This Module is designed to take the student to deeper levels, focusing on essential oils, and IMIM techniques to become more confident and successful in helping animals with psychological and physical problems

Lesson 1. Part 1

An Individualised Approach to Gastrointestinal Health


Recognise behaviours that could indicate poor gut health - follow the clues
  • overly focused on food
  • Unusual behaviors like eating stones
  • Travel anxiety¬†

Understanding the Significance of Purging

  • Exploring the role of purging in overall well-being

Learn which Oils to offer for Digestive Disorders

  • The importance in maintaining gastrointestinal health
  • Addressing acute concerns like diarrhoea,¬†IBD and colitis¬†

Lesson 1. Part 2

Exploring Gastrointestinal Health

An Individualiesd Approach


  • ¬†Discover oils that support a healthy microbiome and the reasons behind their efficacy.
  • ¬†Gain insight into the pharmacodynamics of essential oils you'll be incorporating.
  • ¬†Understand the relationships between different oils and the rationale behind their pairing.
  • ¬†Explore the connection between psychotherapeutic oils and their association with gut-related issues.

2. The evolution of secondary metabolites

  • Learn about the evolution of terpenes found in essential oils.
  • Over 700million years ago Algae began to form today‚Äôs seaweeds - flavonoids began to appear providing early antioxidant properties. Then 500 million years ago - a wide diversity of multi-cellular organisms began to appear on to the land. This created a need for the plant to protect itself from grazing animals and insects -¬†developing defensive secondary metabolites.


This lesson is in the form of notes only.


Lesson 3. Part 1

An Individualised Approach to Liver and Gall Bladder Health


  • Recognise indicators signalling the need for liver or gall bladder support, such as eye problems, irritability, or stress-related behaviours triggered by travel.
  • Decode meaningful patterns: Discover what the congregation of flies might reveal about liver ¬†health.
  • Dive into the role of specific oils in supporting conditions like Cushing's Syndrome¬†
  • Uncover the intricate connection between the liver and the regulation of sex hormones, and learn which oils can contribute to this balance.
  • Gain insights into the relationship between liver function and certain behaviors, providing a holistic understanding of liver health.¬†

Lesson 3. Part 2

Exploring Liver and Gall Bladder Health

An Individualised Approach 

  • Discover specific oils that¬†support liver and gall bladder health.
  • Understand the symbiotic relationship between certain oils and the microbiome, unraveling the reasons behind their efficacy.
  • Explore the partnerships between different oils and ¬†their effectiveness in promoting liver and gall bladder well-being.
  • Delve into the realm of psychotherapeutic oils, uncovering their associations with liver and gall bladder issues for a comprehensive approach to emotional well-being.

Lesson 4

Functional Groups: A Deeper Exploration into Essential Oil Science


  • ¬†Define essential oils and their significance in various applications.
  • ¬†Explore the concept of photo-reactivity in essential oils and understand its implications.
  • Investigate constituents commonly found in the plant kingdom, such as alkaloids, saponins, and tannins. Look¬†into why these constituents are not found in essential oils but are present in some CO2 extracts.

Lesson 5. Part 1 



Learn which oils to work with for common urinary problems, such as

  • Cystitis
  • Kidney stones

Recognising Clues for Kidney/Bladder Support including

  • ¬†Noise sensitivity
  • Fear of Fireworks
  • Fear of thunderstorms
  • Excessive thirst or not drinking much
  • Licking or nibling around genital area ¬†

Understanding the Role of the Kidney/Bladder in Fearful and Insecure animals

  • ¬†Explore how the kidney/bladder function is linked to emotions such as fear and insecurity.



Lesson 5. Part 2 



Live video consultation with a dog called Angus

Important learning outcomes on what to look for when working with kidney - bladder issues

IMIM session

  • Find out specific yes/no signals for individual dog
  • Sniff vs smell: sniff (nostril movement)¬†
  • Focus is offering remedies for prostate, urinary /bladder, fungal infections (check priority)
  • Identify the potential reasons for frequent /obsessive genital licking.
  • Connect behavioral cues with underlying health concerns.
  • Learn why a dog may appear to lose interest in the session
  • Develop a plan for kidney/bladder support if needed.




