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As of January 2023, I will be offering a limited amount of Olfactory Training workshops for individuals who are interested in regaining or improving their sense of smell. These workshops will be geared towards individuals who are worried about dementia or who have lost their sense of smell due to COVID-19.
JUNE 9th from 6:30 -10pm
Victoria Shambhala Centre
This will be a group session focused on breathwork with Bryn and Ange. There will be a short learning component that I will facilitate about how smells can help with memories and trauma processing and odours will be available for use during the session.
Please complete the form (to the right) to get more information and to book your spot.
Please complete this form for more information and to book your spot.
What is Olfactory Training?
Olfactory training is a form of therapy that aims to improve a person's sense of smell. The training typically involves smelling different odors and identifying them, in order to better recognize and distinguish different scents. This type of therapy is often used to help people who have lost their sense of smell due to injury or illness, such as those with anosmia (a loss of the sense of smell) or hyposmia (a decreased sense of smell).
There have been several studies that have investigated the cognitive effects of olfactory training. One study found that olfactory training improved the ability of older adults to identify and distinguish odors, as well as their overall cognitive function. Another study found that olfactory training led to improvements in memory and attention in people with mild cognitive impairment.
Some researchers also think that olfactory training may help to delay the onset of age-related cognitive decline and other neurodegenerative diseases. For example, some studies have found that people with Alzheimer's disease have a decline in their sense of smell earlier than the decline of other cognitive abilities. It is hypothesized that olfactory training may help to slow the progression of these diseases by preserving the sense of smell, which is thought to be linked to other cognitive functions.
It's worth noting that the research on olfactory training and cognitive effects is still emerging, and further research is needed to understand the underlying mechanisms and the best ways to implement olfactory training as a therapy.
However, olfactory training is considered a promising approach for helping individuals with olfactory dysfunction. The treatment has potential to improve quality of life. In addition, it's thought to have potential as a preventative measure to protect against age-related decline and neurodegenerative diseases.