LEARN - Talks, Workshops & Training Courses

I'm a qualified Teacher, having completed my PGCE training with Exeter & Greenwich Universites. I've been teaching since 2000 & am registered as a Principal Tutor with the International Federation of Professional Aromatherapists (IFPA).

 

I've taught complementary therapies from beginner to post-graduate levels at many places all around the UK including: The Institute of Traditional Herbal Medicine & Aromatherapy (ITHMA), Raworth International College of Natural Nutrition & Sports Therapies, Exeter Natural Health Centre, Vital Touch & From the Seed. On a slightly different note, for several years I was also privileged to of had the wonderful opportunity to teach Diving, Sea Rescue & First Aid / Emergency First Response in Thailand, Indonesia & Mexico.

 

So where am I now....

 

I'm based in Kent (although I enjoy travel & am happy to do so) & offer talks, workshops & training courses on therapies, holistic health, stress management & relaxation whether that's 1:1, couples or larger group sizes.

 

In London & Brighton, I lecture with Jo Kellett TIDHA, CIMI, MIFPA (Tisserand Essential Oil Expert & Author) of From the Seed. We provide IFPA Accredited Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Massage & Aromatherapy training courses.

More information is detailed below but please get intouch if you have any questions or are interested in my teaching services.

TALKS & WORKSHOPS

Are you: an individual, couple, interest group, club, networking group, friendship circle, PTA, school, charity, community fair / fete, festival, event, company, looking for great staff training / team bonding ideas or marking a special occasion (hen do, baby shower, birthday etc)....?

 

....are you interested in discovering more about complementary therapies, holistic health, stress management & relaxation?

I give talks & run workshops that offer informal, interactive ways to learn. Maybe you'd just like to know a bit more, try doing some bodywork, make an aromatherapy product or have some simple & helpful self-care techniques to use (like acupressure, breathing / meditation or chi gong). Whatever the reason, sessions are designed to be educational, fun & suit group needs. Handouts covering the content are included for you to take home.

 

Fees vary & are on an individual basis. Although I'm based in Kent I enjoy travel & am happy to do so.

 

Please contact me with any questions, for more information & to discuss your requirements.

TRAINING COURSES

New courses are being developed each year so please watch this space. If there's a subject area you're interested in learning about that isn't currently on offer do let me know. Bespoke training & mentoring is available on a 1:1 basis to large groups no mater what the geographical location.

Information on courses may also be found at: my Facebook Business Events page & From the Seed.

If you have any questions, would like more information or to secure your places please get in touch.

 

COURSES IN LONDON & BRIGHTON

 

Jo Kellett TIDHA MIFPA CIMI & myself teach these courses together. They are International Federation of Professional Aromatherapists (IFPA) accredited continuing professional development (CPD) Aromatherapy & Massage training (therefore to attend, a previous aromatherapy diploma qualification is required). Both of us have many years experience as therapists & teachers & a wealth of knowledge that we really love to share.

On all courses there will be theory, demonstration & plenty of opportunity to both give & receive treatments as well as time for questions, feedback & time to share experiences. Handouts are provided to back up all course material. Class sizes are usually limited to a maximum of 10 - 12 (although we can easily cater for larger groups no problem at all). Jo & I feel this is important to ensure each student gets as much personal attention & support as possible. This does mean however that courses can tend to book up quite quickly.

 

TO BOOK NOW (via Jo's website) - CLICK HERE.
Book two or more courses at the same time to receive a 10% discount (this offer is not available through PayPal payment so please contact us to take advantage of it).

Aromatic Acupressure Head Massage - 1 day course

2020 - Saturday 7th March **SOLD OUT**

2021 - date tbc

Unit 4 Yoga & Natural Health Centre, Brighton, BN2 3RG

9.30am - 5pm

6 CPD points

£135

This is a gentle, slow, extremely meditative treatment based on the ancient wisdom of the Tibetan, Indian & Chinese medicine systems. Although it's a gentle treatment don’t under estimate the potential power of it! It has a stimulating effect upon the parasympathetic nervous system that encourages deep relaxation, imbues tranquillity & truly stills the Mind. Although only a part body treatment, the sense of peace that this treatment brings means it’s a great de-stressor for both the Mind & whole body. Making it ideally suited for those that struggle switching off or with mental / emotion health issues & people prone to habitual patterns of holding tension, whether on a conscious or subconscious level.

