Course dates

Future dates.........
The Shirley Price Aromatherapy College, Hinckley since 1974

Aromatherapy Diploma
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

We now have our first course dates for 2014. Please see below.

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 Diploma
Research 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.
Umezu T.
Biological Imaging and Analysis Section, Center for Environmental Measurement and Analysis, National Institute for Environmental Studies, Japan.
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