The Institute of Spiritual Healing & Aromatherapy expanded the Aromatherapy program to Australia in 2011. We continue to offer classes online.


We have a great network of Australian students currently in the program and also ISHA graduates there to support. Of course, our American ISHA Community are great to interact with too. There are many mentors, instructors, graduates, and students working through the program that we are all very grateful for.

Our Founder, Linda Smith, created such a great program and watching it expand in Australia over the past 10 years is such a rewarding experience.

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Karen Bysouth +61458 527 368

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Meet Karen Bysouth, CCA

Karen is the Australian Facilitator of ISHA's Aromatherapy program and is also a Certified Clinical Aromatherapist (CCA) and ISHA Instructor. Her background is corporate however her heart always had an interest and love of essential oils which soon led to a desire to want to know more. She discovered that appropriated education in Australia in Aromatherapy was difficult to find. In 2011 Karen was introduced to and became a student of the ISHA program. Her teacher was the founder of ISHA Certification Program, Linda Smith. She found she loved the "hands on" classes and the ability to study whilst still working full time was an added bonus. Students now work through the program with an online homework.

Before graduating in 2014, Karen took over the role as the Australian Facilitator for the ISHA Aromatherapy Program and she is grateful to the guidance and assistance to the first Australian Facilitator, Catherine Garro.

Recently Karen stepped up her role commencing as an Instructor with ISHA and looks forward to finding others to co-ordinate the program, one in each state of Australia.   She is also currently an Apprentice in the Healing Touch Program.

"I am honoured and humbled by what I have learnt of the healing aspects of therapeutic grade essential oils and aromatherapy. I find the spiritual energy techniques inspiring on a physical, emotional and spiritual level. I love to support students, no matter what State or Territory they live, through this process and to encourage further education."

~ Karen Bysouth, CCA

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