Aromatherapy and Medicine of the Soul
Many therapists and behavioral health providers are frustrated with the limitations of the current conventional approaches to ‘mental health.’ One of the limitations is that the symptom is almost always the exclusive target of treatment, to be relieved or covered up instead of being seen as a message from the psyche. Another limitation is that current diagnostic labels are static, meaning that once a client received a diagnosis they have a lifelong label. Furthermore, in modern behavioural health, health is viewed merely as the absence of disease and there is no positive definition of health as continuing growth.
C. G. Jung discovered that symptoms are messages from the psyche, from the unconscious, and can show the path to healing. Based on his own experiences and extensive research, he thought that the psyche, meaning both the ego and the unconscious, was a continuously evolving and self-regulating system and that there are well-defined processes that the psyche goes through as it grows. In his view, the alchemical stages were the most accurate and useful representations of these psychic processes.
Aromas have profound effects on the psyche, which we have all experienced. Aromatic molecules bind to a wide range of receptors in the brain as well as most other organs. Aromatic molecules can be powerful allies for facilitating and making us more mindful of the evolutionary processes of the psyche, both in the healer and the client. (F. Birkmayer)
Aromatherapy and Medicine of the Soul: The Wounded Healer, The Alchemical Journey and The Sacred Union is a unique and invaluable framework providing essential tools for working with yourself and your clients on a deep, intuitive, soul level. Starting from a deep understanding of Jungian depth psychology and working with concepts such as the unconscious and the shadow, in this practical experiential workshop you will be experimenting with essential oils and ways they can guide and assist the process of Soul transformation through the alchemical stages of Soul evolution, giving you both the tools and framework to help your clients evolve through their inner journeys as well providing you, the therapist/healer, with a transformative experience of your own to base this work on.
The group journey through the seven alchemical stages will include:
* Looking at how each alchemical stage relates to a different part of the healing cycle.
* Identifying the different emotional/energetic states that arise in each stage and the essential oils that may help work through them.
* Exercises and experiential work to deepen the understanding of each stage and the action of certain essential oils.
* Looking at ways this work can be used with clients in an aromatherapy or psychotherapy practice.
This workshop is for aromatherapists, psychotherapists, herbalists, bodyworkers and anyone in the healing arts who wants to deepen their relationship with aromatic molecules, is committing to their own inner healing journey and is interested in deep soul healing and personal growth.
It is also suitable for individuals who have already began a journey of self evolution and inner healing and want new tools and a solid framework to continue to work with.
The cost of the workshop is £250 early bird discount until 28/02/2019. After that the cost will be £300. Contact Ottavia aGVhdmVuZWFydGhjb25uZWN0aW9uIHwgZ21haWwgISBjb20= for any additional information, cancellation policy and for details on how to pay.
The workshop is facilitated by Cathy Skipper and Florian Birkmayer.