Learn the fundamental knowledge necessary for competent and efficacious use of essential oils and aromatherapy. Moving beyond a simple definition of individual oils, you will gain an understanding of the chemical composition of essential oils; holistic properties and contraindications; their impact on body systems and olfaction; and the relation to energy principles.
The 20-hour seminar includes 17 hours of classroom experience and three to six hours of self-study. Classroom experience will include lecture, demonstration and hands-on practice. The instructor will supply the necessary materials, bases and oils (approx. $50 value). Complete this seminar and begin to use your new-found skills immediately, or continue your studies by completing the entire Aromatherapy & Essential Oils Certificate Program.
Upon completion of the seminar you will be able to:
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.
This seminar has been designed for health care professionals; however, the general public is invited to attend as well.
Eligible for 17 CEUs, PDAs, CMEs, and/or CEs for the following professions:
Note: It is recommended that you register at least 3 weeks prior to start of the seminar. It is recommended you allow 1 week prior to the start date to obtain the required text and complete the pre-class reading.
Please Bring: Personal water bottle (filtered water dispensers available on campus to refill).
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. Dining Commons closes at 2:00pm weekends.
Location: Bastyr University Kenmore Campus, Friday - Sun room #220. Room 220 is on the 2ndfloor of the south wing with "stair-only" access. 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.
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 www.jimmharrison.com.