Chief Editor: Haly JensonHof
Editors: Sharon Falsetto and Kelly Holland-Azzaro
Clinical Aromatherapy and Case Study Editor: Valerie Cooksley
Director Coordinator: Jennifer Hochell Pressimone
Haly JensenHof, MA, RA
Haly JensenHof, MA, RA Haly is a formally trained Clinical Aromatherapist who received the bulk of her training from Shanti Dechen at Aroma Apothecary Healing Art Academy.
Haly specializes in individualized therapeutic blending to assist clients with physical, emotional, and spiritual wellbeing. In conjunction with her aromatherapy skills, Haly also uses her skills as a mental health therapist to assist each client to gain a healthy balance and regulate and maintain overall health.
Prior to becoming an aromatherapist, Haly was a psychotherapist and clinical case manager at a residential treatment facility for children. Haly has also been an adoption therapist and taught college level psychology courses. In her work at the residential treatment facility, Haly helped children and their families overcome severe emotional and behavioral disruptions. It was through the use of diffusing essential oils in her office that Haly became more and more interested in the practice of aromatherapy. This interest resulted in Haly leaving her active mental health therapy practice and pursuing her education in aromatherapy.
Haly lives in a small town in Wyoming with her husband and three active terriers. To learn more about Haly, please visit her website: www.yourhealthscents.com
Sharon Falsetto, BA (Hons), CA
Sharon Falsetto is a UK certified clinical aromatherapist who trained with Penny Price Aromatherapy. After traveling widely, personal circumstances led her to move to the United States in 2006; she founded her own aromatherapy practice, Sedona Aromatherapie, in 2007. Sharon has training at one of the highest levels in English aromatherapy but with an understanding of the American market. She also has a graduate honors degree in business, a diploma in reflexology and over ten years experience of UK government health related services.
Sedona Aromatherapie now operates predominately as an online business, although Sharon works with local clients and businesses on request. Sharon offers online and distance learning professional aromatherapy courses, aromatherapy courses for beginners and make-your-own products kits. She wrote all of the courses and kits herself, based on her aromatherapy practice and education, in addition to her professional experience as a writer. She offers her professional writing skills for hire to other aromatherapy businesses and therapists in the form of newsletter writing, article writing, content writing, e-books and more.
Sharon understands the importance of hands on practice and enjoys creating custom aromatherapy blends for weddings, spas, therapists and the individual in the form of therapeutic essential oil blends, custom skincare products and product lines, wedding favors, aromatherapy gifts, and custom candles, in addition to writing and teaching.
Sharon writes professionally about aromatherapy as a ghost writer and blogger for other aromatherapy businesses and websites, through guest posts on blogs, as a regular writer and contributor on websites and e-journals and for other professional publications as requested; she writes her own aromatherapy blog, Aromatherapy Notes, in addition to maintaining two aromatherapy information websites, Aromatherapy Library and Aromatherapy Glossary.
Sharon has taken advanced aromatherapy training in aromatherapy for pregnancy, aromatherapy for babies and children and chemistry of essential oils and carrier oils. In the summer of 2012, Sharon traveled to France to undertake a 5 day aromatherapy study trip, studying (and partaking) in the growing and distillation of aromatic plants firsthand.
Sharon loves to write about aromatherapy, share information about aromatherapy, and to teach and inform others about true aromatherapy!
Sharon is the secretary and the Arizona regional director for the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy (NAHA).
Kelly Holland Azzaro, RA, CCAP, CBFP, LMT
Kelly Holland Azzaro is a Registered Aromatherapist, Certified Clinical Aromatherapy Practitioner, Certified Bach Flower Practitioner, Licensed Massage Therapist, Reiki Practitioner and Two-Term Vice President and current Past President of NAHA.
Kelly has over 20 years experience in the Aromatherapy and Massage Therapy profession. She has taught numerous Aromatherapy, Bach Flower and Massage workshops and classes to both the public and professionals. She also was a Workshop Presenter at the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy’s World of Aromatherapy V Conference in Norfolk, Virginia, where she presented on Aromatherapy Facial and Scalp Massage Techniques. She has been both a guest speaker and a host for tele-classes pertaining to Bach Flowers, Aromatherapy and Massage Therapy topics.
Kelly is part of the NAHA Aromatherapy Journal Committee and helps with gathering, compilation, editing and layout of articles and educational content for both the Aromatherapy Journal and Newsletters. She also oversees the NAHA Safety Committee and participates in dispersion of information about safe use of essential oils for the general public and NAHA Members via the NAHA website, publications, committees and regional directors.
Her passion is empowering others through education and sharing information with others so that they can help themselves and their animal friends in a natural and holistic manner.
Kelly has additional training and professional experience in Traditional Chinese Medicine Theory, Canine/Equine Acupressure-Massage, Intuitive Animal Communication, Crystal-Gemstone Therapy, Reiki, Aromatherapy and Flower Essence Therapy for people and their animal friends. Kelly and her husband Marco, a Licensed Acupuncturist and Medical Qigong Practitioner- Instructor, have a Holistic Healing Center in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. Their secure online web store, www.ashitherapy.com, www.ashiaromatics.com, offers over 100 natural products.
Valerie Cooksley, RN, OCN, FAAIM, CERT
Valerie Cooksley, RN, OCN, FAAIM, CERT, is a holistic nurse, clinical aromatherapist, health researcher and educator, and acclaimed author of eight books on aromatherapy and natural healing.
She has passionately studied natural medicine for more than twenty five years and holds six certifications in aromatherapy. Valerie was one of the founding members of the Steering Committee for Education Standards in Aromatherapy in the United States, the predecessor to the current Aromatherapy Registration Council.
Ms. Cooksley is a Fellow of The American Association of Integrative Medicine and her clinical experience in nursing specialized in Oncology, as well as Infectious Diseases and Public Health with a present focus on Holistic Health education. She is a Certified Therapeutic Lifestyle Educator and holds a certification in Raw Food Nutrition Science. She has instructed for both the American Red Cross and the American Cancer Society and is certified in emergency response and triage in catastrophic disasters as a FEMA Community Emergency Response Team member for the greater Houston area. Valerie holds an active Registered Nursing Compact License in thirteen states.
Valerie is Co-founder and Director of the Institute of Integrative Aromatherapy in Houston; President of Flora Medica Essential Oil and Wellness Company, Regional Network Director for the American Holistic Nurses Association and is Founder of the Houston Holistic Network. She is an Editorial board member and feature writer for Massage Magazine and a sought-after national lecturer on clinical aromatherapy, holistic nursing and the natural healing arts. Valerie is a Professional Member and an Approved School/Educator of the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy and the NAHA Regional Director for Texas.
To learn more about Valerie, please visit her website: www.floramedica.com