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    Dorene Petersen, ACHS Founder and President

    Dorene is the Founder and President of the American College of Healthcare Sciences (ACHS). She has over 40 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 Accrediting Commission (DEAC). Dorene is a travel junkie, and has led ACHS Study Abroad programs to India, Indonesia, Greece, and Hawaii!
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    May 21, 2020 11:30:00 AM
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    Why We Love Peppermint | achs.edu

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    Dorene Petersen, ACHS Founder and President /  
    May 12, 2020 11:48:16 AM
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    4 Natural Rest Easy DIY Recipes | achs.edu

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    Dorene Petersen, ACHS Founder and President /  
    May 5, 2020 1:25:02 PM
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    Pandemic Got You Feeling Down: Can Essential Oils Help? | achs.edu

    Dorene Petersen, ACHS Founder and President /  
    Apr 27, 2020 4:13:06 PM
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    4 Healthy Immune System Habits | achs.edu

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    We have all heard a lot about our immune system lately. We are encouraged to boost it and support it as if it is as easy as getting fitted for a new bra. Reality check - it's not as easy and quick as a new underwire...

    Dorene Petersen, ACHS Founder and President /  
    Apr 17, 2020 5:02:30 PM
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    Self-Care for the Home Office | achs.edu

    Dorene Petersen, ACHS Founder and President /  
    Mar 31, 2020 5:35:58 PM
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    Essential Aromatherapy Supplies & Recipes for DIY Sanitizer | ACHS.edu

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    By now, we all have our handwashing technique down and are practiced at the physical distancing dance. We have all mastered the method of using disinfecting wipes for every touched surface and...

    Dorene Petersen, ACHS Founder and President /  
    Jan 3, 2020 4:03:29 PM
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    2020 End of Year Wrap Up - President’s Message | achs.edu

    I hope you celebrated the start of 2020 and the new decade with family and friends while taking time to rest and rejuvenate! As the new year begins, I want to take the opportunity to celebrate all we have achieved together at ACHS in 2019 and...

    Dorene Petersen, ACHS Founder and President /  
    Dec 13, 2019 10:00:00 AM
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    Is that a worm in my apple or certified organic herbs? | achs.edu

    This blog is co-authored by Natalya Shepeleva, QA and GMP Coordinator at ACHS

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    Have you heard the joke? Question: "what is worse than finding a worm in your organic apple?...

    Dorene Petersen, ACHS Founder and President /  
    Dec 7, 2019 7:51:44 PM
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    WELLNESS CAREERS– BOARDS AND REGISTRATION EXAMS | achs.edu

    This blog is co-authored by Amanda Lattin, ACHS Aromatherapy Program Chair, Professor

    So you've graduated from your ACHS program. What's next? Are you ready to take the next steps? Before you put those books away and breathe a sigh of relief, get...

    Dorene Petersen, ACHS Founder and President /  
    Jul 9, 2019 10:40:00 AM
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    Herbal Studies 101: What Is Rosemary Good For? | ACHS

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    In her delirium, Ophelia says to Laertes, “There’s rosemary, that’s for remembrance.” Indeed we often think of rosemary for memory: It turns out...

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