Teleseminar – PNI – January 15, 2014

Perception, the Hypothalamus, and Psychoneuroimmunology
Fun Things for an Aromatherapist to Understand!
About the Teleseminar

Psychoneuroimmunology is an emerging field of western science that embraces holistic health. Key to understanding PNI is understanding the function of the hypothalamus.


Olfaction has a powerful affect on the hypothalamus. Understanding what this really means is the focus of this teleseminar. Learn the connection between olfaction, the limbic system, the hypothalamus, perception, stress and health.


Use your understanding of olfaction and PNI to get better results when working with aroma to support health.



Meet Cindy Black, L. Ac. 

Cindy Black, L.Ac.,  NCCAOM Diplomate Chinese Herbology and Acupuncture, Founder of Meridian Massage Institute.

Through fun, educational, inspiring sessions, Cindy instills confidence and competence in her students.  She combines intellect and intuition in order to make complicated Chinese medical and western scientific theories accessible and easy to apply in everyday life.  In addition to her work at Meridian Massage Institute, Cindy teaches Anatomy and Physiology at Aromahead Institute. 



Contact Information:
Phone:  941-323-3493



AIA teleseminars are held on the third Wednesday of each month at 6:30 PM Mountain Time. The call-in number and access code along with a description of the talk and biography of the speaker are sent two times before each teleconference and again on the day of the conference.

Continuing Education Credit (CPDs) are available for those participating. Details for CPDs are given at the time of the call. The AIA website is also a source for teleseminar information and you can purchase CDs of our past teleseminar programs for a nominal investment.

Teleseminar – The Vitex Anthology – a retrospective

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December 18, 2013 


About the Teleseminar 

Between 2000 and 2002, the speaker collected feedback-based information from a total of 75 women who agreed to use essential oil vitex agnus castus for menopausal problems.  The information collected from these 75 unique experiences provided unprecedented insight into the efficacy and surprises associated with use of this very powerful essential oil.

Now, over ten years later, essential oil vitex is a standard in menopausal management.  This presentation will revisit how it all started as well as a suggested protocol for prudent use.


Meet Barbara Lucks, RA

Barbara Lucks RA is a registered aromatherapist living in western Colorado.  She has served as an aromatherapy educator and regional essential oil supplier since 1996.  She is a charter member of the Lavender Association of Western Colorado.


Barbara received her initial aromatherapy certification from the Pacific Institute of Aromatherapy in 1996, with subsequent study with the Pacific Institute (Kurt Schnaubelt) as well as Christoph Streicher, Jeanne Rose and Peter Holmes.  She has provided essential oil education to her neighbors at community festivals and events, as well as teaching at local community colleges and massage schools.


Barbara started investigating the possible benefit of essential oil vitex agnus castus as part of her own menopausal management.  Her own success prompted her to question whether other women might experience similar benefits.  In posing the question, Barbara framed the feedback as a collection of individual anthology. The startling information received from the women who shared their stories is summarized in "The Vitex Anthology" which was first presented at the Pacific Institute of Aromatherapy (PIA) Conference in 2000, with a subsequent survey-based study conducted and presented at PIA in 2002.


Barbara's seminal work has since been duplicated and refined by aromatherapists all over the world, with similar results.


Contact Information:

Phone:  970-858-9565 


Stressless with Essential Oils

Mountain Region MEET UP and Membership Drive 

November 30, 2013 1:00 to 3:00pm Mountain Time

Program - Stressless 

Dr. Raphael d'Angelo and Nancy d'Angelo

All are welcome, join us for an aromatherapy educational program
and learn about AIA membership.

For more information contact:

Nancy d'Angelo
Mountain Region Representative
Phone: 303-668-4884



Soul Journey Health, 12211 W. Alameda Parkway, Suite 103,

Lakewood, CO 80228, Phone: 720-519-1548


Web Info

*CPDs are available for the educational presentations.

We hope to see you there.  

You have local networking opportunities through AIA Regional Meetings.

Each Regional and state Representative will be offering quarterly networking meetings or teleconferences. These gatherings are designed to bring aromatherapists together to learn, share ideas, make connections and get updates on what's developing within AIA.


Teleseminar – Taming the Parasitic Monsters with Essential Oils

d'angeloOur Presenter: Raphael d'Angelo, M.D.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013 ~ 6:30 – 7:30 pm Mountain Time

About the Teleseminar Dr. Raphael d’Angelo, medical doctor and microbiologist will provide you with an eye opening account of the world of parasites. These fascinating creatures can cause symptoms from mild to misery when they encounter the human host. From his early days detecting these critters in an Air Force hospital in Viet Nam to his current parasite research lab studies, Dr. d’Angelo will give the details of modern day exposure, symptomatology, detection and treatment. Some essential oils are mentioned in textbooks but there is very little published research on the use of essential oils for therapy of parasitic infections. Dr. d’Angelo will be sharing his treatment experiences with essential oils from his ParaWellness Research program.

