Anxiety and depression may be part and parcel of the human experience, but these emotions have become more prevalent during the pandemic and all the subsequent lifestyle disruptions. As we ease back into more normal routines, how may aromatherapy affect the emotions in this transition and beyond? Essential oils can have a profound effect on mood and cognitive ability through their direct connection with the limbic system of the brain- the seat of memory, impulse, and emotions. Explore which oils are most effective for cognitive enhancement, offer inspiration and motivation, and help ease anxiety and depression in safe, nurturing applications. Participants will apply their new knowledge of essential oils in a hands-on portion of the class, making their own blends. (3 hours)
Easing Anxiety and Dispelling the Blues
One participant (all materials included).
Holly Dunbar, Licensed Massage Therapist, Herbalist, and Certified Aromatherapist, is the owner and founder of New Moon Bodywork & Botanicals in La Plata, MD. With nearly thirty years’ experience in holistic health care, she is a graduate of Baltimore School of Massage, East West Herb School, and The Aromahead Institute, and a professional member of The American Herbalists Guild. As the creator and developer of the New Moon aromatherapy product line, she continues to refine and grow the line with the goal of providing healing and wellness with natural products. A frequent speaker and writer at both local and national events and publications, Holly combines her experience as a practitioner, product formulator, and lifelong gardener to inspire and empower others in their path to optimal health.
All retreats and workshops are held at Raven’s Crest in Newburg, MD. Unless noted, they are held rain or shine. There are no refunds once purchased but you can transfer it to a friend. If the minimum participants is not reached, the workshop will be cancelled at least a week in advance and you will be refunded in full. Once the maximum is reached, then the event will be removed from the page for purchase. After purchase, you will receive details including street address and a pre-retreat questionnaire so we can tailor the experience to the participants and get food and other preferences. We welcome any questions you may have before or after purchase.