next class.

The educational goals for this certification program are to instill a strong foundation in the art of blending essential oils as well as to educate one’s sense of smell, enabling clear distinction between the myriad of oil lines and their varying levels of quality.

The material fee for this course covers all bottles, jars and oils used during the class, as well as all handouts, aphrodisiac ingredients, powder and bath salt bases.

This course covers:

  • 50 Essential oils and their medical and therapeutic properties

  • Quality of essential oils

  • Methods of application

  • 3 Different methods of blending

  • The olfactory system

  • Body systems

  • Common ailments

  • Chemistry

  • Stress relief

  • The lock and key response

  • Pheromones

  • Consultations

  • Aphrodisiacs

  • Natural cosmetics

Linda Patterson, M.A. founder and director of the Eclectic Institute of Aromatherapy and Herbal Studies has over thirty years of experience working with herbs and essential oils. Her love for plants inspired her to complete an education in the sciences at Smith College to better understand plants, their functions, and the challenges they now face in their ever-changing environments. This love has led her to become a Master Gardener as well as a Flower Essences Practitioner, and her passion for the healing arts inspired her to become a Reiki Practitioner and Reflexologist. Being a food activist has guided her on a path of health through nutrition, the primary source of energy, longevity and vitality. Linda teaches internationally as well as throughout the New England area. Her Dynamic style of teaching encompasses a wide variety of healing modalities, which embrace a holistic approach to health and well-being.

"I've known Linda for a number of years. First, she was my student, and now she teaches with me. A wonderful multitalented personality, Linda weaves the art of aromatherapy and herbalism into a wonderful colorful tapestry of healing. I've known her in many capacities and in each she excels. If you have the good fortune to study with Linda, you'll be absolutely enchanted, delighted and definitely not disappointed." -Rosemary Gladstar, herbalist, founder of the United Plant Savers, and author of Herbal Healing for Women, Medicinal Herbs, Family Herbal, Planting the Future, and many more.

Earlier Event: January 19
Reiki II Certification Course
Later Event: February 9
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