The Shirley Price Aromatherapy College, Hinckley since 1974
runs quarterly, next module one 24th-28 February 2014 with Jan Benham
He is back - Keynote seminar
will be at Imperial College, London in Spring 2014
Provisional dates May 24,25, subject to confirmation
The Shirley Price Aromatherapy College was honoured to host the Robert Tisserand Weekend Seminar at Imperial College London May 12, 13, 2014
Aromatherapy for health professionals
Aromatherapy is the systematic, controlled use of essential oils
to promote and enhance the health and well being of the individual.
Introductory 2 day workshops
for NHS trusts
references on request
Educators: Ian Brealey, Jan Benham, Jane Harrison
A course in 2012
Monday 24th – Friday 28th February: Module One – Aromatherapy Diploma
Monday 24th February: Introduction to Aromatherapy 10am – 4pm
Tuesday 25th February: Aromatherapy for emotional and mental health 10am – 4pm
Friday 28th February: The Creamy Craft Of Cosmetic Making 11am – 4pm
Saturday 1st March: How to make mineral makeup 11am – 4pm
Sunday 2nd March: How to make natural makeup 11am – 4pm
Monday 3rd March: The art of soap making 11am – 4pm / Shampoo and bath bomb making 4:30pm – 6:30pm
Tuesday 4th March: Perfume making 11am – 4pm
Thursday 6th March: Pet care with essential oils and their friends 11am – 4pm
Friday 7th March: Qi Drop Therapy 10am – 4pm
Saturday 8th March: Aromatherapy & Reflexology for the elderly 10am – 4pm
Friday 28th February – Tuesday 4th March: Cosmetic Making DiplomaResearch on the use of essential oils for mental disorders continues
Sweet oils, sweet thoughts
Make sure you include this important research paper in your studies.
Phytother Res. 2012 Jun;26(6):884-91. doi: 10.1002/ptr.3665. Epub 2011 Nov 15.
Evaluation of the effects of plant-derived essential oils on central nervous system function using discrete shuttle-type conditioned avoidance response in mice.
Biological Imaging and Analysis Section, Center for Environmental Measurement and Analysis, National Institute for Environmental Studies, Japan. firstname.lastname@example.org
Although plant-derived essential oils (EOs) have been used to treat various mental disorders, their central nervous system (CNS) acting effects have not been clarified. The present study compared the effects of 20 kinds of EOs with the effects of already-known CNS acting drugs to examine whether the EOs exhibited CNS stimulant-like effects, CNS depressant-like effects, or neither. All agents were tested using a discrete shuttle-type conditioned avoidance task in mice. Essential oils of peppermint and chamomile exhibited CNS stimulant-like effects; that is, they increased the response rate (number of shuttlings/min) of the avoidance response. Linden also increased the response rate, however, the effect was not dose-dependent. In contrast, EOs of orange, grapefruit, and cypress exhibited CNS depressant-like effects; that is, they decreased the response rate of the avoidance response. Essential oils of eucalyptus and rose decreased the avoidance rate (number of avoidance responses/number of avoidance trials) without affecting the response rate, indicating that they may exhibit some CNS acting effects. Essential oils of 12 other plants, including juniper, patchouli, geranium, jasmine, clary sage, neroli, lavender, lemon, ylang-ylang, niaouli, vetivert and frankincense had no effect on the avoidance response in mice.
Below some of the Botanical drawings by Lorella Bevillacqua used to illustrate Shirley Price Aromatherapy course notes and booklets