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The National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy
The National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy (NAHA) is an educational,
 nonprofit organization dedicated to enhancing public awareness of the benefits of true aromatherapy.
In This Issue
NAHA Directors Corner Tele-Conferences Aromatherapy Updates
Membership Appreciation
Membership Discount Program
Essential News
Quick Links
NAHA Tele-Conference
Directors Corner
Aromatherapy Safety 
NAHA Tele-Conferences
FREE for NAHA Members! 
 muscle testing
Topic: Muscle Testing with Aromatherapy-benefits of using Kinesiology in Aromatherapy 
When:September 10, 2009
Thursday 8:30pm EST
Fee: Free for NAHA Members

Presenter: Sylla Sheppard Hanger LMT
Sylla Sheppard Hanger
Sylla will speak about:
Introduction to Aromatic Kinesiology (asking the body to hear, feel and understand the body's voice- Robbi Zeck).
Sylla will present on the unique use of muscle testing with aromatherapy and the benefits of using it in bodywork as well as any aromatic endeavor, or just for one self when one feels stuck; emotionally, physically and spiritually.
Based on The Blossoming Heart- Aromatherapy for Healing and Transformation and work of Robbi Zeck (Australia)
Sylla will be offering tele-conference attendees a 10% discount on purchase of Robbi Zeck's book 'The Blossoming Heart- Aromatherapy for Healing and Transformation'.
Discount will apply towards Sylla's professional manuals and chemistry kit/booklets.

Want to learn more about Aromatic Kinesiology?
Sylla will also be hosting a special in-person seminar workshop.
Tampa, Florida October 31 and November 1, 2009 'Aromatherapy and Emotions' with Presenter; Robbi Zeck; Pioneer in Aromatic Kinesiology.

To learn more about Sylla and her school or to register for upcoming event with Robbi Zeck please visit
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Please fill out the
NAHA Online Feedback Form.
1. Completely fill out entire form 
(please do not forget to include your email address) 
2. Use the comment box to include the tele-conference date and topic you want to attend.
3. Once your NAHA Membership is verified you will receive by email tele-conference call-in number and access instructions from  
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Incomplete forms will not be accepted. Please fill in all information on the form in order to register for the tele-conference.
Tele-conferences are open to NAHA Members only. Your NAHA Membership must be current in order to register.
Space is limited so please be sure you will be able to attend before registering.
Upcoming 2009-2010 Teleconferences to be scheduled with:
Shellie Enteen; Oct 8:
Create a Toxic-free Environment by Cleaning with Essential Oils
Kelly Holland Azzaro; Nov. 12: Animal Aromatherapy; Holistic Healing for you and your Animal Friends
Jennifer Hochell- Pressimone; Dec 10:
Aromatherapy Relief for Holiday Stress - Keeping a Strong Immune System
Dr. Bruce Berkowsky: Jan 12:
Spiritual PhytoEssencing (specific topic TBA)

