october, 2024

2024sat19oct10:00 am2:00 pmWell Woman Workshop (OCTOBER DAY SCHOOL)£48 - Enhance your wellbeing with the use of simple, but effective Aromatherapy remedies you can use at home.Coleridge Community CollegeDay:Saturday length of course: half day


(Saturday) 10:00 am - 2:00 pm


Coleridge Community College

Radegund Rd, Cambridge CB1 3RJ

length of course

half day


Course details

Brief Description:

Welcome to this wonderfully fragrant Well Women Workshop! Learn how to enhance your wellbeing with the use of simple, but effective Aromatherapy remedies you can use at home. Explore how Aromatherapy can help to ease health problems caused by women’s hormonal imbalances, we will cover a wide range of issues affecting women of different ages. Examples are skin and hair issues, digestive issues, water retention, difficulty sleeping, fuzzy heads, hot flashes, and more.

There will be plenty of opportunities to sample essential oils and oils blends and you’ll learn how to prepare safe and effective aromatic remedies for home use. There will be a relaxation exercise and a guided hand massage to address some of the issues covered in this workshop. A fragrant jar of hand cream is yours to take home.

Hand outs will be provided.

Previous Experience and Knowledge Needed?

No previous knowledge needed.

Learning Outcomes:

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

  • Know how you can use Aromatherapy essential oils safely in the home setting for yourself.
  • Know which essential oils can be used to help with women’s hormonal imbalances.
  • Know how to use essential oils for a range of health issues affecting women.
  • Create simple aromatic home remedies to alleviate some health issues caused by an imbalance in hormones.
  • Use a relaxation technique to tackle stress and tension.
  • Apply a hand massage using an aromatic cream to help with some common women’s health issues

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

There is a cost in the fee to cover any materials for the course.

For the session you will need to bring:


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

You may wish to explore further Aromatherapy courses.

You may wish to learn more about other forms of complementary therapies useful for Women’s Hormonal problems.

The Adult Learn and Train team is also able to give course information or search for alternative courses for you. Adult Learn and Train offer courses through-out the year.
Try similar courses or maybe look at learning something completely new.
You will find provision on some Saturdays and Sundays; you will also find courses available in the day and evening at different venues in Cambridge. Courses vary in length from one-off sessions to 10 weeks or more.

Question and answer:

Q= I am taking HRT. Are there any contra-indications to using essential oils for me?

A= There are no contra-indications per se to using essential oils while using HRT,  however, essential oils can be hormone balancers. Your symptoms may change, in which case you may want to review your prescription with your GP.

In a case where someone has a hormone dependent tumour and uses HRT, the topical use of hormone balancing oils needs to be avoided, as is the case with any hormone dependent cancers.  Professional Aromatherapists in the UK do not advocate internal use of essential oils.  Where there are hormone balancing essential oils diffused into a public space, the risk is minimal. This is because the absorption rate through the lungs and nose is unlikely to affect you physically.  Diffused essential oils affect your mental and emotional being by being absorbed via the limbic system, i.e. inhaled through the nose.  However, in your own home it would be sensible to avoid using hormone balancing altogether.. 

So, hormone dependent cancers mean some essential oils cannot be used, HRT itself is not a contra-indication for essential oils.


Cost: £48. Please call 01223 712340 to book your place.


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 www.essentialwellbeingcambridge.com

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