Tag Archives: aromatherapy

Essential oils for the living room diffuser

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Relaxing Blend
5 drops Geranium
1 drop Clary Sage
2 drops Lemon
1 drop Bergamot

Stimulating Blend
5 drops Grapefruit
2 drops Lavender
2 drops Lime
1 drop Basil

My diplomas from School of Natural Health Sciences, and additional studies

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The certificate of my Danish stress coach training:


In addition, I now hold the following diplomas from School of Natural Health Sciences, and am studying to achieve similar diplomas in the subjects of diabetes risk awareness, psychotherapy and counselling, cognitive behavioural therapy, life coaching, aromatherapy, herbalism and business marketing for holistic therapists.


I am further signed up for a three-day course for EU staff on preparation for retirement, held at the European Commission in Brussels, as well as various courses at ‘Folkeuniversitetet’ (where I have been following their annual courses on mindfulness) during the spring of 2015, most notably a two-day course on ‘understanding grief’.

The following is a selection of books I have read and am reading, on-line courses I have followed, DVDs watched, CDs listened to, and website that I have studied and am continually consulting in the process of educating myself:

(I am still working on this list)

Health and wellbeing, healthy ageing

Book: Gesund Und Fit Bis Ins Hohe Alter: Eine praktische Gesundheitsberatung, by Andrea Modrzejewski

Book: The Emotional Life of Your Brain: How Its Unique Patterns Affect the Way You Think, Feel, and Live-And How You Can Change Them, by Richard J. Davidson, Sharon Begley

CDs: Radical Forgiveness: A Revolutionary Five-Stage Process to Heal Relationships, Let Go of Anger and Blame, Find Peace in Any Situation, Colin Tipping

CDs: Break Through Difficult Emotions, by Shinzen Young

e-book: The 10 Secrets Of Healthy Ageing: How to live longer, look younger and feel great, by Patrick Holford and Jerome Burne

e-book: Beautiful Ageing, by Denni Whitworth

e-book: Change: what really leads to lasting personal transformation, by Jeffrey A. Kottler

e-book: The Five Tibetans: Five Dynamic Exercises for Health, Energy, and Personal Power, by Christopher S. Kilham

e-book: How to Retire Happy, Wild, and Free: Retirement Wisdom That You Won’t Get from Your Financial Advisor, by Ernie Zelinsky

e-book: Understanding Your Grief: Ten Essential Touchstones for Finding Hope and Healing Your Heart, by Alan D. Wolfelt

Website: http://www.helpguide.org/articles/healthy-eating/eating-well-as-you-age.htm

Website: http://www.eufic.org/article/en/nutrition/functional-foods/rid/NU_AGE/

Website: http://www.eatingwell.com/nutrition_health/weight_loss_diet_plans/diet_meal_plans/healthy_aging_meal_plan

Website: http://nourishedkitchen.com/


Life coaching:

Book: Counselling in a Nutshell, by Windy Dryden

Book: The Handbook of Coaching Psychology: A Guide for Practitioners, by Stephen Palmer, Alison Whybrow

Book: Jetzt geht es um mich: Die Depression besiegen – Anleitung zur Selbsthilfe, by Josef Giger-Bütler

Book: Coaching Across Cultures: New Tools for Leveraging National, Corporate and Professional Differences, by Philippe Rosinski

Book: Flourish: A New Understanding of Happiness and Well-Being – and How To Achieve Them, by Martin E. P. Seligman

Book: Coaching with NLP: How to be a Master Coach, by Joseph O’Connor, Andrea Lages

Book: The Coaching Manual: The Definitive Guide to the Process, Principles and Skills of Personal Coaching

Book: Change Your Thinking with CBT: Overcome Stress, Combat Anxiety and Improve Your Life, by Dr Sarah Edelman

Book: John Whitmore: Coaching for performance – GROWing Human Potential and Purpose – The Principles and Practice of High-performance Coaching


Stress management and prevention:

Book (in Danish): Bjarne Toftegård: Praktisk Stresscoaching

Book (in Danish): Bobby Zachariae: Trivsel og Håndtering af Stress

Book (in Danish): Bobby Zachariae: Stresskompetence

Book (in Danish): Majken Matzau og Christina Bølling: Stressfri på tolv uger eller mere

