Balancing Stress and Emotions with Essential Oils

Essential Oils for Stress and Emotions Class

Hi there! My name is Sarah Biskobing. I am a Registered Dietitian and I have been helping people recover from their eating disorders (anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating disorder) since 2008. Additionally, for the past three and a half years, I have been teaching others how to support their physical health and emotional well-being with essential oils. Lately, I have been working on combining these two passions by teaching essential oils classes at local mental health clinics. Below you’ll find a section from my class that I just put together. You’ll learn about the limbic system of the brain, how chronic stress affects the body and mind, and how essential oils can have a physiological impact in the body to support our emotional well-being. Enjoy! I hope you learn a lot!! :)

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Essential Oils for Trauma

Essential Oils for Trauma

I’ve been busy trying to summarize some of the awesome oiling info that I learned at the emotional health seminar that I attended last weekend. The speakers at the seminar discussed trauma at length, including the cause of trauma, the problems that can arise from traumatic events, and some ways to release emotional trauma. Because smell is so closely linked to emotion (the amygdala and the hippocampus are located within less than an inch from the olfactory nerve), we learned ways in which essential oils can assist us in bringing up our blocked emotions so that we can finally let go of the trauma that limits us. Below is what I learned about essential oils for trauma. :)

What causes trauma?

We experience trauma throughout our life. Trauma can occur during childhood and adulthood and can result from a seemingly benign experience or from a larger catastrophic event. According to Dr. Corinne Allen (who was summarized during the conference), traumatic events may include (but are not limited to): abandonment, birth trauma, bonding break with a parent, constant criticism and judgment, anger and violence, rape, incest, sexual molestation, car crash, medical or dental surgery, divorce, death of a loved one, suicide of a loved one, forced emigration or loss of homeland, homeless, illness, torture, accident and/or fall, any experience that causes a threat to your life, being physically attacked, or the experience of war.

What does unresolved trauma cause?

Time alone does not heal trauma and if trauma is not properly dealt with, it can unknowingly cause a whole slew of problems. According to Dr. Corinne Allen (who was summarized during the conference), lingering trauma can cause us to feel disconnected and detached, isolated and alone, sad, overwhelmed, fearful, helpless, worried, hyper-vigilant, hyper-active, and many other negative feelings. Trauma can also cause a lack of focus, mood swings, anger outbursts, sensitivity to light and/or sound, nightmares, loss of memory, physical pain or problems, fatigue, relationship turmoil, addictions, weight gain, yo-yo dieting, work stress, personality conflicts, and much more.

How to use Young Living essential oils to let go of trauma:

One way to release the emotional trauma that limits us is to 1) identify and feel the emotion, 2) identify and feel the other side of the emotion, and 3) identify the lesson or way out of an uncomfortable state. The book, “Releasing Emotional Patterns with Essential Oils” by Dr. Carolyn Mein, D.C. provides a wealth of information and was referenced throughout the seminar that I was at.

We were provided with and practiced an “Emotional Pattern and Block Clearing Quick Program,” which is described below. You will need to purchase the “Releasing Emotional Patterns with Essential Oils” book to do this program (as you will be referencing the charts in the book). The book is affordable and jam-packed with tons of helpful info (way more than I’ll cover below) – I highly suggest purchasing it!

It isn’t required, but you may want to consider combining the below protocol with psychotherapy (especially if your trauma is quite severe). 

How to practice the “Emotional Pattern and Block Clearing Quick Program” (do twice to several times each day for at least seven weeks):

Step 1

In the book, “Releasing Emotional Patterns with Essential Oils,” go to the chapter titled “Emotional Reference.” This chapter includes a chart which lists several different emotions. Identify an emotion that is keeping you stuck and find it on the chart.

Step 2

Use the same chart to find the corresponding essential oil that can assist in releasing that emotional block.

If you do not have the suggested essential oil, you may want to consider trying Idaho Blue Spruce. Idaho Blue Spruce has a the pleasing evergreen aroma that relaxes both the mind and body.

Step 3

Apply a small amount of your essential oil to the palm of your hand (dilute if needed). Apply some of it to your forehead near your hairline and some on your belly button (or on the right foot, on the spot between the large and the second toe). Rub any remaining essential oil into your palms. Cup your hands over your nose and mouth and breath deeply (inhale and exhale three times).

Step 4

Place the right hand over the forehead near the hair line. Then place the left hand over the belly so the little finger is just over the naval (or cross the right leg and place a finger from the left hand on the right foot where you applied the essential oil in step 3). These points are referred to as the “alarm points.”

While keeping your right hand and left finger on the alarm points, say three times (while allowing yourself to feel the negative emotion):

  • “I choose to release the trauma behind the trapped emotion of state your emotion that no longer serves me in a positive and productive way.”

