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IFA Gains Professional Standards Authority (PSA) Approval of its Register
IFA Gains Professional Standards Authority (PSA) Approval of its Register
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The International Federation of Aromatherapists (IFA) awards qualifications as an Awarding Body and is also the Professional Body for aromatherapists worldwide, established in 1985. We are a charity set up in the public interest, whose purpose is the preservation of health and wellbeing by advancing the knowledge, practice of and expertise in aromatherapy by education, teaching and training. We provide a register of globally qualified and regulated aromatherapists who engage in evidence-based practice for the safety of the public. The IFA’s register has been approved as an Accredited Register by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care (PSA), a body accountable to Parliament. We offer an array of specialised curriculum leading to internationally recognised qualifications in aromatherapy through our accredited centres. The IFA has successfully pioneered aromatherapy in the UK medical profession and is the voluntary regulator for aromatherapy operating worldwide. 

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Impact of Hedonics on Mood Effects of Essential Oils

In this webinar, E. Joy Bowles, PhD BSc Hons will look at the components of an olfactory experience that can help or hinder an aromatherapy treatment. Joy will bring her love of essential oil chemistry and curiosity about how the body-mind-mood connection works to provide a stimulating and entertaining enquiry into how we experience aromas. 

Sacred Scents Masterclass with Salvatore Battaglia

In this masterclass, Salvatore will explore the role of scent within culture and spiritual practices and how this relates to the way we use essential oils today. Researchers have always struggled to understand the complex role of scent. We will explore the six key factors that I believe contribute to the spiritual dimension of scent: biophilia, awe, sacred space, rituals, myths and neurobiology.

Natural Product Making Webinar with Purodem

In collaboration with Purodem this webinar will teach you the step by step of how to make a variety of products. Examining the ingredients you are adding to your recipe & choosing essential oils that will enhance transdermal penetration, improve skin protection, function & repair, as well as offering antimicrobial power & immune resilience & add a sense of wellbeing through the overall scent.

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