Consultation Services

Consultation Services

Ancient Ways Botanicals offers a variety of educational, consulting and coaching services to support you in your specific needs. These services provide an opportunity to work with an experienced person who will listen carefully to your needs and support you in moving toward greater awareness, knowledge, and action in your own care, wellness, and wholeness.

What is the difference between a naturopath doctor and a certified aromatherapist?

In order for you to make an informed decision please read about the difference between an aromatherapist and nathuropath:

Aromatherapy is the use of therapeutic oils extracted from natural plant matter in order to encourage good health and well being.  Aromatherapy is considered by some to be an ancient, yet timely and modern approach to total well being that is in tune with nature. Aromatherapists, armed with a technical understanding of an oil’s constituents, artfully blend essential oils to produce aromas that support a person’s health and well-being.  An aromatherapist is an individual that has formal aromatherapy training and has been licensed in a hands-on field such as massage or nursing.

Naturopathic Doctor – A Naturopathic Doctor, or ND, is a state licensed doctor. They have been through a minimum of 4 years of graduate school, hold a doctorate degree in naturopathic medicine, and have passed extensive licensure exams to obtain a state medical license. Naturopathic physicians can diagnose, prescribe medications, perform physical exams, minor surgery, and other physical therapies. They recommend treatment plans that typically emphasize holistic and natural approaches to health.  Naturopathic physicians work with their patients to prevent and treat acute and chronic illness and disease, restore health and establish optimal fitness by supporting the person’s inherent self-healing process. On the individual level, prevention is encouraged by guiding people to adopt lifestyles which are conducive to optimal health. This is accomplished through education and the rational use of natural therapeutics.
Diagnosis and evaluation of the individual’s state of health are accomplished by integrating modern and traditional, clinical and laboratory diagnostic methods. Therapeutic methods and substances are used which work in harmony with the person’s inherent self -help process – the vis medicatrix naturae – including: dietetics and nutritional substances, botanical medicine, psychotherapy, naturopathic physical medicine including naturopathic manipulative therapy, minor surgery, prescription medications, naturopathic obstetrics (natural childbirth), homeopathy, and acupuncture.

 

Naturopath Health and Wellness Consultation

Ancient Ways Botanicals is proud to offer consultation services with our naturopath doctor, Dr. Jillian  Stansbury, who is an expert in botanical medicine. This consultation provides you an opportunity to  discuss  specific health concerns with a renowned naturopath.  Using a holistic approach, Dr. Jillian will recommend a treatment plan for your health concerns and guidance for your overall health and wellness. Read Dr. Jillian’s bio here.

What does a full Naturopathic Health and Wellness Consultation include?

After scheduling your consultation and completing a health and wellness questionnaire, you will have a 1 hour phone or Skype consultation with Dr. Jillian.  She will review your symptoms, the history of your present illness or health concern, review your systems, review your medications and supplements and your diet and lifestyle. She will recommend a treatment plan and overall health and wellness plan.  Any recommendations of essential oils, aromatherapy blends, teas, or herbs, will be kept on file so that you can order your specific blends with ease.

Naturopath Consulting Service Options

Introducing Our Naturopath

Full Consultation

Follow-up Appointment

  • Meet our naturopath.  For people new to this service and who have questions, want to meet the consultant over the phone, and want to learn more about the service.
  • 15 minutes long
  • Cost is $50. Remember, there is no charge to speak with or email Ancient Ways Botanicals’ staff and ask questions about the service. Call us at 530-628-5371.
  • If you want to speak to the Naturopath directly:

Make an Introductory appointment

  • Includes phone consultation, review of your symptoms, review of the history of your present illness or health concern, review of your systems, review of your medications and supplements, review of your diet and lifestyle.
  • Recommendation of a treatment plan.
  • Overall health and wellness plan.
  • 60 minutes long
  • Cost is $120.

Make a Full Consultation appointment

  • Used for follow-up consultations with the consultant, if needed and recommended.
  • 30 minutes long
  • Cost is $75.

