Does the Aroma Freedom Technique Really “Work”?

Shanna Romanillos
Certified Aroma Freedom Technique Practitioner and Instructor

I heard this question and realized I am no longer the same person I once was. I once longed for something better, something I really wanted, but I couldn’t identify it…until recently. What I wanted was a sense of peace at every moment and turn in life’s journey.


Much of my adult life, I have lived in fear: fear of failure, fear of death, fear of loved ones dying, fear of the unknown, and even fear of success. And the funny part is, it didn’t even feel like fear. It felt and sounded like “truth.”

You see, I am the QUEEN of rationalization. I can argue for and rationalize anything I want to prove. Right or wrong, good or bad, I can convince myself and there is no other option. Several months ago, Bob Proctor told me (and a few hundred others that were attending his event, but I pretend he was talking directly to me) that “rationalizing is just your mind rationing lies.”



It hit me like a ton of bricks…I was a liar. I had been lying to myself for as long as I could remember.

when I stopped lying to myself, my world calmed and everything I’ve wanted is coming to me, and quickly!”

When doubt, fear, resistance and lies take over, nothing in life works out as well as it could or should. You don’t reach that goal weight by that wedding. Your finances aren’t quite in order to get that house you had your eye on. You continue to miss your daughter’s soccer game because you “had” to work late. And why did none of the things you thought you wanted happen? Because you convinced yourself other things were more important or didn’t even realize they were holding you back. You feared you’d lose your job if you left on time or early. You feared it would be too hard or unsafe to lose that much weight and in that amount of time. You were afraid that if you put down that 20% you’d wipe out your retirement and never replenish it. LIES.


As I started to take myself through AFT sessions, I realized how much doubt and resistance that was within me that kept me from moving forward. And what’s funny is that as I continue to do my weekly sessions on myself and dissolve those memories and thoughts that hold me back, I stopped lying to myself. And when I stopped lying to myself, my world calmed and everything I’ve wanted is coming to me, and quickly! I almost have to jump out of my own way to allow the flood of good to arrive.

Now, don’t get me wrong, negative things and thoughts still arise. I haven’t forgotten that hurtful thing or how scary that situation was from the past. But I don’t let it hold me back. The emotion is not as strong and I can manage similar situations much better now. I have that sense of calm and peace in a way that I never did before. It’s wonderful.


So when someone asks, “…but does AFT really work?” I smile and offer to do a session/clearing with them. It’s not until you experience for yourself that freedom, that confidence, that empowerment that you realize how much you have longed for what you really wanted and how obtainable it really is.