Lesson 5. Part 3 


  • Explore essential oils for managing cystitis and addressing common kidney/bladder conditions.
  • Master the art of effectively offering essential oils to promote kidney/bladder health.
  • Understand why the microbiome is¬†important for bladder and kidney health and which essential oils play a part in this important role.
  • ¬†Uncover the relationships between different essential oils and how this can be¬†beneficial for kidney/bladder support.
  • Look¬†into the world of psychotherapeutic oils and which are¬†associated with kidney and bladder issues, gaining insights into their potential benefits for emotional well-being.¬†¬†

Lesson 6

How the Body Informs Taste and Smell on its Health 

  • An introduction to fundamental neuroscience
  • How neurones transmit information
  • Why do some receptors stimulate neurone while others inhibit them?
  • How some essential oils send messages to influence neurotransmitters and hormones
  • How some essential oils can influence body and brain chemistry
  • Understand the importance and role of Cox 1 and Cox 2 when offering certain oils that inhibit the inflammatory response
  • Examples of how self-medication work on the body and mind

Lesson 7. Part 1



Behaviours, Clues, Signs, Known Conditions.

How to work with:

  • Paralysis
  • Burns
  • Arthritis
  • Amputations
  • Back pain - musculoskeletal
  • Pain relief for animals in season

Lesson 7. Part 2



Understanding pain relieving remedies, their partners and some pharmacokinetics  


Musculoskeletal, nerve pain, injury, wounds, lick granuloma and tooth abscesses


Lesson 8. Part 1 

Working with Rescue Animals, Trauma, and Psychotherapeutic remedies



Lesson 8. Part 2

Live session working with a dog reactive towards men. 


9. Topical application, olfaction and revision

  • Smell¬†(a deeper look)
  • ¬†Pharmacodynamics and¬†pharmacokinetics
  • Practical tips
  • Safety notes
  • Essential oils and drug metabolism¬†
  • Understanding how to group essential oils to give you an insight into the possible needs of the animal
  • Some revision¬†



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The Ingraham Self-Medication Research App. (optional)

If you are a Masterclass student and you would like to create a subscription to the Ingraham App, please send your request to us via an email ([email protected]).¬†

Student subscription rate: £5.00/month (UK) or £30.00/6 months for overseas students. You will be billed separately for this.

  • View remedies recommended for certain conditions
  • Quick search for details on a particular remedy to help you when deciding which remedies to offer, and how to safely use them
  • The app allows you to record notes and photos about your animal, remedies offered and responses, so you have the information available to view again as a future reminder
  • A chart to compare remedies offered, and selected across all of the sessions with your animal
  • If you would like to include the app with this module, please send an email to the office: [email protected] and we will send you full details


"I must say how impressed I am with the new app which went live a couple of days ago. Intuitive in its use, it is really well designed and packed full of information. In fact its like carrying both your books in miniature! I especially like the way you can search by condition or by remedy. I am already using it and it will be my constant companion." Julia C


Ingraham Forum:

I am very happy to say that the Ingraham Online Masterclass Facebook community page is now live. It would be lovely to see you there, where you can share stories and meet like-minded people in a safe and friendly environment. This site is only focused on self-medication relating to the online masterclasses and your experiences. I hope to be organising live discussion groups and more in the near future, will keep you posted. 




Exclusive subscription for Ingraham Masterclass students

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Come and join our self-medication family, and be a part of this exciting journey

  • Ingraham monthly presentations, live or recorded online classes working with either¬†dogs or¬†cats
    A variety of topics to be covered that may include, skin problems, endocrine, reproduction, birthing, weaning, heart - circulation and respiratory conditions, and cancer,  tumours, and growths


  • Full subscription to the Ingraham Forum


  • Regular¬†online Q&A sessions with Caroline


After the successful completion of modules 1 and 2, each student will be awarded an Ingraham Certificate