Course (10 days) Masterclass Fusion AromaTherapy & M-Technique™ in Cancer Care

A unique and rare opportunity to learn from Madeleine Kerkhof, Rhiannon Lewis and Carol Scheidel, the “Three Wise Women” who are joining their wisdom, hearts and souls together at Kicozo in The Netherlands.

Masterclass Fustion AromaTherapy in Cancer Care – online live (hybrid) intensive course

This is your chance to gain in-depth knowledge and skills to enhance your care of patients with cancer in an inspiring environment and with a small yet perfectly formed group (only 14 places) of like-minded professionals.

You are…

  • a professional in health care, with more than basic foundations and skills in Aromatherapy
  • looking for specialist knowledge on Aromatherapy in cancer care
  • keen on adding quality of care, and quality of life to patients and loved ones
  • looking for the ideal combination of state of the art knowledge, discussing cases and gaining practical skills
  • eager to learn from the world’s leading aromatherapy educators in their fields

We are…

Carol Scheidel (L) graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from California State University, Chico in 1975. Her clinical practice areas have included neonatal ICU, cardiac ICU, emergency, community health, pre-hospital care, rehabilitation, and long-term care.
Carol retired from Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth (THFW), a 700+ bed tertiary care and Magnet facility. Her position was Manager of Ethics and Clinical Aromatherapy Lead Instructor. She was a founding member of the hospital’s Healthy Healing Opportunities (H20) Committee. The H20 Committee was dedicated to integrating complementary medicine with traditional western medicine.  She continues to support the aromatherapy program at Texas Health Fort Worth Hospital by coordinating and teaching the R.J. Buckle Associates, LLC Clinical Aromatherapy Practitioner course for healthcare professionals. 

Carol completed R.J. Buckle Associates, LLC Clinical Aromatherapy Practitioner Course in December 2004 and the Instructor Course in May 2005.  She also teaches the ‘M’ Technique® courses.

Madeleine Kerkhof (M) is a former RN. Today she is an expert and world renowned educator  in Clinical Aromatherapy, AquaCare and other complementary therapies. Her passion is to help integrate complementary therapies in mainstream health care. She is a frequently asked speaker at conferences for professionals in health care. She is highly specialised in the care for the frailest patients, in elderly and dementia care, in oncology, pain management, and in palliative and end of life care.
Madeleine is founder and global director of Kicozo, Knowledge Institute for Integrative & Complementary (Nursing) Care.
Madeleine is the author of “Complementary Nursing in End of Life Care” (2015), “CO2 Extracts in Aromatherapy” (2018), and “Clinical AromaCare”(expected end 2020).

Rhiannon Lewis (R) is the director of Essential Oil Resource Consultants. She has her roots in nursing as well, and is now an experienced aromatherapist, author, editor and gifted educator.
Her extensive experience in the clinical uses of essential oils stems from undertaking training in the UK, France and the USA. Essentially, Rhiannon is motivated by the potential of essential oils to significantly improve health and quality of life. She is driven by the desire to make evidence-based information available to therapists wishing to effectively integrate essential oil use alongside regular medical care, and passionate about promoting the field of clinical aromatherapy.

Rhiannon is editor of the International Journal of Clinical Aromatherapy. Through publication of evidence-based articles and research studies, she inspires practitioners to use essential oils and related products across a range of healthcare settings. Rhi is the organizer of professional events, such as Botanica. Rhiannon is a Fellow of the International Federation of Professional Aromatherapists (GB). In 2009 she was honoured to receive an achievement award by the Alliance of International Aromatherapists (USA). In 2019, she received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the same organisation.

We offer…

An excellent opportunity to enhance your care  for patients in oncology, to help improve quality of life significantly during their journey, help relieve symptoms of the illness and side effects of treatment, support their coping skills and emotional and spiritual wellbeing.

Fusion AromaTherapy™ – is fusing the finest essential oils and the CO2 extracts and base oils – can be of significant help for physical, emotional, mental, social and spiritual needs in cancer care. You will be offered tools, blend suggestions and treatment options for massage, mouth- and skincare, to combat nausea, relieve pain and make the most of the best fragrant CO2 extracts and essential oils for anxiety, feelings of depression and loss of perspective and meaning, in crisis times and beyond.

M-Technique® is a method of structured touch. Each movement and sequence is done a set number of times, in a set pattern, at a set pressure and set speed that never change. This makes it extremely easy to learn, and its simplicity and intentions makes the M-Technique a blessing in cancer care. We are currently looking into ways to teach this technique in a high quality online option.

Kicozo’s classes are always a combined and holistic approach to health and sickness. We look at the standard medical, nursing and therapeutical care, as much as the complementary approach. We also give background information on symptoms, and the occurrence of side effects of treatment, such as pain, nausea, oral infections and pain, skin and nail issues, etc.
Of course a large proportion of this course is devoted to help empower patients and their loved ones who often suffer from anxiety and worries, sleeplessness, being in an emotional and spiritual rollercoaster and feelings of grief and loss of control.

