The Aroma Freedom Technique (AFT) is a step-by-step reprocessing modality that combines pure essential oils with a carefully-designed system of guided questions to attain deep emotional release and a gentle reformation of thoughts, feelings, and beliefs. We want to set your emotional energy flowing in a positive direction, toward growth and expansion. AFT is a hugely important element that I incorporate into most of my coaching programs –– because it is so significantly and reliably transformative.


As we walk through the process of an emotional clearing, difficult thoughts, feelings, and memories may come up – these interfere with your ability to reach your personal intentions and goals. As you inhale certain oils at certain points in the process, they work with your amygdala to dissolve the intense emotional charge. Through this gentle yet powerful process, AFT activates a permanent shift in how you view yourself and the world. We are then able to move forward with clarity, confidence, and peace.


The amygdala and hippocampus (parts of the brain) link our memories to our current mental and emotional experiences – based on common feeling, rather than any cognitive context. This is why talk therapy and memorizing cognitive truths, as helpful as they are, can only go so far in breaking old patterns and beginning new ones. Difficult memories, buried within our subconscious minds, are the hidden strongholds that trigger present emotions and keep us from reaching our intentions and goals.


In other words, we need to work with the subconscious part of our mind as well as the cognitive, if we are going to find lasting transformation.


Amazingly, the human amygdala responds instantaneously to the sense of smell. It’s no small coincidence that essential oil molecules from plants just happen to be small enough to pass through all human tissues, cross the blood-brain barrier, and work exceptionally well with human emotions. Pure, properly distilled essential oils contain the chemistry to not only repair and restore physical health; they can also help re-wire and stabilize the emotional part of our brain. By introducing certain essential oils at particular times during your AFT process, we are able to clear the emotional charge from long-held difficult memories. As we clear these blocks, your nervous system is able to reset, and you can begin to live from a new place of freedom and peace.


As a Certified Aroma Freedom Practitioner, I’ve had the privilege of facilitating consistent breakthrough for people who were “stuck” but after working together, they are able to move forward in their growth and goals. There are real solutions for clearing triggers and shadows. It is possible to regulate and rewire!



The Profound Role of Essential Oils in the Neuroscience of Memory Reconsolidation & Emotional Resolution


Working with the body and emotions requires sensitivity and care. If a person has survived any level of trauma, it can sometimes feel scary or even unsafe to “be in” your body sensations. Certain embodiment practices are not appropriate for people with certain trauma histories. Somatic practices are extremely helpful, and much needed, but only when they are used with careful attention, integrity, and sensitivity. When a person is ready to begin somatic awareness and healing, it’s important to use care and supports.


People are generally able to cover more healing ground with the oils than without, as the oils provide that extra layer of safety. Extra safety is one of the biggest reasons AFT is so effective: The oils are a consistent, reliable source of nervous system support. 


Somatic Luminary programs also incorporate modalities and practices that don’t use essential oils. These non-oil practices serve purposes such as sensitization, parts work, expression, etc. But when a shift is needed and we bring the oils in, we often see a quicker, gentler shift. 


So in some practices, the oils add a strong element of safety and support. In others, the oils are actually THE catalyst that brings the much-needed release or shift. And in others, we don’t use oils at all.



It doesn’t matter whether you get your oils here or not – you can get them from any Young Living distributor. But if you do get them here, thank you!


I’m happy we’re now able to offer a lower-cost option, as well:



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All Somatic Luminary programs incorporate AFT emotional clearing.

AFT is *optional* for the Somatic Healing Exchange.

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