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Aromatherapy Training?

Discussion in 'General Therapies' started by Nenah77, Mar 28, 2014.

  1. Nenah77

    Nenah77 New Member

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    Hi,

    I'm thinking of doing a home study course in Aromatherapy. I was looking at The School of Natural Health Sciences and Guild Training International.
    Which would be the one to go for?
    Thanks :)
     
  2. Reiki Pixie

    Reiki Pixie New Member

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    If it's for fun, choose whatever.

    If it's to be professional, I would touch either with a barge pole. Professional level courses are much longer and have formal industry/government accreditation, not made up fantasy associations.
     
  3. Reiki Pixie

    Reiki Pixie New Member

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    Another course with rubbish accreditation.

    OK for homestudy, b0ll0x for professional use.

    Rubbish. Different countries have different standards. Some you can practice almost anything in some countries, and be prosecuted for practicing without a licence in others. For example most of the USA and Canada have strict standards in the massage industry, and to get a licence takes 100's and 100's of hours of study and have to sit external examination. No diploma mill homestudy course will ever get you to this standard. As for the UK there is common law which allows most therapies to be practiced. But if a qualification doesn't allow to become a member of a professional association ie CThA, FHT, APNT and other organisations that are industry recognised, it isn't worth the paper it's written on. And if it doesn't give you registration to the Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council (not that you have to join of course as it's a voluntary self-regulator, though UK government recognised) then it is suspect.

    Edit: Post that I was referring to has been removed. That's OK as it's still good to highlight that there's no quick trip or easy ride to being a good competent therapist.
     
    #3 Reiki Pixie, Apr 8, 2014
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  4. Energylz

    Energylz Moody-rator ©
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    Hi RP,

    Due to blatent breaches of the forum rules, that member's post has now been removed. Apologies for making your post look out of place. ;)

    All Love and Reiki Hugs
     
  5. Reiki Pixie

    Reiki Pixie New Member

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    No probs, I'll just add an edit at the bottom ;)
     

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