We love giving back to our caregivers!
On June 8th, Upward Spiral Center and the Atlantic Institute of Aromatherapy presented on aromatherapy at the Florida Nurses Association retreat at the Safety Harbor Spa. The resort was beautiful, of course, and so were the caregivers who shared their time with us.
First, I led our class with gentle yoga on the lawn as the sun came up. One woman mentioned that she read recently that the birds sing so much in the morning because that's how they get their first big dose of oxygen for the day. What a great thought to begin our yoga practice with!
A few hours later, I gave a talk on Writing with Aromas, or combining essential oils with free-writing to relieve stress. My mother, Sylla Sheppard-Hanger of the Atlantic Institute, discussed how to use aromatherapy and essential oils for self-care. We know how much health care professionals like nurses need these reminders and we are so glad that we get to be a part of helping them help themselves so they can keep helping others.
That's the kind of Upward Spiral that we can support!