H.E.A.R.T.S Process for Aromatherapists




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About The Course

This is a wonderful opportunity for aromatherapists to learn how to work with clients who are in pain. You will learn a multi-sensory approach to the treatment of pain.

HEARTS is an extremely useful therapeutic relaxation approach created and developed by Ann Carter and was primarily designed to be used where conventional massage techniques were inappropriate or difficult to perform.

H.E.A.R.T.S. is an acronym that stands for Hands-on, Empathy, Aroma, Relax, Texture and Sound and it is therapeutically offered as the HEARTS Process drawing on a range of natural skills and different sensorial experiences with the aim to be used in all kinds of clinical settings and in private practices and home care as well.

Within the aroma component of the process, two extra interventions using essential oils on aroma sticks and patches were researched and developed by Jonathan Benavides to be used during a HEARTS session in order to try to help the patient switch their attention from pain to comfort.

“Train to the Light” (aroma and sound) and “Remembering and Honouring you” (aroma and texture) are these two methods that are used for pain management in all kinds of settings within cancer and palliative care.

Course Content

The two-full-day course covers:

  • Complete HEARTS process, theory and practice
  • Benavides’s interventions, theory and case studies
  • Aromatic interventions, theory and practice
  • Essential Oils and different sensorial experiences
  • Designing a personalised aromatic intervention
  • Aromatherapy and sound
  • Aromatherapy and texture
  • Case studies

Each student will receive an official HEARTS Process certificate.

HEARTS is a technique that can be used by anyone, but, this course is intended for qualified aromatherapists as students will be designing and applying aromatherapy formulas on clients.

About Jonathan Benavides:

Before becoming a clinical aromatherapist Jonathan studied psychology and specialised in autism and communication disorders. Jonathan has always been involved in training, research and developing different therapeutic approaches for complimentary and Integrative care.
He got first in touch with aromatherapy when working with sensorial therapies for autistic children in the Netherlands.  He has participated in several seminars, conferences and congresses in aromatherapy, complementary therapies, psychology and music therapy.
Jonathan is also:

Reiki Usui Shiki Ryoho Master,
HEARTS (UK) Teacher (trained and certified by Ann Carter),
Trainer and Lecturer.
Since 2009 he has been working within the Palliative Home Care system in the Netherlands with the very sick and the dying. During this time he has developed, used, trained and lectured different therapeutical interventions (conventional and non conventional) such as:
“Into the tunnel” for autistic children (1987)
“Bio-gymnastics, integrating the emotions in your body (1989)
“Ahava, the Reiki of Love”, a new Reiki approach (2001)
“Anointing, a spiritual seance”, an energetic chakra harmonisation (2008)
“Into the Light”, psychological approach for the sick and dying (2011)
“Integrative Reiki, Reiki Usui together with essential oils, electromagnetic frequencies and roses energy” (2013)
“Reinforcing your T-cells”, a holistic immunological approach” (2015)
“Let be free again”, a trauma release aromatic approach (2017)
“Train to the Light” aroma and sound for HEARTS (UK) (2018)
“Remembering and Honouring you”, aroma and texture for HEARTS (UK) (2018)

Startdate: 2019-10-12
End Date 2019-10-13

Address : 3-4 Mill Lane hearts processes for aromatherapist
Co Kildare W23 X2P7