APA Foundations consists of 3 separate courses and a total of 16 lessons. Each lesson includes written text, video presentations, practical assignments and an open book quiz, to help you integrate your learning. Each lesson is approximately 4 hours work and we suggest completing a minimum of 1 lesson a month, but this is flexible. To receive your certificate of completion you will also complete 4 case studies to demonstrate you have understood the subject and to make sure you feel confident using the system. You have 1 year to complete the course. But we’re not too strict about this.
This online course allows you to study any time, any place. Access to each lesson opens as you complete the previous one, allowing you to set your own pace. Nayana is your personal mentor, available to answer your questions via email and tutor you personally, your learning is important to her. You will need to have a selection of essential oils, we will give you a list of recommended suppliers if you do not already have some.
You will learn
- Profiles of 50 essential oils/absolutes, 10 carrier oils and 15 hydrolats
- How to use aromatics for health and behaviour using the principles of animal self-selection (zoopharmacognosy).
- How to use 5 Element Theory to understand the root of dis-ease and aromatic energetics
- How to make natural gels, clays and lotions for everyday animal care and first aid.
- Physiology of stress, how it affects body and mind and simple steps to reduce it in a domestic environment
- Natural animal behavior
Who's this for?
Whether you’re an animal professional aiming to incorporate essential oils into your practice or a dedicated animal guardian committed to natural care, Animal PsychAromatica presents a comprehensive holistic animal wellness approach. This system combines essential oils, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), and animal ethology to decrease stress and enhance overall health. If you’re considering pursuing professional certification, the APA Certificate Course Online Intensive is available to help you on your journey.
Each lesson includes a short quiz to help integrate learning. You can repeat the quiz as many times as you like.
Read texts, watch video tutorials that show you clearly how to use the essential oils safely, then do practical assignments
Nayana has been teaching people about essential oils for animals since 2000. She is always available to answer any questions you have.
Learn how to make 100% natural lotions and potions and formulate effective recipes for daily care and 1st aid, such as bug repellent or wound gel.
When you sign up to any of our courses you join the community in the Animal Wellness Lounge, our learning platform. You’ll find more supportive material for your holistic animal journey.
Life time Access
Not only can you study as fast or slowly as you like, you can dip back in at any time to review the material and refresh your memory. As long as the Lounge exists you have access.
Ask the teacher
Even though the course is unmentored, you can ask Nayana questions any time you need clarification or have questions. Leave a message in the forum or send her a direct message in the Lounge.
On completion of the course and case studies you will receive a certificate of competence that states you have undertaken 100 hours of study.
Free e-Book download
Download free ebook, with the course lessons and materia aromatica when you enrol. Make notes as you go along and have the information close to hand.
Discount on Starter-Kit
We have put together a kit of essential oils, carrier oils and hydrosols so you can be sure you are starting out with high quality aromatics at a very special price.