In this lecture with ACHS faculty member Amanda Lattin, you will learn the many ways in which seasonal changes (internal and external) can affect your health. Upon successful completion of this two-hour lecture you will be able to:
1. Explain the relationship between the change of seasons and life patterns
2. Explain what the winter season represents for holistic health
3. Associate winter with the Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Western holistic medicine elements
4. Describe the key aspects of holistic nutrition to use in the winter season
5. Identify the key herbs and essential oils to use in the winter season
6. Identify useful winter season nutritional recipes, herbal formulas, and essential oil blends
Amanda Lattin has had a passion for growing and using nutritional and medicinal plants since she planted her first garden at age six. She followed this passion and inquiry while finishing her B.A. in Chemistry at Huntingdon College, where she performed research on Ionic Liquids, the Study of Chinese Culture through Chemical Analysis, and Transitional Metal Oxides in Tattoo Pigments. She also traveled to China with Huntingdon College to share water quality research after the opening of the Three Gorges Dam. Amanda continued her education by completing her Master’s of Teaching with a concentration in Chemistry at Lewis and Clark College. There her thesis designed curriculum about the Geochemistry of the Oregon John Day Region. After teaching chemistry at West Linn High School, Amanda returned to her interest in medicinal plants and began studying essential oils with Dr. Kurt Schnaubelt at the Pacific Institute of Aromatherapy. She continued her studies by completing her Diploma in Aromatherapy and Diploma in Herbal Studies at ACHS. Amanda also trained for a year in Applied Kinesiology with Dr. Robert Ciprian, DC, D.I.B.A.K. Amanda has taught the chemistry of essential oils at the College of Botanical Healing Arts in Santa Cruz as well as at many workshops and seminars. She has written articles on aromatherapy and served as a subject consultant for various schools. She has run her aromatherapy and herbal consulting practice in Portland, Oregon since 2008. Amanda became an Aromatherapy Registration Council (ARC) Registered Aromatherapist (RA) in April 2013 and teaches a range of aromatherapy and wellness courses at ACHS.
Continuing education is vital for all professionals to stay up-to-date with industry advances. In addition, most professional organizations—from the Florida Board of Health to the Oregon Board of Naturopathic Examiners—require continuing education (CE) hours to ensure regulatory compliance, educational rigor, and the highest standards of practice.
ACHS offers a wide range of online CE opportunities in integrative medicine and holistic health to help meet your CE requirements and thirst for learning! For a list of current continuing education provider approvals, click here.
As an accredited college, many organizations accept ACHS CEs. Please check whether specific approval is required with your professional body. If you are interested in having your professional organization approve ACHS CEs, please contact ACHS CSO Erika Yigzaw at [email protected]
• Register and pay the $25 CE processing fee.
• Watch the video (approximately 120 minutes).
• Take the short CE multiple choice question assessment and successfully achieve a score of 80% or higher (you'll have two attempts). This demonstrates you have mastered the course learning outcomes above.
• Your CE certificate of completion is emailed as soon as you successfully complete the assessment.
To get started, click the orange "Start" button up top.
Thank you, and welcome! We're glad you've chosen to partner with the American College of Healthcare Sciences for your continuing education needs. Your CE lecture video and quiz are now available.
On the next few screens we'll give you a little background about ACHS, this video, and your lecture presenter. Once you've completed the video, you’ll have the opportunity to take a short assessment quiz and earn 1 CE contact hour. Those that receive a passing grade (80%) will automatically receive a certificate of completion. To get started, please use the buttons (click Next) in the upper-right corner of the screen.
Should you run into any issues, please contact [email protected] with all the pertinent information (or call us at 800.487.8839), and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.
Thanks, and enjoy!