 

Course Content:

- History & philosophy of the ancient Tibetan, Indian Ayurvedic & Chinese Medicine systems

- Theory & application of therapeutic acupressure techniques from the medicine systems

- A, couch based, treatment of the scalp / head, face, neck & shoulders

- Effects, benefits & treatment considerations

- Grounding meditation technique for self-care & treatment preparation

- Essential oil theory on six oils to support & further enhance treatments

- Making a blend for use on the course & to take home with you

- Demonstrations, practical sessions & review

- Feedback & question / answer opportunities

- Course material handouts

Aromatherapy & Massage for Fertility - 2 day course

2020 - Saturday 11th & Sunday 12th July **Postponed due to Covid-19 restrictions**

2021 - dates tbc

London University College of Osteopathy, SE1 1JE

9.30am - 5pm

12 CPD points

£260

The fertility journey isn't always easy, straightforward or conventional for everybody. Along the road to parenthood, many people are looking for additional more holistic based styles of support to complement the traditional routes on offer. This course is designed to develop your knowledge & skills, at post graduate level, of aromatherapy & bodywork techniques that aim to enhance your clients fertility, well-being & potential chances of conception. On this course we will support you in experiencing & confidently putting into practice your new found education.

Course Content:

- Fertility theory, overview, facts, figures & statistics

- Physical & psychological factors that influence / impact fertility

- Background to orthodox fertility treatments available

- Essential oils & base oils to support fertility

- Case study scenarios, blending practical & treatment plan implementation

- Meditation technique experience that you may then use with clients

- Client self-care techniques, considerations & suggestions

- Aims, benefits & considerations of bodywork treatment for fertility

- Massage, Acupressure & Reflexology techniques to support fertility

- Demonstrations, practical sessions & review

- Feedback & question / answer opportunities

- Course material handouts

 

Aromatic Ayurvedic Indian Head Massage - 2 day course

2020 - Saturday 19th & Sunday 20th September **Postponed due to Covid-19 restrictions*

2021 - dates tbc

Unit 4 Yoga & Natural Health Centre, Brighton, BN2 3RG

9.30am - 5pm

12 CPD Points

£260

Traditionally a seated massage treatment of the upper back & arms, shoulders, neck, scalp / head & face, this therapy is both stimulating & relaxing, however you may tailor application of technique depending on how your client would like to feel. Although only a part body treatment, focusing on the most common stress vulnerable areas of the upper body, it represents a holistic de-stressing therapy for the whole body & Mind. It's extremely versatile & may be used as a stand-alone therapeutic treatment, incorporated into your existing repertoire or adapted to suit many differing logistical individual client situations. It may be performed either over clothes or on the skin with oils & cumbersome specialist equipment is not needed to perform it. This makes it an ideal treatment to offer just about anywhere / anytime & an invaluable addition for your therapeutic tool box!

 

Course Content learn:

- History & philosophy of the ancient Ayurvedic medicine system & Indian Head Massage

- A wide variety of authentic specialised massage techniques

- A seated treatment of the upper back & arms, shoulders, neck, scalp / head & face

- Effects, benefits & treatment considerations

- Grounding & meditation techniques for self-care & treatment preparation

- Essential oil theory on six oils to support & further enhance treatments

- Making a blend for use on the course & to take home with you

- Demonstrations, practical sessions & review

- Guidelines on & demonstration of a hair oiling treatment to offer your clients at the end of their treatments (this is a great addition to treatments & an ideal opportunity to offer them bespoke blends for home hair care)

- Feedback & question / answer opportunities

- Course material handouts

Aromatherapy & Massage for the Digestive System - 1 day course

24th October 2020

2021 - date tbc

Unit 4 Yoga & Natural Health Centre, Brighton, BN2 3RG

9.30am - 5pm

6 CPD Points

£135

Now-a-days we are all starting to more fully understand the importance of the 'Mind - Body' connection & its relevance to all health matters. The brain & the gut have a two way relationship & talk to each other. The gut literally has a brain of its own, scientists call this the Enteric Nervous System or ENS. The Mind may effect the gut & gut health conversely may contribute to many other health concerns e.g. autoimmune conditions, mood, cognition, hormones, metabolism etc. So with all this in mind (no pun intended), this course is designed to develop your knowledge & skills, at post graduate level, of aromatherapy & bodywork techniques to soothe the two brains, support the digestive health of your clients & therefore their general well-being too. On this course we will support you in experiencing & confidently putting into practice your new found education.

