Webinar Series

10 Uses of hydrosols webinar

10 Therapeutic uses of hydrosols

Liz Fulcher

This webinar will show you how simple it is to make your own hydrosol. High-quality hydrosols and 10 therapeutic uses for hydrosols are discussed here.

Biography 

Liz Fulcher is a Clinical Aromatherapist, Educator, and Hydrosol Therapist with over 31 years of experience working with essential oils and hydrosols. She is the Founder of the Aromatic Wisdom Institute and host of the highly popular educational show, The Aromatic Wisdom Podcast. 

She is the Pennsylvania Director for NAHA (National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy), and serves on the Board of Directors of AIA (Alliance of International Aromatherapy). 

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Anosmia, aromapots, aromasticks and acupressure
Dr Peter Mackereth  

Learn the causes of anosmia, the anatomy of olfaction and its related physiology. Peter presents a brief description of the pilot study methodology, rationale for the combination of interventions, and lessons learnt from the project. He will explore the implications of the project for aromatherapy practice and give us insight into future research work.

3 Key Points Discussed:

  • Overview causes of anosmia, the anatomy of olfaction and its related physiology
  • Brief description of the pilot study methodology, rationale for the combination of interventions and lessons learnt from the project.
  • Exploration of the implications of the project for aromatherapy practice and future research work
Biography
Dr Peter Mackereth PhD MA RGN. Cert Ed. Dip. Nursing 
Member of the International Federation of Professional Aromatherapists Hon. Lecturer/Researcher
The Christie NHS Foundation Trust Manchester UK

 

Peter’s background has included working as a nurse in intensive care, neurology, and oncology, as well as being a University Lecturer/Reader. He completed a PhD project examining reflexology vs. relaxation training for people with multiple sclerosis with Manchester University.  Peter has trained in medical acupuncture, clinical hypnotherapy, aromatherapy/massage, and reflexology. Peter’s recent and on-going funded studies as a clinical lead, include needle anxiety/phobia, cancer related fatigue, smoking cessation, peripheral neuropathy, and lung cancer related breathlessness. In addition, he has completed numerous pilot studies, including evaluating the provision of aromasticks, clinical supervision for therapists, HEARTS training, chair massage for carers, and more recently using aromatherapy and acupressure for anosmia.  Since the pandemic started Peter has been working in COVID-19 screening and as a vaccination nurse, as well as volunteering as a therapist for a local hospice.  

Recent Relevant Papers

Mackereth P Carter A Maycock P (submitted) Aromatic Calm Techniques (ACTs) for needle anxiety and phobia. International Journal of Professional Holistic Aromatherapy

Mackereth P Maycock P Carter A (2022) Aromapots: a potent stand-alone intervention and a winning combination with an aromastick. In Essence IFPA 20(2): 9-12.

Mackereth P Maycock P Carter (2022) The anosmia, acupressure, aromastick and aromapots project. International Therapist Winter Edition 48-49.

Mackereth P Maycock P Carter A (2021) To sniff or to waft?  The art and science of blending and proffering an aromastick. Aromatherapy Times IFA 130:38-41. 

Mackereth P Carter A Maycock P (2020) Aromasticks and aromatic memories: a HEARTS Process approach to installation. Aromatherapy Times IFA 124:38-41

Carter A Mackereth P Maycock P (2019) Using three senses: aromatic memories. International Therapist. 129: 41-42

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Aromatherapy for the Elderly and Alzheimer’s Patients
Rebeca Ledersnaider

Essential oils and touch are excellent ways to generate a state of well-being in older adults and people suffering from different dementias. By using them, we begin to generate feelings of security, offering comfort, and a unique, special and safe place for them, while also working on physical issues that may be present in their lives. Join Rebeca Ledersnaider for a discussion on aromatherapy for elderly and Alzheimer's patients. 

