Aromatherapy Journal Club

Join Dr Joy as we evaluate scientific journal articles on aromatherapy and essential oil therapeutics

Dr Joy will show how you can critically evaluate scientific research papers, and determine whether their results are useful in the therapeutic use of essential oils. We will evaluate a new paper every two months, with video recordings covering different aspects of the paper, concluding with a summary of how the paper is useful for evidence-based practice. There are a couple of introductory videos and concepts for people who are not familiar with scientific research.

Even more exciting is the chance to join in one of our monthly live group Zoom chats (which are also recorded). The discussions so far have been most interesting and fruitful!

While you remain a subscriber, you will have continuing access to all the recordings, including ones from the past.


Course Curriculum


  First Section - Welcome to the Journal Club
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  Second Section - Types of Research
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  November 2019 - Nose-to-brain transmission of essential oil molecules - is it a "thing"?
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  December 2019 - Oral dosages of Lavender oil for anxiety - what's the evidence, what are the risks?
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  January 2020 - Heterocyclic molecules with nitrogen atoms - should we be interested?
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  February 2020 - Can essential oils prevent urogenital atrophy in post-menopausal women?
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  March 2020 - Adverse event databases and Poisoning Information Centre reports - what they tell us
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  April 2020 - Cochrane Review on aromatherapy use in cancer care
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  May 2020 - Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) research and relevance to aromatherapy?
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  June 2020 - Kohlert 2000 - pharmacokinetics of essential oils - what's new since then?
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  July 2020 - Pharmacokinetics - CYP450 polymorphisms and significance for essential oil use
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  September 2020 - Aromatherapy for dementia care - what's the evidence?
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  Year 2 - October 2020 - Psychoaromatherapy in review
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  November 2020 Impact of expectancy, pleasantness on outcomes of aroma experiments
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  December 2020 Can expectancy affect physiology?
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  January 2021 - How does the trigeminal nerve contribute to experience of aromas?
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  Feb 2021 - Pain - what is it, how can it be managed?
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  April 2021 - Pharmacological or non-pharmacological aspects of essential oil use for pain relief?
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  May 2021 - Aromatherapy and Mental Health
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  June 2021 - Inflammation and Mood Disorders
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  July 2021 - A clinical trial using lavender for anxiety & depression
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  August & September 2021 - Synergy...
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  October 2021 - Quality Appraisal of Aromatherapy Research Articles
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Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.
Are there any discounts available?
From time to time I offer discounts, for example if I give a public webinar elsewhere, but as it's a monthly subscription, it's easier if I keep it at the one price all the time. Whatever dollar amount you sign up remains what you pay, even if we raise the amount later.

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Your Instructor


Dr E. Joy Bowles, PhD, BSc Hons
Dr E. Joy Bowles, PhD, BSc Hons

Dr E. Joy Bowles is an author, educator and researcher, best known for her contribution to the understanding of essential oil chemistry in the aromatherapy community. After completing her Bachelor of Science degree majoring in Organic Chemistry and Cell Biology, she developed the first course in essential oil chemistry in Australia in 1991. In 2007 she gained her PhD on the effect of essential oils on cognitive function in dementia, but her academic career went on hold for a period of motherhood and working for 10 years in chronic disease management, Joy returned to share her chemistry and pharmacology understanding with a new generation of essential oil enthusiasts, aromatherapists and health practitioners. A more detailed biography can be found here https://ejoybowles.com/bio.html#/

Publications

"The Chemistry of Aromatherapeutic Oils" (Allen and Unwin, 2003, Routledge 2020) is still used in many aromatherapy courses around the world, and is being translated into other languages.

“Dr Joy’s Aromatherapy: Use essential oils with confidence for psyche, skin, medicine and health” (Diem Capta Books, 2020) is her current statement about the three main ways of using essential oils, and the different quality of education, research and evidence required to safely use them.

Journal articles in Aromatherapy Today magazine and International Journal of Professional Holistic Aromatherapists.

Academic publications here: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Joy-Bowles-2


I'm looking forward to hearing feed-back and comments as you share how the Aromatherapy Journal Club helps you in your practice.

Warmly,

Dr Joy