I worked for Robert Tisserand during those early years, when he first began to develop his business. Then, later, I studied at the University of Salford and was awarded a BSc (Joint Hon) Degree in Counselling and Complementary Medicine and Masters Certificates in Integrated Mindfulness, and Supervision of Counsellors. I was also awarded a Post Graduate Teaching Certificate (PGCE) from Bolton Institute. I have published a number of articles and research papers in associated professional journals, including the International Journal of Clinical Aromatherapy (IJCA), and recently (to my delight) signed a contract with Inner Traditions – Bear & Co. (Vermont, Rochester, USA), who will release my first book, ‘Essential Oils for Mindfulness and Meditation’, November 2018.
I was employed at the University of Salford, Greater Manchester, in the College of Health and Social Care as Programme Lead for the BSc Integrated Therapies in Practice and BSc Complementary Therapies in Practice Top up Degrees. I wrote and developed and was Module Lead and lecturer for the Aromatherapy, Supervision and CPD, and Communication and Professional Skills modules, and personal tutor for TCM, CAM and Counselling students (prior to relocating to Dorset). I ran the aromatherapy clinic for staff and students, and also ran a private essential oil therapy clinic (Aromantique), provided professional supervision for therapists, and delivered CPD workshops and courses.
I am a Fellow of the International Federation of Aromatherapists (IFA), and was Chair of Education during 2013. I continue to support the IFA’s educational programme as a consultant and an examiner. I am also a member of the International Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT). I provide essential oil treatments and training through my business, Aromantique, situated within the Town Mill complex at the heart of Lyme Regis, which nestles on the south coast at the border of Dorset and Devon (the counties of my family roots).
‘Essential Oils for Mindfulness and Meditation: Relax Rejuvenate Replenish’ (publisher, Inner Traditions, Bear & Co., publication November 2018), belongs to a compilation which explore the dynamic role essential oils play in supporting health and wellbeing and provides a comprehensive overview of essential oils; from the role they play entrenched within the history of medicine, their botanical derivation within plants, to their dynamic holistic role as hedonistic, healing and wellness ingredients. Although aimed at the curious ‘everyday’ user who wishes to learn more, these books also provides a sound, valuable foundation for further deeper study, and a point of reference.
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