Make a Follow-up appointment

Scheduling a consultation:

1. Click the “Make an appointment” button under one of the above options.

2.  Add the consultation to your shopping cart. After you complete payment, you will have access to a downloadable file with contact information and a health questionnaire (if applicable). You will also be sent an email with a link to this file.

3.  Following the emailed instructions, you will contact the consultant and make an appointment to talk on the phone or through Skype.  Skype is preferable so the doctor can actually see you.  You will also be asked to send the consultant your health and wellness questionnaire.  If a follow-up appointment is needed and recommended, then you will be directed back to the website to make a follow-up appointment and a similar process will take place.

Disclaimer
Information and blends recommended for each client are based on traditional uses of plant essential oils. Ancient Ways Botanicals does not make any claim as to medicinal value of these formulas. Products, information, and descriptions presented are for educational purposes only and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Safety Guidelines
Essential oils are very highly concentrated and potent and it is important to always check the specific safety data provided. Keep out of reach of children, the elderly, and pets. For external use only unless under the guidance of a professional. Avoid contact with mucus membranes and eyes. If any essential oils have contacted your eye, wash out with a vegetable oil such as olive oil, not water.

Aromatherapy Health and Wellness Consultation

Ancient Ways Botanicals is happy to offer consultation services with our aromatherapist, Keri Johnson, who is a certified aromatherapist, massage therapist, and yoga instructor.   This consultation provides you an opportunity to discuss specific concerns with a certified aromatherapist. Read Keri’s bio here.

Are you interested in having us design an aromatherapy blend for your particular needs based on traditional uses of essential oils? Would you like to learn more about leading a healthy lifestyle? Would you like information about specific herbs that would support your needs? Ancient Ways Botanicals offers the opportunity for you to speak directly to our health and wellness educator and consultant to discuss your needs. Using a holistic approach Keri will create aromatherapy blends, provide information on herbs, and work with you on lifestyle choices that address your needs.

What does Aromatherapy Health and Wellness Consultation and Education include?

After scheduling your consultation and completing a health and wellness questionnaire, you will have a phone or Skype consultation with Keri.  She will review your symptoms, the history of your present concern,  your systems, your medications and supplements,  your diet and lifestyle, and provide education on a traditional essential oil or aromatherapy blend to help with your concern.  She will also provide an overall health and wellness plan.  Any recommendations of essential oils, aromatherapy blends, teas, or herbs, will be kept on file so that you can order with ease.

Aromatherapist Consulting and Education Service Options

Introducing our Aromatherapist

Full Consultation

Follow-up Appointment

  • Meet our Aromatherapist.  For people new to aromatherapy and who have questions, want to meet the consultant over the phone, and want to learn more about aromatherapy.
  • 15 minutes long
  • Cost is $40. Remember, there is no charge to speak with or email Ancient Ways Botanicals’ staff and ask questions about the service. Call us at 530-628-5371.
  • If you want to speak to the Aromatherapist directly:

Make an appointment

 

  • Includes review of your symptoms, review of the history of your present  concern, review of your systems, review of your medications and supplements, review of your diet and lifestyle, and education on a traditional essential oils or aromatherapy blends to help with your concern.
  • Overall health and wellness plan.
  • 60 minutes long
  • Cost is $95

Make an appointment

  • Used for follow-up consultations with the consultant, if needed and recommended.
  • 30 minutes long
  • Cost is $60.

Make an appointment

Scheduling a consultation:

1. Click the “Make an appointment” button under one of the above options.

2.  Add the consultation to your shopping cart. After you complete payment, you will have access to a downloadable file with contact information and a health questionnaire (if applicable). You will also be sent an email with a link to this file.

3.  Following the emailed instructions, you will contact the consultant and make an appointment to talk on the phone or through Skype.  Skype is preferable so the doctor can actually see you.  You will also be asked to send the consultant your health and wellness questionnaire.  If a follow-up appointment is needed and recommended, then you will be directed back to the website to make a follow-up appointment and a similar process will take place.

