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Training courses and workshop details – Would you like to try something new?

Thinking of a career change or career development ?

Training courses and workshop details.  Ascent Therapies offers a variety of training courses in association with Shirley Price International School of Aromatherapy . We offer courses for complete beginners or qualified therapists wishing to update their skills.

This is the current list of up and coming courses:

  • Introduction to aromatherapy and massage skills
  • Subtle aromatherapy
  • Introduction to reflexology
  • A day of Indian head massage and Ayurvedic medicine
  • Aromatherapy with children
  • Beginners Massage
  • Blending essential oils and products for the home
  • Chemistry of essential oils
  • Aromatherapy and sports massage – part 1
  • Aromatherapy and sports massage – part 2
  • Aromatherapy in residential care (care homes)
  • Success in complementary therapy business
  • Aromatherapy for pregnancy and baby massage
  • IFPA Level 4 Diploma in professional aromatherapy Modules 1 -5
  • Reiki – level 1
  • Reiki – level 2
  • Reiki master  –

We would welcome any ideas you have for further CPD courses.

For further information please email: louise@ascent-therapies.co.uk

See below for previous course reviews

“I really enjoyed this course. I was hesitant due to feeling fearful of the use of oils within this setting,

however it gave me the knowledge and confidence to explore new ways of working with our clients

+ incorporate oils within my sensory interventions.”

It was very good and the tutor was brilliant.”

“A wonderful, well presented, enjoyable day in which we learn more than we needed, Great!

Do you fancy a relaxing day and learning a new skill with a friend or partner?

Choose from our list of training courses and workshops.


Sat 18th November   “Slow down day” with Simon Tansley     £60.00 (special offer)

Take time out to….  Join us for a relaxing day exploring life in the here and now. Learning to take life slowly – enjoying the moment.

  • Changing the focus from our fast pace of life

For further details please ring Simon on (01538)  371259


Reiki level 1 certificate with famous ‘Reiki Master Simon Tansley’  10am – 4pm £100

Thursday 23rd November 2017


Please contact Louise at Ascent for an enrolment form to reserve your place as spaces are limited

Ascent Therapies,  8, Westbury Park, Newcastle, Staffs ST5 4LY


Introduction to Reflexology

Monday 11th December 2017

Shirley Price,  8 Hawley Road, Hinckley 09.30am-4pm  £105.00

6 hours CPD

Introduction to Reflexology is an ideal workshop for anyone who may want to pursue a career in Reflexology, or for qualified therapists.

A practical and informative day exploring the principles and practice of reflexology.

Reflexology

Reflexology massage

The objectives for the day:

  • Recall a brief history of Reflexology from ancient times to today.
  • Define Reflexology.
  • Identify and mark 3 zones on a foot map.
  • Recognise the different body systems represented on a foot map.
  • Observe and perform a basic foot massage.
  • Discover how reflex points on the feet can be used to identify imbalances in the body.
  • Identify 4 reflex points corresponding to organs of the body on a foot chart
  • Please contact Louise at Ascent for an enrolment form to reserve your place as spaces are limited
  • At the end of the day you will receive a certificate of achievement.
  • You will be presented with all the course notes for the days workshop in a presentation folder.

Introduction to Indian Head Massage and medicine

Tuesday 12th December 2017

Shirley Price,  8 Hawley Road, Hinckley 09.30am-4pm  £105.00

6 hours CPD

An informative, yet practical workshop exploring the principles of Ayurvedic medicine.

By the end of the day you will have the opportunity to:

  • Explain the history of Indian Head Massage and the concepts of
  • Discover what lead to the introduction of Head massage to the west and the UK.
  • Recall wide benefits of Indian Head Massage and contraindications to treatment.
  • A brief understanding anatomy of the blood circulatory supply to and from the brain.
  • Learn practical massage skills and be able to perform a basic Indian Head massage.
  • Some learners will be able to experience the benefits of an Indian head Massage.
  • Be able to define Chakra and their roles in medicine.
  • Explore progressive study courses available to expand knowledge further.
  • Please contact Louise at Ascent for an enrolment form to reserve your place as spaces are limited
  • At the end of the day you will receive a certificate of achievement.
  • You will be presented with all the course notes for the days workshop in a presentation folder.

