Sylla Sheppard-Hanger is the Founder/Director of the Atlantic Institute of Aromatherapy in Tampa, Florida. She brings twenty years of experience and personal research into the practice of Aromatherapy and the power of essential oils. Sylla Sheppard-Hanger is the Founder and Director of the Atlantic Institute of Aromatherapy in Tampa, Florida. She brings forty years of experience and personal research into the practice of aromatherapy and essential oils. Sylla is the author of The Aromatherapy Practitioner Correspondence Course and The Aromatherapy Practitioner Reference Manual, the latter of which is a complete reference book with over 350 aromatic plant extracts and phytochemical, clinical and botanical indexes. She also wrote and published the Aromatic Mind and Aromatic Spa books. Since 1996, Sylla has also been involved with an on-going research project called Psychosocial Aromatherapy Research Project (PARP) with Dr. Trevor Stokes from the University of South Florida. She formed the non- profit organization United Aromatherapy Effort which helped out after September 11th tragedy and continues today. Sylla set up and has maintained the Injury Reports database since 2014. In 2017 she received the Outstanding Contributor award from the Alliance of International Aromatherapists (AIA), where she also serves on the Board. She is a Board member for the Aromatherapy Registration Council (ARC). She volunteers her time and aromatic counseling skills to organizations within her community, and she continues to maintain her private aromatherapy practice in Tampa, Florida, where she resides with her husband and one cat. Learn more at her website, http://www.atlanticinstitute.com/.
Sylla’s 2019 Florida Herbal Conference classes will be co-taught with Nyssa Hanger and include:
Safe, Efficacious, and Sustainable use of Essential Oils in Skin and Body Care
This workshop will discuss the efficacious use of essential oils for skin and body use in a way that ensures safety and ethical sustainability of our natural resources. We will start with the basics and uncover the common oils and how they are used to treat minor skin issues as well as maintain healthy skin. Students will learn what exactly is aromatherapy, what are essential oils, why they are precious and how they can be risky, how they work, and how we can use for simple skin and body care.
Aromatherapy for Emotional Health
This workshop will discuss the efficacious use of essential oils for mental health and emotions in a way that ensures safety and ethical sustainability of our natural resources. We will start with the basics of aromatherapy, and uncover the commonly used oils (including gum resins and woods) for mental health, emotions and sometimes to change a mood. we will discover how to use them safely and most effectively, which ones are best to use, and how to do that without wasting aromatics.