Biography

Originally from Cali Colombia, where she was pursuing a medical career, Rebeca moved to Mexico and received the title of Occupational Therapist in 1984 from the Mexican Institute of Rehabilitation, in Mexico City. Rebeca holds two aromatherapy certifications in the USA, one by Aromahead Institute (plus the Advance program) and the other by the Institute of Integrative Aromatherapy. She also studied the Advanced Clinical Aromatherapy program with Rhiannon Lewis in France, in 2008.

 All of this helped materialized her dream of being a voice for the safe use of essential oils and the aromatic plants from which they originate.

 In 2004, she founded Shaktili Aromatherapy and later Aromacademia, to promote aromatherapy education in Mexico and Latin America, stablishing the first Spanish speaking school recognized by the Alliance of International Aromatherapists and The Canadian Federation of Aromatherapists.

 In 2018 she received a master’s degree in Dermo pharmacy and Cosmetic Formulation from the International University of La Rioja in Spain. She also developed aromatherapy programs at many private schools and universities in Mexico City.

Parallel to her teaching, she offers volunteer services to different communities in the Mexican Republic as with the elderly and Alzheimer’s patients and is also working on building a network to support Mexican producers of aromatic plants and essential oils to promote their work.

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Elemental Sense 
 
Gayle Smith

 

All living creatures carry a life force called Qi (chee).  Plants store it and concentrate it.  We eat plants to sustain our qi balance.  We also use plants for medicine.  It is no stretch then to see that essential oils are basically little bottles of concentrated Qi.  

The 5 Element theory uses 5 labels: Metal, Water, Wood, Fire and Earth to describe Qi. When there is an imbalance in our Qi flow, we will see indicators. 

Just to name a few  conditions that would satisfy the theory are for example: an imbalance of metal would show with skin, and/or breathing problems.  Urinary issues would show for Water Qi, gallbladder would show the Wood Qi imbalance.  Emotions come out as Fire Qi, and sleep and/or rest represents the Earth Qi.

With the use of essential oils using the 5 Element theory, we can react to these indicators through our meridians; The lines that carry the Qi throughout our bodies.  Essential oils can then be applied to the key location along a meridian line to bring about an effective remedy.

Gayle will show us how to use the 5 Element Theory to help with some common stress related problems heightened by this pandemic that we have been living through.  For fun she will give a Chinese Animal Year forecast for 2022 listing each of the 12 animals.  Talk will include possible stressors for each sign and a suggested oil based on the 5 Element Theory, and where to apply for best results.

Biography

Gayle Smith has been practicing professional Chinese 5 Arts since 2004; and Chinese Medicine since 2016. She received a Master designation from her school, FSRC, (studies of Chinese Metaphysics) in 2015.  Gayle is always striving for effective ways to bridge people to their life styles.  In 2018 Gayle earned her Aromatherapy accreditation that has given her an opportunity to bring this great essential oil resource to her clients safely and effectively.

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Mindful Meditation and Aromatherapy

Karen Kofman

Biography

Karen is the founder of Thornhill Meditation & Yin Yoga (meditation for mindful living) which opened in 2007.

Karen has been certified in Meditation instruction (samatha and vipassana) by Bangkok Natural Healing Academy. In the winters of 2016 - 2019 Karen travelled to Thailand to study with monks and master teachers.  Her teachings are based on Buddhist principles, and she continues to study under the guidance of her teacher Jess Koffman.

A well as teaching Meditation and mindfulness, Karen is certified in Hatha and Yin Yoga. She teaches Yin Yoga classes on Zoom. These are intimate, gentle classes which include meditation instruction

Karen has also obtained Siam Reiki Level 3 Master certification.  She is also a certified aromatherapist (Through Healing Fragrances School of Aromatherapy) and is certified in Reflexology.

Karen’s intention is to make meditation accessible to everyone and to assist her students in achieving a practice that works for them.

Karen also teaches meditation individually in addition to courses several times a year.  She has taught in educational establishments including High school’s (both teachers and students), Seneca College, Business corporations and non-profit organizations.

