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Aroma Freedom

Vera Enshaw shares her experience with Renate.

Meet Renate

I am a certified Aroma Freedom Practitioner and I can help you to transform your emotions and realize your heart’s desires.

Hello – My name is Renate Terpstra. I will share a special technique with you, that I have found to be incredibly helpful in my personal and professional journey.

It is called the Aroma Freedom Technique (or AFT) and it was created by Dr. Benjamin Perkus, a Licensed Psychologist with over 24 years of clinical experience and over 18 years of experience with essential oils.

The Aroma Freedom Technique is a very gentle, yet profound method, of dissolving negative thoughts, feelings, and memories, using essential oils, combined with specific psychological techniques. This effective technique is backed by recent discoveries in Neuroscience and has been life-changing for me.

What is Aroma Freedom?

Aroma Freedom is an entirely new way of using pure Essential Oils, combined with proven psychological principles, to quickly and gently dissolve the negative thoughts, feelings and memories that hold us back from reaching our dreams. It uses the principle of Memory Reconsolidation, which has been studied by modern Neuroscience as the natural way that the brain updates learning and prediction.

Dr. Benjamin Perkus discovered that holding the four primary aspects of consciousness together at the same time (feeling, thought, sensation, and imagination) while smelling specific essential oils had the effect of “dissolving” the memory/emotion complex, and allowed the person to become free from the effects of negative experiences from the past.

He further discovered that the same process can be used when considering current experiences and future imaginings. We now have techniques that are wonderful for goal setting, stress reduction, relief from painful memories, and overall mental and emotional balance.

What is Aroma Reset?
It is a simple process to quickly release the negative thoughts and feeling you have about a situation.
By focusing on how it’s affecting you, and smelling the Memory Release blend, you “reset” your brain to return to feelings of peace and wholeness, allowing you to gain clarity on your next step.

Aroma Freedom Oils

The Memory Release Blend consists of equal parts Frankincense, Lavender and Stress Away. 
Here are a few highlights from selected research on the effectiveness of its essential oil constituents on mood:

Young Living Essential Oils | Thieves


Researchers at Hebrew University in 2008 discovered that Incensole Acetate, a component of Frankincense, acts on specific receptors in the brain that lead to an anti-depressant and anxiolytic effect.

Young Living Essential Oils | Lavender


In 2010, Researchers in Germany studied the effectiveness of Lavender oil in capsules and found it to be as effective as Valium for the treatment of Generalized Anxiety Disorder.
Young Living Essential Oils | Peppermint


Vanilla (key component in Stress Away): In 2015, Researchers in China found that Vanillin (Vanilla) was able to alleviate depressive symptoms in rats via the olfactory pathway. They showed that Vanillin increased Seratonin and Dopamine levels in the brain.

Young Living Essential Oils | Lavender


A very nurturing blend that is helpful when working through childhood memories, the feeling of needing to be nurtured, or to connect with your deeper self.
Young Living Essential Oils | Thieves


A very helpful blend to use when working through emotions of anger or frustration, or when you just feel “stuck.”
Young Living Essential Oils | Peppermint


This blend is most commonly used to help anchor in new beliefs and a client’s desired reality through positive odour conditioning in conjunction with the power pose and affirmation.

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You can now book a private Aroma Freedom Technique session with me, or directly order specific oils.

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