AFT Practitioner Certification

AFT-301: Seabrook, TX - April 27 & 28 // 2-Day In-Person AFT Practitioner Certification with Heather Harbaugh

Intensive Certification Course | taught by Heather Harbaugh

Course description

Note: All students registering at least 2 weeks prior to the start of the class will receive the AFT Student Manual mailed to them (or delivered at the start of the in-person certification) free of charge. Otherwise, there is a $25 fee for the manual.

Benefits of Certification:

  • Feel confident providing AFT to ANYONE
  • Learn advanced tips to ensure the best possible session every time
  • Gain a deeper understanding of the steps and where they come from
  • Experience immense personal growth
  • Join a growing community of amazing AFT Practitioners
  • Launch or enhance a practice in which you empower people to live the life of their dreams!

Program Includes:

  • Two full days of training and practice sessions led by Heather Harbaugh (please email her at if you have questions about this specific offering)
  • Eight weeks of live, online mentoring by your Instructor
  • Access to course recordings as well as bonus webinars, including:
    • How to Deepen Your Intuition with AFT
    • Using AFT to Grow Your Young Living Business
    • AFT for Mental Health Professionals
    • AFT for Relationships
  • Messaging and Email support directly with your Instructor
  • In-Depth training on the background and theory behind the Aroma Freedom Technique
  • An opportunity to clear out emotional issues that interfere with being an effective practitioner
  • Personal and Professional Growth
  • Instruction on how to grow your essential oils business using AFT
  • Support on growing your client base with AFT
  • Weekly support for staying on track with manifesting your intentions

Benefits of becoming certified in Aroma Freedom Technique also include:

  • Certificate of Completion (Suitable for Framing)
  • Listing on AFT website as a "Certified AFT Practitioner"
  • Ability to market yourself as a "Certified AFT Practitioner"
  • Confidence in your ability to lead yourself or others through the Aroma Freedom Technique Process
  • Option to charge for your services


  • Attend scheduled days of the in-person, intensive AFT Certification training.

  • Attend the Zoom follow up and mentoring sessions

  • Watch 4 Bonus videos. 

  • Read The Aroma Freedom Technique book.

  • SUBMISSION OF EIGHT AFT PRACTICE SESSION TRACKING FORMS: You are to submit 1 tracking form for a session you've done on yourself and a minimum of 5 tracking forms for sessions you've done on other people AND 2 tracking forms for the Memory Resolution Technique (TMRT). 3 of the 5 required AFT practice sessions done on other people need to be done with people that are not in the AFT certification program and are not currently certified practitioners or instructors. If you do a session with a group, the group counts as ONE session. EIGHT session tracking form submissions in total. You are also asked to follow up after at least a week with your client and record how they have done since the TMRT session.

  • AFT SESSION OBSERVATION:  Known as a LOV, you will submit a video recording of a session with a client (preferably who is not already familiar with AFT) for review.  It is not unusual to have to submit another video or two after review in order to pass this portion.  Your instructor will give you more details and instruction on this requirement during your class and mentoring calls.

  • MENTORING PROGRAM: Your certification instructor will be your mentor. Mentoring sessions are where you will have an opportunity to ask questions about your certification process and requirements, as well as time to practice with your peers to help fulfill your requirements for certification. You are required to attend every Mentoring session until you have passed the Live Observation certification requirement. Please notify your mentor if you are unable to attend one of the mentoring sessions so that other arrangements can be made. No Student Practitioner will be allowed to schedule their Live Observation until your Mentor has witnessed you practice leading a session during the regularly scheduled Mentoring call (or during the in-person training).

  • ONE PAGE ESSAY: Submit a one-page essay about your AFT journey. This is a one-page essay about how you found AFT, why you chose to become certified and how AFT has impacted your life. 

  • Submit a Bio and a headshot to be included in the AFT Certified Practitioners database.

  • Any additional requirements that Dr. Perkus may decide to be necessary to ensure competency.

If you have any conditions or concerns that may require additional support or special accommodations, please let us know so we can discuss with you individually.

Hear what our graduates have to say:

Patti Halyburton Abel I am in love with the AFT certification program. After my first experience with AFT I was amazed at the effectiveness and simplicity of beginning the work of removing emotional blocks that paralyze my everyday living. I knew as soon as the certification program was offered I had to do it to share and help others through their own journeys. I have not been disappointed. I learn more and more with each week and get to see first-hand through leading others through the AFT process the benefits and shifts. I have gone through a number of classes and programs on emotional release and this technique by far as been the most effective for myself and those I have had the privilege of walking through their own AFT sessions. Thank you Dr. Perkus for sharing your work and knowledge with us so that we can release the blocks that hold us back and live the life God intended for us.

Jacqueline Carey McLaughlin I am so happy and amazed with the Aroma Freedom Technique. As soon as I experienced it, I knew it was something I was being led to do, so I embarked on the very first certification training that was offered. I am doing AFT sessions with anyone on my Young Living team that is willing, and we are seeing some amazing shifts happening for people. I am also using it personally, for many areas of my life, and love how easy it is to find and release blocks that have been holding me back for years. Thank you, Dr. Benjamin Perkus, for developing this powerful tool and giving us the opportunity to share it with the world at large - the world will be a better place when more and more people get on board the AFT Train!

Sarah Strain I was immediately drawn (my intuition at work) to Dr. Perkus at the convention. My little inner voice told me to buy the book. I am grateful I listened. My first AFT experience was truly enlightening. I had no idea how low my self-esteem was due to childhood memories that were holding me back in my professional life. With each session I have shed another layer (kind of like peeling back an onion) and realize that I have the potential to grow as far as I envision. My past is my past it is done and no longer serves me. Thank you Dr. Perkus for this amazing system to free us from our binding past! Anyone who is willing to listen is receiving an education from me about this life changing method!