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Integrating Aromatherapy into the treatment of Lyme disease

Linda Anne Kahn CLT-LANA NCTMB CDT

Lyme disease (Lyme borreliosis), is an infectious disease that is transmitted by deer ticks to human through a single bite and affects the skin, heart, nervous system and joints. Patients suffer from many symptoms including chronic fatigue, brain fog, lowered immunity, inflammation, joint pains, sleep disturbances, chronic viral infection and more.  Many of the patients also suffer from other co-infections - such as Babesia microti  and Bartonella henselae in addition to mold and mycoplasma. 

Aromatherapy is an excellent integrative therapy for conditions such as chronic disease, mold  and Lyme Disease. In this exciting presentation, learn from a hands- on expert practitioner how to incorporate aromatherapy, lymph massage and detoxification into the treatment of this devastating disease. We will discuss which oils stimulate the immune system and the role of lymphatic massage and detoxification in this treatment.  Discover which oils improve oxygenation of the body’s tissues to promote detoxification and trigger increased production of white blood cells as well as help to break the biofilm in the treatment of chronic lyme disease. 

Biography

Linda-Anne Kahn is a nationally certified massage therapist, Lymphedema Therapist and Clinical Aromatherapist with over 30 years of experience. She is also a CIDESCO Beauty Therapist and Integrative Health Coach. She practices at Beauty Kliniek Day Spa and Wellness Center in San Diego (www.pamperyou.com). and Lymphatic Therapy Services (www.LymphaticTherapyServices.com,

She is regular presenter at National and International Conferences and teaches Aromatherapy Certification programs

Linda Anne has a passion for helping and supporting her clients who have lymphatic challenges. She gives personalized and caring service to all her clients  She is highly skilled with over 30 years of clinical experience and she identifies the root cause of the problem. As a health coach, clinical aromatherapist and lymphedema therapist, she works with an integrative approach and combines lymph drainage massage with nutrition, customized essential oil blends and lifestyle counseling.

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Fusion Aromatherapy and Pain Management

Madeleine Kerkhof

Join us for this exciting webinar with Madeleine Kerkhof as she discusses Fusion Aromatherapy and Pain Management. 

Fusion AromaTherapy™ is Madeleine’s integrative approach to aromatherapy, using conventional aromatics alongside CO2 extracts. Working with CO2 extracts for clinical aromatherapy is still relatively new. Madeleine has worked with CO2 extracts for over 15 years, slowly but surely building up a wealth of knowledge and experience in their use and successful blending for her work with the frailest of people.

Pain is a multidimensional and multisensorial experience with a deep impact on quality of life. Blending for pain can be equally multidimensional. Madeleine will take you on a journey into the world of safe and effective use of CO2’s fused into aromatherapy for integrated approaches towards pain at all levels.

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Aromatherapy Foot Care 

Stephanie Poupore

Join Stephanie as she explores three main areas of aromatherapy foot care.

Aromatherapy and Feet- How Does That Work?

Three Key Points:

Using Aromatherapy in a Podiatry Practice

Aromatherapy foot care in the pandemic

A Wholistic Approach to Podiatry Ailments

Stephanie Poupore is an Ontario Chiropodist who has been practising Chiropody since 1995. She is a graduate of the Ontario Program at the Michener Institute following her undergraduate degree at the University of Toronto. Stephanie then went on to receive a degree from the University of Brighton (U.K.) in Podiatric Medicine with a concentration in Podopediatrics. Her continuing education Certificates are in Regional Anaesthesia and Aspiration/ Injection Techniques for the foot. She is a Member of the College of Chiropodists of Ontario, the Canadian Federation of Podiatric Medicine and American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine. Stephanie is a Quality Assurance Preceptor for the College of Chiropodists for Northern Ontario and is a Preceptor for third year medical students of the Northern Ontario School of Medicine. Stephanie is a graduate of Healing Fragrances Aromatherapy School 2021 with a Professional Certification Course including 450 hours of instruction 30 case studies and research paper. She is successfully written her board certification exams. Her research last year for her case study was a topical application of aromatherapy cream and spray for Covid Toe. She attended the Clinical Aromatherapy International Seminar and is a member of International Clinical Aromatherapy Network that is an international community of practitioners, educators, growers, distillers and researchers.  

