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064 -Adjunct Therapies: Aromatherapy, Meditation, Guided Imagery
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Happiness Isn’t Brain Surgery: Mindfulness and Relaxation For the Family
Presented by: Dr. Dawn-Elise Snipes
Executive Director, AllCEUs
Continuing Education (CE) credits can be earned for this presentation at https://www.allceus.com/member/cart/index/search?q=adjunct
~ Review the concept of mindfulness, and how to incorporate it into daily life
~ Learn about the history, benefits, cautions and methods of incorporation into practice of
~ Guided Imagery
~ Being aware of your current state
~ MindLESSness allows people to ignore “minor” stress until it adds up to a meltdown
~ What discriminative stimuli can you put in the environment to remind you to do a mindfulness scan?
~ Body scan
~ Mindful Breathing
~ Mindful Observation
~ Mindful awareness – Think before you act
~ Mindful appreciation: Random Acts of Kindness
~ Hippocrates, known as the father of modern medicine, maintained 2,500 years ago that “the key to good health rests on having a daily aromatic bath and scented massage’.
~ Some of the plant materials Discorides wrote about in his Materia Medica 100 AD include many of the herbs and essential oils we use today including cardamon, cinnamon, myrrh, basil, fennel, frankincense, juniper, pine, rose, rosemary, and thyme.
~ Scented ointments and oils were recognized as having great benefit on both the physical and psychological level.
~ One of the principle aspects of ayurvedic medicine is massage with aromatic oils.
~ Distillation of essential oils is credited to the Persians in the 10th century
~ 1887 French physicians first recorded laboratory tests on the anti-bacterial properties of essential oils.
~ In 1910, Rene Gattefosse discovered the healing properties of lavender after severely burning his hands in a laboratory explosion. He later used the wound healing and antiseptic properties of essential oils in the care of soldiers in military hospitals during WWI.
~ Gattefosse coined the term “arom