Vicarious Trauma and Essential Oils: Caring for Yourself While You Care for Others

Date: Sunday, January 18, 2015, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Roncesvalles Ave. and Howard Park


Arlene Anisman, M.Ed., CCA, DCEP, Psychotherapist & Aromatherapist is offering this workshop. You will learn about therapeutic-grade essential oils and the uses of these plant essences in psychotherapy, with a focus on self care to avoid vicarious trauma or compassion fatigue. If you work with clients who have experienced trauma, the effects of vicarious trauma can be cumulative – they build over time as you bear witness to pain and cruelty. Taking care of ourselves while working with these clients may be the greatest challenge for therapists, so self-care routines are vital. Learn how to use essential oils with patients and in your own daily practice in this practical, hands-on workshop that discusses the rich history and modern science of aromatherapy and the mind.

Register early to reserve your spot as space is limited. To register, please RSVP by email to mail@psychotherapyontario.org.

Learn more about Psychotherapy Regulation

For further information about psychotherapy regulation please visit the Transitional Council of the College of Registered Psychotherapists and Registered Mental Health Therapists.


The Ontario Society of Psychotherapists (OSP) represents over 300 members who provide service to more than 15,000 people each year across Ontario in private practice settings.

We invite you to explore our website to learn more about our activities, code of ethics, membership categories, and news about psychotherapy in general. 

If you are seeking psychotherapy, we would like to introduce you to our members through our Find a Therapist referral service.  Choosing a therapist from our membership will ensure that you will be working with a highly qualified professional who is committed to OSP's rigorous standards of practice and ethics

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