French Aromatherapy/Aromatic Medicine Certification Course
with Cathy Skipper and Jade Shutes
Join Cathy Skipper and Jade Shutes for an in-depth exploration of the French Model of Aromatherapy and expand your herbal and/or aromatic toolbox!
Are you interested in exploring the French approach to aromatherapy? Confused about the validity and safety of internal use of essential oils? Interested in more in-depth clinical aromatherapy education?
Advance your skills and knowledge of the medicinal benefits and applications of essential oils and hydrosols with the French Aromatherapy: Foundations of Aromatic Medicine Certification Course.
French Aromatherapy: Foundations of Aromatic Medicine Certification Course Outline
Module One: Roots: French Aromatherapy
Getting Started, Supplies List and Resources, Quality Criteria, Concepts of Health and Wellness, Ecological Pharmacology, Important Terminology, Therapeutic Terms: Glossary, Recommended Books
Module Two: Chemistry and the Ternary Concept
Plants and Phytochemistry, The Ternary Concept, Monoterpenes, Sesquiterpenes, Monoterpene Alcohols, Sesquiterpene Alcohols and Diterpene Alcohols, Aldehydes, Esters, Ketones, Phenols, Phenylpropanoids, Ethers, Oxides, Furanocoumarins / Sesquiterpene Lactones, Biochemical Reference Chart
Module Three: The Essential Oils
Deepening your relationship with essential oils, Basil ct. methyl chavicol, Bergamot, Carrot Seed, Roman Chamomile, Cinnamon bark, Clary sage, Cypress, Eucalyptus citriodora, Eucalyptus radiata, Inula graveolens, Laurel, Lavander, Lemon, Sweet Marjoram, Peppermint, Rosemary ct verbenone, Thyme ct. thymol, Yarrow, Green myrtle and Niaouli, Petitgrain and Cistus, Helichrysum eo and St. John’s Wort Herbal Oil
Module Four: Applications and Purpose
Methods of Application/Galenic preparations, Cutaneous Route, Dermal and General Safety, Oral (by mouth) Route, Suppositories and Pessaries, Diffusion and Inhalation, The Solar Plexus, Safety and Internal Use
Module Five: Aromatic Medicine Making Videos
Exploring Methods of Internal Use, How to make Essential Oil Capsules, About Medicine Balls / Herbal Pastilles, How to make Suppositories, How to make a Pessary (Vaginal suppository), How to make Cough Syrup, How to make Cough Drops
Module Six: Hydrosol Therapeutics
Introduction to Hydrosols, Exploring Specific Hydrosols, Hydrosol Applications, Resources for Hydrosols, Sprout: How to make Flower Essences
Module Seven: Synthesis and Formulation
The Formulation Framework, The Consultation, Selection Criteria and Formulation, Methods of Delivery/Application, Sprout: Cathy in Practice
Module Eight: Aromatic Medicine Formulations
Infectious Pathologies, The Respiratory System, The Digestive System, The Reproductive System, The Urinary System
Module Nine: Sprout
The Right to Practice: Is it legal?, Research and Resources
Module Ten: Completion
How to Complete this Course, How to complete your case studies, Submit Case Studies, About Final Paper
About the Course
The course is a self paced course so you can begin whenever you like. This is an online certification course that will include text, audio recordings, and video content. You will have lifetime access to the course and will be able to watch and re-watch all video content at any time. It is a self-paced program, so you can take as much time as you need to complete the course.
To complete the course and receive your certificate you will need to complete either 12 case studies (*recommended if you are considering going into practice) OR an 8-10 page paper on a specific essential oil or subject related to the internal use of essential oils, toxicology, etc. (must be approved by Instructors) and a final exam (open book, thank goodness!)
For those of you interested in learning but not receiving a certificate, that’s fine too!
Certificate in French Aromatherapy: 75 hours+ Certification: Upon successful completion of the program you will be awarded a Certificate in Aromatic Medicine: 75 education hrs. + 48 (4 hrs x 12 clients or paper) = 123 hours
*Please click here to see complete-supplies-list. We will also have kits available for purchase in Module 1, Lesson 1.
About Cathy Skipper
Cathy, is English by birth and spent her adult life in rural France, where she farmed, trained and worked as a herbalist and aromatherapist and taught practical herbalism, botany and aromatherapy at the L’Ecole Lyonnaise de Plantes Medicinales’ in Lyon. She also participated for four years in an experimental approach to energetic healing called ‘Life cell’ under French Kinesiologist, Caroline Gupta. Her plant training in France included a two year course with Claude Lefebvre on Plant Communication. She left France last year to live and work in New Mexico with her partner Florian Birkmayer.
Cathy’s own work involves building bridges between aromatic medicine and herbalism as well as recognizing the importance of healing the healer and reconnecting with nature. In her teaching she marries, theory, practical work and energetics with an underlying intention of helping students develop an intuitive relationship between themselves, the plant/essential oil and the patient as an impetus for healing.
Her work with Florian is centralised around the work of Carl Jung and the psyche, aromatic molecules and the mind.
Cathy is co-author of the book Aromatic Medicine.
About Jade Shutes
To learn about Jade Shutes, please visit here!
We are so incredibly excited to share this journey with you. Hope you will join us!