Aromatherapy Workshop


In this aromatherapy workshop you will learn which carrier and essential oils you can use for pregnancy massage, and which essential oils you can use in a diffuser during pregnancy and birth. You will learn about their properties, how they work, different ways in which to apply them and about safe dosages.

I have been trained by: José Zwaantjes from Zwaantjes essentiële olien (Foundation course in aromatherapy in 2002), Ellen Wagenaar from Chi Instituut, Aromatherapy for pregnancy and baby’s 2004, Harmen Rijpkema (author of Aromecum, the only comprehensive handbook for aromatherapy written in Dutch), Chi Institute, Advanced Aromatherapy (chemical structure) 2010.

I love to share my fascination with essential oils, which is an ongoing journey.

“Doing the aromatherapy course with Joyce was a wonderful initiation to the world of oils and their powerful potential in supporting and unlocking hidden resources within.

The course was practical and informative, giving plenty space to the individual sensorial experiences and observations of the participants, balancing these with existing research, various source materials and very clear hand-outs to take home with you at the end of the workshop. Like a walk for all the senses, the workshop left me feeling refreshed and eager to learn for more.

Since doing the course with Joyce I am confident in incorporating aromatherapy into my doula practice. I also actively use it now to support myself in my multiple working roles, as well as at home for the benefits of all the family. Highly recommending this course to doulas, midwives and all others in supporting roles and doing care-work.”

~ Deirdre M. Donoghue
mother, doula, artist, activist, researcher, director of the m/other voices foundation and the Legacy of Love Doula’s

Aromatherapie voor Doula’s en Verloskundigen

Price: €75,- / price for NBvD-leden: €70,- / Special price for BiA Doula Students: €65,-. Price is exclusive of 21% VAT (btw) and inclusive of 1 bottle of 100ml massage oil with essential oils of your own making.

Accredited for 4 training points for NBvD (Dutch Doula Association) members.

Date(s): embracingbirth.nl/kalender/

Registration through filling out this google form: online registratieformulier. If the google form doesn’t work for you then send an email to embracingbirthnl@gmail.com. Please put as subject line: aromatherapy *date*. Your registration is final when you have received a confirmation email and when the workshop fee has been received.

Open to doulas, midwives, kraamverzorgenden, birth lovers, masseurs, childbirth educators. pregnancy yoga teachers. Workshop will go ahead with a minimum of 6 participants; maximum 16 participants. Workshop will be taught in English or Dutch, depending on registrations.

Cancellation policy: for Doulas or midwives who are called to a birth 100% refund (or you make take the workshop at a later date). Cancellation due to reasons other than being called to a birth: 72 hours in advance refund excluding €20,- administration costs. If cancelled within 72 hours, no refund, but you can join the workshop at another time.


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