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Sustainability and essential oil production: An in-depth look at patchouli, lavender and organic essential oil production, and its impact on global sustainability

David Tomlinson 

Join David Tomlinson, founder of Absolute Aromas, as he explores with us his experiences with essential oil production and sustainability. David founded Absolute Aromas in 1994 and has spent the last 27 years dedicated to the essential oil industry. He believes passionately in the quality of essential oils, which has meant building close relationships with essential oil producers around the world. Specializing in high-quality natural products brings with it responsibilities to our planet. As such, David has been actively investigating the sustainability of essential oils by visiting many suppliers and studying the efforts that they have been making.

David is on the Executive Committee of IFEAT (International Federation of Essential Oils and Aroma Trades), which represents the global producers and traders of essential oils. He is a Director of the Aromatherapy Trade Council, and a Trustee of the Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice in Farnham, UK.

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Hydrolats: What we know and what we don't know

Ann Harman

Biography

Ann Harman is an organic farmer, herbalist and distiller. She has been making herbal products for decades and distilling hydrosols for nearly 30 years. Ann is the author of Harvest to Hydrosol, a how to book about distilling for hydrosols.  She is currently involved in research of the hydrosols; chemistry, microbiology, adulteration, heavy metals and comparison experiments through Circle H Institute. She loves sharing her knowledge of the world of distillation and hydrosols. She is an international speaker who lectures on her continual research on hydrosols and the Art of Distillation.  Ann hosts intensive, hands on workshops featuring international teachers in Washington State, USA and offers online courses. She regularly contributes articles about distillation and hydrosols to industry journals. 

Website: learn.botannicals.com

Contact: ann@botannicals.com

About the Webinar

Though hydrolats have been distilled for centuries, if not millennia we still don’t know very much about them. In this presentation Ann will discuss some of the current research and publications devoted to the distillate waters. She will examine a few chemistry and microbiology analyses. Ann will also discuss many of the misconceptions that are prevalent regarding the hydrolats. She will discuss where and how the misinformation comes from and how to recognize it. 

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Aromatic Medicinal Garden

A webinar about the basics of Herbal Infusion Remedies, from planning and growing to harvesting earth medicine.
This year, home grown medicine can be at your fingertips.

Including:
- Planning the Medicinal Garden (no space too small!)
- How to grow your own medicinal aromatics
- How to harvest and dry medicinal aromatics
- How to prepare Herbal Oils with your garden herbs
- How to store medicinal aromatics
- Guidelines for choosing your top 3 herbal oils

Monika Meulman has been practicing as a professional Aromatherapist for over 20 years and is a life long gardener. As the chair of LEGS (Lakeshore Environmental Gardening Society), she has been growing plans, gardens AND plants just about everywhere. She runs the beautiful ECO & EARTH based Healing Muse Apothecary in West Toronto. She strives to Inspire Healing in those who cross her path and always looks to nature as her source of healing wisdom.

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Business 101..

Being able to build a business and life of your dreams is inspiring, so this webinar introduces you to a few basics to consider before you start your journey.

If you are new to running a business or have in the past but failed to accomplish your goals, this webinar will give you a brief guide on where and how to start.

Time is money and money is time. The presenter has experienced this as a professional and created this webinar to introduce you to everything you need to start the business of your dreams without wasting any unnecessary time or information overload, or money and falling down an internet rabbit hole.

They also explain how to explore more information beyond this webinar, when you might opt to hire out and the value in keeping full control of your business. Countless marketing, business and government sites explain that if you are not making money, it’s a hobby. Is your aromatherapy practice a business or a hobby?

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Refocusing: Aromatherapy for ADD and ADHD

“Would you like to ground and rediscover who you truly are?” Jonathan has been a psychologist since 1986 and has always been interested in research and integrating different disciplines.

In 2002 he began studying advanced clinical aromatherapy in the UK and since then he has continued to extend his knowledge.