 


Introduction to Aromatherapy

Saturday 20th January  2018

Ascent Therapies, 8 Westbury Park Centre, Westbury Park, Clayton, Newcastle under Lyme, Staffs  ST5 4LY 09.30am-4pm  £105.00

6 hours CPD1-723

  • Acquire new skills or a ‘test drive’ a new career.
  • Describe the ancient history of plant medicine and how it impacts our lives today.
  • Discover the amazing properties of 6 essential oils and 2 carrier oils.
  • Gain the confidence to use these oils safely at home to improve health.
  • Treat bruises, burns, headaches.
    Treat other common conditions such as coughs colds, ulcers sore throats.
  • Learn some therapeutic massage techniques to use with your friends and family.
  • Use oils to create a mood within the home.
  • Please contact Louise at Ascent for an enrolment form to reserve your place as spaces are limited
  • At the end of the day you will receive a certificate of achievement.
  • You will be presented with all the course notes for the days workshop in a presentation folder.

Mixing and Blending oils – ‘A day of mixing potions!’

 Saturday 10th February 2018

Ascent Therapies, 8 Westbury Park Centre, Westbury Park, Clayton, Newcastle under Lyme, Staffs  ST5 4LY 09.30am-4pm   £105.00

Mixing and blending oils – would you like the confidence to mix your own natural moisturiser, body lotion or skin care product?

A practical day in which you will discover the secrets of synergy and practice blending essential oils.

Objectives

  • Define an essential oil.
  • Examine the dangers of chemicals in commonly used skincare products.
  • Discuss the benefits of natural products.
  • Why we use vegetable oils not mineral products.
  • Gain an overview of the functions and structure of the skin and how essential oils are absorbed.
  • Recall the properties of top middle and base notes.
  • Choose and develop 2 products using a carrier (lotion, oil or cream).
  • Record ‘recipes’ for home use.
  • Learn how to use oils in other ways – home, bath, vapouriser, car etc.
  • Please contact Louise at Ascent for an enrolment form to reserve your place as spaces are limited
  • At the end of the day you will receive a certificate of achievement.
  • You will be presented with all the course notes for the days workshop in a presentation folder.

Introduction to Reflexology

Saturday 24th February 2018

Ascent Therapies, 8 Westbury Park Centre, Westbury Park, Clayton, Newcastle under Lyme, Staffs  ST5 4LY  09.30am-4pm  £105.00

6 hours CPD

Introduction to Reflexology is an ideal workshop for anyone who may want to pursue a career in Reflexology, or for qualified therapists.

A practical and informative day exploring the principles and practice of reflexology.

Reflexology

Reflexology massage

The objectives for the day:

  • Recall a brief history of Reflexology from ancient times to today.
  • Define Reflexology.
  • Identify and mark 3 zones on a foot map.
  • Recognise the different body systems represented on a foot map.
  • Observe and perform a basic foot massage.
  • Discover how reflex points on the feet can be used to identify imbalances in the body.
  • Identify 4 reflex points corresponding to organs of the body on a foot chart
  • Please contact Louise at Ascent for an enrolment form to reserve your place as spaces are limited
  • At the end of the day you will receive a certificate of achievement.
  • You will be presented with a folder with all the course notes for the days workshop in a presentation folder.


Introduction to Indian Head Massage and medicine

Sunday 25th February 2018

Ascent Therapies, 8 Westbury Park Centre, Westbury Park, Clayton, Newcastle under Lyme, Staffs  ST5 4LY  09.30am-4pm  £105.00

6 hours CPD

An informative, yet practical workshop exploring the principles of Ayurvedic medicine.

By the end of the day you will have the opportunity to:

  • Explain the history of Indian Head Massage and the concepts of
  • Discover what lead to the introduction of Head massage to the west and the UK.
  • Recall wide benefits of Indian Head Massage and contraindications to treatment.
  • A brief understanding anatomy of the blood circulatory supply to and from the brain.
  • Learn practical massage skills and be able to perform a basic Indian Head massage.
  • Some learners will be able to experience the benefits of an Indian head Massage.
  • Be able to define Chakra and their roles in medicine.
  • Explore progressive study courses available to expand knowledge further.
  • Please contact Louise at Ascent for an enrolment form to reserve your place as spaces are limited
  • At the end of the day you will receive a certificate of achievement.
  • You will be presented with all the course notes for the days workshop in a presentation folder.

