March Teleseminar

Our educational Teleseminars are held monthly on the Third Wednesday of each month from 6:30 – 7:30 pm Mountain Time.  These programs  are a benefit of membership. Each program is rich with vital information and educational topics provided by experts in aromatherapy and related healthcare fields and are interactive with Q&A.  Teleseminars are a benefit of membership and the members receive email notifications with call-in information.  If you are interested in continuing education credit, read about it below.

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MarchTeleseminar Scheduled for March 21, 2018, 6:30pm-7:30pm MDT

Grief support with Plant Medicine and Complementary Therapies from my book, A Fragrant Memory.

with Sara Jo Holmes

" The reality is that you will grieve forever. You will not 'get over' the loss of a loved one; you will learn to live with it. You will heal, and you will rebuild yourself around the loss you have suffered. You will be whole again, but you will never be the same. Nor should you be the same nor would you want to" This is a quote from Elisabeth Kubler-Ross from the book: On Grief and Grieving by Elisabeth Kubler-Ross and David Kessler, 2005. This quote says everything we need to know about grief except how to continue on and make life bearable. It feels totally unbearable when you lose someone you love!

I found through my life experiences how to work through grief with aromatherapy, massage, meditation, energy work, nature escapes, and journaling. I had tried counselling, medication, and many other traditional methods for healing but nothing was working. Using aromatherapy was the beginning of my transition back to a full life. Through this teleseminar and my handout with aromatherapy blends and other ideas, I hope you will be able to find your way too.

Sara Jo Holmes is the owner and principal therapist of Botanical Healing Arts LLC in Tuscola, IL and Sara’s Sanctuary at Lake Sara in Effingham, IL. She graduated with a BS in Organizational Management from Greenville College after originally studying nursing.  She is currently a Certified and Registered Aromatherapist as well as a Licensed Massage Therapist. An Integrative Therapist who uses essential oils, massage, meditation, and energy work for healing body, mind and spirit. She is the author of two books, Mimi’s Scented Garden (2007) and A Fragrant Memory (2017). Sara has been a contributor to IJHPA, AIA and NAHA Teleconferences, CE Institute of Illinois, and various colleges for CE instruction for healthcare professionals.  Sara retired in 2017 as an instructor at Parkland College in Champaign, IL after 12 years of teaching Aromatherapy, Massage, and Complementary Therapies for Healthcare. She was also the coordinator for the Whole Health Advisory Board for Parkland College.  She is a proud professional member of The Alliance of International Aromatherapy, TheNational Association of Holistic Aromatherapy and the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork. Sara was the recipient of the Business Ethics and Social Involvement Award for Coles/Douglas County.  She and her husband Chuck live in Tuscola, IL where they enjoy nature with their four children and grandchildren.

 Continuing Education

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) credit:
There are two ways to earn CPD credit for listening to teleseminar.

1. You may earn 1 CPD credit for listening to a live teleseminar. Instructions on how to earn the CPD credit will be given during the teleseminar.

2. You may earn 1 CPD credit by listening to an audio CD or MP3 of a teleseminar and submitting a 100-word summary of the teleseminar to AIA. Be sure to include your name, address, and title of teleseminar on your summary.  Each summary must be submitted on a separate document.

Please mail your teleseminar summary to AIA or email your summary on a word document to  If you have more questions, please call the AIA office at 303-531-6377 or 1-877-531-6377.