Kathleen Duffy is a nurse, medical herbalist, certified Clinical Aromtherapist and 'M' Technique® practitioner thru R.J.Buckle Associates, LLC Aromathrapy for Health Professionals program. She was certified as an instructor for R.J. Buckle Associates, LLC course in April 2000.
Kathleen's background is a critical care nurse from 1965-1978 in a hospital setting. In 1978, she opened the HERBARIUM, a retail herb, supplement store. Because of public demands, she began NATURAL HEALTH CARE SERVICES, in 1988, a private consultation service for individuals and businesses. Kathy is actively involved in the holistic health movement through consulting, lecturing and offering workshops on herbal remedies, nutrition and aromatherapy at area colleges and medical institutions.
Education in Nursing:
Graduate, STCC (nursing division) Springfield, Mass. 1965
Complementary/Alternative Therapies Education:
Dominion Herbal College, Canada 1979-1981
Shook Institute of Pharmacognosy, Calif 1980 (MH)
Gaia Institute, Ashland MA
Interface, Boston, MA. (workshops & intensives 1980-1997)
Linus Pauling PhD, Harold Manner, PhD, Herbert Benson MD, Tieraona Low Dog MD, Christopher Hobbs LAc, John Christopher ND, Carolyn Myss PhD, Robert Tisserand, Jane Buckle PhD, Timothy Miller ND
Medical Herbalist from Shook Institute, Calif 1980
Therapeutic Touch by Dolores Kreiger PhD, RN 1994
Clinical Aromatherapy by Jane Buckle PhD, RN 1999
Clinical Aromatherapy & 'M' Technique® Instructor by Jane Buckle PhD, RN 2000
Monthly talk-show program on alternative therapies WREB Holyoke, Ma. 1980-1989
Host call-in talk show "HERBS FOR HEALTH & HEALING" WNNZ Springfield, Ma. 1992-present
Local resource for radio & television programs regarding CAM WHYN, WWLP, WGGB, Springfield WTIC, Hartford, CT. 1978-present
Expert Reader, Advisory Board Member: THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO NATURAL HEALING, International Masters Publishing Co. 1998-2000
Columnist for HEALING RETREATS & SPAS magazine 2000-present
Presentations & Programs:
1984-1996 "HERBS & HEALTH" Springfield College
1991-1998 Woman's Pavillion, Mercy Hospital, (assorted workshops)
1993 Collaborated with Baystate Medical Center Oncology unit on bone marrow transplant using herbs for the Immune System
1998 Consultant to WF Young (natural products manufacturer)
1999 Guest lecturer Cardiac Nurse's Symposium "HERBS FOR THE HEART"
1999 Speaker for the Knowledge Foundation International Symposium "HERBAL PRACTITIONER'S PERSPECTIVE", Baltimore, Md.
2000 "HERB-DRUG INTERACTIONS" Mercy Hospital, Springfield, Ma.
2000 "NATURAL REMEDIES FOR ADD/ADHD" Mass. Dept. Mental Health
2000 to present Guest lecturer/presenter for various colleges, hospitals, and organizations on Aromatherapy, Herbal remedies, and Holistic care. Including AIC (nursing division), AHNA conferences, AIA conference, Baystate Medical Center, Franklin Medical Center, Boston Medical Center, Iolani School (Honolulu, HI)
2000 to present Clinical Aromatherapy Instructor for RJ Buckle Associates. M Technique instructor for RJBA. Classes taught in the USA (15 states), England, Japan, Hawaii, and Ireland.
Kathy is the mother of Eric, Andrea, Jessica, and grandmother to four boys. Her interests include gardening, hiking, natural dyeing of wool, spinning, knitting, and everything Irish. She and her husband are the USA representatives for the Irish charity, FRIENDS OF THE CHILDREN OF CHERNOBYL.