Meet Raphael d’Angelo, M.D. Raphael d’Angelo, M.D., a holistic medical doctor, provides consultative services in the area of natural health. Dr. d’Angelo has over 45 years in medical microbiology and parasitology and conducts research in various aspects of infectious diseases. Certified in family medicine, integrative holistic medicine, medical microcurrent, clinical aromatherapy, and medical technology, he practices as a Native American Medicine Man under the jurisdiction of the Native American Free Exercise of Religion Act of 1993 and a Ninth Amendment Declaration of Individual Rights as filed.

Contact Information: Email: Web:

Dial in information is emailed to the members. Not a member? Join Now.

A summary of AIA’s 2013 International Aromatherapy Conference

AIA-2013-logo   **Mayor of St Pete's - Bill Foster is proclaiming September as Aromatherapy month!  **Where are you living? down below like a coal miner or up above?  **Kundalini Yoga - Ah! the breathe of life. "Without peace of mind, there is no piece of heart".  **I want to be PILLAR, the hypothalamus controls the body - are you in fight or flight?  **Vintage Aromatherapy is on the rise.  Use me baby, Restart me up.  **The Fifth Element - "the mysterious quinta essentia" is key to whole body healing.  **6 Pathogenic conditions - make sure you review, which one do you resonate with and recognize to address the whole terrain.  **Smell, dynamic, knowledgeable and true.  Keeping our lymphatic system in line with Nature too!  **I'm just saying "do no harm" Do your research.  There are many controversial articles.  Knowledge is power.  Think outside the box.  **I have a backbone.  I'm in awe of your science teaching. BTW - I want Andrea to help me with my power point presentations.  :)  **Bridging energies & chemistry is his specialty.  Squaring the circle just makes sense!  **Hippocrates came to visit and shared his wisdom and Dr D. explained the speed bumps of life in aromatherapy.  **The plant is the whole, the EO is the soul & everything being asked from the heart is a prayer.  **Do you have Nature Deficit Disorder?  Go for nature walks, learn, feel, touch & smell.  **Salts help is get back to healing - Let's try and get naked & play in the healing mud.  **Maslow's Hierarchy & Socrates teachings.  Our Passion, Trust, Needs & Love.  Building a relationship & sharing knowledge.  **One part oxygen, two parts hydrogen, the rest is magic.  Energy is carried forever, water holds memory!  Let the waters guide you.  **Love your skin, test your products on yourself first and perhaps your husband too!  Be simple, Be safe & Be well.  **This works, this doesn't - bring it all together.  Where the attention goes, our energy goes.  Change your thoughts - change your world.

Flying In? Here’s airport information


St. Petersburg/Clearwater International Airport
14700 Terminal Blvd  
Clearwater, FL 33762

Directions from airport to hotel:
Take Ulmerton Road East to I-275 South, Exit 22: Interstate 175. The exit will turn into 5th Avenue South. Follow 5th Avenue South to First Street South, turn left, Hilton is 2 blocks down on the Left. 

Distance from Hotel: 15 mi. 
Drive Time: 20 min. 

Tampa International Airport
4100 George J. Bean Parkway
Tampa, Florida 33607

Directions from airport to hotel:

Take I-275 South to Exit 22: Interstate 175. The exit will turn into 5th Avenue south. Follow 5th Avenue south to First Street south, turn left, Hilton is 2 blocks down on the Left. 

Distance from Hotel: 22 mi. 
Drive Time: 30 min. 



Super Shuttle

Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority

*The Hilton offers a shuttle that operates within a 3 mile radius of the hotel in the downtown area.

Conference Speaker Spotlight – Joan Morais

Create Your Own Skin Care Line morais

Learn how to create facial cleansing grains, steam herbs, toner and serum with natural plant ingredients. Most people misdiagnose their skin type. Once you know your skin type you can create nourishing face care products to balance and promote radiant skin. Joan shares tips from her natural cosmetic formulating experiences.



Joan Morais is an aromatherapist, herbalist, natural cosmetic formulator and instructor. Joan has completed courses with The Institute of Integrative Aromatherapy, Dhyana Center Ayurvedic Clinical Aromatherapy, Living Awareness Institute Herbology, Cosmetic Chemist Certificate Program and teaches courses on Natural Body Care Product Making. She has written many "How To" books.

Conference Speaker Spotlight – Ann Harman

Hydrosols: Exploring These Ancient Medicinal Waters
We will explore the history of the distillate waters we call "Hydrosols." We will discuss Good Manufacturing Practices, microbes and shelf stability, Myths vs Facts surrounding the distillate water and look at the chemistry and current research of Hydrosols and their uses in a clinical practice.

Ann Harman is a Certified Organic Farmer, Botanist, Herbalist and Artisan Distiller. She is owner of IAG Botanics LLC, a certified organic business in Washington State, USA. Ann has been making herbal products for decades and distilling hydrosols for more than 17 years. She loves sharing her knowledge of the world of distillation and hydrosols and works directly with Medical doctors, Aromatherapists, Naturopaths, Herbalists, and Organic Personal Care manufacturers.