AromaGenera uses specific aromatherapy blends to help us access our unconscious and subconscious processes and information. This, in turn, influences and directs our daily activities, thoughts, emotions and drives. Inhaling these aromas with mindful attention creates a bridge between what was, what is and what can be. The treatment system was developed by British aromatherapist Valerie Ann Worwood; a brief overview of this system can be found in her book, The Fragrant Mind: Aromatherapy for Personality, Mind, Mood and Emotion.
As Spring begins awakening its bounty of wonderful plants and flowers, I turned to the book to see what Valerie Ann Worwood had to say about Hyacinth, a flower that is showing up in gardens around town. Hyacinth (Hyacinthus orientalis) is categorized in AromaGenera as a Floral aroma. Here is an excerpt of what she says.
Character of this Aroma: gentle, trusting, soothing, enlightening
Used to counteract these negative attributes: instability, stress, repression, apathy, lovesickness, dejection, distress, grieving, sorrow, powerlessness, regret, unforgiving, naivete, dependency, apprehension
Used for these positive attributes: calming, forgiving, high self-esteem, perseverance, equilibrium, trust, faith, courage
“The Hyacinth Personality is trusting and forgiving, and this personality’s gentleness and good nature is apparent in everything they touch. They love beauty and beautiful things and can decorate a room exquisitely simply by using their ingenuity, artistry and a few pots of paint, taking immense trouble over every little detail. …
Having an unshakeable belief in people, Hyacinths think that good will always triumph over evil. Needless to say, they are often disappointed. Their faith in the human race is a virtue that is easily taken advantage of, particularly by those with no scruples. … Hyacinth is just the personality to choose the wrong man or woman to be their life partner – one who will strip them of all their emotions and their money! They try to make the best of it because that is how they are. …
Negative Hyacinths often emphasize their fragile, delicate nature to get sympathy if all else fails, creating the illusion of a tragic personality. They can act out this role to the full, particularly if they find it working to their advantage. However, tension, stress and stress-related disorders are invariably genuine, common to this personality type. …
Hyacinths make good Samaritans – listening to people in trouble and being basically very charitable, would be happy working in any capacity in the charity field. Being very intuitive, and known as “sensitives”, these are nice, gentle, soft people who need space to breathe and be who they are – without any interference.” (The Fragrant Mind pg.349-351)
AromaGenera is a tool to help us connect with things that make our life more meaningful. It is helpful when we feel stuck or unsure. The expansiveness possible with AromaGenera may help us see the roadblocks, restrictions and solutions we seek.
Pat is a Registered AromaGenera Therapist who offers this service at the Natural Comfort Wellness Centre in Tsawwassen