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June 27th, 2014 4:00 PM   through   June 29th, 2014 5:30 PM
14500 Juanita Dr. NE
Bastyr University
Kenmore, WA 98028-4966
United States

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Phone: (425) 602-3152
Professional after 6/11 $ 475.00
Bastyr/NIAOM alumni after 6/11 $ 425.00
General public after 6/11 $ 475.00
BU staff after 6/11 $ 375.00
Full-time student $ 355.00
Retake $ 145.00
Campus Kenmore Campus
Audience general public, health care professionals, full-time students, acupuncturists, massage therapists, physical & occupational therapists, estheticians, reflexologists
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Each person is an accumulation of lifestyle, dietary, emotional and social influences. Gaining a better understanding of how this impacts an individual’s well being will help you to determine the best possible course of aromatherapy treatment. This seminar will introduce a complete method of consultation and profiling that will assist in developing more accurate results-driven formulations and treatments. June 27-29: Fri, 4-8p.m. - Sat & Sun, 9:30a.m.-5:30p.m. Instructor: Jimm Harrison, Cosmetologist & Certified Aromatherapist. (17 CEUs, PDAs)

Aromatherapy - Foundations
Aromatherapy - Chemistry & Biology
Aromatherapy - Therapeutic Properties
Aromatherapy - Blending & Application Methods
Aromatherapy - Olfactory System & Emotional Effects
Aromatherapy - Skin Care & Spa Application

Required Textbooks & Assignments: Aromatherapy: Therapeutic Use of Essential Oils for Esthetics. Prior to class read Chapter 12 and answer review questions at the end of the chapter before attending the first day.


The course will include the following topics:

  • The connection between health and everything else in a person’s life
  • The holistic aromatherapy consultation
  • Reviewing and analyzing the consultation form
  • The use of observation in consultation
  • Evaluation as a non-linear process
  • Determining the root cause and related influences on disease and systemic imbalance
  • Connecting symptoms with emotional imbalance
  • Using the consultation to determine your therapeutic goal
  • Using the consultation and goal in your selection of essential oils
  • Using the consultation and goal to determine your application method and percentage
  • Using a competent aromatherapy consultation

Upon completion of the seminar you will be able to:

  • Define a holistic consultation and describe the connection between health and everything else in a person’s life
  • Create or modify existing consultation form for use in a competent aromatherapy consultation
  • Make effective observations during the consultation for the selection and application of essential oils
  • Make capable non-linear connections between symptom and potential cause
  • Select essential oils based on conclusions of emotions, diet/nutrition, lifestyle, allergies, current medical profile, skin analysis, environment and philosophical outlook
  • Create an aromatherapy goal using a complete and holistic aromatherapy consultation
  • Use your aromatherapy goal and consultation to select essential oils, formulation method, dosage and application method for treatment with essential oils
  • Perform an aromatherapy consultation according to state and federal regulations, individual scope of practice, confidentiality of client and ethics

The course is 20 hours, and includes 17 hours of classroom experience and three hours of self-study. Classroom experience will include lecture, demonstration, and hands-on practice.

This class is part of a non-credit program offered by Bastyr’s Continuing Education Department. To read about the program course sequence, program requirements and fees, just click on the Program Flier PDF.

Cost Notes: Receive a discount, register by June 11.

Please Bring: Required - Bring your kit of 13 essential oils representing each functional group and fragrance category. In addition to the “kit of 13 essential oils” you will bring to class, the instructor will supply additional materials, bases and oils for the weekend activities (approx. $45 value).

Meals: Fri - 1/2 hour dinner break - bring a sack meal and drink.  Sat/Sun - one hour lunch break - bring a sack lunch or eat in Bastyr's dining commons.

Location: Bastyr University Kenmore Campus, room #76. 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.

Audience: The seminar content has been designed for licensed health care professionals; however, the general public is invited to attend as well.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs, PDAs, CMEs):
CEUs available for NDs (except CA & OR)
CEUs available for LMPs licensed in WA
CEUs available for PTs & OTs licensed in WA
NCBTMB CEs available for LMPs
CEUs available for ARNPs & RNs licensed in WA
CEUs available for DCs licensed in WA
Category II CMEs available for MDs & PAs licensed in WA
NCCAOM PDA points available for LAc’s
CEUs approved for LAc’s licensed in CA
ARCB CEs approved for reflexologists in WA

Jimm Harrison, Cosmetologist and Certified Aromatherapist
Jimm Harrison, cosmetologist and certified aromatherapist, 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. Harrison has been conducting certification programs and lectures in essential oil therapy for accredited 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 read more about this presenter, please visit his website at