 


Reiki level 1 certificate with famous ‘Reiki Master Simon Tansley’  10am – 4pm £100

Saturday 3rd March 2018

Please contact Louise at Ascent for an enrolment form to reserve your place as spaces are limited

Ascent Therapies,  8, Westbury Park, Newcastle, Staffs ST5 4LY


 

Introduction to Aromatherapy

Wednesday 14th March 2018

Shirley Price,  8 Hawley Road, Hinckley  9.30am-4pm £105.00

6 hours CPD1-723

  • Acquire new skills or a ‘test drive’ a new career.
  • Describe the ancient history of plant medicine and how it impacts our lives today.
  • Discover the amazing properties of 6 essential oils and 2 carrier oils.
  • Gain the confidence to use these oils safely at home to improve health.
  • Treat bruises, burns, headaches.
    Treat other common conditions such as coughs colds, ulcers sore throats.
  • Learn some therapeutic massage techniques to use with your friends and family.
  • Use oils to create a mood within the home.
  • Please contact Louise at Ascent for an enrolment form to reserve your place as spaces are limited
  • At the end of the day you will receive a certificate of achievement.
  • You will be presented with all the course notes for the days workshop in a presentation folder.

Aromatherapy and Sports Massage – parts 1  & 2

Thurs 15th March 2018 (day 1) and Mon 9th April 2018 (day 2)

Shirley Price,  8 Hawley Road, Hinckley  09.30am – 4pm  £210

12 hours CPD

Aromatherapy and sports massage – this workshop is designed for aromatherapists and sports therapists.

It is suitable for aromatherapists wishing to upgrade their skills in sports massage techniques as well as sports therapists who wish to learn more about the benefits of essential oils to use in their practice.

  • Explore the history and development of sports massage and aromatherapy.
  • Discuss the benefits of pre- and post- event massage for athletes.
  • In-depth examination of specific essential oil profiles.
  • Choosing oils for sports injuries and practical applications, including synergistic blending.
  • Observe and perform specific massage techniques.
  • Perform leg massage post-event, identify and demonstrate 3 techniques used in post event sports massage.
  • Examine First Aid in sports (POLICE) and the versatility of Tea Tree, Lavender and Eucalyptus Smithii.

There will be time to assess whilst discussing individual client problems.

  • Please contact Louise at Ascent for an enrolment form to reserve your place as spaces are limited
  • At the end of the day you will receive a certificate of achievement.
  • You will be presented with all the course notes for the days workshop in a presentation folder.


Aromatherapy with Children

Fri 16th March 2018

Shirley Price,  8 Hawley Road, Hinckley  09.30am-4pm  £105.00

6 hours CPD

Aromatherapy with Children – the aim of the workshop is to explore the beneficial use of essential oils in the treatment of children. The course is suitable for both qualified Aromatherapists and anyone with an interest in natural medicine for children.

  • Why use Aromatherapy and essential oils with children?
  • Probiotics versus antibiotics and the definition of essential oils
  • Blending for children – quantities, dilution, hydrosols & carrier oils
  • General safety and contraindications
  • Common conditions and recipes – making a blend
  • Running a Children’s Clinic
  • First Aid Kit – essential oils for the home
  • Please contact Louise at Ascent for an enrolment form to reserve your place as spaces are limited
  • At the end of the day you will receive a certificate of achievement.
  • You will be presented with all the course notes for the days workshop in a presentation folder.

IFPA Level 4 Diploma in Professional Aromatherapy (Module 3)

Shirley Price,  8, Hawley Road Hinckley   Starts 09.30am – 4pm 4 days and 1 day 09.30am – 3pm

£500.00

5 days to be split over 3 weeks:  Tuesday 13th, Monday 19th, Tuesday 20th, Monday 26th and Tuesday 27th March 2018.

  • Please contact Louise at Ascent for an enrolment form to reserve your place as spaces are limited
  • At the end of the day you will receive a certificate of achievement.
  • You will be presented with all the course notes for the module in a presentation folder.

 


Mixing and Blending oils – ‘A day of mixing potions!’

