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December 7 2018 4:00 pm   through   December 9 2018 5:30 pm
14500 Juanita Dr. NE
Bastyr University
See location under description.
Kenmore, WA 98028-4966
Phone: 425-896-6717
Professionals & General Public $ 535.00
Bastyr/NIAOM Alumni $ 485.00
Full-time Students $ 325.00
Retake $ 160.00
Campus Kenmore Campus
Audience health care professionals, acupuncturists, massage therapists, physical & occupational therapists, estheticians, reflexologists, full-time students, general public
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Explore the therapeutic properties of essential oils for the physical and emotional health.

Fri, Dec 7, 4:00pm-8:00pm
Sat & Sun, Dec 8 & 9, 9:30am - 5:30pm
Instructor: Jimm Harrison (17 CEUs, PDAs, CMEs)

Cost note: Register by 011/30 to receive the early discount

Please bring: Your kit of 13 essential oils representing each functional group and fragrance category.

Description: Explore the varied and multi-dimensional therapeutic effects of essential oils. Essential oils are secondary metabolites developed within plants through an evolutionary process to protect and heal the plant from damage, predators and micro-organisms. Through an in-depth analysis of antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, immune modulating, sedative, cell regenerative and other categories of healing properties, you will discover the full potential of medicinal essential oil use (including safety and precautions).

The seminar is 20 hours, and includes 17 hours of classroom experience and three to six hours of self-study. Classroom experience will include lecture, demonstration and hands-on practice. To augment the kit of essential oils that you will bring to class, additional materials, bases and oils will be supplied by the instructor (approx. $50 value).

Topics Include:

  • The multi-function properties and activity of plant secondary metabolites
  • Categories of therapeutic properties exhibited by secondary metabolites
  • A review of research and clinical studies
  • Contraindications, sensitivities and other precautions of essential oil use
  • Treating conditions associated with the autonomic and central nervous systems
  • Energetic (i.e. chi, life force) properties of essential oils
  • Integrating holistic and allopathic methodologies
  • 25 conditions and associated essential oil selection

This seminar has been designed for health care professionals; however, the general public is invited to attend as well.

Upon completion of the seminar you will be able to:

  • Identify at least 10 therapeutic property categories of essential oils.
  • Define the properties and activity of an essential oil in relation to its molecular components.
  • Find available research and sources for supporting therapeutic claims.
  • Use essential oils appropriately with emphasis on efficacious and sage application.
  • Select essential oils consistent with their pharmacological properties.
  • Select essential oils consistent with their holistic properties and synergies.
  • Select and understand essential oils in relation to the multi-function activity of secondary metabolites.

This class is part of a non-credit program offered by Bastyr’s Certificate, Community and Continuing Education Department. To read about the program's course sequence, requirements and fees, click here.

Meals: Fri: 1/2 hour dinner break - Bring a sack dinner.  Sat & Sun: One hour lunch break - Bring a sack lunch or eat in Bastyr’s dining commons.

Location: Bastyr University Kenmore Campus, Room 131  Bastyr University is housed in an older facility with fluctuating interior temperatures; it is advisable to wear layers. Also, Bastyr is a “fragrance-free” campus.

Eligible for 17 CEUs, PDAs, CMEs, and/or CEs for the following professions:

  • ND (except those licensed in CA & OR)
  • LMP (licensed in WA)
  • PT & OT (licensed in WA)
  • Eligibility Pending: LMP NCBTMB CEs 
  • ARNP & RN (licensed in WA)
  • MD & PA - Category II CMEs (those licensed in WA)
  • CA LAc (licensed through the CA Acupuncture Board) Category 1; CEP 453

Cancellation, transfer and refund policy can be found here

Jimm Harrison, Cosmetologist and Certified Aromatherapist

Jimm Harrison founded the Phytotherapy Institute in 1995 to advance education in essential oil and plant therapy. He was the first cosmetologist invited by Harvard University and MIT to discuss the impact of essential oils in skin care.

Jimm has been conducting certification programs and lectures in essential oil therapy for massage, spa therapy, cosmetology and medical esthetic institutions across the country since 1993, including the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts College of Pharmacy. He is the author of Aromatherapy: Therapeutic Use of Essential Oils for Esthetics, and has developed natural/organic skin care products for the professional and retail markets. To learn more about this presenter, please visit his website at