Valerie Cooksley, RN, OCN, FAAIM, CERT, is a holistic nurse, clinical aromatherapist, health researcher and educator, and acclaimed author of eight books on aromatherapy and natural healing.
She has passionately studied natural medicine for more than twenty five years and holds six certifications in aromatherapy. Valerie was one of the founding members of the Steering Committee for Education Standards in Aromatherapy in the United States, the predecessor to the current Aromatherapy Registration Council.
Ms. Cooksley is a Fellow of The American Association of Integrative Medicine and her clinical experience in nursing specialized in Oncology, as well as Infectious Diseases and Public Health with a present focus on Holistic Health education. She is a Certified Therapeutic Lifestyle Educator and holds a certification in Raw Food Nutrition Science. She has instructed for both the American Red Cross and the American Cancer Society and is certified in emergency response and triage in catastrophic disasters as a FEMA Community Emergency Response Team member for the greater Houston area. Valerie holds an active Registered Nursing Compact License in thirteen states.
Valerie is Co-founder and Director of the Institute of Integrative Aromatherapy in Houston; President of Flora Medica Essential Oil and Wellness Company, Regional Network Director for the American Holistic Nurses Association and is Founder of the Houston Holistic Network. She is an Editorial board member and feature writer for Massage Magazine and a sought-after national lecturer on clinical aromatherapy, holistic nursing and the natural healing arts. Valerie is a Professional Member and an Approved School/Educator of the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy and the NAHA Regional Director for Texas.