Lori Thayer When I learned about AFT I immediately knew I had to learn more. I have been a FasterEFT practitioner and Essential Oil user for many years and I wanted to play with combining them but never spent much time testing it out.

As I learned more about what Dr. Perkus has done I knew this was a technique I had to try. I tried it on myself and a friend within days of learning how it worked and how to use it. The results were astonishing and I could see the belief patterns at work which was in line with the tools I was already using.

I knew immediately I had to do the certification course. This is a technique that is very approachable. You can easily use it on yourself and others. It is something folks can quickly pick up and adopt themselves after you give them a demo or a few sessions.

The oils have a lot of power as they easily cut through a lot of the thought processes that keep us stuck by having an immediate effect on our limbic (i.e. reptilian brain). Even if you don't believe it can work you will quickly see differently.

There is no need to remain stuck in old thinking patterns or be at the mercy of difficult memories. Using AFT you can remove the emotion from those thoughts and memories allowing you to more easily form new thoughts and behaviors.

If you've want to effect great change in your life and the lives of others, start by getting certified in AFT.

Fiona M Havlish When I first heard about Aroma Freedom Technique I immediately had an uplifting sensation within me. I felt a knowing that this was what I was to do to help myself, family and anyone who is willing to be open that they have blocks, beliefs or memories that stop them from being who they came here to be. As I go through the certification course and practice AFT on family, friends and myself I am stunned at how quickly and completely the blocks are removed, (we’re talking minutes not months or years!) I find that what most of us do is to use a band-aid to cover the problem/issue/block where as AFT gets to the root. AFT is magical in my world and I look forward to sharing it with anyone who chooses to live a life of joy and happiness.

Cathy McGhee Being in occupational therapy I'm always searching for effective treatments to use with my patients that are still in line with the holistic approach I believe in. The neuroplasticity of our brains make incorporating essential oils very effective. So getting certified in a AFT is an amazing opportunity to further the effectiveness of essential oils while addressing the memory center of our brain. Progressing my patients by removing fear induced memories.
The format of this certification course enable me to have easy access to the instructor and other students. Seeing and hearing live classroom techniques with the ability to do it from my home made the process much easier.
The material was simple to follow yet fully explained Theory and technique. The cost of the course was very manageable.

Holly Rabbe I love the aroma freedom certification class! It is so helpful to have interaction via zoom on a weekly basis and to have class members to interact with. Dr. Perkus is extremely responsive and supportive to the students. Since the class has begun I have cleared multiple patterns and blocks that have held me back in my life. I am a licensed acupuncturist and have my own practice in Clarks Summit PA and I have been doing well but not really getting myself out there. I did an interview for the local news station on cupping today...never would have happened without this class. Also I embrace technology...previously hated it with a passion.

Heather Harbaugh
Heather Harbaugh
Transformational Healer & Coach, Certified AFT Practitioner & Instructor

Known for her gentle manner and passion for creating space for people to experience God's presence, Heather brings her expertise in creating spiritual awareness and emotional wholeness to all of her AFT courses. She is a gifted teacher and skilled AFT practitioner with an easy manner and peaceful presence.

She is wife to Lee and mom to their six children who they have homeschooled for 20+ years (two graduated, four to go!). Along with being a Level 2 Certified AFT Practitioner, Heather is an author, teacher, speaker, worship leader, Young Living essential oil enthusiast, SOZO practitioner, Transformational Coach & Healer, and founder of

Heather delights in imparting hope and freedom while empowering people with effective tools to live lives full of love, joy, and peace.

Conocida por su manera amable y pasión por crear espacio para que la gente experimente la presencia de Dios, Heather aporta su experiencia en crear conciencia espiritual e integración emocional en todos sus cursos de AFT. Ella es una maestra dotada y experta en AFT con una manera relajada y presencia calmante.

Ella es la esposa de Lee y juntos tienen a seis hijos quienes han enseñado en casa durante más de 20 años (dos de sus hijos se han graduado y cuatro de ellos siguen en casa). Conjuntamente con ser una Profesional Certificada en AFT de 2o nivel, Heather es una autora, maestra, locutora, líder de alabanza, educadora de aceites esenciales Young Living, profesional de SOZO, curandera y entrenadora transformativa, y fundadora de

Heather se deleita en impartir la esperanza y la libertad mientras fortalece a las personas con herramientas eficaces para vivir una vida llena de amor, gozo, y paz.

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Reviews (2)

AFT Practioner Certification with Heather Harbaugh

by Glenn Gail
Heather lead this AFT Certification course with ease and grace. She lead with gentle correction and loads of information as well as life experience. I found myself missing nuggets of information because I was trying to take notes on something she had said just before. Wow, so much so fast!! I loved it and I look forward to more mentoring with Heather.

Excellent course

by Margaret Mary Canlas
Very informative. Gave a more clear perspective of what AFT is about and how to conduct sessions. Heather is a great instructor and is selfless in sharing her knowledge, tools and experiences.

AFT Practioner Certification with Heather Harbaugh

by Glenn Gail
Heather lead this AFT Certification course with ease and grace. She lead with gentle correction and loads of information as well as life experience. I found myself missing nuggets of information because I was trying to take notes on something she had said just before. Wow, so much so fast!! I loved it and I look forward to more mentoring with Heather.

Excellent course

by Margaret Mary Canlas
Very informative. Gave a more clear perspective of what AFT is about and how to conduct sessions. Heather is a great instructor and is selfless in sharing her knowledge, tools and experiences.