Welcome to COBHA

C OBHA is a ground-breaking educational institution providing training that focuses on the power of healing through the use of plant energy of herbs, essential oils, and nutrition.  Essential oil therapy is an emerging medical field in the United States that requires a comprehensive educational background in the sciences, history, and clinical internship.

The power of healing through the use of plant energy of herbs, essential oils, and nutrition.

COBHA educates students to be independent and creative problem solvers.  Students learn to look at health issues in unique, profound, and compassionate ways.  Our goal is to qualify students as professional Essential Oil Therapists and educators to assume responsibilities in the healthcare field, working with other health practitioners within the community.

Essential Oil therapy is an ancient healing art used around the world for centuries to fight infection, reduce mental and emotional stress, relieve pain, and detoxify the body.

Essential Oil therapy is an ancient healing art, utilizing the distillation process of plant materials to extract powerful, concentrated essential oils.  These oils have been effectively used around the world for centuries to fight infection, reduce mental and emotional stress, to relieve pain, and to detoxify the body.  They are the basis for preventative medicine.  The aromatherapy and herbal fields are recognized and practiced in Europe, Australia, and Japan by physicians, nurses, and hospitals.

Our Accreditation

COBHA is a pioneer in creating high standards for Holistic Health Essential Oil therapists. Our school’s regulations, 456 hours of live classes, and 501(C)(3) Non-Profit status were developed by an enthusiastic group of aromatic devotees as the first Board of Directors.  COBHA became state certified by the California Bureau of Private Post Secondary for Vocational Education in 2003. As of January 1, 2010, the Bureau is operated under the Council of Consumer Affairs in Sacramento, California.  Our curriculum exceeds the standards set by NAHA and AIA, two national Aromatherapy social networking organizations.  We are a CEU provider through the CA Board of Registered Nursing.

Our Mission

T he College of Botanical Healing Arts is a non-profit institution dedicated to providing education, healing services, and research in the art and science of essential oils, plants, nutrition and herbal healing.

Education and research in the art and science of essential oils, plants, nutrition and herbal healing.

Our mission is providing a college with a course of study based on plant energy that exceeds the national standards and has a curriculum dedicated to excellence.  Our goal is to build a college that contributes well trained, dedicated, holistic practitioners with a specialty based in aromatherapy.  We offer a program that seeks to illuminate the innate wisdom within each student.  We continuously instill in students a commitment to ethical practices good work habits, and safety.

We seek to illuminate the innate wisdom within each student and instill a commitment to ethical practices.

We nourish the concept of offering healing services at a College Clinic and beyond graduation that addresses the whole person: physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual.  We conduct research on the therapeutic actions of essential oils.  We qualify students to assume professional responsibilities in the health care field, working in conjunction with other health practitioners.

Provide a deep understanding of therapeutic plants and their oils and to  apply in preventative and supportive health care practices

The Goals of the Holistic Health Certification Program are to provide a deep and thorough understanding of therapeutic plants and their oils and to foster the application of that knowledge in a clinical setting of preventative and supportive health care practices

Our Faculty

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Elizabeth Jones
Founder, Director, and Instructor
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Elizabeth Flynn
Instructor
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Peggy Black
Instructor
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Joanna Manoff
Instructor
Wayne
Wayne Hoff
Instructor
Larry
Larry Jones
Instructor and Co-Founder

Our Vision

National Standard EO College

Develop an Essential Oil Therapy College based on national standards with a curriculum dedicated to excellence.

CEOT Certification

Qualify and certify students in the therapeutic and safe use of essentials oils.

Illuminate Wisdom

Offer a program that seeks to illuminate the innate wisdom of each student.

Strong Ethics

Instill in students a commitment to ethical practices and good work habits.

Holistic Healing

Nourish the ideal of healing services that address the whole person: physical, emotional, mental and spiritual aspects.

Health Care

Qualify students to assume professional responsibilities in the health care field, working in conjunction with other health practitioners.

Our Happy Students

Volunteers

We are always looking to fill volunteer and internship positions in our office, garden, grant writing, and high school programs!

We are very appreciative of the time and energy our community members or students offer to help us create a better school and community.

More information about volunteering can be found here.

Our Facility

The College was established in September of 1997.

The building, land and garden site south of Santa Cruz near Highway 1 were purchased for the purpose of establishing a College dedicated to the botanical healing arts with a focus on essential oils.

The main classroom has a large wall of library books on one side and French doors opening to the garden on the other.  The tables and chairs face a large screen for power point presentations.

The botanical garden is one third of an acre with plants and trees that provide a source of aromatic materials for distillation such as Angelica plant, Vitex tree, Lemon tree, many different Salvias, Rosemary, Licorice, and Fennel.

A small teacher/student ratio provides a supportive environment for healing and professional development.

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