Certified by The School of Aromatic Studies
Instructors: Jade Shutes and Amy Galper
NAHA approved school
Wisdom of the Earth
Instructors: Barry Kapp, Cynthia Olivera de Kapp, and Audre Gutierrez
Instructor: Andrea Butje
Aromatherapy for Natural Living
Aromatherapy Teacher Training
Aromatherapy Specialist (in progress)
NAHA approved school
Essential Oil Safety Course
Clinical Aromatherapy (Jane Buckle)
Instructor: Kathy Duffy
Clinical Aromatherapy Modules 1 &2
Along with Alice Kinsler, M.A., A.T.R., and Aleta Billadeau, RN, CCAP, at Concord Hospital in Concord NH, I have trained the hospital medical staff from November of 2014 to December of 2016. Through the Therapeutics Arts and Holistic Services Department, we successful launched the aromatherapy program which trained hospital staff to be "Aromatherapy Ambassadors." Through this program, aromatherapy was delivered one patient at a time using inhalation as the delivery system.
To date, this program is going strong and has now benefited thousands of patients, patient family members, and hospital staff using carefully selected essential oils. Inpatient needs that prompted a request for aromatherapy services include: nausea, anxiety, pain, appetite stimulation, insomnia, and other conditions. There is no charge to the patient for this program. As of 2017, we trained several hundred employees to be “Aromatherapy Ambassadors” empowering them to directly offer this service to their patients for symptom alleviation.
My journey with essential oils began in 2004 on a vacation to Sedona AZ. Just up the road is Cornville, where Wisdom of the Earth is located. Barry Kapp, Owner and Master Medical Aromatherapist, gently guided me to select an essence. The experience created an immediate shift on all levels. I just knew I had come across something of great value that I wanted for my own life, as well as for my loved ones.
Over the next decade, I had the great fortune to train and certify myself so I could, in turn, train others. Over the years, I’ve had numerous opportunities to compassionately pull back the curtain for those who have heard about aromatherapy, but thought it could be bought at a local big box store. These pure essential oils are not even available in big box stores, nor should they be. Using true essential oils safely requires some upfront guidelines. You can find resources on this website to begin your journey with pure essential oils.
Every aspect of my life is graced with essences. I use them in the rooms of my home, I carry them with me and treat people in my life, even my pets are naturally treated with them. I use them to clean and aromatically beautify my home The essences are truly in my heart. My professional and personal life is blessed in sharing the essences with those wishing to create sacred spaces on all levels in their lives. It is my greatest desire to help others use essences with confidence, clarity, and appreciation for the many gifts of the plant and tree kingdom.