NAHA Certified Professional Aromatherapist Course

 

The National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy (NAHA)
This course is designed according to the approved aromatherapy education standards of The National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy (NAHA). NAHA is a leading aromatherapy organization in the United States with the mission to encourage the development of high standards of education that promote well-trained professional aromatherapy practitioners.

Course Objectives
Level 1 – Certified Aromatherapist

  • To provide students with comprehensive aromatherapy knowledge to apply for the well-being of their lives, family and friends.

Level 2 - Certified Professional Aromatherapist

  • To train and develop professional aromatherapists who possess an excellent knowledge of aromatherapy with practicum of how to transform the plant essences onto a healing.
  • To teach Aromatherapy as a complete healing art and science with an understanding of the human anatomy, physiology of disease, chemical and botanical profile of essential oils.


Aroma Healing Institute
Aroma Healing Institute is one of the schools accredited by NAHA to provide Certified Professional Aromatherapist Course (Level 1 & 2) and was founded by

  • Jenny Go, the principal teacher registered under the International Federation of Aromatherapists (IFA) and the NAHA.
  • Parkson Kwok, a registered Aromatherapist, professional Tarot reader & teacher.


The Founders & our instructors
Jenny Go BA(Hons), HKICPA, MIFA, MPEOT
Jenny set up JGO Holistic Aromatherapy & Health School in October 2002 which is the longest established school accredited by the IFA in Hong Kong. She started her teaching of the International accredited Diploma course in Holistic Aromatherapy since then and had trained close to a thousand of professional qualified aromatherapists (IFA and IFPA) up to 2017.

Jenny has been practicing aromatherapy for over 15 years to witness the benefits of aromatherapy in improving the physical and psychological health conditions. To disseminate the safe and effective use of aromatherapy, she set up an online training course with Parkson in 2018.

Before her career as an aromatherapist, she was an UK and Hong Kong qualified accountant and graduated with an honors degree in Finance with Accounting in London. She is also a certified hypnotherapist, Quantum Touch and Body Harmony certified practitioner.

 

 

Parkson Kwok BBA(Hons), MA, MIFA, MPEOT
Parkson Kwok is a registered aromatherapist (a professional member of IFA, IFPA & NAHA) and a professional Tarot reader & teacher.

He has 20+ years of corporate business experience. Parkson is the founder of The Fragrance Tribe (www.fragrancetribe.com) and he inspires over thousands of urban professionals each year to live more mindful and enlightened lives, using aromatherapy and Tarot as guides. He holds many qualifications and with over 15 years of experience in the metaphysical realm.

Our Instructors
Our instructors are qualified aromatherapists accredited by the International Fedaration of Aromatherapists with extensive experiences in clinical aromatherapy

Becky Yip

  • Graduate of JGO school with a Diploma in Holistic Aromatherapy in 2003
  • Member of the International Federation of Professional Aromatherapists
  • Practicing aromatherapist and tutor conducting aromatherapy seminars for various organisations including Bank of China, Hospital Authority, Housing Authority and Wong Tai Sin Hospital …


Course Content
Level 1 Certified Aromatherapist
Online class (35 hours)

  • Introduction to the history of Aromatherapy
  • Production and methods of extraction (distillation, cold pressing/expression, enfleurage, absolute, CO2 extraction)
  • Storage and Quality of essential oils
  • Methods of application (inhalation, diffusion, topical, optional: internal)
  • Profiles of 20 essential oils and 4 hydrosols
  • Diluents such as vegetable oils including 5 profiles of carrier oils and other carrier bases
  • Legal, ethical, privacy issues (the NAHA Code of Ethics)
  • Basic physiological effects of essential oils: methods of absorption, overview of olfaction and the limbic system, the skin, and the immune system
  • Basic essential oil chemistry with contraindications of certain essential oils

2 full days class (15 hours)

  • Recap online class content
  • How to create/design an effective blend
  • How essential oils interact on physical and emotional levels
  • Safety issues (including dermal, respiratory, internal)
  • How to carry out case studies with appropriate selection of essential oils for various conditions encountered in daily life

 

Level 2 Professional Aromatherapist Course (150 hours, in addition to the required Level 1 hours, for a total minimum of 200) 
Online class (45 hours)

  • Modern development of Aromatherapy and the Holistic Approach
  • Acute and Chronic Toxicity
  • Basic plant structure and functions, Taxonomic classification of aromatic plants
  • Chemistry of Essential oils, different species of essential oil have different chemical compositions and curative effects
  • Quality control / Essential oil Safety
  • Properties and uses of 25 Essential oils
  • Properties & uses of 10 Carrier oils, 7 floral waters and variety of natural raw base products
  • The history of massage, benefit of massage and contra-indications

