Columnist: Debra Reis, RN, MSN, NP

Debra Reis is a nurse, teacher and author specializing in holistic health and supportive therapies including essential oils, relaxation techniques and gentle movement therapies. She is the director and an instructor for the Certification in Clinical Aromatherapy program for the Institute of Spiritual Healing & Aromatherapy and nationally known expert in the area of essential oils for cancer care. According to several students, Deb has a gift for making complex information easy to understand and integrate into practice.

Deb is a Nia Black Belt instructor offering community classes as well as specialty classes for cancer survivors. Nia is a fusion fitness program integrating mind, body, spirit concepts through movement. Her current research and recent publication is in the area of Nia benefits for women with a breast cancer diagnosis. Deb incorporates relaxation therapies such as guided imagery and aromatherapy at an outpatient oncology center and maintains an independent practice as a holistic consultant and practitioner. She has several publications to her credit and has given many presentations on holistic topics.

Deb is the founder of the Supportive Therapy Engagement Program (STEP) to assist organizations to implement and integrate supportive therapies into a patient treatment plan for better outcomes.

Developing an Aromatherapy Program in Outpatient Oncology

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Our article on using Aromatherapy in Outpatient Oncology was recently got published in the International Journal of Professional Holistic Aromatherapy. Aromatherapy and the use of essential oils are becoming very popular especially in the cancer population.  Many centers and hospitals are using essential oils as a supportive therapy for symptoms such as anxiety, fatigue and […]

Essential Oils for Your Wellness Retreat

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Debra Reis discusses how to use essential oils for your own wellness retreat or to enhance a group retreat experience. She reviews essential oils to consider as part of a wellness retreat experience. Watch more episodes of Deb’s series, S.T.E.P. Into Health: Supportive Therapies For Better Outcomes

Essential Oils to Create Balance and Sacred Space

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  • 2 Months ago
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Learn how to bring balance in life and create sacred space using essential oils. Debra Reis reviews various ways to integrate these into an everyday practice. Watch more episodes of Deb’s series, S.T.E.P. Into Health: Supportive Therapies For Better Outcomes

The Power of Words for Health and Success

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  • 2 Months ago
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Have you ever thought about the power of your words and how they can affect your health, business and even life in general?  Let’s take a look at power words to use and to avoid for your success. Do you remember the sayings, what goes around comes around?  Or be careful what you pray for, […]

Essential Oil Diffusion – Breathe in Health

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  • 3 Months ago
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Debra Reis shares the benefits of diffusing essential oils for healthy living. She will list 3 factors to consider when choosing a diffuser. Watch more episodes of Deb’s series, S.T.E.P. Into Health: Supportive Therapies For Better Outcomes

Meditation – No Excuses!

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  • 3 Months ago
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There are numerous research and case studies on the benefits of meditation.  So, why are we not doing it?  Here are some excuses – it is boring, to tiring, no time!  Give me a break!  A 5-10 minute meditation practice can save your life! Are you feeling stressed?  No time for yourself?  Meditation is a […]

Essential Oils for Summer First Aid

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  • 3 Months ago
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Debra Reis gives tips on using essential oils for summer first aid such as bug bites, burns and bruises. Deb will provide safe ways to use essential oils for common concerns of summer. Watch more videos from Deb’s video series at S.T.E.P. Into Health, Supportive Therapies for Better Outcomes.

How to Create a Chemical Free Home

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  • 3 Months ago
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Cleaning supplies such as soaps, detergents, window, countertop and floor cleaners are just a few items in our home that may contain toxic substances that can create harm to ourselves and our family.  There are better options. The US has the worse regulations on cosmetics in the world!  Chemical manufacturers do not have to demonstrate […]

Supportive Therapies for an Everyday Health Plan: My Story

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  • 8 Months ago
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Often I get asked – how I got started using essential oils and other nontraditional health practices. Here’s my story along with how you can get started doing a daily practice – easily! I believe I have been open-minded about health practices but I “grew up” with our traditional Western medicine. I remember that I […]

Cool Down Inflammation In a Natural Way

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  • 9 Months ago
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Alright, the holidays are over but the effects of the stress can be lingering with inflammation leading to discomfort, fatigue or general malaise. Let’s take a look at how stress can cause inflammation and 3 ways to cool it down naturally. Most of us have experienced stress over the holiday season and into the New […]
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