You will learn about the science behind essential oils and base oils, and also how important CO2 extracts can be in the treatment of certain symptoms. You will be able to use high quality oils and base products and make your own blend(s), and/or receoive an extensive course pack.

Location & dates:
Kicozo Campus, Wernhout, The Netherlands and/or Online on: 
April 10-19, 2021

The program is now converted to online (as well as live) classes:

Saturday April 10
Reception for those who can attend, meeting our online peers (1 hour).
Teaching day 1 – Cancer Care and Fusion AromaTherapy, Contexts and Aromatics Overview, with Madeleine
a 4 hour day with 1 hour lunch break (USA day times).

Sunday April 11
Teaching Day 2 – Symptom and Side Effect management: Emotional and Spiritual support, with Madeleine
a 5 hour day with 1 hour lunch break (USA day times).

Monday April 12
Teaching Day 3 – Symptom and Side effect management: Pain, with Madeleine
a 5 hour day with 1 hour lunch break (USA day times).

Tuesday April 13 – For those at our campus. Excursion to a unique Herb Garden in Rotterdam, Lunch in a wonderful restaurant in Dordrecht and a walk through their amazing organic veg garden, and to top it all off a tour of a nature reserve by boat (179 euro). With Madeleine & Kees. Optional dinner at a restaurant of choice or evening off.

Wednesday April 14 –Day off for all.

Thursday April 15 – Excursion Distillery and visit to an Arboretum (159 euro). With Madeleine, Kees and Christel. Optional dinner at a restaurant of choice or evening off.

Friday April 16 – Massage and Touch, by expert teacher (Carol Scheidel or Fran Husstege or Estelle Smits).
For those online we offer an alternative.

Saturday April 17
Teaching Day 4 – Symptom and Side Effect management: Digestive tract – oral care, nausea and beyond; The Respiratory tract.
a 6 hour day with 1 hour lunch break (USA day times).

Sunday April 18
Teaching Day 5 – Symptom and Side effect management: The role of hydrosols in Cancer Care, by Rhiannon.
a 5 hour day with 1 hour lunch break (USA day times).

Monday April 19
Teaching Day 6 – Symptom and Side effect management: Skin Care, by Madeleine.
a 6 hour day with 1 hour lunch break (USA day times).
Closing comments.

Tuesday April 20 – Breakfast at Madeleine’s for those on campus, good byes.


General information:

All classes are open to nurses and other professional carers with a classical (nurses or medical) background, as well as aromatherapists or complementary therapists, provided you speak English and have basic aromatherapy knowledge and skills and with a keen interest in caring for those with cancer.
All teaching days are including high quality aromatic materials and readers – for those joining online they will be sent to you at home.
There’s plenty of time to pick our brains (leave some for us though) and to work with (and get to know) the highest quality products. No product sale though – we’ll talk about where to find the best.
All those unable to travel to us will receive equally high quality education and materials, as well as recordings of the course days.

Spring time in The Netherlands – Covid permitting
Spring time is a great time to travel to The Netherlands and enjoy the countryside. Of course there are many other parts of the country you could visit, such as the tulip fields at De Keukenhof, which is open during April and May.
It is a great time to get together – those on campus and online – and learn about the power of nature, combined with skills to enhance quality of life and holistic care for your patients on their cancer journey.

Please be informed that we take the liberty to seek equally knowledgeable and experienced teachers in case of travel restrictions for our (guest) teachers and alternatives for excursions and classes on massage. All those unable to travel to us will receive equally high quality education and materials, as well as recordings of the course days.

You will receive a certificate of attendance of Kicozo, signed by all tutors.
CE hours: 50 hours minimum

Kicozo’s campus, Wernhout, The Netherlands.

Course fees for all teaching days
1395 euro (excluding excursions).

Optional excursions:
Herbal Garden, Lunch & 2 hour River Cruise – 179 euro
Distillery & Arboretum, including midday snacks / pick nick (in arboretum, depending on weather) – 159 euro

Booking and (down)payment
A non refundable down-payment of 50% of all booked days is required to confirm your registration. The remainder of the fees are expected by February 28th 2021.
Once booked, you can not cancel*, but you can transfer your seat to someone else (who is eligible).

Payment instructions are provided upon registration. You are invited to pay by VISA through our safe partner Mollie Payments, or through bank transfer.

For more information, also on accommodation and transport please find me (Madeleine) through

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* Cancellation due to Covid-19/Corona restrictions are only taken into consideration when enforced by local and international authorities. We advise to take a good cancellation and travel insurance for eventualities.