Many studies have now shown that smell training can be beneficial if you've lost your sense of smell, have a poor sense of smell, or have a distorted sense of smell. While there’s no guarantee that smell training will restore overall smell function, many people have seen positive results.
It's long-term smell training (at least 56 weeks) that seems to be associated with better results, which means that making smell training a part of your everyday routine - making it a habit - is an instrumental part of staying the course.
YOU WILL GET
You’ll learn the do’s and don’ts of putting together your smell kit, what scents to choose, when to optimally do the smell training and how to stay consistent so you begin to make it a habit.
You’ll learn the right way to sniff, how to stay mentally focused and how to draw on scent memories.
Smell training is hard when you can’t smell, and requires commitment and motivation with no guarantees. You'll learn what to tell yourself, which is as much a part of the journey as the act itself.
You'll learn how to make the most out of focusing your attention on smelling just 5 minutes a day. Because it's about your overall wellbeing as much as it is about getting your smell back.
Day-to-day focus is the key. Every morning, for 21 days, you'll get an inspirational email with tips to keep you engaged, and motivated, to keep going.
Being held accountable to yourself, or an external person, is an instrumental part of ensuring smell training becomes a habit. Which is why you'll have the option to get paired up with a "smell buddy" if you so choose.
Life happens and sometimes you can't be consistent throughout the program. Which is why you have the option to join future sessions again for free. Once you're in, you're in. You can do as many rounds as needed to see it through.
"For me a big part of joining the smell training program was that I wouldn't be doing it by myself. I've tried smell training on and off over the years, and it didn't go very well. To know that there are other smell trainers doing it with me was important, and to know that Frauke was there as a guide, that was really critical. I highly recommend this program to anyone wanting support and guidance in making smell training a habit. "
"At first I was worried about my own commitment to the program because the parosmia is so difficult, but through everything it all just felt less impossible."
"The one apprehension I had was when they said it could take a year. I didn't know if it was going to be worth my time doing it every day and not smell anything. I wasn't looking forward to that. But as soon as I made the connection that it was also a mindfulness exercise, which could help my overall wellbeing, then all that went away."
"There's so much information on the internet about smell training that I was overwhelmed by it all. And I wasn't sure what was right and what was wrong. What appealed to me about the program was the fact that it was going to help set me up correctly from the start, guide me throughout the 21 days, and help keep me accountable for my progress. The daily emails were fantastic, the mindset coaching videos were very helpful, and the best part was that I always felt supported by Frauke. I highly recommend this program to anyone looking to make smell training a habit."
"Before the program, I lacked confidence in my ability to smell. I thought I couldn’t smell anything. On a scale of 0-10, I think I was only at a 2. But slowly, through the program, I realized that I can smell some things, and I think I’m now at a 5-6 for many odors."
"For me the coaching and encouragement was helpful because there is a lot of self-doubt. And you have to get up the courage to power through the sessions, which can be difficult when you’re almost expecting not to be able to smell. So, through Frauke’s mindset coaching, and writing a positive affirmation, I started approaching smell training as something to look forward to, with potentially positive surprises that can almost happen each day. "
If you’ve lost your sense of smell (acquired anosmia).
If you’ve tried smell training, but are having trouble staying committed.
If you’re new to smell training and want to start off right.
If you’re looking for support and accountability to help keep you motivated and provide encouragement .
Note: this smell training is not recommended for congenital anosmics as there’s no evidence that smell training will be effective.
Hello! My name is Frauke Galia and I am a smell coach, certified aromatherapist and founder of FALK Aromatherapy, an online resource for harnessing your sense of smell for well-being and joy.
I’ve spent more than 20 years in and around the fragrance industry honing my smelling skills. And, as an aromatherapist, I know the importance of smelling safely and supporting emotional wellbeing.
While I do have the ability to smell, I’m mindful that there are many who’ve lost this ability.
I’m passionate about supporting the anosmic community and want to use all that I've learned about smelling and essential oils to support you in effective smell training.
And as an ambassador for the U.K. charity Fifth Sense, my aim is to help bring more awareness and compassion for people who are affected by smell dysfunction.
I hope you'll join me in making smell training a habit. I want nothing more than to support you on your journey.