Summer (ONLINE) Workshop Series

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The Franklin Institute of Wellness Summer Workshop Series is an 8-part educational adventure diving deep into the practical applications of herbs and essential oils with scientific evidence as our guide. Practically, this means that you’ll get hands-on experience replicating formulas from clinical trials, so you can be sure they actually deliver results! You can register for the workshops in this series individually or save with a season pass.

On Monday of each week during June and July, you will enjoy 2 classroom-based (ONLINE) educational classes and a full hour of laboratory projects, complete with product formulas and demonstrations, for a total of nearly 3 hours of learning.

Registration includes online replay access (available the same day of the event) and a handout of the formulas demonstrated in the laboratory session. Deluxe Season passes also include all of the sessions on a convenient flash drive so that you can learn on-the-go without needing to be tethered to internet access.

Season passes are ONLY available through Friday, June 1, so be sure to grab yours today!

Series Schedule:

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June 4: Essential Oils & Sleep

One out of every three Americans suffers from symptoms of insomnia with one out of every ten Americans experiencing chronic insomnia. This lack of quality sleep increases risk factors for many illnesses and can destroy overall quality of life. Essential oils, however, have been found in many studies to fight insomnia and boost sleep duration and quality. In this first workshop, you will learn how to use EOs successfully for insomnia in all ages.

Register for Essential Oils & Sleep

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June 18: Botanicals for First Aid

If you are not using herbs and essential oils in your first aid kit, you are missing out on a great opportunity for effective yet safe and noninvasive solutions for the whole family. In this workshop, you will learn the must-haves for a botanical first aid kit, including formulations you can make at home in a matter of minutes. Solutions include basic first aid for all ages.

Register for Botanicals for First Aid

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July 2: Essential Oils and PTSD

PTSD, whether a result of military exposures, childhood trauma, domestic violence, or another source, has the ability to destroy overall quality of life. Essential oils are valuable tools which can help to alleviate certain symptoms of past trauma and aid in overall recovery. In this workshop, you will learn how to use EOs effectively as a supportive tool.

Register for Essential Oils & PTSD

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July 16: Botanicals & ADHD

Children and adults who struggle with attention and hyperactivity often have exceptional skills but require some additional help with certain activities. In this workshop, you will learn which herbs and essential oils have been used in the literature to support attention without inhibiting individuals with ADHD from achieving their full potential.

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June 11: Botanicals and Inflammatory Skin Conditions

Chronic skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis can be uncomfortable and embarrassing, and are frustrating to treat. However, there are many botanicals that have been documented in scientific studies to provide lasting relief from both the discomfort and the swelling and redness. Learn how to make simple yet effective remedies that are safe for the whole family.

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June 25: Essential Oils & Anxiety

Essential oils are some of the most powerful tools available for treating anxiety disorders. In scientific studies, certain oils have been found to be just as effective as pharmaceutical anxiety drugs without the dangerous side effects. In this workshop, you will learn how to use EOs for both chronic anxiety disorders and short-term stress with safe and effective oil formulations.

Register for Essential Oils & Anxiety

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July 9: Botanicals and Menopause

Symptoms during the menopause transition are often either ignored by mainstream medicine or treated with powerful substances which include risky side effects. In this workshop you will learn how to make simple yet effective tools which have been found in scientific study to boost comfort during this time without increasing health risks.

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July 23: Essential Oils & Autism

With 1 in every 59 American children now experiencing an autism spectrum disorder, research on essential oils for children with an ASD is more important than ever. In the final workshop of the series, you will learn about some of the only original research on this topic with important considerations for using essential oils with individuals who have an ASD.

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Meet Dr. Hawkins:


Dr. Jessie Hawkins:

Every workshop in our summer series is taught by Franklin Institute of Wellness Program Director and Research Director, Dr. Jessie Hawkins. Dr. Hawkins is a scientific researcher who teaches research methods to our students and is the lead researcher on the clinical trials and other scientific studies conducted here at the Franklin Institute of Wellness. As one of the world’s leading experts on research in herbalism and aromatherapy, she ensures that the tools you master are both safe and effective.

Season Pass


  • Includes LIVE access to all 8 workshops
  • Includes REPLAY access to all 8 workshops available the same day of the class
  • Includes a PDF with the formulas from each workshop’s laboratory demonstrations

Get Season Pass

DELUXE Season Pass


  • Includes LIVE access to all 8 workshops
  • Includes REPLAY access to all 8 workshops, available the same day
  • ALSO includes a FLASH DRIVE with all 8 workshop videos + PDFs of the handouts and formulas mailed to your home in late July

Get DELUXE Season Pass

Contact Info

504 Autumn Springs Ct

Phone: 615•261•3116