Tuesday 10th April 2018

Shirley Price,  8 Hawley Road, Hinckley  09.30am- 4pm £105.00

Mixing and blending oils – would you like the confidence to mix your own natural moisturiser, body lotion or skin care product?

A practical day in which you will discover the secrets of synergy and practice blending essential oils.

Objectives

  • Define an essential oil.
  • Examine the dangers of chemicals in commonly used skincare products.
  • Discuss the benefits of natural products.
  • Why we use vegetable oils not mineral products.
  • Gain an overview of the functions and structure of the skin and how essential oils are absorbed.
  • Recall the properties of top middle and base notes.
  • Choose and develop 2 products using a carrier (lotion, oil or cream).
  • Record ‘recipes’ for home use.
  • Learn how to use oils in other ways – home, bath, vapouriser, car etc.
  • Please contact Louise at Ascent for an enrolment form to reserve your place as spaces are limited
  • At the end of the day you will receive a certificate of achievement.
  • You will be presented with all the course notes for the days workshop in a presentation folder

Aromatherapy in Residential Care (care homes, hospitals, schools) –

Weds 11th April 2018

Shirley Price,  8 Hawley Road, Hinckley  09.30am -4pm  £105.00

6 hours CPD

The aim of the aromatherapy in residential course workshop is to provide students with relevant information and skills which will enable them to confidently use essential oils / aromatherapy  massage for the benefit of residents in care homes, hospitals or similar.

  • Introductions.
  • Definition of aromatherapy & the benefits.
  • How do essential oils work? Olfactory, limbic system and through the skin.
  • Practical massage techniques – hand & foot massage.
  • Different methods to use essential oils.
  • 5 Safe Oils.
  • Rules and regulations – risk assessments etc. COSHH, storage etc.
  • Activities suitable for the venue – practical session.
  • Please contact Louise at Ascent for an enrolment form to reserve your place as spaces are limited
  • At the end of the day you will receive a certificate of achievement.
  • You will be presented with all the course notes for the days workshop in a presentation folder.

 


Aromatherapy with Children

Saturday 28th April 2018

Ascent Therapies, 8 Westbury Park Centre, Westbury Park, Clayton, Newcastle under Lyme, Staffs  ST5 4LY 09.30am-4pm  £105.00

6 hours CPD

Aromatherapy with Children – the aim of the workshop is to explore the beneficial use of essential oils in the treatment of children. The course is suitable for both qualified Aromatherapists and anyone with an interest in natural medicine for children.

  • Why use Aromatherapy and essential oils with children?
  • Probiotics versus antibiotics and the definition of essential oils
  • Blending for children – quantities, dilution, hydrosols & carrier oils
  • General safety and contraindications
  • Common conditions and recipes – making a blend
  • Running a Children’s Clinic
  • First Aid Kit – essential oils for the home
  • Please contact Louise   at Ascent for an enrolment form to reserve your place as spaces are limited
  • At the end of the day you will receive a certificate of achievement.
  • You will be presented with all the course notes for the days workshop in a presentation folder.

 

Aromatherapy and Sports Massage – parts 1  & 2

Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th May 2018   09.30am – 4pm  £210.00

Ascent Therapies, 8 Westbury Park Centre, Westbury Park, Clayton, Newcastle under Lyme, Staffs  ST5 4LY

12 hours CPD

Aromatherapy and sports massage – this workshop is designed for aromatherapists and sports therapists.

It is suitable for aromatherapists wishing to upgrade their skills in sports massage techniques as well as sports therapists who wish to learn more about the benefits of essential oils to use in their practice.

  • Explore the history and development of sports massage and aromatherapy.
  • Discuss the benefits of pre- and post- event massage for athletes.
  • In-depth examination of specific essential oil profiles.
  • Choosing oils for sports injuries and practical applications, including synergistic blending.
  • Observe and perform specific massage techniques.
  • Perform leg massage post-event, identify and demonstrate 3 techniques used in post event sports massage.
  • Examine First Aid in sports (POLICE) and the versatility of Tea Tree, Lavender and Eucalyptus Smithii.

There will be time to assess whilst discussing individual client problems.

  • Please contact Louise at Ascent for an enrolment form to reserve your place as spaces are limited
  • At the end of the day you will receive a certificate of achievement.
  • You will be presented with all the course notes for the days workshop in a presentation folder.