Sara Holmes March 11:
First Do No Harm; Safe Alternatives to Neat Application of Essential Oils in Massage and Spa Treatments
Dr. Vivian Lunny; April 8:
Hormonal Balancing with Essential Oils
Mindy Green; May 13:
Aromatic medicine in a clinical setting
Candace Newman; June 10
Touch With Oils® Hand Massage: Process and Benefits 
Dorene Peterson; TBA
Lesley Wooler; TBA 
and many more exciting presenters/topics to be announced soon.
Tele-conference date, time, presenter and fees are scheduled to change without notice. Tele-conference may also be rescheduled due to technical difficulties.
Are you interested in presenting a
tele- conference?
If so please fill out the NAHA Online Feedback Form. 
1. Be sure to include your complete contact information. PLEASE-Don't forget to include your email address.
2. Use the suggestion box at the end of the form to include the tele-conference topic, along with a brief description of the
1 hour long presentation.
All submissions will be reviewed by the NAHA Board. If your tele-conference is approved you will be notified by email.
Tele-Class Schedule will be posted on the NAHA website.
2009 Schedule is filled. 2010 Schedule (5) openings available to date.
Each tele-conference will
be advertised via links on the NAHA web-pages.
The tele-conference will also be highlighted in
NAHA E-newsletters.
An additional weblink will be placed to your website on the NAHA website and in E-newsletters.
And as an added way to show our appreciation for you sharing your time and energy you will also have the opportunity to post a special complimentary advertisement via your business logo with direct weblink.
For NAHA Members we hope to also make the recordings of the classes available via a direct link that you can click-and-listen and save to your computer or a disc. Recordings may also be available on the NAHA website's bookstore in the future.
More details to be posted as this projects develops.
Nina is a Registered Aromatherapist, Certified Herbalist, Certified Massage Therapist, Certified Iridologist and a 2nd degree Reiki Practitioner. She completed her studies with American College of Healthcare Sciences formerly Australasian College of Health and Sciences.
Nina currently owns Balanced Wellness by Nina, where she works with individual clients and teaches them how to incorporate natural health into their daily lives. Nina has made appearances on radio, TV and in the local newspaper. Nina is a member of the following organizations: American Botanical Council (ABC), National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy (NAHA), Aromatics In Action (AIA), American Herbalist Guild (AHG) and United Plant Savers (UpS).
"I really want to help improve the state of life using essential oils and herbs and other CAM modalities. I believe in educating the public in professional aromatherapy and other CAM modalities because we need to be educated in the decision we make about ourselves and our health."

Contact Nina at:
Balanced Wellness by Nina
Phone: 405-330-4740
Aromatherapy and Essential Oil Safety Awareness
Visit the NAHA website
via this link for more information on
Or contact NAHA Safety Chair Sylla Sheppard Hanger at
NAHA Enewsletter Layout:
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Editorial Team:
Shellie Enteen
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The information on the NAHA Website or contained in NAHA Email Communications are not intended to diagnose or take the place of professional healthcare. Please consult your health care practitioner if you are pregnant or have been diagnosed with any serious healthcare problems.
Keep all aromatherapy products out of reach of children.
Do not get near eyes. If essential oils get in the eyes, flush
with water and seek proper healthcare advice.
Before using essential oils and aromatherapy products please consult with a professional aromatherapist.
NAHA website is a resourceful area for information on Aromatherapy Safety, Applications and Uses.
All Questions pertaining to essential oils and aromatherapy must be submitted via the online Feedback form which is on the Contact NAHA page and Membership Resources page.
All incomplete forms will be returned to sender.
NAHA can not diagnose or prescribe essential oils, please note that any information shared is for educational purposes only.
NAHA E-News  Issue: 2009.4 September
Dear NAHA Member and Aromatherapy Supporter, 
Welcome to NAHA's E-News. You are receiving this email as a current Member of NAHA or if you signed up to receive NAHA Enewsletters. If your contact information has changed please let us know so we can update enewsletter database.
September Highlights
*Membership Appreciation
*Approved Schools Renewed and New Listings
*Membership Discount Program
*E-Scents-green tips for aromatherapy awareness
*Calendar of Events
*Aromatherapy in the News
*Director's Corner 
*Tele-Conference Schedule Updates: September 10, 2009  
Muscle Testing with Aromatherapy-benefits of using Kinesiology in Aromatherapy
Presented by: Sylla Sheppard Hanger LMT 
NAHA Membership Appreciation for Tele-conference Registration
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THANK YOU to the members that have registered for the NAHA Tele-conference for September 10, 2009. There is still time to register for this upcoming event. You will receive call-in instructions directly from me via
*Please be sure to completely fill in your online registration form information and don't forget to include your email address (a few forms came in without contact email addresses, we were able to find current email address for all except one). *K. Sue Arnold-please email at with your current email address. Thanks
click on the direct link to find out more on aromatherapy schools and educational programs available in the USA, Canada and Internationally around the world. Many schools also offer distance learning, home-study programs and online courses.
Aromatherapy Educators and Schools are a wonderful source for building a strong foundation and awareness in true aromatherapy. Please support the NAHA Approved Schools & Educators.
Click on the above link to view
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The Professionals, Schools and Businesses that offer a discount to NAHA Members. Please mention that you are a active member of NAHA when placing an order in order to receive a discount.