Book (in Danish): Svend Brinkmann og Malene Friis: Nye perspektiver på stress

Book (in Danish): Thomas Milsted: Stress – grib chancen for et bedre arbejdsliv

Book: Integrative Stress Counselling: A Humanistic Problem-Focused Approach, by Stephen Palmer, Pat Milner

Book: Stress Management: A Comprehensive Guide to Wellness, by Edward A. Charlesworth, Ronald G. Nathan

Book: Managing the Causes of Work-related Stress: A Step-by-step Approach Using the Management Standards (Health and Safety Guidance), Health and Safety Executive

Book: Workplace Bullying: Symptoms and Solutions, by Noreen Tehrani

Book: Diagnose Burnout: Hilfe für das erschöpfte Ich – Ein SPIEGEL-Buch – Angela Gatterburg, Annette Großbongardt

Book: Psychische Belastungen im Arbeitsalltag: Trainingsmanual zur Stärkung persönlicher Ressourcen, by Nadine Schuster, et al

Book: Stressprävention und Stressabbau: Praxisbuch für Beratung, Coaching und Psychotherapie. Mit Online-Material, by Hans Bernhard, Josef Wermuth

Book: Stress im Arbeitskontext: Ursachen, Bewältigung und Prävention, by Luise Bartholdt, Astrid Schütz

Book: Soforthilfe bei Stress und Burn-out: Neue Energie in wenigen Tagen – Coaching mit Neuroimagination – Strategien der Vorbeugung, by Horst Kraemer

Book: Burn-out – Wenn die Maske zerbricht: Wie man Überbelastung erkennt und neue Wege geht – by Dr Manfred Nelting

Book: Auftanken, bevor die Seele streikt: Kraftquellen finden, wenn alles zu viel wird, by Dirk Garthe

Book: Ich habe keine Lösung, aber ich bewundere das Problem: Provokatives Coaching für den Berufsalltag, by Jonathan Briefs

Book: Endlich ausgebrannt!: Die etwas andere Burnout-Prophylaxe, by Thomas Bergner

CD: Stress-Proof Your Brain: Meditations to Rewire Neural Pathways for Stress Relief and Unconditional Happiness, by Rick Hanson

CD: Guided Meditations for Stress Reduction, by Bodhipaksa

CDs: Stress Relief Volumes 1 & 2 with Dr. Siddharth Ashvin Shah

CD: Stress Management with Dr. Siddharth Ashvin Shah

CDs: Living Meditation Vol. II and III – Guided Relaxations and Meditations With David Harshada Wagner

e-book: Burnout kommt nicht nur von Stress: Warum wir wirklich ausbrennen – und wie wir zu uns selbst zurückfinden, by Miriam Priess

Online course: Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, www.soundstrue.com



Book: Sharon Salzberg: Real Happiness – the power of meditation – a 28-day programme

Book: Brian L. Weiss: Meditation – achieving inner peace and tranquillity in your life

Book: Jack Kornfield: Meditation for beginners

Book: John Daido Loori: Finding the still point – a beginner’s guide to zen meditation

Book and CD: Mindfulness: A Practical Guide to Finding Peace in a Frantic World (Includes Free CD with Guided Meditations) Mark Williams, Danny Penman

Book: The Mindful Way Through Depression: Freeing Yourself from Chronic Unhappiness (includes Guided Meditation Practices CD), by Mark Williams, et al

CD: Mindfulness for Beginners, Jon Kabat-Zinn

CD: Meditations for Happiness: Rewire Your Brain for Lasting Contentment and Peace, by Rick Hanson

CD: Still the Mind: Simple Breathing Practices for Inner Peace, by Bodhipaksa

CD: The Wisdom of the Breath: Three Guided Meditations for Calming the Mind and Cultivating Insight, by Bodhipaksa

CD: The Miracle Of Mindfulness: The Classic Guide to Meditation by the World’s Most Revered Master (Classic Edition), with Thich Nhat Hanh

CDs: Guided Mindfulness Meditation Series 1, 2 and 3, by Jon Kabat-Zinn

CDs: Mindfulness of Breathing 2 CD set – Managing pain, ilness and stress with mindfulness meditation, by and with Vidyamala Burch, Sona Fricker

