Anosmia Awareness Day: the importance of spreading the word

Anosmia Awareness Day: the importance of spreading the word

Do your part on #anosmiaaware ness day! Post a photograph of yourself wearing red. 

Putting words to smells: an important part of smell training

Putting words to smells: an important part of smell training

Learning how to describe smells is an important part of smell training. 

How to sniff? Two techniques for post-anosmics

How to sniff? Two techniques for post-anosmics

Two sniffing techniques that help me get more information when I try to smell something.

Travelling with my sense of smell

Travelling with my sense of smell

How I made a little bit of my journey through the day into a smell training exercise. 

Thinking about smell: the power of three

Thinking about smell: the power of three

What's the most important part of smell training? Thinking about smell. Why comparing three things helps.  

Two ways to smell? And what is flavour? Try this test.

Two ways to smell? And what is flavour? Try this test.

Learn about two different ways to smell, and how flavour is the combination of what happens on your tongue and in your nose. 

Smelling mindfully, or how to ditch the negative thoughts about anosmia

Smelling mindfully, or how to ditch the negative thoughts about anosmia

Why smell training is in itself a mindfulness exercise

How to make a smell training kit

How to make a smell training kit

All the information you need to make your own smell training kit

The method: A.T.TN, a three part smell training program

The method: A.T.TN, a three part smell training program

The three part method for smell training: Assess, Train, Take note. 

Is smell training a cure for post-viral smell loss? No, but...

Is smell training a cure for post-viral smell loss? No, but...

Successful use of smell training depends on understanding what it is, and what it isn't

10 Top tips if you lost your sense of smell after a virus

10 Top tips if you lost your sense of smell after a virus

What to do when you wake up and don't smell the coffee

Advanced smell training

These exercises are for people who feel they would like to challenge themselves further, once they experienced some improvement. Some of these techniques were developed by perfumers, to help train them to become “noses”. Others were developed by me. 

Download a brochure here.

 

Reawakening smell

Reawakening smell

A perfumery course helped me to understand the importance of smell training in my journey back from anosmia. 

Start where you are...

Start where you are...

Before you start smell training, find out about your sense of smell.

Nasal rinsing

Nasal rinsing

A guide to nasal rinse bottles

Administering nose drops

Administering nose drops

A guide to administering nose drops