Linda has studied aromatherapy with Jane Buckle PhD, RN, the creator of the Aromatherapy for Health Professionals course and the “m” technique since 1997. Linda has provided aromatherapy education classes to nurses and massage therapists since 2000. She has taken and continues to take ongoing aromatherapy classes with the top aromatherapy instructors in the USA and abroad. Her studies have taken her to courses in England, Turkey, and France. Linda has additional training in Healing Touch, Reiki, massage therapy, guided imagery and therapy drumming. Linda is the founder and facilitator of a hospital based support group, Coping with Anxiety and Panic (CAP), since 1994. This group uses a wellness “toolbox” approach for coping with anxiety disorders.
Linda received a hospital grant to do research on essential oils versus three types of resistant bacteria. This study, “The Activity of Ten Essential Oils Against Three Types of Multiply Resistant Bacteria,” was presented at the 2002 NAHA World of Aromatherapy IV Conference in Seattle, WA, and at the 2003 103rd Annual Meeting of the American Society of Microbiology in Washington, DC. She helped design an essential oil study for a cardiac unit for Pinnacle Health Hospitals.
Linda has provided many classes, aromatherapy services, and lectures to various charitable organizations, universities, nursing programs, and businesses. She has been a speaker for the Broadway House in Newark, NJ, Planetree Conference, the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy Conference, the PA Developmental Disabilities Nurses Network, and the Alliance of International Aromatherapists. Linda has a special interest in working in the fields of oncology, intellectual disabilities/developmental disabilities, Alzheimer units, hospice, and palliative care. Linda’s passion is helping people in stressful situations find the coping tools they need to move forward.
For more information, email your questions to LWeihbrecht@epix.net.