Do you want to offer a discount to NAHA Members?

If so, please fill out the Online Feedback Form and be sure to include your complete contact information along with discount amount and for what items; ie; products, services et
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In addition to wholesale, NAHA members receive an additional 10% discount above wholesale. 
Just mention NAHA during online checkout, or by phone, and the discount will be manually added.

NAHA Members receive wholesale opportunity and additional 10% discount
at Serenity Music.

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Essential News-Going Green
E-tips for Aromatherapy Awareness
Contributed by  Kayla Fioravanti RA 
Back to School
Back to School with Aromatherapy 
Every school year I add another essential oil to my arsenal of therapies I use to deal with the "sickies and ickies" that the kids pick up at school.  My kids are totally healthy all summer long but once they hit the classroom it seems the germs accumulate overnight.  With aromatherapy we encounter less and less sick days as the years go on.  There are several lines of defense that a mother can take.  It takes a combination of being proactive and reactive to get through a school year successfully. 
Back to school haircuts is the first indicator that it is time to add Tea Tree essential oil to the kids shampoo for lice prevention; because prevention is the best medicine for lice.  My family has witnessed a lot of head lice out breaks but we have avoided being involved by adding just 1-2 drops of Tea Tree essential oil per ounce of shampoo and conditioner.  In addition whenever there is an outbreak at school I always make sure to apply Tea Tree through their hair.  I simply get a few drops of Tea Tree essential oil onto my finger tips and run my hands through their hair from root to tip. 
I have talked many mothers through a safe and effective lice treatment when their children have gotten head lice.  A quick and simple solution is to mix one cup of mayonnaise with one teaspoon of Tea Tree essential oil.  Apply the mayonnaise to the hair from the roots to the tips and cover with a plastic cap or plastic wrap.  Leave it on for twenty to sixty minutes and rinse.  Carefully comb through the hair thoroughly while the hair is wet one section at a time.  Wipe off any lice or nits as you go.  Pay special attention to scalp, behind the ears and nape of the neck.  Move systematically over your child's entire scalp area. 
Don't forget to treat bedding, clothing and any other areas that lice may be hiding with Tea Tree essential oil as well.  Simply add Tea Tree essential oil to your laundry soap to wash everything and make a Tea Tree linen spray to address any areas that can't be thrown in the laundry.  And if you don't like the smell of Tea Tree then try adding some Lavender to it as well.
There is more to back to school planning than head lice.  Schools are a breeding ground for a whole assortment of "sickies and ickies".  In our family we have chosen not to send the kids to school with hand sanitizer but instead add Tea Tree, Lavender and Lemon to a simple aloe jelly for a waterless hand wash.  We also instruct them to wash their hands with soap and water every chance they get at school.  In addition we advice them to use the paper towel that they use to dry their hands grip the handle of the door leading out of the bathroom.  After all freshly cleaned hands can become quickly covered in new germs on the way out of the bathroom.  Door handles and other commonly touched areas are covered in germs. 
Avoiding illness is critical for our children because they suffer from asthma.  Any respiratory ailment sends their asthma into overdrive.  Treating the air in our car and home for their asthma relief has become common place in our household.  I developed the essential oil blend Breathe Green using Sweet Basil, Rosemary, Laurel leaf, Peppermint, Ginger, Eucalyptus, Ravensara and Lemon to respond to their immune and respiratory needs.  A few days after I first blended Breathe Green I dispersed it into the car and successfully averted an Emergency Room trip.  That was my first indicator that I was onto something with the Breathe Green blend.  Last school year we used it in combination with asthma medications to successfully avoid respiratory infections, urgent care and emergency trips which had been the norm in the past.
On the first day of school I always carry a bottle of lavender with me to school.  Everyone knows me as the aromatherapy lady so no one questions my lavender scented hand coming to touch the head of their teary anxiety ridden child.  A simple method of helping moms and kids who are struggling with separation anxiety is to hand them a tissue with subtle scents of Lavender transferred from your fingers.  It works every time not only does the Lavender calm the child but the interruption of the crisis helps to dissipate anxiety. 
I have been known to bring a bottle of lotion to my child's classroom with our Taming the Wild Child blend (Roman and German Chamomile, Lavender, Tangerine, and Mandarin) as an aromatherapy solution to disruptive students.  The lotion becomes a big treat for the kids and an even bigger relief to the teacher.  There are many simple aromatherapy solutions that you can share with your child's classroom in order to improve the quality of learning for the entire class.  I have varied my class lotion or room spray depending on the unique needs that every classroom has from year to year and it has made all the difference.
Essential Oils included in this month's e-news: Tea Tree (Melaleuca alternifolia), Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia), Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus globulus and Eucalyptus Radiata), German Chamomile (Matricaria recuitita), Roman Chamomile (Chamaemelum nobile), Tangerine (Citrus reticulata blanco var.), Mandarin (Citrus reticulata), Ginger (Zingiber officinalis), Sweet Basil (Ocimum basilicum), Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis), Peppermint (Mentha piperita), Lemon (Citrus limon), Ravensara (Ravensara aromatica), Laurel Leaf (Laurus nobilis). 
Kayla FKayla Fioravanti is Vice President, Chief Formulator, ARC Registered Aromatherapist and Co-Founder of Essential Wholesale and Essential Labs. She and her husband, Dennis have three children. Contact Kayla at  or visit Essential U Blog at: 
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If you have enjoyed reading Kayla's and past e-news tips, please let us know.  We'd love to hear your thoughts and share your feedback with the volunteer contributors and members. I personally love her wording 'sickies and ickies':)

