NZROHA Mission Statement
The preservation of health by advancing the knowledge, practice of, and expertise in Aromatherapy; educating, teaching and training and other lawfully charitable means.
The Register aims to Promote:
* The establishment and maintenance of a programme of professional education to improve standards of Aromatherapy practice. *Making available and disseminating as widely as possible all available information relating to the practice of aromatherapy.
* Establishment of ethical professional standards for the practice of Aromatherapy to benefit the general public and members of the profession.
* Support, and encourage scientific research applicable to aromatherapy and its practice.
The Register was initially formed in 1993 by a small group of enthusiastic Aromatherapists who began meeting in each other's homes as a discussion and support group. They agreed that they needed a nationwide register of Holistic Aromatherapists. In January 1993, together with 8 other Aromatherapists, Sue Waddell and Helen Guthrie sent out invitations to as many Aromatherapists as they could locate.
A journal ( Sharing Aromatherapy) was started, and at the same time the Register was being formed. It was incorporated on 1 September 1993 and as of 20 September, there were already 55 members through out New Zealand. We now have international memberships and have formed valuable links with overseas aromatherapy registers, such as IFA in Australia.
NZROHA has established itself as the national register for qualified Holistic Aromatherapists, supporting, informing and promoting Aromatherapy in NZ. It is a founding member of the NZ Charter of Health Practitioners Inc and is developing affiliates with other Natural Health Modalities.
The Register consists of members each being engaged, trained, or interested in Aromatherapy, or others interested in furthering the objects of the Register. The Register sets professional standards for practicing members - all members are must comply with and uphold the NZROHA Rules, Membership Policy, Codes of Ethics, and Code of Practice.
Executive Committee meets regularly ensuring the Register is conducting itself in accordance with acts and requirements of the Register.
In June the Annual General Meeting is held in conjunction with the Conference. Ordinary General Meetings can be called at the discretion of the Chairperson to inform and discuss current issues with members.
Sharing Aromatherapy is our quarterly journal packed with interesting information and available to members and subscribers.