Monday 5th September 2016 - Post Conference Workshops

(duration 3 hours).

Pre-registration for post conference workshops is required and will be available once registration is live. The fee to attend a post conference workshop is £60.Below please find a brief overview of some workshops. Further information on additional workshops to follow.Please note sessions run concurrently.


Morning Workshops

Caroline Ingraham (UK)

Help your dog and cat heal itself with Applied Zoopharmacognosy

Caroline Ingraham founded Applied Zoopharmacognosy and is the leading expert in this field of animal self-medication. She has always had an enormous concern for the ethical treatment of animals and has spent the last three decades researching and observing how animals self-medicate. Caroline has featured in many scientific journals and articles, and has written numerous books on the subject. She has appeared on the BBC, ITV, BBC Radio4, National Geographic TV and at the Hay Festival of Literature and Arts.

At 22 years of age, Caroline studied essential oils for humans with Robert Tisserand, she laterwent on to study the French approach to the scientific use of essential oils with EORC (France) and Biologist Thomas Ingraham. Her work encompasses an understanding of pharmacokinetics and pharmacology combined with animal self-medication. Caroline is in demand globally as a consultant and teacher, speaking regularly at International Symposiums.


Workshop Summary

Zoopharmacognosy (self-medication) is a behaviour that has been employed by animals since the dawn of time; Applied Zoopharmacognosyallows your animal to select remedies as they would in the nature. Domestic and captive animals have the same self-medication abilities as their wild counter-parts. They tend to select remedies, to bring them back to health, that contain the same or similar constituents to those found in their evolutionary history, such as essential oils, clays, algae, macerates and vegetable oils, seaweeds, minerals and other nutrients found in grasses and hedgerow remedies. You may be surprised that behavioural problems such as separation anxiety are often resolved by working with essential oils that address physical problems. Sharing a common language, the language of smell, enables you to reach a new and exciting level of communication with your animal.

Learning Objectives


Michael Isted of The Herball (United Kingdom)

Drinking Plants: How to Create Plant-Based Potions for Health and Happiness

Michael Isted is a trained phytotherapist (BSc Hons) and nutritionist who started up his company The Herball in 2013. Michael set up The Herball as a portal to promote and celebrate the many ways in which we can integrate plants and plant preparations to invigorate and enrich our lives. Michael works closely with a number of small independent organic growers and plant workers in the UK, Europe & India to source, produce and sell authentic, artisanal plant based products, such as infusions, aromatic waters, spices, extracts, and oils. With 15 years of experience creating drinks for the global luxury food & drink sector Michael now combines his passion for the plants with his experience of beverage to showcase dynamic ways in which we can utilise the plants around us to create beautiful stories and experiences with drinks and perfume.

Workshop Summary

During this hands-on workshop Michael will showcase how to integrate a variety of plant based preparations such aromatic waters, infusions, C02 extracts, oleoresins, glycerites, hydrolats, tinctures and essential oils along with raw plant material to create magical healing potions and elixirs. During this workshop we will explore, taste, touch, smell and engage with:


Colleen Harte (Ireland)

Mastering blending using essential oil chemistry with LabAroma

With over ten years experience in the Complementary Therapy Sector, Colleen Harte is committed to educating and sharing expert knowledge of essential oils with others in the world of Aromatherapy. As founder & Creative Director at Lucy Annabella Organics, Colleen developed the innovative software tool LabAroma and continues to use it to formulate new blends to add to her luxury beauty range.

Workshop Summary

Understanding the chemistry of your essential oil blend is essential to strengthening your formulating ability. Learn how to employ LabAroma, a modern, colorful user-friendly and fun tool packed with over 250 ingredients and chemistry information!

This engaging workshop is led by Colleen Harte, an aromatherapist and award winning entrepreneur, founder and creative director at Lucy Annabella, a luxury organic beauty brand. While in the early stages of developing her core essential oil formulas for Lucy Annabella, she needed to find a solution to the time consuming complex mathematical process of essential oil formulations. As a result, LabAroma was born: a chemistry-based, clinical aromatherapy focused software tool to formulatethe chemistry behind essential oil formulating with textual & visual data. In this session, Colleen herself guides you through the blending process.

