The Dynamics of Addiction

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For Members

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Presenter:

Patricia Antoniak

Date:

September 10, 2017

Length:

4 hours, 44 minutes (In 2 parts)

Description:

Welcome to the Dynamics of Addiction with Pat Antoniak. This 2-part webinar discusses the use of aromatherapy with addiction, addictive personalities, and some of the causes and expressions of this difficult and damaging disease.

About Patricia:

Patricia (Pat) Antoniak is a Registered Nurse, Registered Aromatherapist® (RA®), Essential Oil Therapist® (EOT®), and Aroma Genera Practitioner. She received her nursing diploma in Winnipeg, Manitoba and completed her Degree in Nursing at the University of Calgary in 1984. With over thirty years of nursing experience as a staff nurse, unit manager, research assistant and nursing instructor, Ms. Antoniak specializes in mental health care, individual and group therapy, acute and chronic pain management, chronic health challenges and health education.

Having worked at both the Brandon School of Nursing in Manitoba and Langara College in Vancouver and having a wide range of nursing experiences, Ms. Antoniak was one of the first in Canada to recognize a new and emerging therapy, aromatherapy, as possessing the potential to help her patients. She began her aromatherapy training through the only existing association in Canada at that time, the Canadian Federation of Aromatherapists. She continued with her studies and completed advanced training with Valerie Worwood, a British aromatherapy expert and author, and Dr. Vivian Lunny, a retired pathologist and aromatherapist.

In private practice as a nurse/aromatherapist, her focus has been the mind-body-spirit integration, treating clients with a holistic approach. Recognizing that the general public was demanding access to such treatments – and the lack of knowledge and skill held by many who identified themselves as aromatherapists – she developed and taught the Aromatherapy Practitioner Course at Langara College in Vancouver for a number of years. Although no longer teaching there, her course and standards have been taken up as the basis of courses now offered throughout British Columbia.

Ms. Antoniak is a founding member and past-president of the BC Alliance Of Aromatherapy, past executive board member of the Canadian Federation of Aromatherapists and currently sits on the editorial board of the International Journal of Clinical Aromatherapy. She holds memberships in several local and international professional organizations, both in nursing and aromatherapy and was nominated for the Order of British Columbia.

Aromatherapy and Essential Oils Medicine

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Presenter:

Peter Holmes L.Ac., M.H.

Date:

April 2018

Length:

9 hours, 53 minutes (In 8 parts)

Description:

Day 1 Topics:

  • Aromatherapy and Essential Oil Medicine: Exploring the psychological and physiological functions of essential oils
  • Fragrance Qualities and Pharmacology: The psychosensory approach to using essential oils as remedies

Day 2 Topics

  • Essential Oils as Bioactive Remedies: Evaluating the integrity of essential oil production and identity
  • Symptom Versus Terrain: Differentiating treatment priorities with the six diagnostic conditions

About Peter:

Peter Holmes is a medical herbalist, essential oil therapist and practitioner of Chinese medicine with over 30 years’ experience of using botanical remedies and essential oils in clinical practice. He has focused on both the physiological and psychological aspects of using essential oils, and in particular has pioneered the use of essential oils with acupuncture and bodywork. His original training included studies with medical herbalist and pharmacist Henri Verdier in Paris, France; medical herbalist Christopher Hedley in London, England; and Chinese medicine practitioners and experts such as Naburo Muramoto, John and Angela Hicks, Ted Kaptchuk, Elisabeth Rochat and many others.

Peter brings to his courses and seminars many years of study, clinical practice, teaching experience and field research. He is author of several acclaimed textbooks on herbal and essential oil medicine: Aromatica, Clinical Aromatherapy (2 vols.), The Energetics of Western Herbs (2 vols.), Jade Remedies (2 vols.), and The TCM Materia Medica Clinical Reference and Study Guide. Peter lives near San Francisco and divides his time between teaching, writing and practicing.

AromaChemistry and Pharmacokinetics

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Presenter:

Dr. Timothy Miller ND. MAc, LAc, RA

Date:

April 2019

Length:

9 hours, 53 minutes (In 8 parts)

Description:

Day 1: AromaChemistry
Roll up your sleeves and get ready to see chemistry in a whole new light! Dr. Tim is going to show you how fascinating AromaChemistry is and how you can use chemistry in a profound and impactful way. We will revisit some of the basics of chemistry, as well as explore functional groups and their generalized therapeutic indications. We will outline some of the most important and juicy chemistry details so that you, the aromatherapy practitioner, can enhance your aromatic practice and deepen your understanding of chemistry and AromaChemistry.

Day 2: Pharmacokinetics

It can be frustrating when our aromatic interventions aren’t effective. Aromatherapy works, of course, but what tends to be missing for many aromatherapists is a holistic and deepened understanding of how the body works. Pharmacokinetics is often one of the missing links.

Pharmacokinetics is of crucial importance to those seeking to fully understand the therapeutic dynamics of essential oils. Pharmacokinetics is how the body interacts with essential oil components and how these compounds are metabolized and excreted from the body. It is a vital aspect of aromatherapy and can enable practitioners to maximize the effects of their treatments.

For instance: did you know that carvacrol, a key compound in essential oils such as oregano (Origanum vulgare), is excreted rapidly in the urine making it strongly indicated for urinary tract infections? Did you know that thymol, found in essential oils such as thyme (Thymus vulgaris), is metabolized in a way that increases its concentration in the lungs, making it exceptionally potent for lower respiratory tract infections? Pharmacokinetics informs the aromatherapist and can guide the oil(s) and interface(s) which they may choose to use.

As a chemistry nerd and naturopathic doctor, Dr. Tim will share practical information to deepen your understanding of Aromatherapy and the science behind it! By combining our knowledge of essential oils with a foundation in pharmacokinetics, we open ourselves to the possibility of a truly holistic practice and empower ourselves to develop safe and effective treatment plans.

This course is designed to be a low-pressure, fun learning environment where we start at the most fundamental, basic level for all topics discussed. Absolutely no prior understanding of chemistry or pharmacokinetics needed – we are starting at square one and use easy-to-understand language throughout the course!

About Timothy:

Timothy Miller ND, LAc, RA is a naturopathic physician, licensed acupuncturist, and registered aromatherapist. He is a graduate of the National College of Natural Medicine (NCNM) in Portland, OR.

Dr. Miller is a chemistry nerd. He is fascinated by the chemistry found in the natural world. Fueled by the abundant, potent, and unique components within aromatherapy, Dr. Miller has sought to understand how essential oils act on the body and identify which clinical applications are best incorporated into practice.

Dr. Miller first began his aromatherapy studies in 2005. He has since traveled the world to advance his understanding of essential oils and their clinical implications. Dr. Miller has studied with Rhiannon Lewis, Mark Webb, Gabriel Mojay, Kurt Schnaubelt, and Jeffrey Yuen. He has successfully completed a National Association of Holistic Aromatherapy (NAHA) approved course and has completed the requirements to become a registered aromatherapist. He is a member of the Aromatherapy Registration Council (ARC).

Beyond his love of aromatherapy, Dr. Miller is an avid traveler and student of foreign languages. He enjoys spending time with his family, watching movies, and being in nature. Dr. Miller loves to learn new things and is driven by self-improvement and emotional intelligence.

Dr. Miller believes deeply in Docere and loves to teach. He is an international speaker, workshop leader and contributing author. He believes learning should be fun and makes every attempt to engage his students in a profound and meaningful way.