Example: “I choose to release the trauma behind the trapped emotion of anger that no longer serves me in a positive and productive way.”

Step 5

Using the same chart, find the “other side” of your negative emotion and use it to fill in the blank. While keeping your right hand and left finger on the alarm points, say three times (while allowing yourself to feel the “other side” of your negative emotion):

  • “I choose ______________ .”

Example: “I choose laughter.”

Step 6

Using the same chart, find the “way out” and use it to fill in each of the blanks. While keeping your right hand and left finger on the alarm points, say three times, with conviction:

  • “I choose ______________ .”
  • “I manifest ______________ .”
  • “I believe ______________ .”
  • “I declare ______________ .”

Example: “I choose my direction is clear.” “I manifest my direction is clear.” “I believe my direction is clear.” “I declare my direction is clear.”

Repeat

Repeat steps 1-6 twice to several times each day for at least seven weeks (or until the negative emotion is cleared).

 

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Sources:

1. Lighten Your Load – YL Team WI Spring Seminar, April 18, 2015

2. Releasing Emotional Patterns with Essential Oils (2015) by Carolyn L. Mein, D.C.

3. Emotional Trauma Clearing by Dr. Corrine Allen: https://static.youngliving.com/en-US/PDFS/emotional_trauma_clearing.pdf

4. Essential Oils Desk Reference Sixth Edition by Life Science Publishing

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Essential Oils for Forgiveness

How to Use Essential Oils for Forgiveness

I attended a Young Living essential oils seminar last weekend titled “Lighten Your Load.” The seminar focused on using Young Living essential oils to support emotional health. Forgiveness was one of the topics that was covered at the seminar. Because grudges and resentment can become such limiting factors in our lives, I wanted to share some of the things that I learned about the importance of forgiveness and how you can use your Young Living essential oils to assist with the process.

Why you might want to consider forgiving those that you resent:

When you resent someone, you become emotionally bound to that person. The emotional link that resentment causes can keep you stuck in a rut and can block any good from entering into your life. Forgiving and letting go of the resentment that you hold towards someone is the only way to break free from that person and the darkness that has crept into your life.

Forgiveness is NOT

Forgiveness does not mean that you are excusing someone’s actions. Forgiveness does not mean that you should forget the event ever happened or no longer have any more feelings about it. Forgiveness is not something you do for the person who wronged you.

Forgiveness IS

When you forgive someone, you will still remember what happened. However, you will no longer be bound by it and it will no longer keep you stuck. Forgiveness is something that you do for yourself (NOT for the person that wronged you). Forgiving someone allows you to find a way to live in a state of resolution, heal, move forward, and bring prosperity back into your life. When you forgive someone, you take your power back.

Pray the “Forgiveness Prayer” twice daily:

One step that you can take in the process of forgiving someone is to pray the “Forgiveness Prayer” at least twice a day (upon waking in the morning and before going to bed at night). The prayer is below (as found here):

“I now let go of worn out things, worn out conditions, and worn out relationships.  Divine order is now established and maintained in me and in my world.”

“The inflow and outflow of everything in my life is established in divine order.  I am peaceful and poised.”

“All that has offended me, I forgive. Within and without, I forgive.  Things past, things present, things future I forgive.  I forgive everything and everybody who can possibly need forgiveness in my past and present. I forgive positively everyone.  I am free and all others are free, too. All things are cleared up between us, now and forever.”

“I now release and am released from everything and everybody that are no longer part of the divine plan for my life.  Everything and everybody that are no longer part of the divine plan for my life now release me.”

“I am in right relationship with all people and all situations now.”

How to use essential oils to assist with the forgiveness process:

Essential oils can help center you so that you can be focused and purposeful when you pray. You may want to consider using one of the following Young Living essential oils when you pray the “Forgiveness Prayer:” Frankincense, Inspiration, Sacred Mountain, Acceptance, Forgiveness, 3 Wise Men, Transformation, Valor, or White Angelica. Use your chosen essential oil in one or more of the following ways:

  • Apply a drop of essential oil (dilute if needed) to the crown chakra (located on the top of the head) and over your heart before praying.
  • Diffuse an essential oil while you pray the “Forgiveness Prayer.”
  • Apply a drop of essential oil to the palms of your hands (dilute if needed), cup over your nose and mouth and take 3 deep breaths before and after you say the “Forgiveness Prayer.”

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Sources:

1. Lighten Your Load – YL Team WI Spring Seminar, April 18, 2015

2. Reference Guide for Essential Oils (2014) by Connie and Alan Higley

3. The Miracle of Elimination & Forgiveness to Create Prosperity: http://www.beliefnet.com/columnists/haveamagnificentday/2012/04/the-miracle-of-elimination-forgiveness-to-create-prosperity-2.html#

4. Essential Oils Desk Reference Sixth Edition by Life Science Publishing

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