Please note: For this workshop you need to bring your laptop, iPad or similar device. Included in this session is 2 weeks of free access to the LabAroma software tool.


Gabriel Mojay (UK) and Dr Timothy Miller (USA)

Joint Pain: Naturopathic and TCM Aromatic Therapeutics

Gabriel Mojay
Gabriel Mojay is a UK-registered practitioner of clinical aromatherapy, herbal medicine, and acupuncture. He first studied natural medicine in 1978, specializing in shiatsu therapy. Following four years of training in TCM, he became in 1987 a member of the British Acupuncture Council. He first trained in botanical medicine and aromatherapy in the 1980s, and has since studied with some of the world’s leading experts in clinical aromatherapy.
Dr Timothy Miller
Dr Timothy Miller is a naturopathic physician, licensed acupuncturist, and registered aromatherapist. He is a graduate of the National College of Natural Medicine (NCNM) in Portland, OR. Timothy is a chemistry nerd. He is fascinated by the chemistry found in the natural world. Fueled by the abundant, potent, and unique components within aromatherapy, Timothy has sought to understand how essential oils act on the body, and identify which clinical applications are best incorporated into practice.
Workshop Summary


Joint pain is an increasingly common health condition in the Western world. Aromatherapists are frequently called upon to treat people with rheumatic disorders, with osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis being the prevalent disease types.
The anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving properties of essential oils make them effective therapeutic agents for joint pain. In addition, their selection and application can be enhanced by practical and theoretical tools offered by Naturopathic and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).
In this workshop, the evidence for essential oils important in the treatment of joint pain will be examined. An overview of key musculoskeletal pathologies and their respective treatment goals will be presented, together with an effective aromatic treatment plan for each common condition. Dosing, dosage forms, example formulations, and clinical reference materials will be provided.
In addition to aromatic applications, we will explore how naturopathic approaches to joint pain can be effectively combined with essential oil applications — including herbal medicines, dietary regimens, and nutritional supplementation.


Afternoon Workshops

Jo Kellett (United Kingdom)

Seasons of Life – Puberty to Menopause with Essential Oils

Jo Kellett TIDHA MIFPA CIMI graduated from the Tisserand Institute of Holistic Aromatherapy in 1996. After a few years in practice she returned to the college as Essential Oil Therapeutics Tutor, where she taught until the college closed. She now lectures for Neal’s Yard Remedies and is also a Massage Tutor at ITHMA.

Jo runs her private practice – from the seed aromatherapy - specialising in holistic care from conception to menopause in Brighton, England. She is most well known for her knowledge and experience with working with pregnant clients

Jo was a contributing author to ‘Aromatherapy for Health Professionals 4thEd’, and a key speaker at The 2010 IFPA conference, ‘Celebrating creation – an aromatic journey through pregnancy’. Jo also runs IFPA accredited CPD courses in London.

Workshop Summary

Explore the female ‘hormone seasons’ from Spring-Puberty to Autumn-Menopause with Essential Oils.

Delegates will have the opportunity to consider where they are in their ‘current season’, consider Essential Oils that reflect each passage of time from Puberty through Pregnancy and into Menopause. We will be looking at different cultures, myths and legends and the workshop will give us the chance to embrace our natural rhythms and look at oils that reflect each of these seasons.


Tanya Moulding (United Kingdom)

Scent and Psyche – An introduction to botanical perfumery**

Tanya Moulding trained in Holistic Aromatherapy with the Tisserand Institute and went on to further her studies with Deep Tissue, Indian Head massage, Reiki, Product blending and Natural Perfumery. As well as maintaining a private practice, Tanya works within the NHS as a Complementary Therapist specializing in palliative care. Her passion for plants and education has led her to develop perfumery and olfactory-led workshops and events for various partners including Kew Gardens, Hampton Court Palace and the Freud Museum.

Tanya’s personal mantra is “there is aromatic inspiration everywhere and in everything”

Workshop Summary

“Perfumes are the feelings of flowers."Heinrich Heine

Scent has the power to transport and inspire; creating your very own botanical perfumes is a wonderful, rewarding and playful skill.

