Aroma Freedom Technique
I usually end up teaching or guiding what perplexes me. I was drawn to these Aroma practices because I have always loved Essential Oils – but now to use them with Intention of Thought, Goals & Movement! I knew this would be powerful and could enhance our lives. Being able to release fear, anxiety and emotional patterns from childhood trauma has been such a gift I am happy to share.
Why can it be so difficult to make changes or achieve our goals? Why do the same issues seem to repeat when you thought you had cleared them? What is holding us back? We want success but it is a struggle.
Why do 97% of writers never finish a book and 80% of New Years “Resolutionaries” abandon the gym within eight weeks. Why is our subconscious mind not on board with what we want?
Every time we make big plans for our lives, or set out to change our habits, our subconscious mind is triggered. Maybe a memory from age five taught us not to put ourselves out there. The pride of the pencil box you made for your mom, you found in the trash later that day. So why now, with that hurt, would you want to take a chance on something new?
Sometimes, instead of protecting us, now our memories hold us back, based on things that are no longer true. And, if the subconscious feels like these big changes aren’t safe, we get resistance which can show up as procrastination or self-sabotage. Is there a voice we hear that says, “I can’t”? Your voice or that of a bully? The subconscious mind can derail your plans under the guise of “protection”.
“When faced with a task that makes us feel anxious or insecure, the amygdala — the “threat detector” part of the brain — perceives that task as a genuine threat, in this case to our self-esteem or well-being. Even if we intellectually recognize that putting off the task will create more stress for ourselves in the future, our brains are still wired to be more concerned with removing the threat in the present. Researchers call this “amygdala hijack.” New York Times Why You Procrastinate (It has Nothing to Do With Self-Control) By Charlotte Lieberman March 25, 2019
But we can also reach the amygdala by our powerful sense of smell through pure therapeutic essential oils that can break up a memory complex previously associated with negative thoughts, feelings, and memories. We can gently shift awareness and clear patterns related to issues, work, relationships, children, habits, parenting, etc. to initiate a positive outlook and attitude. Aroma Freedom Technique was developed by a clinical psychologist, Dr. Benjamin Perkus, for use in his practice by combining salient aspects of all he studied, utilizing the powerful sense of smell via essential oils. Olfactory nerve connects directly to limbic system and can calm down the amygdala.
It is recommended that your first AFT clearing be led by a certified practitioner, like me, but then you can follow the steps on your own as needed. I became a certified practitioner in 2017 and updated again in 2020. Although I am not a therapist or counselor, I can guide you through the steps in uncovering and replacing the emotional patterns and beliefs that may hold you back. In our sessions, we should be delightfully surprised by some of the memories that come forth and we realize how they made sense then, but not now. Yes! We should be surprised 🙂
Now try this:
Think of the biggest goal you have right now and imagine yourself accomplishing it. Now ask yourself “Is this safe?” and listen for whatever voice comes up in your mind. Many people are surprised when their inner voice says “NOPE, not gonna happen!” Whether it’s fear of relationships, overeating, courage to put our work out into the world, or something else, our habits have been serving us, in some way, trying to keep us safe. Much to our frustration, when our subconscious mind is working against us, we can never really be all in. We are literally prisoners of our own thoughts, unable to break through and create the lives we want. Can you see how your own inner voice could trip you up and hold you back as you work towards what you want in life?
How Does It Work?
The Aroma Freedom Technique works on changing that inner voice. It helps you identify and release what is holding you back. Using specially formulated blends of essential oils, we can transform those negative beliefs and emotions and intentionally integrate your efforts towards lasting change.
For Zoom sessions, the sample oils we will mail to you may include these or others I deem appropriate: Lavender, Frankincense, Stress Away, Inner Child, Release, and either Believe or Transformation. Please allow 5-7 days for samples to be delivered. (You will love the smell of their arrival 🙂 and, you can keep with you as a positive reminder or sleep with them under your pillow that night)
… when inhaled, essential oils directly enter our limbic system, our emotional brain, where traumatic and upsetting experiences of your life are noted and cataloged into your body’s memory. The unpleasant or disturbing memories may be temporarily lost to your conscious mind, but they are permanently etched into your subconscious and cellular memory. Traumatic experiences recorded within our consciousness, exist as living, buried memories. When unresolved, they can create obstacles to your life’s happiness, judgment, and success in many areas—domestic, personal, social, and career-wise.
Through AFT you can discover your inner thoughts and feelings that block your success and personal fulfillment, on any and all levels—professionally, domestically, financially, or personally by directly addressing your limbic brain through the vehicle of certain aromas. You can be clear and free from the hidden bondages that limit your success in life.” David Stewart, PhD
Ready To Try Aroma Freedom Technique?
I’d love to work with you and help you meet your goals!
During the session, we use specific Young Living blends which are included in the session price.
(For Zoom sessions, you will need to have oils on hand I can send)
To get the best results I recommend these oils:
- Stress Away
- Inner Child
- Believe or
- Transformation are great options for an uplifting oil
We also sell the oils here if you are interested.