Essential oils can be great allies when working with children who have ADD, ADHD, and other disorders. However, this isn’t always as straightforward as many Pinterest boards will lead you to believe. Sylla learned this firsthand when she helped design and carry out a study on the subject.
In 1997, Sylla teamed up with Trevor Stokes, Ph.D., a psychologist who was also a massage client of hers. At the time, Trevor was a professor at the University of Florida. He also worked with children who had behavioral and emotional disorders. Together, the two of them produced a study that examined aromatherapy’s effects on children with behavioral and emotional disorders.
A few years ago, we interviewed Trevor Stokes about this study and working with Sylla.
In this video, you’ll learn:
- How Sylla and Trevor began to work on this project (and the outcomes!).
- How they used essential oils to help kids do their homework and stay in bed throughout the night.
- Why there isn’t always one right oil.
Just so you know, this video was shot a few years ago, but the information is still valuable! You can also read their research paper in full below.
DOWNLOAD the paper Trevor and Sylla co-wrote called Psychosensory Aromatherapy Research Project.
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