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Minneapolis, MN, 55413

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Holistic Aromatherapy

 
Jen Shepherd, MSW, LICSW, CCA Over the past 20 years, Jen has helped individuals and families on their path towards better health. She uses aromatherapy as part of a holistic and biopsychosocial approach to partner with individuals on their journey toward optimal wellness. Jen believes that one can truly experience a peaceful and healthful balance by harmonizing the body, mind, and spirit. Jen is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker through the Minnesota Board of Social Work and she is recognized as a NAHA Certified Clinical Aromatherapist by the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy. She has a specialty certification in Wellness Coaching, and her second language is American Sign Language.  

Jen Shepherd, MSW, LICSW, CCA

Over the past 20 years, Jen has helped individuals and families on their path towards better health. She uses aromatherapy as part of a holistic and biopsychosocial approach to partner with individuals on their journey toward optimal wellness. Jen believes that one can truly experience a peaceful and healthful balance by harmonizing the body, mind, and spirit.

Jen is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker through the Minnesota Board of Social Work and she is recognized as a NAHA Certified Clinical Aromatherapist by the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy. She has a specialty certification in Wellness Coaching, and her second language is American Sign Language.  


Have you been wanting to explore aromatherapy and essential oils to enhance your wellness journey? Aromatherapy can be an effective complementary and alternative health care option to support your overall health and well-being.

 

Here are the top reasons that people are seeking Holistic Aromatherapy

 

  • Stress management
  • Emotional support 
  • Headaches
  • Insomnia or other sleep disturbances
  • Musculoskeletal issues
  • Hormonal concerns
  • Respiratory and sinus issues
  • Chronic pain
  • Fatigue
  • Digestive support
  • To support other therapies (massage, acupressure, TCM)

 

What is Holistic Aromatherapy?

Holistic Aromatherapy is both an art and a science! It refers to the skillful use of aromatic substances that have been extracted from plants (mainly essential oils). These aromatic essences are used to harmonize and unify the mind, body, and spirit. Essential oils and custom blends can enhance your body’s natural healing process.

 

What Can I Expect From a Holistic Aromatherapy Consultation?

The consultation is your chance to meet 1:1 with a qualified aromatherapy practitioner to create a plan to incorporate essential oils into your wellness routine.

 

Prior to your appointment, you will be sent an intake packet to complete and send in for review prior to the consultation. This would include things like allergies, acute and chronic health conditions, environmental factors, and lifestyle. 

 

The consultation begins with a brief introduction and a review of your basic guidelines, rights, and responsibilities. The aromatherapist will review your health history with you. Goals will be discussed to create an overall aromatherapy wellness plan. 

 

The aromatherapist will help you to explore your essential oil and aroma preferences to find the ones that are right for you based on the reason that you are coming in. They will also provide education regarding the safe and effective use of essential oils for your particular needs. Your qualified practitioner can answer questions you may have in regards to purity, application methods, dosage, contraindications, and any possible interactions between the essential oils and any medications you’re taking.

 

Based on your consultation, the aromatherapist will discuss the plan and create a custom aromatherapy product. This includes education on safe and appropriate use of the product, and how you can incorporate it into your wellness routine. Custom products can include: roll-ons, body lotions/oils, diffusers, aromastick/inhalers, jewelry, and other bath and body care products. The custom product is created after the consultation has been completed, and can be picked up at a later designated time.

 

Your consultation also includes a short follow up to review how things are going. This usually takes place over the telephone or email.

 

OTHER HOLISTIC AROMATHERAPY SERVICES

 

Add-on Wellness Coaching and Psychoaromatherapy

If you are looking for a more in-depth session that addresses your overall health and wellness goals and/or emotional and mental health, adding on Wellness Coaching and Psychoaromatherapy may be of benefit. This will allow more time for the aromatherapist to work with you on identifying your readiness, wellness goals, barriers, and create a plan of action. A more in-depth session could also include brief psychoaromatherapy focused on mind-body techniques that incorporate the essential oils into your emotional and mental wellness routine.

 

What is psychoaromatherapy?

Psychoaromatherapy specifically focuses on the potential psychological effects of essential oils. Research has shown that essential oils can have both psychological and physiological effects, affecting both the brain and the central nervous system. Your emotional state and wellness can be influenced by your psychological and emotional reaction to an aroma. This is a highly individualized and personal phenomenon, which means that how you respond is unique to you! Psychoaromatherapy can be used to support your emotional health. It also supports healthy coping, natural resilience, and your overall wellness. 

 

Aromatherapy Education Consultation

Do you have a lot of essential oils sitting at home and you don’t know what to do with them? Are you curious about furthering your essential oil education and want to become a professional? Do you have the fundamentals and basics down, but are struggling with trying to figure out a recipe? Do you want to sit and pick the aromatherapist’s brain? We also offer other types of aromatherapy consultations if you are looking for something that is less clinical. Check out the Aromatherapy Education Consultation and Recipe Review for more information.   

 

We are also offering fun and informative essential oil workshops! In most that are offered, we will be making a custom product that you can take home and begin using right away for wellness enhancement. Materials will provided. Prices and fees vary depending on the topic and materials. 

 

Workshop topics may include:

  • Essential oils 101: What are they? How do they work? How can I use them safely?
  • Aromatherapy for rest, relaxation, and rejuvenation
  • Stress management and Emotional wellness
  • Support for the body during cold, flu, allergy seasion
  • Essential oil safety musts for the whole family
  • Summer fun 
  • Create your own basic aromatherapy kit
  • Create your own aromatherapy travel kit
  • Cleaning out your essential oil closet 
  • Green cleaning with essential oils 

 

Make sure you’re on our newsletter for workshop announcements! Also be sure to check our events page for more details.