An Introduction to Essential Awakenings™
Rosanel Rosario, Aneurysm Survivor, New York City
"I use this kit to help me pause, reflect and to help strengthen my sense of smell. To get to the point of smelling five out of six scents, it has taken me a little over five weeks. Never knew how much I took my sense of smell for granted. I hope this kit helps you and helps you bond further with your family."
Elanit Linder, Elder Care Professional and ReM(i) Culture CEO, Stamford, CT
"Ruth has enhanced the lives of our residents with her smelling sessions. The scents have helped them to remember special times in their lives and to discuss it in a group. It is a truly therapeutic and relaxing hour. I am grateful for Ruth's program.”
Jacqui A., NYC
"I bought the Essential Awakenings ™ Kit as a Christmas gift for my grandfather with Alzheimer's. It ended up being a gift for the whole family! The scents are very distinguishable and the conversation cards that came with the kit helped us to guide the discussion. Thank you Ruth for going above and beyond making sure that I had the gift in time for Christmas! It was true joy!"
Beth Liebowitz, Program Director & Dance Therapist, The Greens At Greenwich, CT
Essential Awakenings ™ with Ruth is a fun and important experience for residents at any facility. The scents that Ruth creates elicit memories for our residents, and inspire socialization through conversation about what scents appeal to which people... I am honored to incorporate Essential Awakenings into our programming; it adds so much to the sensory experience we hope to offer those in their last stage of life.
Jeanie Melear, Lifestyle 360 Director, Morningside of Springdale, AR
"Morningside of Springdale wanted to take the time to thank you for such a wonderful event. So many of the residents were reminded of times gone by with the smells you presented. I very much enjoyed the opportunity you offered our area with you amazing skills. Please come visit anytime and bring your smell goods for memories.”
Smelling Session at River House Adult Day Care Center
Photo Compliments of River House Adult Day Care Center in Cos Cob, CT
Ruth Sutcliffe Conducting a Smelling Session at The Greens At Greenwich
Photo Courtesy of The Greens At Greenwich in Greenwich, CT
Watch our Smelling session at river house adult day center
Smelling Session at River House Adult Care Center
Thank you to River House Adult Day Center, located in Cos Cob, CT for inviting me to share the Essential Awakenings Smell Therapy Session with their clientele.