 


Creative Chemistry for the Aromatherapist

Wednesday 16th and Thursday 17th May 2018

Shirley Price,  8 Hawley Road, Hinckley  09.30am – 4pm  £210

12 hours CPD

  • lease contact Louise at Ascent for an enrolment form to reserve your place as spaces are limited
  • At the end of the day you will receive a certificate of achievement.
  • You will be presented with all the course notes for the days workshop in a presentation folder.

 

 


Introduction to Aromatherapy

Wednesday 6th June 2018

Shirley Price,  8 Hawley Road, Hinckley  09.30am- 4pm £105.00

6 hours CPD1-723

  • Acquire new skills or a ‘test drive’ a new career.
  • Describe the ancient history of plant medicine and how it impacts our lives today.
  • Discover the amazing properties of 6 essential oils and 2 carrier oils.
  • Gain the confidence to use these oils safely at home to improve health.
  • Treat bruises, burns, headaches.
    Treat other common conditions such as coughs colds, ulcers sore throats.
  • Learn some therapeutic massage techniques to use with your friends and family.
  • Use oils to create a mood within the home.
  • Please contact Louise at Ascent for an enrolment form to reserve your place as spaces are limited
  • At the end of the day you will receive a certificate of achievement.
  • You will be presented with all the course notes for the days workshop in a presentation folder.

Aromatherapy with Children

Thursday 7th June 2018

Shirley Price,  8 Hawley Road, Hinckley 09.30am- 4pm £105.00

6 hours CPD

Aromatherapy with Children – the aim of the workshop is to explore the beneficial use of essential oils in the treatment of children. The course is suitable for both qualified Aromatherapists and anyone with an interest in natural medicine for children.

  • Why use Aromatherapy and essential oils with children?
  • Probiotics versus antibiotics and the definition of essential oils
  • Blending for children – quantities, dilution, hydrosols & carrier oils
  • General safety and contraindications
  • Common conditions and recipes – making a blend
  • Running a Children’s Clinic
  • First Aid Kit – essential oils for the home
  • Please contact Louise   at Ascent for an enrolment form to reserve your place as spaces are limited
  • At the end of the day you will receive a certificate of achievement.
  • You will be presented with all the course notes for the days workshop in a presentation folder.

Aromatherapy in Residential Care (care homes, hospitals, schools) –

Saturday 23rd June 2018

Ascent Therapies,  8, Westbury Park, Newcastle, Staffs ST5 4LY  09.30am – 4pm £105.00

6 hours CPD

The aim of the aromatherapy in residential course workshop is to provide students with relevant information and skills which will enable them to confidently use essential oils / aromatherapy  massage for the benefit of residents in care homes, hospitals or similar.

  • Introductions.
  • Definition of aromatherapy & the benefits.
  • How do essential oils work? Olfactory, limbic system and through the skin.
  • Practical massage techniques – hand & foot massage.
  • Different methods to use essential oils.
  • 5 Safe Oils.
  • Rules and regulations – risk assessments etc. COSHH, storage etc.
  • Activities suitable for the venue – practical session.
  • Please contact Louise at Ascent for an enrolment form to reserve your place as spaces are limited
  • At the end of the day you will receive a certificate of achievement.
  • You will be presented with all the course notes for the days workshop in a presentation folder.

Aromatherapy during Pregnancy and Baby Massage

Sunday 24th June 2018 

Ascent Therapies,  8, Westbury Park, Newcastle, Staffs ST5 4LY  09.30am-4pm £105.00

6 hours CPD

Aromatherapy during Pregnancy and Baby Massage

  • Please contact Louise at Ascent for an enrolment form to reserve your place as spaces are limited
  • At the end of the day you will receive a certificate of achievement.
  • You will be presented with all the course notes for the days workshop in a presentation folder.

 


Massage Basics and Holistic Medicine (beginners) 1-day Workshop

* 2018 dates tbc

massage techniques

Beginners massage

Shirley Price,  8 Hawley Road, Hinckley 09.30am-4pm  £105.00

Massage basics and holistic medicine workshop is a practical day open to anyone wishing to gain an insight into massage techniques and holistic medicine.

