COBHA LIVE COURSES

We are proud to offer the following 13 courses. The Level I Foundations Course needs to be taken first.  The Level II classes can be taken in any order except the Clinical Practice Theory, and Clinical Internship must be taken last.  Each course is unique, interesting, and elicits different skills from the student.   One-day workshops can be taken for elective credits and are also open to the public.

Click here to view the current 2016 Winter Schedule.

Level I Courses

The introductory Level I Foundation is a 36 hour course that meets for 8 consecutive weeks, Monday evenings from 5:00-9:30 p.m.  It has a wonderful rhythm to its 8 classes, balancing vital information with hands on experiences of blending, facials, and lymphatic massage oils. The class offers 23 profiles of essential oils, two required reading books, over 100 pages of handouts and 25% off purchase of therapeutic grade essential oils.  It covers distillation, ancient history, skin, organic chemistry, the immune and lymphatic systems, the brain, and emotional balancing.

Level II Courses

Level II Courses are built on the foundation of the Level One Courses.  Each of the 12 classes provides fascinating knowledge of Botany, History of Medicine, Advanced Chemistry, Clinical Science, Mind/Body, Anatomy and Physiology, Part One and Two, Energetic Healing, Communication and Business Skills, Reflexology, Clinical Theory and Clinical Internship where graduating students offer holistic health services to the general public.  Graduates receive a Certificate as an Essential Oil therapist (CEOT).

Live Courses

Level I | Foundation Course in Essential Oil Therapy, September 25 – November 13th, 2017
$699

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COBHA is proud to offer a fabulous cohesive foundation course in Essential Oil Therapy. This class is a rich introduction to the essential oil experience! The information you learn in this class will provide you with a valuable, lifelong reference guide to the healing properties of essential oils and can truly be a life changing experience. The program includes lessons on distillation methods, blending, chemistry of essential oils, physiology of skin and immune system, methods of application, safety data, the study of oils in ancient cultures, and the effectiveness of essential oils on the mind, body, and spirit.
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Level II Course 1 | The History of Medicine, Tuesdays September 19th – October 24th, 2017
$408

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This class is a fascinating study of the evolution of medicine. Students follow circuitous path of herbal and Western Medicine. Subjects (such as the dark ages of plagues, witch burnings, blood-letting, the islands of healing light, the Salem University in Italy, and the alchemy of Paracelsus) include the present day emergence of herbalism and aromatherapy along with the technological advances of allopathic medicine. Students create herbal and essential oil balms and write a research paper on one figure or subject from the colorful history of medicine.
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Level II Course 2 | AromaBotany, TBA
$544

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The abstract and mysterious quality of essential oils become a living botanical reality as students study the plants of their origin. Students study photosynthesis and flower reproduction, as well as exploring various plant parts. This class includes field trips to botanical gardens in the Santa Cruz area. Students also participate in the planting & upkeep of COBHA’s botanical garden. Includes Botany Walk.
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Level II Course 3 | Anatomy & Human Physiology I, TBA
$459

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This course provides a comprehensive study of Essential Oils and herbal care in relation to Anatomy and Physiology. The focus of this class is an in-depth study of the human cell and skin, the Skeletal and Muscular System, and the Respiratory System. Students learn how essential oils may strengthen these systems and offer healing when there are imbalances or disease.
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Level II Course 5 | Advanced Essential Oil Chemistry Intensive, TBA
$544

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Students gain a deeper appreciation of essential oil functional groups in this course. The meaning of optical isomers, ethers, and oxides is clarified, along with the reason why some essential oils heal and others are toxic. The class offers some hands-on experience in distillation using equipment for steam, steam and water, and solvent extractions.
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Level II Course 6 | Mind and Body, Wednesdays September 27th – November 15th, 2017
$612

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This class focuses on how essential oils affect the limbic brain and endocrine, nervous and immune systems, creating a mind-body connection. Students study therapies for psychoneuro-immunology disease, including spiritual applications. This class elicits a creative response of awareness of how thoughts and emotions affect one’s health. Students learn to recognize methods that prevent disease and create harmony in thoughts and the body.
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Level II Course 7 | Clinical Science, Thursdays October 5th – November 30th, 2017
$544

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This course covers the study of disease, addictions and pathology, as well as the study of viruses, bacteria, fungi and some of the many illnesses that they may cause. Conditions such as multiple sclerosis, cancer, obesity and drug addiction are reviewed. Students study nutrition and learn how supplements, such as a minerals, vitamins, herbs, and enzymes work well with essential oils to restore balance to the body.
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Level II Course 8 | Energetic Healing, TBA
$544

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Students are introduced to the mystery of the human etheric body and the chakra system and their connection to the body’s endocrine system. Through class experiences, students explore how a person’s energy field exists and how it is affected by essential oils, learning to discern methods for keeping the body’s aura healthy and promoting spiritual healing. Bach Flowers essences, TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine), Sound Healing and Homeopathy are also discussed and experienced.
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Level II Course 9 | Communication & Business Skills, TBA
$320

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This course focuses on the ethics of being an Aromatherapy Practitioner. Through communication skills, the student learns how to develop a sound relationship with clients. Also covered: How to start a business, keep records, and maintain other legal considerations. Students prepare a business plan and/or design a brochure and a business card.
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Level II Course 10 | Clinical Practice Theory, TBA
$476

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This course works in conjunction with Course 10 (Clinical Internship). Students discuss their experience from the clinic. Fellow students offer support and suggestions in dealing with client issues. Ways to improve structure and functioning of clinic are explored. Setting up an ideal clinical situation is a written assignment. Includes California bill on alternative practitioners.
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Level II Course 11 | Clinical Internship, TBA
$782

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During this experiential course students apply the knowledge acquired from all Level I and Level II courses. Students create a clinic atmosphere, schedule appointments, publicize their clinic to the community, and maintain records. During the Clinic, they interview clients, assess their condition holistically, do a reflexology treatment, create a custom blend and offer healthy lifestyle suggestions. They follow up with clients.
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Level II Course 12 | Community Outreach TBA
$408

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A life changing experience for students and clients. We will share our love of essential oils and herbs with veterans, the elderly, the homeless, and the mentally ill. Presenting oils to smell, to experience in hand massage, to evoke memories, and to provide the education to make each visit meaningful. After your visits there will be time to share in the classroom. In addition we will be looking at health issues affecting these populations and creating blends to address these issues. Keeping a journal is the only homework! And no tests!
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Level I Classes Available on Webcam

You can participate in our live classes via your computer.  You can see and hear the teacher, power point projector and the students;  Teacher and other students are able to hear you.  Students who wish to use this feature of the college need to have a computer with webcam and download the free software.  This is feasible for anyone in the U.S. and even internationally, given time zones and other factors.

It’s the next best thing to being there!

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