hi is there anyone out there doing aromatherapy through the SNHS ive only just started and feeling lonely!!:confused:
Hi Sudsi I have nearly finished mine although due to personal circumstances I have not been able to complete my case studies will be getting back into it soon though. Need to say I have quite enjoyed it and have completed most.
I've done mine and I'm part way through the advanced course. If you need any help feel free to PM me.
Love and light
Thanks Dot you are so kind.
Hi!! I am just starting mine!! Maybe we could be study buddies xxx
your site is amazing, i can feel the depth of your feelings through your web, and yes i would love to be a "study buddie" with you!
Aww thankyou for your lovely compliments about my website 🙂
It is great that you would like to be a study buddy!
How much of your aromatherapy course have you done? I have just started reading lesson 1.
ive sent off lesson 1 and waiting impatiently for reply, im not very good at waiting, like a little kid waiting to open a parcel will i ever grow up!!
could you possibly send me lesson 4 onwards please!!! ive opted for the tutoured option and taking ages to reply!!
OOh hope you get your reply back soon!!! That's great that you have finished Part 1, well done xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
I have heard it takes about a week to get your results back...
Have you got your results back yet? xxxx
yes and beaverin on with the next one, ive got a few lessons sent on to me from other guys so im going to be busy thats for sure!!
take care xxxx
I have briefly worked through the first 3 lessons and answered all the questions but Im going to go back over everything more deeply, try and memorise as much as I can and answer all the questions more fully as soon as I get some spare time. I'm enjoying it so far.
How are you doing with your course Sudsi? I havent done any more yet x
im doin fine, just about to send off lesson 6, god i wish there was more hours in the day and days in the week! been working on case studies at the moment , writing them up, takes a bit of time.
love sudsi x
Wow, that's fantastic, you are doing really well. Sounds like you have done loads! How are you finding the case studies?
I need to get my studying hat on again, I haven't felt like it lately. I know I enjoy it when I am in the flow.
i enjoy the case study part, cant wait to get a result, yet nervous about doing the exam!!!!
Recently started the SNHS course (self study). I have completed Part 1 and emailed off my answers.
A couple of things are bothering me though. The admin seems a bit hit and miss, I have had minor problems on registration and having to request the password for Part 2.
Some of the comments suggest that the submissions may not be read very thoroughly - they only give you feedback if your answers are 'seriously wrong', and don't acknowledge receipt of your submissions.
Sorry if this all seems a bit negative. If anybody has anything positive to say, I would appreciate reading your experiences.
Finally, how well regarded is the basic SNHS aromatherapy diploma?
I realise I should have probably posted these quetions before I started the course!
Welcome to HP!
I haven't had a problem with the communication of SNHS. Am thoroughly enjoying the aromatherapy and think their course notes are comprehensive but I've have a few more books for further reading. With the self study, it takes them about 4 days to get back to me and on Lesson 1 I got one question wrong which they advised and the correct answer. The pass mark is 80%. With Part 2, all my answers were correct and I was told this and congratulated. Having studied VTCT swedish massage and various other therapies, the only things I need to concentrate on with the SNHS are the oils.
What do you mean a password for Part 2. All the Lessons are emailed to me as attachments through Adobe and I just save them in a file on my hard drive. You need to contact them and tell them to remove passwords on documents.
The recent Soul and Spirit magazine has an article written by the principal of SNHS, so think that they are well regarded plus its you, the therapist that will make the aroma-therapist so ensure you read up loads and practice not just on clients, but use aromatherapy for everything, soon you will get to know all the essential oils and what other oils they blend well with.
Thank you for the helpful reply. I got my coursework on CD-ROM. SNHS send a password to access the first part of the course, they will not send the password to access Part Two, until I have sent off the answers to Part One. I had a reply from them which has gone some way to setting my mind at rest. They will not send the password for the second part until they have marked, and confirmed that I have passed Part One. Their welcoming email gave the impresssion that no feed back would be given to self-study students.
If anybody else is thinking of taking up the course, they are better off doing it like you, and getting the lessons sent to them as PDF files, you currently save 20% that way. I opted to pay for the course upfront for the CD. However, if I use the CD menu, I cannot access lessons 4 - 12 until I am sent the passwords, so I haven't really gained anything!
I too have purchased a couple of books for further reading. I particulary enjoyed 'Aromatherapy an A to Z' and 'The Fragrant Pharmacy'. I have just ordered the 'Fragrant Mind'.
Can you not ask them if you can swap to email? as its really much easier.
I did not buy any books from their recommended list but went to Waterstones and got the Aromatherapy Bible, Therapy Basics in Aromatherapy by Helen McGuiness and also Aromatherapy by Jennie Harding. Most of my books on massage cover aromatherapy so that helps.
I find that it is expensive buying all the books and also the oils as some are not cheap especially chamomile and sandalwood.
How are you finding the course work?
I got the rersults from Part One back today, I only got one question wrong, so comfortably passed.
As well as sending me the password for Part Two, they attached the relevant PDF files. Although the menu on the CD is password protected, the individual PDF files are not, and are easily accessible through windows explorer!
You obviously have a big advantage having completed previous relevant courses, including massage. This is my first complimentary health course. The materials have been very thorough, and I am anxious to start studying the oils!
I agree that the books and oils can be vey expensive. I have picked up most of the books from eBay, and have had some bargains. I have most of the basic oils. My most expensive purchase was 5ml of Jasmine. German Chamomile and Sandalwood are on my wishlist!
Great - Congratulations!
I am on Part 3 and this one is much harder but a challenge!
Lesson 2 goes into more depth explaining the oils and Lesson 3 is more about blending them and figuring out what blends go with what problem. Hard but very interesting.
At least with the SNHS you can go at your own pace and not be pressurised in answering the questions straight away. This module has taken me over 2 weeks to complete and just got Lesson 9 to finish which I will probably submit on Monday.
My other lessons I completed in a week but I had done A&P and the massage movements before so easy.
Juniper berry was £6.50 and Chamomile £9.99. I could not find Basil and will purchase Sandalwood which is around £9.99 another time. I just got them from my local Dennis Williams / Sally Hair & Beauty but need to find a reputable company on the net.
Keep in touch x
Thank you for the information on Parts 2 and 3 of the course. I have a day off tomorrow so will start on Part 2.
The only shop I have seen EOs in was Boots, and they were expensive. As far as I know there are no branches of Dennis Williams / Sally Hair & Beauty in my area. I have ordered oils from a number of eBay shops and have no complaints. Aromatique stand out as a quick, friendly supplier.
I have ordered oils from:
I would recommend them both for good quality oils. If I had to chose one it would be Mantra. They are cheaper and I think friendlier.
I also ordered a carrying case from 'Essentially Oils'. I had to cancel as the delivery was not met and it is still not in stock. A couple of people have posted that their customer service is not what it was. I will not be going back to them.
I have now ordered a case from Oils4Life. I will let you know how I get on!
Thanks for the links about the companies - will look when I have a chance today. I even went into Holland & Barrett and looked at their oils and they were extortianate - no way!
Enjoy Part 2. Am going to relax this weekend and think no coursework - my brain is frazzled...!
I also looked at Holland & Barrett, I agree, they were very expensive. Have a lovely, relaxing weekend.
How are you getting on with your courses? I still haven't got back to mine yet, but hope to very soon 🙂