| Diane Majka Grandstrom|
Diane Majka Grandstrom, RN, BSN, CCRN an ICU RN for nineteen years, is a seasoned speaker who has published extensively on health issues, in addition to producing and moderating "Your Health Today", a local cable TV talk show for five years.
Diane has been featured in Woman's Day and Hospitals magazines,
and received two national awards for her public education on patient rights.
(1990 Special Contributor Award from the American Association of Critical
Care Nurses and the first recipient of the Norma Shoemaker Nursing Award
from the Society of Critical Care Medicine in1993.)
In 1991 Diane was the first Staff Nurse to join the Administrative Medical Ethics Committee of her local hospital, and in 1998 had been part of a regional hospital committee that examined integrating complementary therapies into the mainstream.
Her personal search to humanize patient environments in the ICU led her to the coordination of an enormously successful Holistic Health Awareness Fair in 1993 (that portrayed a model ICU utilizing color, music, aromatherapy, and other complementary therapies) and ultimately Aromatherapy!
In 1994 she established Diane Grandstrom's Aromatherapy Plus in Reading, Pennsylvania to promote public awareness of the joyful Art & Science of Aromatherapy and to make Aromatherapy readily available, accessible and affordable for all!
Diane initially studied with Jane Buckle RN, MA, Mispa,
English international Aromatherapist; In 1996, Diane was deeply honored
when Jane asked her to take her place as speaker at the National meeting
for the American Association of Holistic Nurses.
Diane later studied with Dr. Kurt Schnaubelt, German chemist
and Aromatherapist, founder of the Pacific Institute of Aromatherapy,
through which she received her
International Aromatherapy Certification. She studied Jeanne Rose, International
Herbalist and continues to attend numerous scientific conferences throughout
the United States. After hundreds of hours of self-experimentation, Diane
developed her unique method of intuitive blending and ultimately produced
her own line of mood enhancing formulas.
Diane has presented the concepts of Aromatherapy to Colleges,
Universities, Hospitals, and Spiritual Centers, Numerous Nursing Organizations
as well as the general public. Diane's educational programs range from
private individualized instruction and small classes to one and two-day
workshops, for beginners to intermediate Aromatherapy enthusiasts.
Diane is an Aromatherapy Consultant to Long Term Care Facilities, Hospice and for Pain Management. She has created a line of products for Hospice Care.
Diane specializes in environmental & personal applications of Aromatherapy in both private & institutional settings, as well as Aromatherapy for stress reduction, hand massage, education, wellness fairs, intuitive blending workshops, diffusion equipment & supplies.
Diane was Pennsylvania's first Director for the National
Association of Holistic Aromatherapy (NAHA) from 1998 until 1999, when
her son, Eric, was head injured in an auto accident. She developed "Eric's
Optimist" to promote faith & hope around his situation and continues
to use aromatherapy, prayer, reiki, color and other alternative modalities
in his behalf.
In 2002 Diane's soul soothing scents were featured for cancer patients in the February issue of Prevention Magazine, as was a brief story about her serendipitous efforts that resulted in Aromatherapy use at One Police Plaza after September 11.