Within the aromatherapy world, the “exotic” class of essential oils offers some of the most profound opportunities for healing. These oils are defined by their intense potency, effecting change at minute doses. The exotics are strongly analgesic, reducing acute pain associated with childbirth, post-operative recovery and even narcotics withdrawal. But despite their power, many have soft, appealing scents that simultaneously are strongly antidepressant and useful in emotional crises and life changes.
In this weekend intensive, Registered Aromatherapist Amanda Lattin reviews six of these exotic oils, covering phytochemistry, biochemical effects in the human body, clinical protocols, case studies, safety, indications and contraindications. The weekend includes an in-depth discussion of the ethics of harvest, production and export/import of essential oils. The class wraps up with an interactive segment on custom formulation and protocol design for common complaints including migraine, PMS, grief and loss, insomnia, depression and anxiety.
Note: While no prior aromatherapy experience is required, the formulation portion of this intensive includes oils covered in depth during the February 2014 Essential Oils and Human Physiology weekend. Aromatherapy Deluxe registrants may access the 10-hour weekend recordings for just $125 – an exclusive, 50-percent discount.
About the speaker:
Amanda Lattin is a trained chemist, teacher, herbalist and practicing aromatherapist. Lattin earned both an undergraduate degree and a Master of Arts in Teaching in chemistry before moving into herbalism and aromatherapy as a career focus. She is a professional member of the National Association of Holistic Aromatherapy, Alliance of International Aromatherapists, is an internationally certified aromatherapist through Pacific Institute of Aromatherapy and a registered aromatherapist.
She has developed and taught curricula on chemistry, biochemistry and essential oils at College of Botanical Healing Arts in Santa Cruz, Calif. and American College of Healthcare Sciences in Portland, Ore. She also owns and runs Terracina Aromatics and Herbals in Portland, named for the small county in southwestern Italy where her family worked the land for generations.
Early plus registration ends September 22; early bird registration ends October 13
Health-care providers: $175 early plus; $200 early bird; $250 general
NCNM alumni: $150 early plus; $175 early bird; $225 general
NCNM faculty & 2nd-year graduates: $125 early plus; $150 early bird; $200 general
Students & 1st-year graduates: $50 early plus; $75 early bird; $125 general