When we think of ways to alleviate the negative chatter in our heads, counseling and therapy probably come to mind. However, aromatherapy might not be one of those options. Instead, we think of aromatherapy as a way to relax and perhaps uplift. We might not regard aromatherapy as an effective, permanent way to remove trauma or emotional blockage. I learned about the Aroma Freedom Technique and how the true power of essential oils redefines aromatherapy. With the AFT Technique and the use of pure essential oils, aromatherapy can be a powerful therapy to address trauma and emotional blockages.
The AFT Technique
The Aroma Freedom Technique (AFT for short) is an entirely new approach to Aromatherapy that uses the power of pure essential oils to shift a person’s mental state, mood, and ability to take positive action.
This technique was developed in 2016 by Dr. Benjamin Perkus, a Clinical Psychologist with over 20 years of experience. He has studied many of the most progressive techniques for body, mind, and emotional wellness and traveled around the world teaching people how to use Essential Oils and lifestyle strategies to optimize brain function, let go of the past, and enhance happiness and well-being.
How It Works
The AFT technique is to be used only with Young Living Essential Oils because Young Living’s Seed-to-Seal Process ensures that their oils are of the purest quality. It should be the pure and highest quality when inhaling essential oil. The brain is a susceptible organ, and we should not inhale oils with solvents, synthetic constituents, or pesticides.
These oils can significantly affect the body, given how the body absorbs its molecules. The chemical constituents of essential oils are tiny hydrocarbon molecules. A single drop of essential oil may contain 40 million trillion molecules (got that number?). The human body has roughly 100 trillion cells. So, if absorbed completely, a single drop of essential oil applied to the body potentially puts 40,000 oil molecules into each cell in the body. Very little essential oil is needed to affect the body significantly.
Since the sense of smell is the most associated with memories, this technique uses pure essential oils to trigger memories related to experiences we want to eradicate. The process evokes the memories and develops new associations related to those memories.
We can’t change a memory, but we can change how we feel about a memory. And it is our feelings about specific memories that determine how we react to them and how it impacts our life from that point forward. So, through this process, you identify what blocks you, and how to release those blockages.
If we achieve a change of heart about a memory blocking our progress, we would have found a way around the blockage. That memory can no longer hold us back, and we can move forward.
Let’s Try It!
To know what these oils might help you achieve or discover what’s next for you, contact Beverly Chin-Day of The Essential Families, LLC. She can show you the magical world of authentic essential oils!