Want to contribute to the NAHA Essential E-News column?
We'd love for you to share your helpful aromatherapy recipes and green-awareness tips. We are also looking for information on the following: Marketing your aromatherapy business tips, diffusion blends, what do you do to be green etc.
Please fill out the Online Feedback Form and submit your writings in a WORD Document to Kelly at If your e-news is accepted for publication in a future NAHA e-newsletter you will be notified via email.
NAHA Calendar of Events
Click on the above link to view more classes, lectures, workshops and educational programs
September 10, 2009 (see more details in this e-newsletter tele-conference area)
Event Title: NAHA Tele-Conference:
Muscle Testing with Aromatherapy-benefits of using Kinesiology in Aromatherapy
Educator: Sylla Sheppard Hanger LMT
Facility: NAHA Tele-Conference Center via your phone
Contact: Free for NAHA Members Register via NAHA Online Feedback Form
September 10, 2009
Event Title: Aroma101 Foundations
Educator: Michelle Thibert
Facility: East-West School for Herbal and Aromatic Studies
Address: Tapp´s Island State WA
Contact Name: Jade Shutes
Phone: 919-894-7230
Email:  |  
September 12 & 13 through October 3 & 4, 2009
Event Title: Aroma101 Foundations
Educator: Michelle Thibert
Facility: East-West School for Herbal and Aromatic Studies
Address: Tapp´s Island State WA
Contact Name: Jade Shutes
Phone: 919-894-7230
Email:  | 
September 24 through November 12, 2009 
Event Title: Clinical Aromatherapy Level 1
Educator: Shanti Dechen
Facility: Address 8100 Ganttcrest Drive, Austin, TX
Contact Name: Aroma Apothecary
Phone: 1-888-276-6278
Email:  |
September 27 through October 11, 2009 
Event Title: Five Element Reflexes
Educator: Shanti Dechen
Facility: Clear Springs Studio 605 Copeland Street Austin, TX
Contact Name: Aroma Apothecary
Phone: 1-888-276-6278
Email:  |  
October 3, 2009
Event: Aromatic Hot Stone Technique *Special discount for NAHA Members to attend
Educator: Shellie Enteen BA LMT
Facility: Greenville, SC
Contact: Shellie Enteen
Phone: 864-877-8594
October 4 through 9, 2009
Event Title: Green Your Life in 2009: ACHS Wellness Retreat & Conference
Facility: Breitenbush Hot Springs 53000 Breitenbush Rd. Detroit OR 97342
Contact Name: Ruth Feely (800) 487-8839
Email:   |
October 8, 2009 (see more details in this enewsletter tele-conference area) 
Event Title: NAHA Tele-conference;
Create a Toxic-free Environment by Cleaning with Essential Oils
Educator: Shellie Enteen BA LMT   
Facility: Tele-conference via your phone. Registration Free for NAHA Members only
Contact: Free For NAHA Members Register via NAHA Online Feedback Form
October 9 2009 through October 11, 2009
Event Title: Feast Your Senses International Aromatherapy and Aromatic Medicine Association (Australia)
Educator: IAAMA Annual Conference - various
Facility: Holiday Inn Adelaide Address 65 Hindley Street Adelaide South Australia Australia
Contact Name: Wendy Norman
October 12 through October 14, 2009
Event Title: Contemplative Aromatherapy with David Crow
Educator: David Crow, D,Ac.
Facility: Unity of Greenville, Bellvue Road, SC
Contact Name: Shellie Enteen
Phone: 864 877 8594
Email:  |  
October 13 through October 17, 2009
Event Title: Bach Flowers and Flower Essences for Animals
Educator: Kelly Holland Azzaro RA CCAP LMT
Facility: Online via your computer
Address: Online 6 week course
Contact Name: Kelly Holland Azzaro
Email:  |  

