Michelle Gilbert, CA, APAIA

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  • Aromahead Institute, School of Essential Oil Studies
  • Bruce Berkowsky, N.M.D., M.H., H.M.C.
  • Reiki Educational Institute
  • Valentine McKay-Riddell, PhD
  • Foundation for Shamanic Studies
  • Cherry Hill Seminary



  • Aromatherapy

Michelle Gilbert, CA, APAIA

Aromatherapy for personal renewal

I offer holistic tools to help you come home to yourself and nurture yourself. This is where well-being starts, and sometimes we just need a little help getting there.

Physical and emotional pain often lead us to seek support. And yet, if we look deeper, we may find that we are in need of feeling whole, that we’ve lost touch with ourselves…and our discomforts might be our bodymind’s way of telling us we need to stop, listen, and tend.

Each of us has a terrain… a way we’re uniquely put together ...


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Aromahead Institute, School of Essential Oil Studies
Clinical Aromatherapy (400 hours)
Bruce Berkowsky, N.M.D., M.H., H.M.C.
Spiritual PhytoEssencing, Level 2 Practitioner
Reiki Educational Institute
Reiki Jin Kei Do, Advanced Practitioner (100 hours)
Valentine McKay-Riddell, PhD
Raku Kei Reiki, Master
Foundation for Shamanic Studies
Harner Shamanic Counseling
Cherry Hill Seminary
Transpersonal Studies


Notable Experiences

Aromahead Institute, School of Essential Oil Studies - Forum Instructor
(2015 - present) Provide guidance and answer student questions on private forum for one of the largest aromatherapy schools in the world. Subject matter includes chemistry, blending techniques, client consultations, business management, materials sourcing, ethics, safe usage, at-risk populations. Work with Andrea Butje to create optimal student experience.
Orenda Healing International - Board of Directors, Instructor, Technical Editor
(2015 - present) Contribute to growth and advancement of this nonprofit organization, which promotes individual and communal health and well-being through innovative and applicable research in a broad range of fields, with particular emphasis on alternative healing practices. Technical editor, Four Winds Journal, Orenda's quarterly publication. Instructor, online aromatherapy and shamanism courses.
Workshop Facilitator - Shamanic Journeying Circle
(2014-2015) Provide guidance and coaching for individuals using shamanic journeying techniques for personal growth. Promote and support development of community of practitioners. Incorporate aromatherapy into shamanic journeywork as means of exploring subtle plant wisdom and transpersonal experience with essential oils.
Hospice Support - Reiki and Aromatherapy
(2013-2015) Visit extended care facility, administer to individuals in hospice care including individuals with traumatic brain injury, offer emotional and psychospiritual support. Provide Reiki and customized aromatherapy to uplift spirits, enhance environment, alleviate stress, provide personal interaction, support patient comfort.
Aromatherapy - Practitioner
(2013-present) Provide personal consultations and create customized aromatic preparations to support clients' mind-body wellness goals.

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