 Learning objectives and outcomes of the day:

  • Discussion “East meets West” medicine
  • Define holistic therapies
  • Explore the history and benefits of massage for everyone
  • Perform a postural assessment
  • Be able to use 3 essential oils and 2 carrier oils safely and confidently
  • Develop various massage techniques including effleurage, petrissage, tapotement and percussion
  • How to use these new skills and discuss routes of progression or career change
  • Please contact Louise at Ascent for an enrolment form to reserve your place as spaces are limited
  • At the end of the day you will receive a certificate of achievement.
  • You will be presented with the course notes for the days workshop in a presentation folder.


 

Reiki Level 2 – practitioners certificate

Ascent Therapies,  8, Westbury Park, Newcastle, Staffs ST5 4LY   10am – 4pm  £180.00

  • An extension from Level 1 contains – techniques for emotional and mental health , and distance healing
  • Includes 4 further attunements – and practice.
  • Gain confidence to use Reiki  healing yourself and others .
  • Alows you to gain insurance and treat others.
  • Please contact Louise at Ascent for an enrolment form to reserve your place as spaces are limited

 


Success in Complementary Therapy Business, a bonus for newly qualified therapists (2 days)

*2018 dates tbc

Ascent Therapies, Westbury Park, Newcastle, Staffs  09.30am -4pm £210.00

12 hours CPD

This aim of this 2 day success in complementary therapy business workshop is to help you to

‘PLAN & MANAGE YOUR BUSINESS EFFECTIVELY’

It will be an interactive and practical course with refreshments

Day 1

Who are you & what do you want to do in business?

Study workshop in Aromatherapy

Student study in complementary therapies

  • Explore your individual pathway – your aims & ideas, and personality.
  • Identify personal and business strengths and weaknesses.
  • Define your products and services.
  • How to research target audience and develop marketing skills.
  • Geographical location, premises.

Day 2

  • Financial costings, price strategies, cash flow forecast.
  • Sales & survival planning.
  • Discussion on the role of Professional Organisations.
  • Legalities pertaining to Complementary Therapies.
  • Insurances  Data Protection COSHH regulations.
  • Practical tips and ideas to promote your business using social media etc.

 “Failure to plan is a plan to fail”

Please contact Louise at Ascent for an enrolment form to reserve your place as spaces are limited

At the end of the course you will receive a certificate of achievement.

You will be presented with all course notes for the workshops in a presentation folder.


Subtle Aromatherapy and Olfaction

*2018 dates tbc

Ascent Therapies,  8 Westbury Park Centre,  09.30-4pm  £105.00

6 hours CPD

Subtle aromatherapy and olfaction is a one-day course exploring practical methods of using the amazing powers of essential oils in a safe and subtle manner (with little or no massage).

An informative and practical day in which we will:

  • Define an essential oil and how they are obtained.
  • Explore the development of plant medicine to aromatherapy today.
  • Discussion on the correlation between overall health and the sense of smell.
  • Consider the effects of aroma on mind and emotion.
  • Examine the complex Olfactory System.
  • Develop skills to blend synergistically.
  • Ways to implement oils in hospitals, your own home, residential homes, nurseries etc.
  • Contraindications for certain essential oils.
  • Rules and regulations – risk assessments, COSHH storage etc.
  • Discuss and develop recipes to create different ambience in a room.
  • Please contact Louise at Ascent for an enrolment form to reserve your place as spaces are limited
  • At the end of the day you will receive a certificate of achievement.
  • You will be presented with a folder with all the course notes for the days workshop in a presentation folder.Please contact Louise at Ascent for an enrolment form to reserve your place as spaces are limitedAt the end of the day you will receive a certificate of achievement. 6 hours CPDYou will be presented with a folder with all the course notes for the days workshop in a presentation folder.

IFPA Level 4 Diploma in Professional Aromatherapy (Module 4) 

*2018 dates tbc

Shirley Price,  8, Hawley Road Hinckley   Starts 10am – 4pm 4 days and 1 day 10am – 3pm

£500.00

  • Please contact Louise at Ascent for an enrolment form to reserve your place as spaces are limited
  • At the end of the day you will receive a certificate of achievement.
  • You will be presented with all the course notes for the module in a presentation folder

Personal development skills courses.

Courses with Helen are : Stress Management, Confidence-Building, Visualisation for Success, Relaxation techniques, Creative Problem Solving and Coaching.