Heather first learnt about essential oils, alongside other complementary medicine and integrated therapy principles and practices, in the early 70’s. She worked for Robert Tisserand  when he first began to develop his business, then later 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.  She was also awarded a Post Graduate Teaching Certificate (PGCE) from Bolton Institute.

Heather has published a number of articles and research papers in associated professional journals, including the International Journal of Clinical Aromatherapy (IJCA).

Heather is author of bestselling Essential Oils for Mindfulness and Meditation, and the soon-to-be-released (Autumn 2019) Essential Oils for the Whole Body (Inner Traditions, USA).

Heather 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. She 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.    She also ran a private essential oil therapy clinic, provided professional supervision for therapists, and delivered CPD workshops and courses.

A Fellow of the International Federation of Aromatherapists (IFA), Heather was Chair of Education during 2013, and continues to support the IFA’s educational programme as a consultant and examiner.  She is also a member of the International Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT).

After relocating from Lancashire to Dorset, Heather continues to write and to provide therapy through her private practice, Aromantique.

Essential Oils for Mindfulness and Meditation: Relax Rejuvenate Replenish, belongs to a compilation of books which explore the dynamic role essential oils play in supporting health and wellbeing and provide 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 remedies and ingredients.  Although aimed at the curious ‘everyday’ user who wishes to learn more, these books also provide a sound, valuable, foundation on which to develop further deeper study, and also provide a  very useful  point of reference.  Essential Oils for the Whole Body is the next book in the series and will be published 5th November 2019 by Inner Traditions (USA).

To learn more about these books:

Essential Oils for Mindfulness and Meditation

Essential Oils for the Whole Body