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Successful Healthy Living Day in Barmouth by Carol Harvey

Wednesday, July 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.

Aromatherapy for Home Use course in Coleg Harlech, North Wales

Wednesday, June 18th, 2008

Starting Thursday, October 2nd 12.30-3.30 for 10 weeks 

Lindsay Woodman, Tutor and Principal of the Welsh School of Aromatherapy will be running a beginners Aromatherapy for Home Use Course through Coleg Harlech WEA, which will be accredited as an Open College Network Level 1. It will act as a good, informative and fun introduction for anyone that may be interested in completing the Diploma at a later date, or alternately an enjoyable few hours learning to use the lovely essential oils safely at home.  The class is very ‘hands-on’, covering the uses of essential oils, health and safety and doing simple and non-evasive massage, also making body oils and even your own perfume as well as other activities.

For more information and to book a place phone:

Coleg Harlech Short Course Department on 01766 781 937 or visit their website www.harlech.ac.uk  It is possible that you may be able to do the course for free.   

School at Healthy Living Day in Barmouth

Wednesday, June 18th, 2008

Saturday 21st June 2008.  12am – 4pm on the Secondary School field in Barmouth.

The Welsh School of Aromatherapy will be represented by Lindsay Woodman, the Principal and a practicing Aromatherapist, also Carol Harvey a student  who is about to graduate and will be working in the Barmouth area as a Holistic Aromatherapist from August 2008.  There will be information about the school and you can talk to our representatives about Aromatherapy Treatment, The Diploma Course and other Aromatherapy Courses in the area. There will be also many other stalls and other activities of interest on a wide range of health topics.   See you there!