Aromatherapy & Essential Oils: Therapeutic Properties ( AROMA - 14THER12)

December 5th, 2014 4:00 PM   through   December 7th, 2014 5:30 PM
14500 Juanita Dr. NE
Bastyr University
See location under description.
Kenmore, WA 98028-4966
United States

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Phone: (425) 602-3152
Professional after 11/19 $ 475.00
General Public after 11/19 $ 475.00
Bastyr/NIAOM Alumni after 11/19 $ 425.00
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, esthiticians
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Explore the therapeutic properties of essential oils for the physical and emotional health, as well as protection of the human body. Dec 5, Fri, to Dec 7, Sun: Fri, 4-8 p.m., Sat and Sun, 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Instructor: Jimm Harrison. (17 CEUs, PDAs, CMEs)

Prerequisites: Aromatherapy & Essential Oils – Foundations, and Aromatherapy & Essential Oils - Chemistry & Biology

Assignments: Prior to class read Aromatherapy: Therapeutic Use of Essential Oils for Esthetics, Chapters 6 and 7, and answer review questions at the end of each chapter.

Required: Bring your kit of 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 (17 CEUs or PDAs), 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

 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

Cost Note: Receive a discount and register by 11/19.

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

17 Continuing Education Units (CEUs, PDAs, CMEs):

CEUs available for NDs (except CA & OR)

CEUs available for LMPs licensed in WA

NCBTMB CEs available for LMPs

CEUs available for ARNPs & RNs licensed in WA

Category II CMEs available for MDs & PAs licensed in WA

NCCAOM PDA points approved for LAc’s

CEUs approved for LAc’s licensed in CA

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, go to

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