Jonathan has been working within the palliative care system in The Netherlands since 2009, incorporating his skills for providing comfort. Over the years, he has developed, used, trained and lectured in diverse therapeutic interventions (conventional and non-conventional).

Jonathan is also a Reiki Master, HEARTS (UK) Teacher, Anointer, Coach, Counsellor and an International Teacher and Lecturer. Jonathan is director of Essentia Nobilis (NL).

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Aroma Alone: Strategies in Clinical Care

Over the past 15 years, the use of aroma-alone therapeutic interventions in clinical settings has greatly increased. Prior to this, aromatherapy had largely been associated with a touch technique delivered by the health care practitioner. In this webinar, Rhiannon will draw upon her extensive experience in clinical care as well as upon latest research that demonstrates the efficacy of aroma-alone interventions to reduce suffering, improve symptom management, and improve quality of life across a range of clinical challenges and with different age groups. Rhiannon was the first person to introduce aroma inhalation devices to the UK cancer and palliative care world in 2003. She will share some of the lessons learned along the way concerning their integration and efficacy as well as offering simple, clear guidance on the benefits of reinforcing the “aroma” aspect of aromatherapy. 

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Small Business Taxes

Sylvia Heiber, bookkeeper local to London, Ontario, will provide the tips and best practices on how to organize your records in a way that at tax time, the process of filing your income tax return is as easy as child's play.

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Intro to Pharmcokinetics

In this presentation, we will explore the pharmacokinetics of aromatherapy — how the body interacts with essential oil components and how these compounds are metabolized and excreted from the body.

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Transgender 101: How to Incorporate Inclusive Practices in your Holistic Health Business

Join us for this exciting, unique and new opportunity to expand your professional business practices and so much more!

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Harassment and Misconduct: Managing Risk in Your Professional Practice

As cofounder of Workright, Donna Marshall regularly lectures, writes, consults and advises organizations on how to prevent, manage and respond to harassment and other workplace issues as well as how to create an inspiring and respectful work culture.

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The Healing Power of Essential Oils vs. Pharmaceuticals

After having earned a Doctorate in Pharmacy, Chadi ABI-GHOSN focused his attention on patient’s care, which he enriched by a decade of academic pharmacology teaching. In this webinar Chadi discusses what is special about essential oils vs.drugs, antimicrobial mode of action of essential oils, facts about antibiotic resistance, antimicrobial properties of essential oils, heal skin infections and ear infections using a synergy of essential oils.

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How to Craft a Mindful Marketing Message and Serve Your Clients on Social Media

Join Jenn Walker as she discusses crafting mindful marketing messages, marketing mindset mastery and tangible takeaways to get started on social media.

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Gentle Healing From Within: Introduction to Bach Flowers

"Health depends on being in harmony with our souls.” Dr. Edward Bach

Join Gudrun Penselin, M. Ed as she explores the history of Dr. Bach and the flower remedies that he is now famous for.

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Carrier Oils in Your Aromatherapy Practice

This one hour workshop will introduce the therapeutic properties of carrier/fixed oils. You will learn the classification of the fatty acids and how they can influence your aromatherapy formulations.

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Compassion Fatigue : The Cost of Caring and Finding Strategies to Cope

Vij Richards is a Registered Nurse with a certification in Occupational Health. When she returned to work in a hospital setting in 2006 she was not prepared for the stressors that staff needed help with.

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Palliative and Hospice Care: Aromatherapy and How I Incorporate it into Palliative and Hospice Care

In this webinar, Robin Kessler discusses how do you can get involved in palliative and hospice care, what you need via education, which essential oils and hydrosols are recommended, safety Issues when using essential Oils, and more!

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Aromatic Psychodynamics In Skin Care

Join Danielle Sade as she explores:

  •  Bringing awareness of the emotional and psychological impact on skin condition.
  • Using essential oil inhalations to lower Cortisol in the system to assist in relieving inflammation.
  • Learn about a selection of essential oils that have been proven to lower Cortisol in the blood.

 

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