Masterclass Compassion for The Dying

February 25 and 26, 2023
Online (USA day times)

Are you a professional in health care, especially passionate about end of life care and already equipped with basic knowledge on Aromatherapy?

Then this is your chance to be with, and learn from, equally passionate teachers who offer you the best and most precious elements aromatherapy has to offer for the ultimate care for those at the end of life and their loved ones.

Between them Madeleine Kerkhof and Jonathan Benavides connect not only their love for the care of the frailest patients and their families, but also decades of expertise, backed by science and experiences in their field. They are generous, compassionate and looking forward to sharing their work with you.
They will offer you practical tools for blending for symptom relief in the last hours, and guide you through beautiful and heart felt aromatic comfort techniques to bring true consolation in one of the most precious times of life.
On day 1 Madeleine will take you on an aromatic journey to relieve a range of symptoms that are known to reduce quality of life and disturb the dying stage. We will look at strategies for pain and dyspnea, nausea and oral discomfort, and address skin and wound care. Fusion AromaTherapy™ is Madeleine’s multidimensional aromatherapy concept, using precious aromatics, including essential oils and CO2 extracts. Blending for symptoms in end of life requires insights, caution and skill. Madeleine will offer her views and share recipes, illustrated by compelling cases.
On day 2 Jonathan will dive deep into the emotional and spiritual aspects of the very last stages of life, a sacred time that requires deep felt compassion and wish to help patients and their loved ones cope. A range of precious oils will be discussed that resonate with acceptance, with anointing rituals, the passing process and grief, with letting go yet holding close in a different way. With his typical calm gentle approach Jonathan will guide you through this holy and intense time at the edge of life.

Join Madeleine & Jonathan online on February 25 and 26, 2023!


General information:

This Masterclass is open to (clinical) aromatherapists, as well as massage therapists and nurses with basic aromatherapy knowledge, provided you (also) speak English. This Masterclass is specially designed to offer tools for health care professionals that work in hospice, palliative and end of life care.

In this Masterclass we will explore some of the best complementary treatment options aromatics available for the frailest of patients.
We always offer concise background information and build bridges to standard care, where safety is a high priority.

You will learn about the science behind essential oils and base oils, and also how important especially CO2 extracts with their unique fragrance profiles can be in the treatment of issues, and in offering comfort and consolation in end of life care, especially the last days and hours.

Location & Dates:

Online at USA day times: 25 and 26 February 2023.

Course Fee:

395 Euro p/p, to be paid in full at registration.

Live Stream (and recorded):
A comprehensive course pack will be sent to you after class. You will receive the handout as pdf before class.

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