The Dynamics of Addiction

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2.5 CECs

If you wish to have extra CE credits you can also submit a thesis about the workshop.

  • Minimum 500 words (1 page) = 1 CEC
  • Minimum 1000 words (2 pages) = 2 CECs
  • Minimum 2000 words (3 – 6 pages) = 3 CECs

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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:

Pat Antoniak RN. BN. RA. EOT, AG.Reg., Reiki and Energy Healing Practitioner

Pat Antoniak has both a diploma and degree in nursing and has been a practicing Registered Nurse for 43+ years. She has current practicing membership in both the provincial and national nursing associations. Her specialties are all aspects of mental health care, individual and group therapies, addiction care, acute and chronic pain management, health education and research. Pat has retired from direct patient care services at local hospitals, but continues to offer private nursing care and consultations as required at her Wellness Centre, within her community and at its health care centers.

Pat received her foundational aromatherapy training with the Canadian Federation of Aromatherapists (CFA), Valerie-Ann Worwood (Aroma Genera certification) and Dr. Vivian Lunny (Advanced Aromatherapy); she has been an aromatherapist for 24+ years. She is a founding member of the BCAOA and past board member of the CFA and BCAPA. She currently holds an editorial position with the International Journal of Clinical Aromatherapy. Her company, Natural Comfort Wellness Centre, has offered wellness services, products and education to those in the Lower Mainland and abroad since 1995. Pat developed and taught the first Aromatherapy Practitioner Program for Langara College in Vancouver, BC. She continues teaching Advanced and Interest Courses for aromatherapists and other therapists. Pat holds membership in several local and international professional organizations. She also has specialized training in several holistic, energetic modalities. Pat blends her nursing, aromatherapy and energetic practices into a comprehensive, client-centered approach to care.

Aromatherapy and Essential Oils Medicine

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5 CECs

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  • Minimum 1000 words (2 pages) = 2 CECs
  • Minimum 2000 words (3 – 6 pages) = 3 CECs

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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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5 CECs

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  • Minimum 1000 words (2 pages) = 2 CECs
  • Minimum 2000 words (3 – 6 pages) = 3 CECs

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Presenter:

Dr. Timothy Miller ND. MAc, LAc, RA

Date:

April 2019

Length:

9 hours, 49 minutes (In 7 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.