Essential Oils

Ref: C2341753

Essential oils have been used throughout history in many cultures for their medicinal and therapeutic benefits. More modern holistic approaches to wellness have brought about a revival of essential oils for physical and emotional health and well-being applications. Initially, you will be introduced the principles of 'Nature's Medicine Cabinet' using 10 core essential oils. Following research and discussion, you will address how the oils can be used for areas such as: relaxation and sleep, stress relief, concentration, immune system support, emotional balance, skin care, respiratory health, green cleaning, and even muscle tension and pain. You will have the opportunity to blend your own rollerballs. Make some 'green' cleaning products. Learn simple application techniques and discuss oils to support the emotions. An interesting class for anyone interested in learning about the basics of pure essential oils.

Course aim

These introduction workshops will show you the principles of using pure essential oils to support physical and emotional health.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is for beginners
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of plant based medicine.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of application methods of essential oils.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of techniques to support physical and emotional wellbeing.
  • Demonstrate practical techniques to make rollerballs
  • Demonstrate practical techniques to make green cleaning products.

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning
  • You will be encouraged to consider other students work and give your opinions and suggestions

What else do I need to know?

  • A selection of materials and basic equipment will be provided but you are welcome to bring additional materials with you
  • It would be helpful if you had access to the internet (Mobile phone, tablet or computer at home or through a library etc.)

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Become involved with the WEA in a range of voluntary work and other activities including campaigning as a WEA member
  • Become involved as a volunteer for a WEA partner or another organisation
  • You could progress to Higher Education courses. Follow link to the PEARL website for information http://pearl.open.ac.uk/
  • Access the WEA What Next? booklet here http://www.wea.org.uk/learn-wea/what-can-i-do-next

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Essential Oils

Enrolment Conditions

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you book. Please could we ask that you check the list below to ensure you meet our basic criteria:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2019
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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