One of the results of the Pandemic (COVID19) has been to draw our attention to our sense of smell in a big way. This has caused an onslaught of articles and discussions about aromatherapy and the benefits of using our sense of smell. The medical community has even brought the methods of using aromatic methods to their patients. And the beauty community has a newfound interest in the benefits we can gain from exploring the plant world where we can find therapeutic benefits from including them in our well-being program.
In this post, I am featuring Amy Anthony, (website NYCAromatica) and her classes, which are among the best. I am a NAHAcertified aromatherapist who has taken many classes in order to learn about the best and most safe methods for using essential oils and integrative medicinal methods as part of my wellness regimen. Some years ago, I had the pleasure to have Amy Anthony as one of my teachers at the New York Institute of Aromatherapy (closed now due to the Pandemic).
Amy has a website filled with aromatherapy solutions, potions, and a “poetic” method of providing this service to you. Take a look at her website to enjoy the many facets of aromatic wellness techniques and ideas to include them in your wellness regimen for therapeutic benefits.
Amy Anthony is modest in her explanation “About” herself. These are a few thoughts about what I think she offers in her training and consultations. 1) An aficionada’s grasp of the subject matter. 2) Clarity and ease of communicating – even in the more complex materials. 3) A certain generosity of spirit in her communication.
Episode #71 of An Aromatic Life: Frauke Galia, of Falk Aromatherapy’s latest podcast may help you, or someone you know. It is a conversation about what it is like for those who have smell challenges, and how to manage smell dysfunction. Learn from people who lost their sense of smell due to Covid, and some other smelling conditions as well. Listen to their suggestions for developing coping mechanisms. And, how to search out support /tools for proactively finding personal solutions and methods that can make a difference in handling the various issues smell dysfunction can cause.
Get connected with an empathetic experience by clicking on the podcast link below.
I am eager to share this information for May 2022 Mental Health Month. According to its website Mental Health America (MHA) is a community-based, non-profit organization founded in 1909.
The focus of MHA is to help people who have been living with the stress of the pandemic and to provide assistance with “early identification and intervention for those at risk”. And, this year’s theme is “Mental Health Month – Back to Basics.”
FYI – Below is a description from their website:
In 2014, Mental Health America (MHA) launched our online mental health screening: a collection of online, free, confidential, anonymous, and scientifically validated screening tools to help individuals understand and learn more about their mental health.
As you no doubt know, there are 5 major senses: Smell, Sight, Hearing, Taste and Touch.
SMELL is the one that I have been reading about recently.
When you have a moment, listen to a brief explanation on how your sense of smell can assist your well-being.
Based on recent observations, I believe that COVID-19 has sparked a new interest in the role smell can play in our well-being.
As a Certified Aromatherapist, I am trained in the role that aromatic tools can be used to assist in an individual’s wellness regimen. In fact, it is currently one of methods used in Integrative Medicine, which complements a person’s conventional medical program. Not as a replacement but in addition to. Users of Aromatherapy are advised to check with their doctors before engaging in these methods.
The selection of information and websites to guide you in using these methods safely is substantial. Click the links below to learn more.