Using essential oils for emotional and behavioural support is a tool I implement often, both in myself personally our family and when advising clients. I’m so excited to see more research coming out daily on these incredible tools!
Dr. Rena Szabo, PsyD, CAADC, MA, Med, Psychology Director of the Psychology Department in an Integrative Oncology Clinic, shared the research she did in her clinic using the dōTERRA Emotional Blends.
She began by testing the care providers before using essential oils and this was what she found:
37-44% of providers struggle with compassion fatigue
32-78% of oncology care providers experience symptoms of burnout
For the first 6 months no oils were diffused in the clinic. For the next 6 months, they diffused a different Emotional oil blend each month. Every employee was surveyed weekly.
Stress levels before oils were 69%. After diffusing oils, the rate dropped to 49%.
61% of the team felt overwhelmed before oils. After diffusing the oils it dropped to 32%.
There was a significant increase in positive feelings and a considerable decrease in negative feelings ( from 75% down to 58%).
The blend of Forgive had a 100% rate of effectiveness in significantly increasing positive feelings! Runners up were, Cheer, Passion and Motivate.
The most effective blend for decreasing negative feelings was ALSO Forgive. It was found to decrease negative feelings by 68% just by diffusing it in the room.
The results of Dr. Rena Szabo’s research are enormously enlightening. Sometimes, it’s the things we’re unconscious of not forgiving that hold us back. Using the oil of Forgive can help release us from the grip we have on old energy and past experiences.