A Unique Look at Essential Oils

Date: October 7, 2009

Teacher Name and Titles: Dina Goodwill

Goodwill, Dina

The class will promote thinking of imbalances and essential oils in terms of their energetics. After some discussion on theory and principles, case studies will be presented in order to demonstrate the usefulness of treating illness by balancing the energetics of the dis–ease with the energetics of the essential oil(s). The goal is to provide useful information that may lead to more refined, and perhaps more effective, choices for healing.

Dina Goodwill grew up in Maine where her love of plants began at an early age with the help of her grandmother and aunt. She got her first herb book as a gift when she was 12 and absorbed it. The book was “The Heritage of Our Maine Wildflowers” by Judith B. Johnson. It contained credible information on the history, folklore and medicinal aspects of hundreds of plants as well as very good plant identification, medicinal terms, edible herbs and herbal preparations. She has a BS in Botany from the University of Massachusetts – Amherst and a MA in Biology from Humboldt State University in Arcata, CA. She has studied plants both in the field and in the laboratory including such disciplines as plant ecology, evolutionary biology, plant physiology, biochemistry and toxicology. As her knowledge of holistic medicine grew, she naturally turned to phyto [plant] medicine. She has completed Dr. John Christopher’s Master Herbalist Program, and Pacific Institute of Aromatherapy’s course in Aromatherapy.

In 2001, Dina received her Master’s Degree in Oriental Medicine from the Minnesota College of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine. She specializes in integrating TCM diagnostics and dietary therapy with western herbalism and phytotherapy. She has practiced herbalism in the St. Croix River Valley since 1998. In 2005 she opened a second clinic in East Minneapolis where she now resides.