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December 2011, V.3, No.9

The Aromatherapy School

December Newsletter

2012 Workshop Schedule

This Month's Topic:  Inhaling Essential Oils

Coming Soon.....

In this newsletter:

  • 2012 Aromatherapy Workshop Schedule: Levels I & II combined - June 2 thru June 6
  • Essential Oils and the Sense of Smell: An Article on Inhaling Essential Oils
  • Coming Soon: CEs for Nurses; Correspondence Course; Chinese Medicine Workshop
  • Essential Oils: Discounts for Students & Practitioners from Artisan Aromatics

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5 Days in Asheville: Two 2-Day Aromatherapy Workshops

The Aromatherapy School at Wyldhaven Farm

For 2012, Dr. Power is going to present her Level I & II Aromatherapy Workshops twice as five day sequential events.

The Level I Aromatherapy Workshop will be presented over two days, and then the Level II Workshop will be presented over two subsequent days with a one day break in between the two workshops.

Students may elect to take both workshops or just one. Level I is available to all Healing Arts Practitioners (or with special permission). Level II is open only to graduates of Level I.

    Level I: Foundations of Aromatherapy for Healing Arts Practitioners - Next Level I June 2 & 3 & then again August 18 & 19.
    Level II: Creating Essential Oil Blends for use in Clinical Settings - Next Level II June 5 & 6 & then again August 21 & 22.
    Level III: Clinical Practice in Healthcare Settings - Next Level III: September 22 & 23.

Cost for the 2012 two-day workshops is $295.00 Early / $345.00 Late (less than 30 days prior) - Reserve your seat for $150.00 (one class).
Register for the Level I and Level II sequence and Save $15.00 $575.00 Early / $675.00 Late - Reserve your seat for $250.00 (two classes).
Note: Two or our workshops maxed out in 2011 so be sure to Reserve your Seat.

All of the above workshops will be at Wyldhaven, Dr. Power's Farm near Asheville - Quite a beautiful spot about 30 min SE of Asheville / 20-25 min. S. of Black Mountain / 15 min. N. of Bat Cave / 40-45 min. NE of Hendersonville

More workshop info: Workshop Info  |  Info about Dr. Power: About Dr. Joie Power  |  Registration Info: Registration

To sign-up, click: Register for Aromatherapy Workshops

Coming Soon....

Dr. Power is working on several project for the new year:

  • CEs for RNs
  • An Aromatherapy Correspondence Course
  • A Workshop on Chinese Medicine
  • Online Essential Oil Data Sheets (for Aromatherapy Students & Grads only) - some are already available

We'll be sure to let you know when these projects completed.


Simple Olfactory System Diagram

Essential Oils and the Sense of Smell:

The study of the sense of smell is called "osmology" from the Greek word "osme" meaning to smell. The system of the body thatís involved in the sense of smell is called the OLFACTORY SYSTEM.

The sense of smell is evolutionarily the oldest sense and it evolved long before vision and hearing as a link to and a means of monitoring the external world.

In the evolutionary history of life, primitive organisms had a sense of smell before they had any other senses. Touch, vision, hearing, taste all came later.

Systems that have the oldest evolutionary history are those that are tied in to basic survival functions and drives. Animals in the wild would have a very hard time without a sense of smell because they couldnít locate food or mates and they would have trouble avoiding dangers (rotten food, bad water, smoke, other animalís territory). People who lose their sense of smell can survive but they also have a hard time - they loose the ability to enjoy food and in a lot of cases sex drive is badly affected, menstrual cycles may be altered, and there may be depression.

Because the olfactory sense is very old, its connections to the oldest areas of the brain are relatively direct. No other sensory system gets signals into the brain with as few synapses as the olfactory system and no other sensory system communicates as directly with brain areas related to emotion and to hormonal and immune functioning.

FACTOIDS: Even humans can recognize their significant others (children, parents, mates, siblings) by smell.

Dogs cannot distinguish between clothing worn by identical twins but can distinguish clothing worn by non-identical twins.

Women can discriminate between armpit swabs (yuck!) taken from people who have..... (continued on website)

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Artisan Aromatics: A Great Source for Professional Quality Essential Oils

Essential Oils

Artisan Aromatics Artisan Aromatics has 50 essential oils uploaded and will be adding more to their online shop each month. In addition to the 50+ Essential Oils that are available online, about 40 more are in stock and available via PDF catalog and will eventually make it into the online shop.

New for this Month: Organic Jasmine Absolute (produced by ancient method of Enfleurage)
Also new to the online shopping cart are Bottles & Vials; Pipettes as well as Gift Boxed sets of Gardenia, Jasmine, Lily, Rose & Tuberose Absolutes.

Artisan Aromatics offers a great selection of professional quality essential oils and absolutes including Gardenia, Rose, Tuberose, Lavender, Tea Tree, Ylang Ylang, etc. and offers substantial discounts to Healing Arts Practitioners as well as Students of The Aromatherapy School. To receive the Practitioner Discount, enter Practitioner1011 in the Coupon Code box when you check out. Current and former students of The Aromatherapy School receive an even larger discount of 20%: enter Student2011 in the Coupon Code Box when you check out.

Repeat buyers save even more! Earn 10% with each purchase: each time you make an online purchase, you earn 10% that you can use for your next online purchase (this is in addition to other discounts).

Artisan Aromatics has also created three Aromatherapy Kits for The Aromatherapy School (buying the kit saves 5%). Each kit (for Level I, Level II, & Level III) contains all the oils covered in each level. Students are not required to purchase the kits but, if you are in need of a number of essential oils, Artisan Aromatics has made these professional quality essential oil kits available at a discount. The Kits are available to all, not just students and practitioners. When you buy a kit, you get a 5% discount over individual essential oil prices plus Healing Arts Practitioners and Aromatherapy School Students get further discounts. 10% off for Healing Arts Practitioners / 20% off for current and former students of The Aromatherapy School.

Artisan Aromatics

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Joie Power, Ph.D., Dir.
The Aromatherapy School

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Dr. Power is a retired board certified neuropsychologist and former Assistant Professor of Surgery/Neurosurgery at the Medical College of Georgia, where she performed intra-operative cortical mapping with renowned neurosurgeon Herman Flanigan, M.D. She has over 20 years of clinical experience in both in-patient and out-patient settings and during her years of practice has also been both a practitioner and student of alternative healing methods, including herbal medicine, aromatherapy, Reiki, Chinese Medicine, and other energetic healing systems. Her extensive formal training and experience in the olfactory and limbic systems of the brain give her a unique qualification for understanding the actions of essential oils in the body. Dr. Power, founder of one of the earliest essential oil companies in the U.S. to specialize in therapeutic quality essential oils, is now a clinical consultant for Artisan Aromatics as well as an internationally known writer and teacher in the fields of aromatherapy and alternative medicine. Her approach to aromatherapy weaves together her solid scientific training and strong clinical skills with a holistic philosophy that honors body, mind and spirit. Dr. Joie Power is also the author of The Quick Study Guide to Aromatherapy and numerous published articles on aromatherapy and related topics.

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