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    Dorene Petersen, ACHS Founding President

    Dorene is the Founding President of the American College of Healthcare Sciences (ACHS). She has over 35 years clinical teaching and lecturing experience in aromatherapy and other holistic health subjects. She has presented papers on essential oils and clinical aromatherapy at the International Federation of Essential Oils and Aroma Trades Annual Conference (IFEAT) in California, USA; the Aroma Environment Association of Japan (AEAJ) in Tokyo, Japan; the Asian Aroma Ingredients Congress (AAIC) and Expo in Bali, Indonesia; the International Center of Advanced Aromatherapy (ICAA) at the WonGwang Digital University in Seoul, Korea; as well as the AAIC Expo in Kunming, Yunnan, China. Dorene currently serves as Chair of the Aromatherapy Registration Council (ARC), and she is also active with the Distance Education Training Council (DETC). Dorene is a travel junkie, and has led ACHS Study Abroad programs to India, Indonesia, Greece, and (in 2018) Hawaii!
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    Oct 24, 2013 9:15:00 AM
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    Happy Food Day! Celebrate Nutrition with 3 Sweet Ways to Cut Sugar

    Dorene Petersen, ACHS Founding President /  
    Oct 23, 2013 1:10:00 PM
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    7 Practical College Tips for Current or Prospective Students

    In the last blog of the series you may recall I interviewed Angie Jackson. Angie offered this excellent tip for students struggling in their studies: My advice on studying, in general, is to slow down!  It’s not a race to get through the chapter.

    Dorene Petersen, ACHS Founding President /  
    Oct 21, 2013 10:12:00 AM
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    Wellness on the Rise: 3 Holistic Practices Sweeping Modern Healthcare

    For years, complementary medicine has taken heat from the allopathic medicine world. Cutting terms like “quack” and “witch doctor” have been thrown around brutally, but the stigma is finally beginning to shake off. With more data showing the...

    Dorene Petersen, ACHS Founding President /  
    Oct 17, 2013 4:30:00 PM
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    “Slow Down!” Scholarship Recipient Provides Tips for ACHS Students

    The American College of Healthcare Sciences is committed to helping students achieve their academic goals. Every year, ACHS partners with Imagine America to offer the ACHS Adult Skills Education Program Scholarship (ASEP) in the form of a...

    Dorene Petersen, ACHS Founding President /  
    Sep 27, 2013 8:03:00 AM
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    ACHS Faculty Member Achieves Registered Aromatherapy Status from ARC

    "I am so excited to be a part of furthering the field of Aromatherapy. It is a modality I am passionate about and believe its safe practice can offer health support to people from all walks of life, both in the U.S. and internationally," says...

    Dorene Petersen, ACHS Founding President /  
    Sep 24, 2013 12:35:00 PM
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    Aromatherapy for Golfers: Inhale to Improve Your Swing?

    Here's something new for all you golfers looking to improve your game—Swing Trust Oil. According to developer Chad Van Den Top, this handy dandy aromatherapy blend of essential oils like bergamot, ylang ylang, and clary sage comes in a...

    Dorene Petersen, ACHS Founding President /  
    Sep 19, 2013 1:50:00 PM
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    Holistic Health: Healing Power of Basil

    Portland radio personality Mike Darcy recently interviewed me about the health benefits of basil for his showIn the Garden! Basil has been prolific in Portland, Oregon, gardens this year. Hopefully you were able to harvest your basil or perhaps...

    Dorene Petersen, ACHS Founding President /  
    Sep 4, 2013 10:08:00 AM
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    Back-to-School Holistic Heath Tips for Busy Parents

    The back-to-school season is in full swing! Here at ACHS, we're gearing up for the start of fall semester, September 16, which is one of our favorite times of year. Starting a new academic year brings with it all those memories of being a kid...

    Dorene Petersen, ACHS Founding President /  
    Aug 17, 2013 7:30:00 AM
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    Zombies Turn to Holistic Health for Relief from Sleepless Nights

    Dorene Petersen, ACHS Founding President /  
    Aug 14, 2013 4:30:00 PM
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    What Makes Aromatherapy HOT? A Glimpse Into 2014 Trends

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