12 full days class (90 hours) plus 2 days practicum in community centre (15 hours)

  • Recap Level 1 and Level 2 online course contents
  • Analyse the essential oils profile by chemical components and botanical family
  • The technique of oil blending & evaluation of effectiveness of essential oils formulations
  • Skin & Hair Care
  • Methods and techniques for the preparation of safe and effective aromatherapeutic products including DIY gel, lotion, cream and balm and spritzer with inclusion of essential oils for various conditions
  • Different type of massage strokes, application of Massage skills with massage practice including neck & shoulder, head and hand massage
  • Business Studies
  • Aromatherapy and research studies
  • Professional practice – consultation record, client Reception/ communication
  • The use of aromatherapy for special client groups including pregnancy, children, elders and cancer patients
  • Review of case studies regarding the application methods and selection of essential oils for various conditions encountered
  • Integrating knowledge of anatomy, physiology and pathology with the practice of essential oils
    • The respiratory system
    • The cardiovascular system
    • The lymphatic system & the immune system
    • The reproductive system o The urinary system
    • The digestive system

 

Who should attend

  • Those who age 18 or above with the ability to read and write and
  • Those who are interested in Holistic Aromatherapy and want to get an International certification of Aromatherapy

 

Other Requirements

  • Students who are not existing health professionals such as: Massage Therapists, Estheticians, Herbalists, Nurses, Physicians, etc. are required to provide proof of completion of Anatomy & Physiology from an accredited institution.
  • Anatomy & Physiology Level 1 is a 3-4 credit undergraduate class which typically covers: Tissue & The Integumentary System; Skeleton, Joints & The Skeletal System; Muscle, Muscle Tissue & The Muscular System; Nervous Tissue & The Central Nervous System, The Peripheral Nervous System, The Autonomic Nervous System; The Endocrine System; Cellular Structure & Types, Basic Chemistry. Many universities and colleges offer this course in classroom and on line. 1 college credit = 15-16 classroom hours, or self-paced online which can often be completed more quickly

  • Students must complete Level 1 and pass Level 1 internal assessment before admission to Level 2

  • Anatomy & Physiology Level 2 is a 3-4 credit undergraduate class which typically covers: The Reproductive System; The Cardiovascular System; The Lymphatic System & The Immune System; The Urinary System; The Digestive System. Many universities and colleges offer this course in classroom and on line. 1 college credit = 15-16 classroom hours, or self-paced online which can often be completed more quickly

 

Certificate of Completion

Upon fulfillment of the following requirements, the certificate of completion will be issued by Aroma Healing Institute to students for their application for NAHA accreditation

 


Level 1 Certified Aromatherapist

  • Complete the online course
  • Attend the 2 full days class (must complete the online course first)
  • Submit 5 case studies and
  • Successfully passed the internal assessment
  • Graduates must submit proof of completion of 5 NAHA approved continuing education hours (CEs) per year or 10 CEs every 2 years in order to remain a Level 1 member in good standing. Examples of NAHA approved CEs include: NAHA Conference, NAHA Webinars (free for members!), writing articles for the NAHA Journal, electives and continuing education courses taught by a NAHA approved school, volunteer or mentorship time spent in a holistic healing center that utilizes aromatherapy

Level 2 Certified Professional Aromatherapist

  • Complete Level 1 (both online and 2 days class)
  • Student must complete a 5-10 page research paper (pertaining to an aromatherapy topic).
  • Student must complete a minimum of 5 case studies in addition to the required level 1 case studies for a total minimum of 10.
  • A minimum 80% of attendance record and
  • Successfully passed the internal assessment
  • Graduates must submit proof of completion of 10 NAHA approved continuing education hours (CEs) per year or 20 CEs every 2 years in order to remain a Level 2 member in good standing. Examples of NAHA approved CEs include: NAHA Conference, NAHA Webinars (free for members!), writing articles for the NAHA Journal, electives and continuing education courses taught by a NAHA approved school, volunteer or mentorship time spent in a holistic healing center that utilizes aromatherapy.


Class schedule
Level 1 Certified Aromatherapist

  • Online course – to study in your own path within a period of 6 months upon enrollment
  • 2 full days class - to be held on the 1st weekend (10am-6.30pm on Sat & Sun) of Jan, Mar, May, Aug, Oct & Dec

Level 2 Certified Professional Aromatherapist

  • Online course – to study in your own path within a period of 6 months upon enrollment
  • full days class - to be held at weekend or holiday (10am-6.30pm, dates to be advised)


Course Fee
Level 1 Certified Aromatherapist

to be advised

Level 2 Certified Professional Aromatherapist

to be advised