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Gabriel Mojay
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Founding Co-Chair of the International Federation of Professional Aromatherapists (IFPA) and author of Aromatherapy for Healing the Spirit

Gabriel Mojay first studied natural medicine in 1978, initially training in Shiatsu Therapy and Oriental Medicine. He later became a registered member of the Shiatsu Society. In 1988 he completed four years of training in Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture, and became a member of the British Acupuncture Council.

Gabriel has completed courses in scientific Aromatherapy with Piérre Franchomme and Dr. Daniel Pénöel and with the Natural Oils Research Association (President: Professor Dietrich Wabner). In his private practice, Gabriel specializes in the therapeutic use of essential oils, Western herbal medicines, and Aromatic Acupressure and Meridian Massage.

In 1990 Gabriel founded the Register of Qualified Aromatherapists, and was the first Chairman of the Aromatherapy Organisations Council (AOC). In 1992 he organized an AOC conference entitled Essential Oils and Public Safety, at which experts on toxicology and the essential oil industry addressed important issues of essential oil safety. The conference paved the way for the formation of the Aromatherapy Trade Council (ATC).

Gabriel was instrumental in the formation of the International Federation of Professional Aromatherapists (IFPA) in April 2002, and has served as its founding Vice-Chairman, Publications Chair and Conference Chair. In 2005 he was awarded Fellowship of IFPA, and is currently serving as the Federation's Chairman.

Gabriel has given lecture presentations at international conferences hosted by the International Federation of Professional Aromatherapists (UK), the Tisserand Institute (UK), the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy (USA), the Alliance of International Aromatherapists (USA), the Pacific Institute of Aromatherapy (USA), the Canadian Federation of Aromatherapists, the British Columbia Association of Practicing Aromatherapists, the Czech Association of Aromatherapists, and the first of the world-renowned Botanica international clinical aromatherapy conferences, for which he is global ambassador. He has also given seminars in Japan, China, Hong Kong, Australia, Ireland and Mexico.

Gabriel is co-author of Shiatsu ~ the complete guide (HarperCollins), and author of Aromatherapy for Healing the Spirit (Healing Arts Press/Fragrance Journal). The latter book outlines a systematic approach to utilizing the psychological benefits of essential oils according to the body-mind relationships of Oriental Medicine. It has been translated into several different languages, and has been well-received around the world.

Gabriel has contributed articles to leading Aromatherapy and natural health journals including the International Journal of Aromatherapy, Aromatherapy Quarterly (UK), Positive Health (UK), the NAHA Aromatherapy Journal (USA), Aromatic Thymes (USA) and Aromatopia (Japan). He was founding Co-Editor of IFPA’s professional journal, In Essence, and is currently Associate Editor of International Journal of Clinical Aromatherapy (France).

Gabriel is a very experienced Aromatherapy teacher who conveys his passion for this healing art and science to all who study with him. He is a leading authority on the application of Oriental Medicine to Aromatherapy, and has taught extensively in both the UK and abroad.