Course Content:

- Psychological factors that impact the process of Digestion & how they may effect it

- The relevance & importance of the Mind / body connection & the healthy functioning of a digestive system

- Massage, Acupressure & soft tissue techniques for digestive health

- Client self-care techniques, considerations & suggestions

- Effects, benefits & treatment considerations

- Grounding techniques for self-care & treatment preparation

- Meditation technique experience that you may then use with clients

- Essential oil theory to support the Digestive system & further enhance treatments

- Making a blend for use on the course & to take home with you

- Demonstrations, practical sessions & review

- Feedback & question / answer opportunities

- Course material handouts

Other courses available with Jo Kellett:

Aromatherapy for the Menopause

Aromatherapy for Pregnancy

COURSES IN KENT

I teach at: The Sage Room, 93 Dover Road, Sandwich, Kent, CT13 0DA. The bodywork courses are ideally suited for those who are already qualified in a therapy. However if you are training to become a professional or not a professional & would like to learn treatments to offer to family & friends then you're very welcome to attend. I'm a certified, registered & very experienced Tutor & courses are, just like the already accredited courses detailed above,  in-line with national standards & their strict qualifying criteria.  Therefore these courses are completely valid for submission to governing bodies as part of your annual continuing professional development (CPD) training requirements.

On all courses there will be theory, demonstrations, practical sessions, plenty of time for questions, feedback & to share. Handouts are provided to back up all course material.

TO BOOK - Please contact me. To secure your place payment in full is required. Book two or more courses at the same time to receive a 10% discount.

For T & C on Kent courses click here.

If you can't make a scheduled group course date then I offer 1:1 training & may come to you.

Ayurvedic Indian Head Massage - 1 day course

2020 - Saturday 22nd February

2021 - date tbc

10am - 5pm

£130

Traditionally a seated massage treatment of the upper back & arms, shoulders, neck, scalp / head & face, this therapy is both stimulating & relaxing, however you may tailor application of technique depending on how your client would like to feel. Although only a part body treatment, focusing on the most common stress vulnerable areas of the upper body, it represents a holistic de-stressing therapy for the whole body & Mind. It's extremely versatile & may be used as a stand-alone therapeutic treatment, incorporated into your existing repertoire or adapted to suit many differing logistical individual client situations. It may be performed either over clothes or on the skin with oils & cumbersome specialist equipment is not needed to perform it. This makes it an ideal treatment to offer just about anywhere / anytime & an invaluable addition for your therapeutic tool box!

 

Course Content learn:

- History & philosophy of the ancient Ayurvedic medicine system & Indian Head Massage

- A wide variety of authentic specialised massage techniques

- A seated treatment of the upper back & arms, shoulders, neck, head & face

- A look at some of the health conditions of the upper body

- Effects, benefits & treatment considerations / contra-indications

- Grounding & meditation techniques for self-care & treatment preparation

- Choice of base oil considerations & brief guidelines on using aromatherapy

- Making a blend for use on the course & to take home with you

- Demonstrations, practical sessions & review

- Feedback & question / answer opportunities

- Course material handouts

Acupressure Head Massage - 1 day course

2020 - Sat' 10th Oct' (rescheduled from 11th April due to Covid-19) **SOLD OUT**

2021 - date tbc

10am - 5pm

£130

This is a gentle, slow, extremely meditative treatment based on the ancient wisdom of the Tibetan, Indian & Chinese medicine systems. Although it's a gentle treatment don’t under estimate the potential power of it! It has a stimulating effect upon the parasympathetic nervous system that encourages deep relaxation, imbues tranquillity & truly stills the Mind. Although only a part body treatment, the sense of peace that this treatment brings means it’s a great de-stressor for both the Mind & whole body. Making it ideally suited for those that struggle switching off or with mental / emotion health issues & people prone to habitual patterns of holding tension, whether on a conscious or subconscious level.

