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.

Business/Corporate Retreats with Holistic Focus

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Debra Reis provides cost effective yet beneficial tips to having essential oils and other modalities as part of your next business retreat. She identifies reasons to consider a professional development specialist to organize a holistic retreat for your company. Watch more episodes of Deb’s series, S.T.E.P. Into Health: Supportive Therapies For Better Outcomes

Essential Oils To Create Your Spa Experience

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

Oils of the Bible – Ancient Wisdom for Modern Healing

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As we come out of the Christmas season, we’ve been reminded of the Biblical stories of essential oils given to the Christ child.  But have you ever wondered, why these gifts?  Here are some ideas on why these oil gifts were chosen and their importance for today. We recall the story of the three wise […]

Business/Corporate Retreats with a Holistic Focus are Beneficial for Your Organization

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In previous articles, I have spoken about using essential oils to help relieve stress for yourself as well as using them in organizations.  Have you thought about using oils in your business retreat?  Many businesses are finding ways to do cost effective yet beneficial corporate retreats.  This goal can be accomplished with essential oils and […]

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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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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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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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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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 […]
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