In this workshop you will discover the origins of perfumery, perfume structure, fragrance families and vocabulary. Drawing on a palette of familiar and exotic natural materials, you will expand your olfactory horizons and be guided on how to smell, assess, blend and use these materials to create your own bespoke perfume during the session.

Botanical perfumery opens the doorway further to emotions, mood and memory and I hope, will inspire creative approaches in your blending and thereby broadening your therapeutic applications.

"Smell is a potent wizard that transports you across thousands of miles and all the years you have lived"Helen Keller

** The cost for this workshop is £70 - the increase of £10 is due to the expense of materials for making your own bespoke perfume.


Laura Hoy (United Kingdom)

Deepening Self-Care for Practitioners - putting self first and walking the talk

After completing training with Neal's Yard Remedies in 2006 & a Diploma in Aromatherapy & Essential Oil Science, Laura began managing NHR Organic Oils, a company selling the highest quality organic essential oils. One of her favourite parts about this role is communicating with clients about how simply oils can be used to support health, wellbeing & nurturing. This inspired her to start a blog sharing the pure joy of using oils in every day

Throughout this time Laura has developed her way of working with oils. As well as using them as part of her daily rhythm, she makes bespoke blends in various forms, runs workshops & training in the community and for the general public, and acts as a consultant for use of essential oils in the Martlets hospice. As well as practicing aromatherapy for private clients she works in community projects, including dementia cafes, assisted care homes and a hospice.

Even during her studies, Laura became very aware of how important self-care and self responsibly were, especially in the field of health care. Although the importance of looking after your body, especially your hands, was very prominent during this training period, she saw many fellow students injured, and a typical picture of a practitioner and their ailments was presented and often referred to. It made no sense to her to compromise her own health while treating another, so working in a way without push, strain or drive has always been at the core of her way of practicing.

The self-care workshop has developed from a way of living outside the treatment room, which supports what she is able to bring inside the treatment room. It is inspired by Universal Medicine and the Esoteric Practitioners Association of which she is a member.

Workshop Summary

The self-care workshop is an opportunity to develop a deeper relationship with yourself, honouring your body and what it communicates, and understanding how walking the talk allows for true inspiration for your clients.

This interactive, practical workshop is offered to assist you to truly support yourself and to develop a deeper understanding of the importance of self-care. It will look at revealing what gets in the way of putting self first and how this impacts our whole life, including clients and the quality of service we offer. The workshop will include discussions, group work and practical techniques. By focusing on this important factor (you) improvements to your vitality, workload, confidence, relationships, stress levels and much more, can naturally unfold.

‘The true delivery of service begins first by delivering that same service to self in every way, and to all others by the same manner…’ (Benhayon 2006).


Deby Atterby (Australia)

The Aromatic Detox and Elimination Technique (ADEM)

Deby has been involved in Aromatherapy for the past 25 years, is a staunch supporter of Aromatic Medicine in Australia and through her research and studies, has been instrumental in bringing Aromatic Medicine to Australia into a Government accreditation syllabus.

In 2008, Deby purchased Aromatherapy Today international journal which under her direction has become a world-renownedpublication that is regularly referenced in papers and natural therapy texts. Deby’s life revolves around Essential Oils, Herbs and their properties. She continues to spread her knowledge as a Principal and lecturer for the Aminya Natural Therapies Academy, Australia.

Deby has held the role of Australian Ambassador for both Botanica2012 and 2014 events and is herself the host and organiser of Aromatica 2015 conference that will held in Coolangatta Queensland on the 31st October/1st November 2015. It is at this conference that Deby will be launching her new book : “The Aromatic Detox and Elimination Technique” as well as her three day training program in this highly effective technique.

Workshop Summary

The Aromatic Detox and Elimination Technique (ADET) was developed by Deby Atterby over a period of 15 years, as a result of consultations with her clients and students. She had noticed an increase in persons presenting with compromised immune defences, lethargy, additional ongoing ailments and a distinct lack of vitality and actively sought to find effective and natural treatment strategies to enable them to regain their health, balance and energy. To this end, Deby has integrated different modalities into a sequence of techniques and treatment strategies (ADET) based on her clinical aromatherapy practice sessions and her knowledge and experience of other therapy modalities.

In this workshop, you will learn key aspects of her technique for improving health including: