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Gaia School of Natural Health

Gaia School of Natural Health

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Gaia School of Natural Health

Welcome. The Gaia School, located on the Wirral, North West England, is well known for its excellence and high standards in Reflexology, Reiki, Aromatherapy and Continuing Professional Development training.

Explore the website and see what inspirational life changing courses and CPD opportunities are available from Gaia School.

Latest News - This September the Gaia School Level 3 Essential Oils Practitioner Diploma was accredited by the FHT, just in time for the start of the new course.

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Level 5 Practitioner training in Reflexology

If you fancy a career change or want to learn from the best then consider Gaia School of Natural Health for your Level 5 training needs.
The next course starts Thursday 30th April 2020, so sign up and join in. The closing date for application forms is the Wednesday 22nd April, so hurry to secure your place.

Curious about Reflexology? Want to find out more before committing to a serious qualification? Then why not attend the “Introduction to Reflexology” day and discover more about this great therapy - as well as get the opportunity to quiz Carolyn about the Level 5 course.

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Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

CPD

A range of postgraduate courses are available for qualified reflexologists and complementary therapists such as:

Courses are accredited by Professional Reflexology Association.

Introduction to Reflexology

Introduction to Reflexology

Are you a reflexology novice thinking about a career in reflexology but not sure what is involved, or simply interested in learning more about this wonderful therapy – then join us on a one day workshop and enjoy learning something new!

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Reiki

Reiki Practitioner Course (including Reiki 1 and 2) verified by the UK Reiki Federation as meeting the Reiki Core Curriculum and National Occupational Standards, and meets the requirements of the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC).

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Congratulations

Congratulations to Claire, Vicki, Joanne, Zoe, Anwen, Sarah and Amanda on recently finishing the Level 5 Diploma in Practitioner Reflexology course in June 2019.

Congratulations to Maureen, Nicole, Donna, and Dtoi on recently finishing the Level 3 Diploma in Aromatherapy in May 2019.

Congratulations to Caroline, Lisa, Tracy, Vicky, Sarah, Claire, Sarah and Jeanette on finishing the Level 5 Diploma in Practitioner Reflexology course in March 2019.

We are based in South Wirral on the border between Cheshire and Merseyside, and within easy reach of Chester, Wrexham, North Wales, Warrington, Liverpool and the Isle of Man.

The Principal and Main Course Tutor of the School is Carolyn Roberts MSc MAR PRM CRM L5 Tutor, who has been a qualified and practising reflexologist and aromatherapist since 1999. She is also a qualified adult education teacher, Reiki Master Teacher and holds a MSc in Holistic Health.

Assistant Tutor, Debbie Hurst, has a busy holistic therapy practice. She is employed part time, as a therapist in a special needs school, and also runs workshops teaching simplified reflexology techniques to the carers of those with special needs such as autism and ADHD. She has also worked as a therapist at Claire House Children's Hospice.

Level 3 Essential Oils Practitioner Diploma

This qualification focuses on essential oils for use in making products for your clients, but does not include massage training. For a qualification in essential oils with massage, please see Diploma in Aromatherapy.

The Essential Oils Practitioner Diploma is accredited with the FHT. On completion of the qualification, as well as being a qualified Essential Oils Practitioner, you will be able to join the FHT Accredited Register. This course is a detailed and high level qualification.

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The training course takes one academic year (10 months) and you will cover the following modules:

  1. Aromatherapy: history, philosophy, uses.
  2. Essential oils: botany, chemistry, blending and uses.
  3. Practical: blending and product making, including creams and waxes, sprays and aromasticks.

Assessment is through a portfolio of evidence and 60 treatments to perform and record outside of class time. There will also be an assessed clinic where you will conduct an observed practical session.

If you are an existing therapist, then you will spend 10 days in class covering the 3 modules listed above. If you are not already a therapist (with a recognised qualification) then you will also need to complete the following modules:

  1. Principles and practice of complementary therapies.
  2. Business practice for complementary therapies.
  3. Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology for complementary therapies.

Modules 4 and 5 require attendance on an extra course day, date to be arranged.

Module 6: Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology can be studied via distance learning with Essential Training Solutions. You can select either the

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For more information on the Anatomy and Physiology online course content please scroll through the Essential Training Solutions webpage to the right

For more information on the Anatomy and Physiology online course content please scroll through the Essential Training Solutions webpage below

To purchase this option so that you are correctly registered as a Gaia School student please press this button: FHT Approved Qualification:
Level 3 Anatomy and Physiology
Online Course £70


For more information on the VTCT Level 3 Certificate in Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology for Complementary Therapies online course content please scroll through the Essential Training Solutions webpage to the right

For more information on the VTCT Level 3 Certificate in Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology for Complementary Therapies online course content please scroll through the Essential Training Solutions webpage below

To purchase this option so that you are correctly registered as a Gaia School student please press this button: VTCT Level 3 Certificate in Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology for Complementary Therapies, UK & International £340

You will study 70 essential oils within this course. The standard syllabus for a Level 3 qualification is 42 essential oils. Essential oil practitioners are only insured to use oils they have been trained in using. Therefore the inclusion of a further 28 oils in this course will extend the range that you will be able to use with your clients.

As well as studying all the basics of aromatherapy, the course includes various advanced aromatherapy topics ranging from using oils in palliative and cancer care, to helping those with autism, ADHD and learning difficulties, to working with subtle energy techniques. The main focus is product making, engaging in creating blends for bath oils, creams, sprays, shampoos, face masks and smell sticks etc.

Upon completion you will be qualified, and able to gain insurance, to make products for your own clients. Making products to sell to the general public is regulated by European Cosmetic directives which require that each product is safety tested and certificated before being available to sell to the general public. We will give information on how to go about this but you should be aware that this procedure can be costly. Please do get in touch if you want to discuss this before signing up to the course.

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The Level 3 Essential Oils Practitioner Diploma starts on Thursday 19th September 2019 until May 2020 (Total of 10 days or 11 for Non-qualified therapists). See Course dates and L3 booking form and Fees for further information.

Level 3 Aromatherapy FHT Accreditation