Archif am Gorffennaf, 2008

Congratulations to 2008 Graduating Aromatherapy Students

Dydd Mercher, Gorffennaf 9th, 2008

As principal of the school I am so proud of my 2007-8 students. This year without exception each student who completed the course worked their hardest and committed themselves one hundred percent. They have changed their routines, what they knew and how they thought. They have embraced new skills and ways of being, gaining great confidence in their emerging abilities over this past year.

I would like to thank them for the pleasure of teaching such a wonderful group of what are excellent fledging therapists. Already without exception they all have work planned as self-employed holistic aromatherapists in their own new businesses or integrating the therapy into an already established business, also gaining employment within mental-health and care of the elderly. I send warmest thoughts to them for their future lives. Look out world here they come!

Successful Healthy Living Day in Barmouth by Carol Harvey

Dydd Mercher, Gorffennaf 9th, 2008

What a wonderful day despite the rain. Many people turned out, along with the local band, police, coast guards and all the local children’s clubs. For the adults there was Line and Spanish dancing and many healthy food stalls, with not a beer tent or hotdog stall in sight. Wonderful.

I shared a marquee with my daughter’s nutrition stand that was representing Aberystwyth University, which was good as many people came to try the free healthy foods. I had made information posters with photographs and people came to smell the different aromas on smelling strips, which were a great success. While the children went to do competitions on the nutrition stall their parents came to chat with me and were really interest. Although many people had heard of aromatherapy not many knew much about it.

I explaining the oils and their uses and told them about the Holistic Aromatherapy Diploma that is run by our Welsh School of Aromatherapy. Between speaking I also completed three hand massages. Interestingly one receiver of the massage loved the smell of fennel essential oil, and while I massaged her hands with a blend containing fennel she told me that she had been ill the night before with nausea and wind pain. She was amazed when I told her that these conditions are helped by the use of fennel.

To sum up the whole day, it was a very worthwhile experience and I will be there next year, having already having been asked, as our contribution was very much appreciated.