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.

Webinar Recordings

2021 Sustainability Webinars

In part 1, join ACHS Professor Lisa Warman and guest speaker, Annemarie Sampson, as they explore the intertwined nature of Wellness and Sustainability. In part 2, join us for a watch party and discussion of the documentary Kiss the Ground.

Archived from July 2021.

Beyond the Cap: Career Readiness Series

This webinar series has been developed to support ACHS students, graduates and alumni with the important next steps in their personal and professional development, before and after graduation. Join our Director of Alumni and Career Services, Amy Swinehart, to talk about preparing for life after graduation, developing a cover letter and your resume, joining industry organizations that can further support your career, and more! Don’t miss this opportunity to review these important steps together as a team and to have an open discussion about what’s important to you!

Archived from June 2021.

Stinging Nettles: A Wild Super Food Exploration

Join herbalist, naturopathic physician, and program chair of herbal medicine at ACHS, Glen Nagel, on an exploration of the most fantastic superfood and herb stinging nettles (Urtica dioica L.) Come away with some herbal skills and recipes for using nature's most nutritious wild green: Stinging Nettles.

Archived from May 2021.

Movers and Shakers in STEM: Who Paved The Way

This presentation on the Movers and Shakers in STEM will highlight a variety of Black individuals who have paved the way for the current generation to succeed. We’ll honor the achievements of these scientists and scholars throughout STEM history while also discussing those who are currently making moves. Presented by ACHS Integrative Health & Wellness Program Chair Dr. Nicole Betschman.

Archived from February 2021.

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.

Archived from January 2021.

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.

Archived from January 2021.

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.

Archived from November 2020.

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.

Archived from October 2020.

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.

Archived from September 2020.

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. 

Archived from September 2020.

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.

Archived from September 2020.

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

Archived from August 2020.

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.

Archived from July 2020.

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.

Archived from July 2020.

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.

Archived from July 2020.

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.

Archived from July 2020.

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.

Archived from July 2020.

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.

Archived from July 2020.

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.

Archived from May 2020.

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!

Archived from May 2020.

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.

Archived from May 2020.


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