October 15 through October 19, 2009
Event Title: International Clinical Aromatherapy Conference
Educator: Various Presenters
Facility: Crystal Lake Holiday Inn, Three Oaks Road Adelaide, IL
Contact Name: Lora Cantele
Phone: 877-531-6377
Email:  |
October 16 through October 18, 2009
Event Title: Aroma101 Foundations Intensive
Educator: Jade Shutes
Facility: Denton School of Massage
Address: Arlington WA
Contact Name: Jade Shutes
Phone: 919-894-7230
Email:  |

October 23 through October 28, 2009
Event Title: Chi Nei Tsang: Internal Organ Rejuvenation
Educator: Shanti Dechen
Facility: Shanti Dechen & Jampa Mackenzie 321 W Ben White Blvd, suite # 203, Austin, TX
Contact Name: Aroma Apothecary
Phone: 1-888-276-6278
Email:  |
October 24 and 25, 2009
Event Title: Aromatic Spa Reflexology
Educator: Jade Shutes
Facility: Denton School of Massage
Address: Arlington WA
Contact Name: Jade Shutes
Phone: 919-894-7230
Email: |
October 31 through November 1, 2009
Event Title: Aromatherapy and Emotions
Educator: Robbi Zeck
Facility: Atlantic Institute of Aromatherapy Tampa Florida
Contact: Sylla Sheppard Hanger Phone: 813-265-2222

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Disclaimer: NAHA does not officially endorse any Calendar of Event listing for Conferences, Workshops, Classes, Lectures or Online programs. It is up to the participant to research each program prior to registration.
NAHA does not take responsibility for any losses, financial or otherwise that may be incurred from event changes, cancellations or misprints. NAHA recommends that you contact each program educator in advance to confirm
that all event information listed is accurate and to get clarity about cancellation and refund policies. 
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