september, 2024

2024mon30sep(sep 30)6:30 pmmon14oct(oct 14)8:30 pmThe ABC Wellness Short Course£55 (£35 concessionary fee) A three-week course to address stress, relax, build emotional resilience, and bounce back!Parkside Community CollegeDay:Monday length of course: 3 weeks


September 30 (Monday) 6:30 pm - October 14 (Monday) 8:30 pm


Parkside Community College

Parkside, Cambridge, CB1 1EH

length of course

3 weeks


Course details

Brief Description:

Join me to explore the ABC Wellness Kit, specifically designed to address increased stress levels in current times. Learn new Wellness tools in each session to address stress, relax, build emotional resilience, and bounce back! 

You can use all these tools straight away to manage your stress levels day by day!  

Session A: Aromatherapy for Stress Relief  

In this first session we find out how to harness the amazing properties of Aromatherapy essential oils at home & work to relax, de-stress and improve concentration. This is a brief introduction to Aromatherapy, methods of safe and convenient use of essential oils are taking center stage. There is a guided hand massage routine for relaxation. 

Session B: Better Sleep 

Sleepless nights undermine our wellbeing.  

A good night’s sleep allows you to tackle anything – we explore the importance of a sleep routine, including winding down, electric interference, light pollution, ventilation, the importance of food and more. We also look at the use of Aromatherapy essential oils to encourage refreshing sleep. There is a guided Relaxation Technique to help you wind down at night. 

Session C: Coping Strategies for Stress 

This session teaches a variety of tools to ease everyday stress levels, aid relaxation, increase motivation, and address your mood and emotions. 

We look at the role of Aromatic Interventions, Breathing Techniques, Morning Pages and Gratitude Journals. You also discover the Self-Havening Technique, a fantastic tool using the latest findings in Neuroscience, developed by the Ruden brothers in the US. Self-Havening helps you to increase resilience to stress, increase motivation and enables you to change your moods.  

Previous Experience and Knowledge Needed 

No prior knowledge necessary. This class is suitable for female and male participants. 

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of the course, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Know how to use Aromatherapy essential oils in a safe and effective manner to relax, de-stress and improve concentration.  
  • Apply the Relaxation and Massage techniques you learned during the course at home. 
  • Understand how your sleep routine affects quality of sleep. 
  • Use the Self-Havening Technique daily to build emotional and mental resilience. 
  • Take some control to manage your stress levels by applying the information you have been given. 


Extra costs on the course for example textbook, materials or equipment:

None  I will provide some hand cream or aromatherapy blend for the hand massages in session 1 and 2. Perhaps you can reimburse me for this please.  The amount depends on the class size. 


For the first session you will need to bring:



On completion of this course, what might your next steps be?   

You may want to delve deeper into Aromatherapy or other complementary therapies to help you further to reduce stress levels. 





£55 (£35 concessionary fee) To get booked on, contact the office on 01223 712340 to pay by card or bank transfer


Maike DringMaike Dring has been practising complementary therapies for the last 30 years, helping her clients on a 1 to 1 basis, but also sharing her knowledge through offering classes and workshops. She is a member of IFPA and has qualifications in professional Aromatherapy, Aromaflex (a special type of Reflexology), The Bowen Technique, The Emmett Technique, The Havening Techniques. Maike has recently re-located to Cambridge from Northern Ireland. Find out more about Maike at

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