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Aromatherapy for Healthcare & Healing Arts Practitioners

No Live Courses this year - Check back in 2020

Dr. Power's Online School: www.HighlandsNaturalHealing.comPaused

Next LIve Workshop: Level I - Fall 2020 Highlands NC (tentative - check back)

In addition to or instead of the Level I Aromatherapy Workshop for Healthcare Practitioners, Dr. Power will be offering workshops for All those interested in Aromatherapy, not just HealthCare Practitioners.
Contact us for more info and/or subscribe to our newsletter to receive workshop updates.

Can't wait? - Sign up now for our online Level I course

Dr. Power's Online Course, Clinical Aromatherapy for Health Care Professionals - Level I is now available.
Our online learning experience is a great way to learn about clinical aromatherapy and it is actually much more extensive and provides much more information than the live classes since the live classes provide 15 hours of study vs. 50+ hours for online.
To learn more, check out Highlands School of Natural Healing. If it interests you, complete the online Student Application


  • Our online school will be merging with our live school to give you more options for learning the Science of Aromatherapy
  • Tentative date for next Live aromatherapy workshop is the Fall of 2020.
  • Cost of live Practitioner courses will be $450 early / $500 late for each level (I, II & III).
  • Cost for live general courses have not yet been set but should be around $350.
  • For those of you who can't make the live course, our Online Course in now available (50 instructional hours per level online vs. 15 instructional hours per level live.
  • The online course will be quite extensive and also include live web meetings, student/faculty forums and more.
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Level I Aromatherapy Workshop: "Foundations of Aromatherapy" - 15 CE hours

Join aromatherapy consultant and retired neuropsychologist Joie Power, Ph.D. for an in-depth seminar that provides a solid foundation in the basic practices of aromatherapy and the actions of essential oils. The seminar combines solid scientific data, practical clinical techniques and a holistic approach that honors body, mind, and spirit. This Level I Aromatherapy Workshop is designed for herbalists, massage therapists, nurses, other healthcare practitioners as well as all those who have a real interest in learning the science and art of aromatherapy. For more info on class requirements click: Prerequisites

Level I, Day One: Introduction to Aromatherapy

Day 1 - 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

The day begins with an overview of aromatherapy and its place in modern herbalism followed by an easy-to-understand explanation of the physiological actions of essential oils, with an emphasis on their effect on the central nervous system. We'll look at practical methods for using essential oils including a comparison of the effectiveness of internal vs. external use (you'll be surprised!) and step-by-step guidelines for safe and effective external use. You'll learn how essential oils act on viral and bacterial infections, pain, inflammation, emotional distress and other conditions. The day ends with an in-depth discussion of some of the most versatile essential oils including lavender, rosemary, eucalyptus, tea tree, peppermint, thyme and chamomile.

Level I, Day Two: Essential Oils in Practice

Day 2 - 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Day two is devoted to an in-depth presentation and discussion of more than ten essential oils with a wide range of applications for common health issues. Drawing from her 20-plus years of study and practice, Dr. Joie Power shares priceless information about how essential oils are used in medical settings. Oils to be discussed include bergamot, frankincense, sweet orange, geranium, sandalwood, cedarwood, clary sage, ylang-ylang and others.

The schedule on both days provides plenty of time for discussion, answering questions, and general sharing of ideas and experiences. Extensive handouts will be provided and essential oils will be available to sample.

Next Aromatherapy Workshop / Aromatherapy Workshop Schedule

Aromatherapy Workshop Tuition (Two Days)

$450 Early / $500 Late


On-line registration on Aromatherapy School website: Registration / Checkout
or send a check, made payable to Dr. Joie Power (address below).
Aromatherapy Workshop Schedule: Schedule

Aromatherapy Certificate

A Certificate of Completion will be issued to all who attend both days of a workshop (one certificate per level).
A Certificate of Achievement will be issued to all who attend both days of a workshop and pass a written exam at the end of day two (one certificate per level) .
Licensed health care professionals who have received Certificates of Achievement for all three levels will be given a Certification in Clinical Aromatherapy.
More Info: Aromatherapy Certification

About Joie Power, Ph.D.

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 inpatient and outpatient 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.

In addition to teaching courses in aromatherapy for herself and The Aromatherapy School, Dr. Power has presented workshops on aromatherapyand the use of essential oils for the following schools and institutions:

  • American Holistic Nurses Association (AHNA), Atlanta Chapter
  • Appalachia School of Holistic Herbalism
  • Botanologos School of Herbal Studies
  • Chestnut School of Herbal Medicine
  • National Association of Holistic Aromatherapy (NAHA), S.E. Conference
  • North Carolina Center for Health and Wellness, University of NC, Asheville (UNCA)

Aromatherapy Workshop Contact Information

Dr. Joie Power
The Aromatherapy School

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