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March 28th, 2014 4:00 PM   through   March 30th, 2014 5:30 PM
14500 Juanita Dr. NE
Bastyr University
ROOM 1011
Kenmore, WA 98028-4966
United States

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Explore the many effects essential oils have on health and well-being through inhalation and interaction with the olfactory and limbic systems. March 28-30: Fri, 4-8p.m. - Sat & Sun, 9:30a.m.-5:30p.m. Jimm Harrison, Cosmetologist & Certified Aromatherapist. 17 CEUs, PDAs, CMEs

Prerequisites: “Aromatherapy - Foundations” and “Aromatherapy - Chemistry & Biology”

Assignments: Prior to the first class session read Chapter 3 in Aromatherapy: Therapeutic Use of Essential Oils for Esthetics, and answer review questions at the end of the chapter.

Olfaction is a fascinating and mysterious sense with powerful influence on human emotion and the nervous system (central and autonomic). A review of olfactory anatomy and physiology, along with the latest information regarding the sense of smell, will be used to explain the complex, anticipated and unanticipated physical and emotional effects of essential oils and fragrance. This seminar will also include placebo, energetic and sub-atomic principles on health and well-being.

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. In addition to the “kit of essential oils” you purchased  in the Chemistry and Biology class, the instructor will supply additional materials, bases and oils for the weekend activities – approx. $50 value).

Topics include:

  • Aromacology: the influence of odors on behavior
  • Chemotaxis: the earliest biological sense mechanism
  • The physiology and anatomy of the olfactory and limbic systems
  • Memory, emotions and behavior
  • Sexuality, attraction and aversion
  • Suggestion and the sense of smell
  • Energy and subatomic (quantum) physics
  • The Structure-Effect Diagram and emotions
  • Essential oil uses for emotional balance
  • Essential oils and the central nervous system
  • Essential oils and the autonomic nervous system
  • Protocols for essential oil selection for emotional use

Upon completion of the seminar you will be able to:

  • Differentiate between aromacolgy and aromatherapy
  • Define chemotaxis
  • Discuss the important relationship between the olfactory system and daily human life.
  • Describe the physiology and anatomy of olfaction and the limbic system
  • Explain the effect and influence of smell (scent and fragrances) on emotions, mood, actions and behaviors
  • Explain the relationship among sexuality, the olfactory system and odor
  • Describe how smell can be influenced by thought and verbal suggestion
  • Describe how essential oils affect emotions and memory
  • List the essential oil compounds for emotional use and their position on the Structure-Effect Diagram
  • Create essential oil protocols that address human emotions (i.e. nervousness, anxiety and depression)

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 Note: Receive a discount - register by Mar 12.

Please Bring: Your kit of 13 essential oils representing each functional group and fragrance category.

Meals: Fri. bring a drink and snacks.  The dining commons closes at 4pm.  Sat/Sun one hour lunch.  Bring your lunch or eat in Bastyr's dining commons.

Location:  Bastyr University Kenmore Campus, room 1011. 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.

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

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