Disclaimer
Information and blends recommended for each client are based on traditional uses of plant essential oils. Ancient Ways Botanicals does not make any claim as to medicinal value of these formulas. Products, information, and descriptions presented are for educational purposes only and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. This information should not be used as a substitute for medical counseling with a health care professional. Individuals with serious illnesses should consult a qualified health care professional.

Safety Guidelines
Essential oils are very highly concentrated and potent and it is important to always check the specific safety data provided. Keep out of reach of children, the elderly, and pets. For external use only unless under the guidance of a professional. Avoid contact with mucus membranes and eyes. If any essential oils have contacted your eye, wash out with a vegetable oil such as olive oil, not water.

Reclaiming Our Wholeness Coaching

There is in us an instinct for newness, for renewal, for a liberation of creative power. We seek to awaken in ourselves a force that changes our lives from within. And yet the same instinct tells us that this change is a recovery of that which is deepest, most original, most personal in ourselves.
Thomas Merton

Reclaiming Our Wholeness Coaching provides one-on-one coaching with Kim Stokely, a trained and experienced life coach. This coaching experience provides a safe place that both safeguards and encourages the inner journey. Working in such a space, we gain opportunities to renew per¬sonal identity, integrity, and vitality, taking time to renew our own spirits. Read Kim’s bio here.

In this coaching process we believe that each person has an inner guide, an inner teacher, a core of wisdom that is speaking softly and gently to us all the time. By opening and taking time to listen deeply to ourselves and the world around us, we can re-connect to this inner wisdom and the wholeness of our being. Through Reclaiming Our Wholeness Coaching, we provide a supportive environment to help sustain you on your journey toward wholeness. This unique coaching philosophy integrates listening to ourselves and nature, sharing our reflections and insights, and fostering awareness of health, balance, spirit, and relationship to support people in cultivating wholehearted living.

It takes courage to step out on a path toward wholeness. As we move towards wholeness we become more self-aware and accepting of our gifts and strengths as well as our shadows and limits. We clarify our relationship to our health and our ways of living. It is an opportunity to live into our full, authentic self. As we reflect inward we are not simply focusing on ourselves. Rather, we become more aware of the fabric of our connectedness with nature and others in our families, workplaces, and communities.

Just as we experience nature’s cycles of seasonal renewal, our lives and work are transformed in cycles of engagement and withdrawal, love and loss, creativity and despair. Taking time to quiet ourselves and reflect on the meaning of the seasons in our own lives, we are better able to renew our spirits As we are renewed, we are more able to contribute to the renewal of our families, friendships, communities, and workplaces.

Coaching can take place in person or over the phone depending on your location.

Common results include:

  • Achieve personal and career goals
  • Improve interpersonal communication
  • Increase mindfulness and presence
  • Integration of who you are with what you do
  • Greater congruence in your life and work
  • Simplify life and reduce stress
  • Improve relationships
  • Recognize our gifts and grow into our authentic self-hood
  • Create greater work-life balance
  • Make the impact on the world you envision

Scheduling your first free coaching session.
Your first consultation is free and provides an opportunity for each of us to discern whether we are a good match as client and coach. During this session we will take time to get to know each other. You will have an opportunity to share what you hope to get out of a coaching relationship and I will share my philosophy and coaching approach. I will also explain my policies and procedures so that you will have a clear understanding of what to expect.

If we agree to move forward with our coaching relationship, then we will schedule our coaching appointments and I will send your an agreement form to sign, I will also collect further information on your coaching needs.

To schedule your free coaching session, please fill out the form below:

Are you interested in exploring Wholeness Coaching? Please fill out the form below to schedule your FREE consulting session.

or

1. Email Kim. In this email:

  • Give dates and times that would be convenient for a coaching session.
  • Your location (city and state)
  • Your time zone.

2. Kim will email you back with the date, time, and location for your coaching session. Session may be over the phone. You will also receive a:

  • Coaching welcome letter (to be sent after agreeing with client to begin a coaching relationship.)
  • Client Information Form (available after agreeing with client to begin a coaching relationship)
  • Coaching Agreement and Disclaimer Form (available after agreeing with client to begin coaching relationship)