Clinical Aromatherapy Home Study Course
Foundations in Clinical Aromatherapy is a stand-alone course leading to a Certificate in Clinical Aromatherapy. It is much shorter and less in depth than the taught course Clinical Aromatherapy for Health Professionals that awards practitioner status (CCAP).
The home-study course is intended for licensed Health Professionals (LHPs) who want a short introductory course that will enable them to use 15 essential oils. This course has just been radically updated and improved and we are sure you will love it!
The course was designed to give a solid theoretical basis of how to use 15 essential oils clinically. The course complies with the guidelines laid down by NAHA (The National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy). The course leads to a Certificate in Clinical Aromatherapy. 45 Continuing Education Contact Hours for nurses and massage therapists.
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‘This home-study course is a good introduction to the subject that draws on as much research as is now available. It will be very helpful to people in our part of the world.’
—Andrew Weil, MD.
Foundations in Clinical Aromatherapy Lessons
Lesson 1: History; both ancient and modern, the many different fields of aromatherapy
Lesson 2: Biosynthesis - how and why plants make essential oils
Lesson 3: Methodology, absorption and interaction with conventional drugs
Lesson 4: Extraction, adulteration, tests for purity
Lesson 5: Plant taxonomy: identification, genus, species, chemotypes
Lesson 6: Basic organic chemistry and functional groups -so you understand how essential oils work
Lesson 7: Physiology and psychology of smell in man and animals
Lesson 8: Safety, storage, contraindicated essential oils. Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)
Lesson 9: Doses, conversions, infants and the elderly, herbal extracts versus essential oils
Lesson 10: 15 essential oil monographs that include: description of plant, folklore and history, method of extraction, main chemical groups, safety, adulteration, toxicity, evidence-based clinical uses (referenced), method of clinical application. Where possible research abstracts are given.
Resource guide: glossary, reading list, organizations, useful journals, research journals used to compile monographs, recommended distributors, format for aromatherapy case-study, sample consent form, evaluation sheet, application for final test paper, application for continuing education hours.
Foundations in Clinical Aromatherapy Includes:
The pack includes:
The Ring binder and CDs are mailed directly from the fulfillment agency in PA. The Essential Oils are mailed directly from the essential oils Distributor in TN.
A multiple-choice exam plus the format for the required five case studies on five individual oils, plus an evaluation form will be emailed to you when you are ready to complete them. The pass mark for the multiple-choice exam is 70%.
The cost is $650 with free shipping.
"This home study course is a great foray into clinical aromatherapy. The information is evidence-based and also draws on the extensive knowledge of Dr. Buckle. This course has enhanced my nursing practice in more ways than I can count!" —M. Grimley, MSN, RN; USAF
Approval and Continuing Educational Credit: USA
This continuing nursing education activity is approved by the American Holistic Nurses Association's Education Approver Committee, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. AHNA Approval Code: 1164
Approved to award 45 CNE hours through 11/24/2017.
Approval for contact hours through the AHNA is based on an assessment of the educational merit of this program and does not constitute endorsement of the use of any specific modality in the care of clients.
Contact hours from this course may be applied toward the continuing education requirements for the Holistic Nursing Certification examination and re-certification process. www.ahncc.org
Carol Scheidel is the CEO of R.J. Buckle Associates, LLC - a continuing education company. R.J. Buckle Associates, LLC receives monetary compensation for teaching the Clinical Aromatherapy and 'M' Technique courses.
To demonstrate the safe and therapeutic use of 15 essential oils to improve patient well-being and promote a healing environment.
"I truely feel I have received an excellent education with your Clinical Aromatherapy home study program. It was the most in-depth aromatherapy home study course I have ever seen and it has a clear clinical focus. The CDs and workbooks covered the clinical use of the 15 esential oils used, in depth and detail, and now I feel comfortable and safe to use these oils on my patients, many of whom are seriously ill with cancer. Thank you Dr Buckle for putting 'your all' into this course. I highly recommend it to nurses and massage therapists - or anyone in the medical field, wanting to add aromatherapy to their practice".
— Toni Kline. RN. MSN. LMT. Cleveland, OH.