Our Oils are Just as Good as YLEO, Only a Lot Cheaper
By David Stewart, PH.D., R.A.
Originally Posted May – June 2006
1. Institute for Energy Wellness Studies
As some of you know, I (David Stewart) am on the faculty of a new school called the Institute for Energy Wellness Studies (IEWS) with facilities in Brampton, Ontario, Canada (just northwest of Toronto). It was founded by Dr. Sabina DeVita, author of three books: Saving Face, Born to Dance With Ease, and Electromagnetic Pollution. She has been a YLEO distributor since 1997 and has training and skills in many healing modalities which she has practiced in her clinic for many years.
The IEWS program has been strongly endorsed by Gary Young. All of its courses are completely in line with YLEO policies and teachings and only YLEO oils are used.
IEWS is also recognized and registered with the Canadian Federal Government and is recognized in the 17 countries of the British Commonwealth. By reciprocity, it is hoped by Dr. DeVita that is will eventually be recognized in the U.S. as well, but that will take time.
2. Be an Integrated Aromatic Science Practitioner (IASP)
IEWS offers programs leading to certificates and diplomas as an Integrated Aromatic Science Practitioner (IASP), which has been accepted by the Canadian Examining Board for the Healing Arts as a new profession. Dr. DeVita has chosen to avoid using the word “aromatherapy” in her certificates, titles, and diplomas since that term has been trivialized by those who use oils for recreational purposes or who employ it only for massage, as in the British system. Instead of being an aromatherapist, which has connotations that do not pertain to its practice as a true healing art, her graduates will be Integrated Aromatic Science Practitioners and will use the initials, IASP, after
Since the school only opened its doors to its first class on May 26, 2006, there are no certified IASP people as yet. As for me, I have been a Registered Aromatherapist (RA) for some time, but my registration is only good for five years and it expires in the Fall of 2006. Being an R.A. has been a good thing for me, but I did it because there were no other nationally recognized aromatherapy credentials available before now. With the opening of the IEWS, that is no longer true. I could renew, pay the fee, and retake the RA test, but I have decided that I don’t want to be a registered Aromatherapist any more. R.A. is a NAHA
term, and a title that really favors the British Version of aromatherapy and is hostile toward the French healing modalities we practice, Gary Young, Young Living, and raindrop technique. So even though it is still a good thing to be an R.A., which has its benefits as a recognizable and established credential, I don’t want it any more. I am going to become an IASP.
Upon completion of the IEWS program, you receive a certificate and registration number from the Canadian Government authorizing you to practice Integrated Aromatic Science (IASP), which includes many modalities, among which are vitaflex and raindrop. This means that persons completing the IEWS program will be able to practice raindrop and vitaflex legally in Canada without the need for any other license to touch or lay on hands.
It is a 600 hour program which will take about two years to complete and involves considerable expense, but then what diploma or professional certificate does not come at considerable expense. The IEWS website is www.energywellnessstudies.com and their phone is (905) 451-4475. An IEWS Course Catalogue is available by request or by download from their website.
All IEWS classes will be taught in Brampton, Ontario, Canada. They are offered as a set of eight workshops (or levels), each 3-5 days long, each given approximately once a year during a long weekend. The first one, referred to as IEWS Level I, was May 26-29, 2006. Level I consisted of the history of aromatherapy, the chemistry of essential oils, and several simple techniques for applying them. The chemistry portion, which I taught, consisted of 16 hours of chemistry that covered the same topics we teach in a 5-hour CARE Class, only much more thoroughly and deeply and with additional materials not mentioned in the CARE chemistry class. The text is my book, The Chemistry of Essential Oils Made Simple.
One becomes certified as an IASP after completing the first four IEWS Levels. After completing the next four IEWS Levels, one receives also a diploma, like you would expect after four years of college. But one can become an Integrated Aromatic Science Practitioner (IASP) by fulfilling only the first half of the IEWS curriculum (Levels I-IV). I will be teaching a good portion of the first four IEWS Levels, along with Dr. DeVita. I will not be involved with any of the second four IEWS Levels. IEWS Levels III and IV will focus on emotional and spiritual aspects of the oils, including the Healing Oils of the Bible.
IEWS Level II will be Advanced Chemistry (another 16 hours) plus vitaflex and raindrop (Dallas Version). The Advanced Chemistry will consist of a review of IEWS Level I Chemistry plus a thorough discussion of Chapter Ten of my book (Common Compounds in Oils), Chapter Eleven (on Drugs and Oils), and Parts Two (Chemical Analyses of Oils) and Three of my book (Beyond Chemistry). Among other things, we will spend considerable time learning how to teach our noses to recognize various compounds, learning out to become a fragrance professional, and developing our abilities for olfactory recall and identification. This part will be totally different than anything offered through CARE, or by anyone else, at this time.
Discounts to CARE Students
Dr. DeVita is generously offering a 20% discount for IEWS Level I and Level II to anyone who has taken the full 23 hours of training offered in a CARE Intensive. The price for Level I is $950 in Canadian dollars. That translates into approximately $865 in US dollars. So that is as additional benefit from having take a 3-4 Day CARE Intensive. There are no discounts for higher IEWS Levels. Only Levels I and II.
Normally, one is required to have taken the IEWS Level I Chemistry before taking the IEWS Level II Chemistry. However, anyone who has taken the 5-hours of CARE Chemistry will be able and eligible to take the Advanced Chemistry of IEWS Level II. The Chemistry portion of Level II will be the first two days of the four day seminar, with Vitaflex and Raindrop on the last two days. The cost for all four days (both chemistry and raindrop) is $950 Can$ or $865 US$.
However, if you just want the information and don’t want to pursue the program, you can just take the Advanced Chemistry only for no credit. This will be offered for $525 Can$ or about $480 US$. As a CARE Student Graduate, you get 20% off of this pricing. It is a good deal.
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