Dr. Bill Kurtin and Lyn Belisle began working together in the late 90’s as co-presenters for groups interested in Essential Oils.
Chemaroma as a formal collaborative began as an initiative to develop a pilot program for Registered Massage Therapists in Texas about enhancing massage practice through a knowledge of the chemistry and application of essential oils
Selected Past Presentations
2015 - Aromatherapy for Compassionate Care: The Art and Science of Essential Oils
Sponsored by ABODE Contemplative Care for the Dying
2014- The San Antonio Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse
Aromatherapy as a Behavioral Intervention: The Stress/Addiction Connection
2014-Lecture Event at University of Incarnate Word
Dr. Bill Kurtin and Lyn Belisle will be speaking in Dr. Harold Rodinsky's PSYC 2380 Brain and Behavior (900AM MW, AD 391) course on The Process of Olfaction from both the organic Chem perspective and the aromatherapy perspective with hands on demonstrations (selected resources)
2012 -Presentation - Trinity University Women's Club 10.14.10
2011 -Presentation (Lyn Belisle): The Magic of Essential Oils - A Practical ApproachHeimdall's Bridge, New Braunfels, Texas
2010 - Lecture Event at University of Incarnate Word, March 10, 2010
From Professor Rodinsky: Once again there will be two guest lecturers in my PSYC 2380 Bio & Behavior course. Dr. Bill Kurtin will present the role and function of organic chemistry in understanding the process of olfaction and Lyn Belisle will build off Dr. Kurtin’s presentation with a scientific view of aromatherapy. These lectures will serve as a segue into my lectures about the sensory system and sensory processes. Harold Rodinsky, Ph.D.
2009 - Lecture and Demonstration at UIW, November 2, 2009
Bill Kurtin Ph.D (Professor emeritus organic chemistry—Trinity), and Lyn Belisle M.A., senior instructor in computer sciences will present a cross-disciplined lecture/demonstration on the what are referred to as the chemo/mechanical senses—in particular olfaction and the neurological affects of particular odors in the context of “brain and behavior.”
Archived Events and Publications:
Please Join Us at an Innovative Workshop for Texas
Registered Massage Therapists:
Saturday, March 31, 2007
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
All About Lavender EO, by Lyn Belisle
Published in The Essential Herbal Magazine (Nov.-Dec. 2006)
Pilot Program Seminar for Texas RMTs, September 9, 2006