Have you ever wondered why certain smells trigger emotions or memories?
Whether something we have smelled before or something new, there are three major factors when we smell: The Olfactory Bulb, the Amygdala, and the Hippocampus.
The Olfactory Bulb is in simplest terms our smell receptor, this is the part of our brain that processes odors from the nasal cavity. There are direct lines from the Olfactory Bulb to the Amygdala and the Hippocampus. The Amygdala is our brain’s emotional center located in the cerebral hemisphere and the Hippocampus, located in the temporal lobe, plays a major role in both learning and memory.
Aroma Freedom Technique (AFT) is a technique that uses pure essential oils and proven psychological principles to trigger the Olfactory, Amygdala, and Hippocampus. It has been discovered that by using the combination of feelings, thoughts, sensations, and imagination while smelling specific Young Living essential oils can provide relief to the memory and emotional complex of individuals. This allows the person to become liberated from the emotional effects of negative experiences in their past. But it does not stop there, this technique can be used for goal setting, stress reduction, relief from painful memories, and overall mental and emotional balance.
AFT is a technique that uses the power of scent to gently shift awareness away from negative thoughts, feelings, and memories, to initiate a positive outlook and attitude. This results in greater confidence and inner freedom. When we are no longer stuck in negative mindsets, we are free to create the life we desire.
This twelve-step process is yet another tool you can use to help you release emotions and memories that are holding you back and allow you to move forward. It is a simple process that starts with setting an intention or goal you would like to achieve; one you do not believe is very attainable. You rate your intention on a scale of 1 to 10 and move through a series of steps incorporating your essential oils, which will allow you to move through different emotions that are limiting you.
Dr. Lisa recently began offering this technique as one of the services in our office. We have seen many individuals greatly benefit from Aroma Freedom Technique, including ourselves. If this is something that interests you or you feel you can benefit from, please give us a call. Aroma Freedom Technique is one of our services that can also be done through virtual appointments. If you don’t have your own Young Living essential oils at home, we will send you the ones you’ll need prior to your appointment.
You can use quite common oils such as Stress Away, Frankincense, Lavender, Lemon, Peppermint, and Thieves to help tap into these deep memories and emotions and release them to foster growth.
You can also use favorites like Inner Child, Release, Transformation, and Believe. If you are interested in purchasing Young Living oils, you can click here.