CD: Pure Meditation: v. 3: The Tibetan Buddhist Practice of Inner Peace, by Pema Chodron

CDs: Living Without Stress Or Fear, by Thich Nhat Hanh



E-book: 600 Aromatherapy recipes

e-book: Encyclopedia of Essential Oils: The complete guide to the use of aromatic oils in aromatherapy, herbalism, health and well-being, by Julia Lawless

Website: http://www.experience-essential-oils.com/

Website: Healthy and natural world: http://www.healthyandnaturalworld.com/

Website: www.Aromaweb.com

Website: http://simplelifemom.com/

Website: http://thecoconutmama.com/

Website: https://www.organicfacts.net/health-benefits/essential-oils

Website: for thorough descriptions, uses, and purchase of 100% pure essential oils: http://www.nhrorganicoils.com/



e-book: The Herbalist’s Way: The Art and Practice of Healing with Plant Medicines, by Michael Phillips and Nancy Phillips


EFT (‘tapping’):

Book and DVDs (in Danish): http://mygind.dk/produkt/bog-tankefeltterapi-loesninger-lige-ved-haanden; Basic EFT course (in Danish) http://mygind.dk/produkt/tfteft-grundkursus-paa-dvd-6-timer/, http://mygind.dk/produkt/dvd-tankefeltterapi-praesenteret-af-lars-mygind.

Book and DVD: Nick Ortner: The tapping solution: http://www.amazon.com/Tapping-Solution-Revolutionary-System-Stress-Free-ebook/dp/B009L5BWG6/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1420370080&sr=1-1&keywords=tapping

DVD: New beginnings – tapping for change, by David Childerley

e-book: Energy EFT, by Silvia Hartmann


Aromatherapy: My new diffuser and a couple of ways to use it

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My new Soehnle diffuser.


For better sleep: a couple of drops of lavender essential oil.

For a pick-me-up, against fatigue and lethargy: either 1 drop peppermint and 1 drop eucalyptus, OR 1 drop geranium and 1 drop rosemary essential oils.

Anxiety/depression: 4 drops each of ylang-ylang and clary-sage, 3 drops geranium, 2 drops basil, 1 sandalwood.

Focus: Rosemary, grapefruit, basil, juniper, peppermint, sage or clary sage.

Memory and concentration:  1 drop basil, 2 drops each of rosemary and cypress. OR 3 drops each of rosemary and juniper, 4 drops clary sage.

Mental alertness: 6 drops eucalyptus, 5 drops basil, 2 drops peppermint

Homemade creams and lotions

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(Work in progress)

Whipped body butter: Warm up 2 dl shea or cocoa butter and 1 dl coconut oil til it can be mixed with other oils, 1 dl almond oil, total of 20 drops eo, for example lavender, bergamot, frankincense, geranium, wild orange. Whip till desired texture.

Foot lotion: 2 tsp tea tree oil, 15 drops lavender oil, 60 ml olive oil

Deodorant: 5 tblsp coconut oil, 1 tblsp baking soda, 15 drops tea tree oil, 15 drops lavender oil, 4 tblsp arrowroot powder (or till desired texture)

Night serum 1: 1 tblsp apricot kernel oil, 1 tblsp avocado oil, 10 drops patchouli eo, 10 drops geranium eo, 5 drops lemon eo, 5 drops rosemary eo

Night serum 2: 1,2 dl apricot kernel oil, 10 drops carrot seed oil, 10 drops rosehip eo, 10 drops sandalwood eo, and five drops each of geranium, lemon, frankincense, myrrh and rosemary eo

Best anti-ageing carrier oils: apricot kernel, sweet almond, coconut, avocado, argan, jojoba, hemp.

Rule of thumb: 15 drops essential oil to 2 tblsp carrier oil

Essential oils for cellulite: grape, geranium, juniper, lemon, orange, rosemary, in avocado and/or grapeseed and/or jojoba carrier oil.

Exfoliation: baking soda and lemon juice

Toothpaste: 2 tblsp coconut oil, 2 tblsp baking soda, 15 drops peppermint or cinnamon (or half-and-half) eo

Hand lotion: 10 ml each of jojoba, apricot, almond, hemp and avocado, with 10 drops each of teatree, frankincense and sandalwood

Lip balm: cocoa butter, lavender eo and frankincense eo