 

Course Content:

- History & philosophy of the ancient Tibetan, Indian Ayurvedic & Chinese Medicine systems

- Theory & application of therapeutic acupressure techniques from the medicine systems

- A, couch based, treatment of the scalp / head, face, neck & shoulders

- A look at some of the health conditions of the upper body

- Effects, benefits & treatment considerations / contra-indications

- Grounding meditation technique for self-care & treatment preparation

- Choice of base oil considerations & brief guidelines on using aromatherapy

- Making a blend for use on the course & to take home with you

- Demonstrations, practical sessions & review

- Feedback & question / answer opportunities

- Course material handouts

Introduction to Aromatherapy & making Aromatic Christmas Gifts  - 1 day course

2020 - Sat' 5th Dec'

10am - 4pm

Cost - £95

Places are limited to 5 students & can fill up quickly so please do get in touch if you' like to reserve a space

Whether you're a complete beginner, enthusiast or therapist that would like to learn more about utilising aromatic herbal medicine, the aim of this course is to show you how to safely & confidently use essential oils to support health & well-being. All you need is an eagerness to learn, have fun doing so & a nose that’s ready to be bombarded with gorgeous aromatics.

After discovering aromatherapy in my early 20's when I worked in an office I’ve been hooked ever since. I was really struggling with menstrual issues so my manageress made a blend for me & told me to rub it on my abdomen & lower back. Thinking she was a bit strange & hippie but not wanting to offend I obliged. Wow!...it really helped! So what then started as a new found interest & hobby for me later became a career. Now I use aromatic oils almost every day for my well being, for treatments in my professional practice, to make bespoke preparations for clients & in the talks, workshops & training courses I run. Honestly I don't think I could live without aromatics in my life now! I'm a complete & self confessed #aromatherapynerd #aromaticaddict & I hope you enjoy learning about this fascinating subject as much as I did & actually still do!

Course Content:

- What aromatherapy is & where it came from
- How aromatherapy works & understanding the benefits
- An in-depth look at a selection of different essential oils
- Selecting essential oils (& base / carrier products)
- Aroma profiles of essential oils
- Therapeutic indications of essential oils (physical, psychological & spiritual)
- How to use essential oils
- Blending practical sessions formulating 3 Aromatic Christmas Gifts for you to take home
- Safety considerations (points of caution, contraindications & storage)
- Importance of sourcing good quality, ethical, unadulterated oils & where to get them
- Direction to further resources & learning material
- Feedback & question/answer opportunities
- Handouts are provided to back up course material

Student Feedback - here's what they've had to say...

Donna was my Aromatherapy Massage Diploma tutor & I have also completed a CPD massage course with her. Donna is an exceptional body worker & a skilled teacher. I would recommend her CPD courses to anyone!

Wonderful techniques from a great tutor.

Very hands on & there was lots of practise which really helped to consolidate learning.

Would definitely recommend the course to others.

I’ll be back for more training.

Very good course content & presentation that was to the point, comprehensive & easy to follow.

I now feel I've more technical ability & confidence.

Thoroughly enjoyed the course.

I have recently taken a one day course with Donna. I can't recommend her enough. I will definitely be looking to train again with her.

She was very approachable, knowledgeable & taught at the level required for me. It was a thoroughly enjoyable day.

Thank you.

The course delivered what was offered. Excellent content demonstrated through a variety of delivery methods.

Thank you for a very enjoyable, professional & beneficial day

Excellent teaching.

Great content.

The course was amazing.

Absolutely loved it.

Can't wait to do more.

Thank you.

Information was clear, understandable &

well taught. Great to have such knowledgeable, skilled & attentive tutors during practical sessions that helped to adjust my techniques.

Wonderful techniques from a great tutor.

Very hands on & there was lots of practise which really helped to consolidate learning.

Would definitely recommend the course to others.

I’ll be back for more training.

Very happy to of learnt more massage tools which are powerful & also very relaxing.

Love Donna & Jo both as teachers & people.

Great chemistry. I wish you could bottle it.

Brilliant. Wonderful course!

My confidence & ability have grown.

Thank you so much.

Super inspiring.

Great content, well paced teaching that was easy to follow. Loved the fun & down to earth teaching style. I feel I have really added to my therapeutic tool box.

Awesome. Interesting. Stimulating. Very clear well structure handouts. I now have more confidence & tools. Please do more advanced courses!

Great handouts to back up the clearly delivered material & good assistance from the tutors while practising.

Would love a follow up graduate course.

Thank you for the feedback. It's very much appreciated. What an honour it's been to meet  you all. I've learnt lots too from working with each & every one of you.

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