What is CARE?
The Center for Aromatherapy Research and Education, Inc. (CARE) is a
nonsecular educational organization dedicated to assembling research and
disseminating information on the healing properties and therapeutic applications
of essential oils. This is accomplished by the sponsorship of seminars,
hands-on workshops, and the publication of various books and DVDs.
The focus of the program is to teach Raindrop Technique and associated
skills, as originated and taught by D. Gary Young. This is accomplished
through a series of courses that anyone can take. These include the History of Anointing with Oils & Laying On of Hands, Applied Vitaflex, Raindrop Technique, Emotional Release,
Essential Oil Science and Chemistry, Basic Principles of Aromatherapy
as well as Hands-on Practice and other Healing Skills.
The CARE Program also offers the opportunity to become a Certified Raindrop
Technique Specialist (CRTS), a Licensed Spiritual Healer (LSH), a Board
Certified Raindrop Specialist (BCRS), and/or a Certified CARE Instructor
CARE Classes are unusual or unique in many ways:
(1) CARE Classes are small with no more than 10 students per instructor
to insure close supervision in hands-on training;
(2) In CARE Raindrop Technique classes, a Raindrop Technique lecture
and demonstration is given. Then, each participant receives a session
and facilitates two sessions. Thus, each participant in the CARE Raindrop
classes (8 hrs) gets to see a Raindrop, experience a Raindrop, and practice
doing Raindrop twice with supervision. In this way, everyone taking a
CARE class is assured of going home being able to do the Raindrop Technique;
(3) The chemistry and science portions are presented in simple lucid
terms understandable by anyone whether having a background in sciences
(4) All topics taught in CARE Classes are accompanied with sets of notes
given out to all students. There may also be a bookstore offered with
books and DVDs to purchase that parallel and support what is offered in
(5) CARE classes are taught only by Certified CARE Instructors who have
completed a rigorous training program that prepares them not only in knowing
the material, but in how to teach the material as well.
(6) CARE Classes address all aspects of ourselves: Physical, Mental,
Emotional, and Spiritual and relate most class materials, even chemistry,
(7) Once you have taken and paid for a CARE Class, you may repeat it
for half price anywhere, any time, with any CARE Instructor. Many have
taken the entire CARE Curriculum more than once, finding deeper insights
and understanding each time.
(8) The complete CARE Certification Program toward becoming a Certified
CARE Instructor (CCI) involves 23 requirements (164 hrs). However, once
the first 11 requirements (72 hrs) are fulfilled, you are eligible to
apply to become a Certified Raindrop Technique Specialist (CRTS) and Licensed
Spiritual Healer (LSH) which makes it legal for you to facilitate Raindrop
in all 50 States and Provinces of Canada. Becoming a CRTS is possible
only through CARE.
(9) Completing all 23 requirements to become a CCI makes you eligible
to become a Board Certified Raindrop Specialist (BCRS). Becoming a BCRS
is possible only through CARE. Click on item in sidebar to the right for
(10) CARE is an Approved Provider by the International Association for
Continuing Education & Training (IACET) - (Provider #1307732) and
is also an Approved Provider by the National Certification Board for therapeutic
Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) - (Provider #408294-00). Between these two
accrediting agencies CARE Classes provide continuing education for a variety
of health-care professionals.
(11) CARE trains more people in Raindrop, Vitaflex, and related topics
than any other organization in the world. Anyone willing and able to invest
the time, effort, and resources to fulfill the 23 requirements of the
CARE Curriculum can join the CARE Faculty become a part of CARE's global
mission to bring practical healing skills into homes and healing practices
These are just some of the ways CARE International, its Programs, and
its Classes are different or unique.
Most people take CARE Classes for their information and training. However,
the core of the CARE Mission is the Certified CARE Instructor (CCI) Program.
Through the CCI Program, individuals can acquire a thorough grasp of the
basic therapeutic applications and scientific theory of essential oils
and may become, themselves, a Certified CARE Instructor, a member of the
CARE Faculty, authorized to teach History of Anointing with Oils & Laying On of Hands, Raindrop
Technique, Applied Vitaflex, and other topics in the name of CARE and
for their classes to serve toward certifying others and training additional
CCIs according to CARE policies.
Thus, CCIs may pass on their expertise to others who, upon completion
of the program, may do likewise in their own communities. In this way,
the educational process of learning to perform and teach raindrop and
other healing arts becomes locally available and self-duplicating with
the capability of reaching thousands who would not otherwise have access
to such training. CARE International is a self-replicating education program
that will eventually reach millions throughout the world.
It is CARE's vision that some day proper therapeutic application of essential
oils will become common household knowledge and Raindrop Technique will
be a skill practiced by parents, spouses, and friends everywhere, and
by professionals as well.
PROPRIETARY INTERESTS AND OILS USED: The oils used in CARE Classes
are exclusively from Young Living Essential Oils, Inc., a network marketing
company. All CARE Instructors are active Young Living Distributors.
CARE CLASSES TRANSFORM LIVES
And Teach You How to Reap the Most from Essential Oils
A testimonial from Michelle Truman , Ed.D., FCCI
I have been a member of Young Living since 1996.
I was the type oiler that you could classify as using the oils as a
First Aid Kit. If someone in my family got a cut or burn
I would run for the lavender. Prior to dining at a restaurant before
eating I would grab the Thieves for protection from strange microbes.
Or if my kids were a bit too rambunctious I would grab the Peace and
Calming to oil them down to a low roar. That type of oil usage went
on until 2008 (yep, 12 years) until I attended my first CARE (Center
for Aromatherapy Research and Education) Intensive class.
Each class in the Intensive provided me with
different information regarding how the oils could enrich my mental,
physical, spiritual, and emotional well being. I was amazed at how much
there was to learn about the oils and how they could benefit my family
in a much deeper way than just being a First Aid source.
CAREs educational program is of such high quality, and I should
know as I have spent many an hour in the university systems as both
as an educator and as a doctoral student while earning an Educational
Doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction,
yep, the CARE classes
are that good.
Some of the things that I would have done differently,
if I knew then what I know now, is to have a series of oils that I apply
daily such as White Angelica as a protection to ward off negativity,
Valor to balance my energy fields and body alignment, Copaiba for pain
relief in my back and shoulders, Joy for that added emotional lift when
I need it. These are just a few of the items I now use daily.
After my first CARE Intensive I was so moved
that I decided right then and there to become a CARE Instructor. This
has enriched my life so much because I get to meet people from all over
the world that have passion for the oils like I do. However, the reasons
people take a CARE Intensive are quite varied.
Moms take it to understand how to use the oils
to benefit their families. Did you know that if one of your children
become constipated that there is an easy Vitaflex move on the shins,
taught by CARE, that can bring relief without taking any medication?
Or that anointing your children before you put them to bed with a series
of oils and a prayer can help save them from building up emotional baggage?
People take CARE classes for different reasons:
Some want to become Certified Raindrop Technique Specialists (CVRS)
and learn how to legally practice Raindrop Technique. Others want to
learn ways to help build their Young Living businesses because what
you learn in a CARE Intensive will help you do that. Some professionals
take the course to receive continuing education credits to renew their
licenses. Finally, a small percentage decide to go all the way through
the CARE program and become instructors.
If you are interested in attending a CARE Intensive
for whatever the reason check the calendar for a CARE Intensive or Seminar
Oily Abundant Blessings to you all,
Michelle Truman , Ed.D., FCCI
Las Vegas, Nevada
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