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FAQ's - Frequently Asked Questions

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This FAQs page will be edited to fit the new focus of this site:
Cynthe's therapeutic essential oils education for self-help & health consultation services.
~ We have kept some FAQs relating to the CCA training Cynthe is completing, in case it is of interst to our visitors.
~ We have kept the San Francisco bay area airport & transportation FAQ as a courtesy to friends, family, and others who may be visiting Sonoma county or the Bay area.


What does the Certification in Clinical Aromatherapy (CCA) entail?

This is a 240-hour course created by Linda Smith of the Institute of Spiritual Healing & Aromatherapy (ISHA) that includes 64hrs of class instruction, reading, homework questions & case studies, a simple student research project, and written exams.

Does the Certification in Clinical Aromatherapy (CCA) training have a religious orientation?

ISHA's educational offerings are inspired by Christian traditions, drawing from Old and New Testament healing practices. We consider the training's focus to be on "spirituality and healing" in a inclusive universal sense appropriate for anyone with a compassionate spiritual orientation.

Where Can Essential Oils & CCA Skills Be Used?

Therapeutic essential oils are excellent for first aid; self-help; and are used to stimulate profound results in health care / healing settings to ease physical, emotional, mental or spiritual suffering.

Massage practitioners / bodyworkers, alternative therapists, hospice / holistic nurses, parish nurses, chaplains & ministers, parents, teachers, daycare providers, health-minded teenagers to seniors can be taught to EOs effectively.

What are the requirements for Obtaining Certification in Clinical Aromatherapy (CCA)? (7-26-07 Update)

  • Completed attendance at the 3-part Training including: CCA 301, CCA 302 & CCA 303
  • Satisfactory completion of CCA-302 & CCA-303 homework assignments: Written answers to questions and case studies (NOTE: May be completed after each workshop & mailed to ISHA for review), plus a simple research project to be done after the CCA-302 class.
  • Satisfactory written exams with a score of 80% or higher. There is a 2-hour written, open book exam at the beginning of CCA 303 and a final written, closed book exam after CCA 303.

San Francisco Bay Area airports & transport to Sonoma county, CA?

This San Francisco Bay Area map shows major routes north to Sonoma county from San Francisco International Airport (SFO) or Oakland International Airport (OAK) or west from the Sacramento area. Both SF Bay area airports are about 70 miles away.

An option to driving is to take a commuter plane from either OAK or SFO or the Sacramento airports to the Charles M. Schultz Airport (Sonoma County)....which is about 10 miles north. Here you may rent a car or use a taxi service to get to specific locations in Sonoma county.

If you are not going to rent a car, the Airport Express: www.airportexpressinc.com is the best service to use from the SFO & OAK airports to Sonoma county. Use the airport express site to find the closest drop-off to your Sonoma county destination. The Airport Express bus driver will order a taxi for you, if you ask.