ACHS Holistic Health Content
We believe that knowledge should be accessible to everyone! Enjoy these free holistic health resources including webinar recordings and Ebooks on topics from aromatherapy and herbalism to sustainability and gardening.
Healthy New Year: Foundations of Wellness
This 4-part webinar series by ACHS Professor Abbey Skinner is designed just for you! Topics discussed include: Water, Sleep, Food, & Movement - creating positive habits in each of these categories will set you up for a healthy, vibrant and happy you. Each week, you’ll walk away knowing the benefits and how-to of each topic as well as action steps you can implement immediately to achieve wellness.
New Year Intentions: A Self Care Ritual
Did you know that those who write their goals and intentions down are much more likely to succeed in their goals? Do you know why New Year resolutions often do not stick? We will explore this concept along with mindfulness practices to inspire your New Year. Join us for an hour of guided self-care with ACHS Graduate Student Jennifer Langsdale. Jennifer will guide you to explore your Sankalpa for the New Year.
ACHS Guide To Military Benefits
Questions about getting the most out of VA and Military Benefits? Want to hear from ACHS Faculty, Staff and Alumni who have veteran or military experience? Want to learn about how the military and VA are now beginning to see the benefits of holistic health? Join us as we simplify the process of using military educational benefits, as well as answer any and all questions you may have.
Professional Pathways for Holistic Practitioners
In Part I and Part II, hear inspirational stories and real-world advice from ACHS student and graduate business owners and our expert faculty who will help illuminate pathways to success for holistic health practitioners. In part III, you’ll hear from four business leaders who will share lessons learned from the era of COVID-19, and how enterprises of all kinds can best move forward out of this experience.
Enhanced Aromatherapy Formulation: Synergy with Infused Oils, Carrier Oils, and Essential Oils presented by ACHS Graduate Michael Ford
In this webinar, we will review some of the basics regarding carrier oils, infused oils, and what makes these oils different from essential oil. We will discuss the phases of creating a cosmetic formula using carrier oils, infused oils, and essential oils. Lastly, there will be a demonstration of preparing four different formulae: an anti-aging facial oil, an invigorating body scrub, a soothing bath & body oil, and a healing ointment.
Making an Infused Oil presented by ACHS Aromatherapy Program Chair Amanda Lattin
In this webinar we discuss the step-by-step process of creating an infused oil using three methods: water bath, solar, and slow cooker. We will discuss common garden herbs which can be used to create versatile infused oils for salves, body oils, and skin care preparations. We will explore several carrier oils which are ideal for creating infused oils. Amanda will demonstrate making a Calendula infused oil and a St. John's Wort infused oil.
Carrier Oils: Skin Benefits and Uses presented by ACHS Professor Margaret LaPierre
Carrier oils have therapeutic properties which are beneficial for good skin health. Come and learn easy ways to incorporate carrier oils into your skin care regime. Margaret will demonstrate how to make the following skin care preparations: hydrating facial oil, hot oil hair treatment, first aid oil blend and a burn ointment.
Stress Management Week Webinars
We all know what it’s like to feel stressed, but what IS stress exactly and how does it tend to affect us mentally and physically? Learn some basic ways to identify stress and also get some tips to manage it. Including:
- What is Stress with ACHS team members Andy Pierson and Gillian Turner
- Iron Shirt Qi Gong with ACHS Professor Anisa Kassim
- Holding Space for Yourself in Uncertain Times with ACHS Senior Admissions Advisor Molly Sykes
- Leveraging Positive Stress to Promote Growth and Resiliency with ACHS Dean of Students Natalie DeWitt
- Mindfulness & Breathing: Practice to Relieve Tension & Stress in Present Times with ACHS Graduate Student Jennifer Langsdale
2020 Plastic Free Ecochallenge Results
This short webinar wraps up the final results of the 2020 Plastic Free Ecochallenge, and provide viewers with inspiration to continue living plastic free year round.
Exploring Sustainable, Chemically Conscious Beauty and Business with ACHS Student Jess Goss
ACHS Student Jess Goss educates viewers on building a business that is centered on wellness, wholeness, and connection. Experience holistic, plastic free hair care in a whole new way.
Plastic Free DIY: Making A Lotion Bar with ACHS Student Ashley Wales
ACHS Student Ashley Wales shows you how to make your own lotion bar and talking about how important it is to know what ingredients are in your skincare products. She also shares about how it is important to be aware of what you are putting on your skin because it is the biggest organ of the body.
Travel Plastic Free: Tips To Reuse and Remove with ACHS Professor Lisa Warman
ACHS Professor Lisa Warman is a member of the ACHS Sustainability Committee and an avid traveler. After living in Florida for 37 years, she has seen the power plastic has on our beaches, wildlife, and the environment. Join Lisa as she shares some travel tips to reduce your use of plastics and increase your awareness while you explore new surroundings.
Plant A Garden with Scott Wilson
Farmer Scott Wilson aims to encourage beginners and those who have not gardened before. In it, he will cover basics to getting started such as site selection, soil, watering, seeds and starts, fertilizers, pest control, harvest, and what to do with your harvest.
Plastic Free: Healthy Body, Healthy Planet with ACHS Professor Jacqui McGrath
The official kickoff event for the 2020 ACHS July Plastic Free Ecochallenge. ACHS Professor Dr. Jacqui McGrath will offer an evidence based review of some problems with plastics including mounting evidence that they are wreaking havoc with our health.
Aromatherapy To Cleanse Your Hands And Homes with ACHS Aromatherapy Program Chair Amanda Lattin
Using Essential oils, we will make a common household cleaner, hand santizer and be equipped with ways this can keep ourselves and our family well.
Sourdough Making: From Starter to Finish with ACHS Professor Anisa Kassim
In Part 1, Anisa walks you through how to make a sourdough starter and discuss the benefits of sourdough. In Part 2, she talks about herbs, you can find in your pantry, to add to your dough and bake some delicious bread for you to enjoy. It's that easy!
Principles of Ayurveda and Chinese Medicine in Cooking with ACHS Professor Anisa Kassim
Anisa discusses the correlation between our nervous system and our Immune System. She also discusses herbs, acupressure points, and the power of Qi Gong for overall health.