Released Wednesday 18th October 2023

We examine why aromatherapy has so much in common with Stoicism. We explore the philosophy underpinning Stoicism and how the principles of Stoicism help support mental health. We investigate how essential oils help us maintain a state of ataraxia. 

This is such a beautiful word that is rarely used nowadays, referring to a state of inner calm and emotional homeostasis which is characterised by ongoing freedom from distress and worry. We end the webinar by creating some blends to help us be more stoic in our approach to life.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Aromatherapy & Stoicism

    • Introduction

    • Part One: Introduction to Stoicism

    • Part Two: Why the interest in Stoicism?

    • Part Three : Stoicism and Adversity

    • Part Four – My favourite Stoic Philosopher

    • Part Five: Stoicism and Flourishing

    • Part Six: Stoicism and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

    • Part Seven: Aromatherapy and Stoicism

    • Part Eight: Aromatherapy Blends

  • 2

    Notes & Resources

    • Aromatherapy and Stoicism Powerpoint

    • Aromatherapy & Stoicism Notes

Meet your instructor

Salvatore Battaglia

Salvatore Battaglia has been passionate about natural therapies for most of his life. He holds qualifications in natural therapies, herbal medicine, acupuncture and aromatherapy. Salvatore’s dedication to aromatherapy has seen him hold positions in professional associations and government committees to ensure that the educational standards of professional aromatherapy are maintained and improved. Salvatore has been teaching aromatherapy since 1988. He is often called upon to speak at international conferences about aromatherapy, running a holistic and ethical business and what it means to go natural and organic. Salvatore has been an advisor to hospital boards and nursing homes to establish aromatherapy clinical trials for pain management, intensive care and depression and for the management of dementia and aged care. He is the author of The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy, which was first published in 1994. To date, more than 130,000 copies of The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy have been sold. The book is internationally acclaimed as a textbook and has now been translated into Japanese and Korean. In 1991, Salvatore created Perfect Potion, a manufacturer of certified organic aromatherapy products, natural skin care and essential oils, whose purpose is to naturally enhance people’s lives. In 2016, he was made an honorary member of the International Federation of Aromatherapists (IFA).