Aromatherapy is a household name these days. It is a staple in most people’s homes, workplace, vehicle, purse and/or backpack. It is an emotional stabilizer, brain booster, mental relaxer and body supporter. We almost can’t image our lives without it. I bet you have a couple of favorite essential oils that you try not to run out of. They are your go to’s in your time of need.
Think back to when you first heard about aromatherapy or were introduced to it. How did it make you feel? What are your memories of that moment? Who shared it with you? Why did they share it with you? These are important questions, because they are a part of your story…your “why I love aromatherapy” story. This love and passion that you have for aromatherapy, will serve as your guiding force in deciding how you move forward with your aromatherapy journey. Do you want to pursue a career? Start your own aromatherapy business? Teach classes? Become a researcher? Become a practitioner? Or a “family home remedy queen or king”? The sky is the limit with possibilities.
In this growing industry of natural health, and specifically the development, awareness and use of aromatherapy for personal and professional life, there comes a level of education needed to properly, safely and effectively integrate it with certain health conditions, anatomy, physiology, mental health, emotional balance and physical needs. Aromatherapy isn’t just something fun, it is a way of life, health care life for many. They use it medicinally to help physical, mental and emotional needs. However, what many people who do not receive professional education don’t realize, is that there is a safe and effective way to use aromatherapy, responsibility. This keeps the entire industry safe as well. You have to really know someone’s constitution, their organ function, allergies, sensitivities, contraindication factors and other details, in order to properly and effectively formulate and blend an aromatherapy remedy.
Is an Aromatherapy Certification for Me?
First, you need to answer the question…what is my next step? My recommendation to you once you decide you want more with aromatherapy, is to get a formal education. There is a ton of information you need to know that will empower you to practice responsibility, share accurately and become your own aromatherapy legend in blending. You need to connect to the roots of aromatherapy, understanding its foundation, philosophies and evolution, so you can develop your own intuitions and scentillect.
Being immersed in aromatherapy doesn’t just mean copying someone else’s recipe or doing what someone else does, although practicing recipes is a great way to develop your blending skills. It is about finding your own way to what you believe to be true, inspiring your own problem-solving abilities with scentillect, scenterpretation, confidence and skill. This will help you develop your own aromatherapy identity, which in turn, empowers you to make contributions to the aromatherapy community. You are a part of aromatherapy’s future. You never know what discoveries, or success stories you will have to share unless you are rooted in the past and present aromatherapy accomplishments.
In addition, whether you are looking to be more educated for personal or professional reasons, knowing what is safe to do, how to do it, why to do, where and when to do it, is crucial. Helping a six month-old baby needs required a different approach than helping a 30 year-old adult, or an 85 year-old senior. Wouldn’t you want the confidence of knowing the skills to use for each of these scenarios? Of course, you would. When we have the skill to do something, we can do it. And when we do it, we build confidence. Only through practice and mentoring can you develop your skills. This is where education comes in. An aromatherapy certification.
What is an Aromatherapy Certification?
An aromatherapy certification from an approved aromatherapy school, provides you with authentic, accurate, safe and relevant aromatherapy information and practices, that enable you to develop your skills and confidence. It educated you on the foundations and ancient philosophies, to present practices and future possibilities. It is a holistic health modality that combines art and science to improve, inspire, support, assist and enhance overall mind-body health. Whether you are balancing emotions, strengthening the mind and/or body, aromatherapy is one powerful tool to have in your toolbox. Training with an aromatherapy veteran who can share their knowledge, experience and wisdom will help take the guesswork out of an overwhelming industry, can prove invaluable. When you research aromatherapy in general via the web or in social media groups, how do you know if that information is accurate and safe? It can take hours upon hours to research not only the information, but the source of that information. In an aromatherapy certification program such as ours at the JennScents Aromaversity, we share evidence-based aromatherapy education, with current and up-to-date research that empowers you to be your own aromatherapists, as well as a reliable and respected aromatherapist to your clients. An aromatherapy certification means you care enough about your own health, and the health of others, to pursue the proper training, put in the practice hours in a safe environment and be mentored by someone who knows what they are doing.
Information provided is for educational purposes only and is not intended to treat, diagnose, cure or prescribe. It is recommended that if serious health issues exist, you consult a licensed medical provider. JennScents does not assume liability or responsibility for the use and/or misuse of this information.
The information shared was created solely by Certified Clinical Phyto-Aromatherapist & Aromapreneur™, Jennifer H. Pressimone. Copyright2018. No portion of this content may be reproduced, shared, or copied without written permission from the author. Any such reproduction in any form would constitute plagiarism.
References: This blog contains excerpts from JennScents Aromaversity Certification Courses and the JennScents Holistic Aromatherapy Comprehensive Guide.
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