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Why Wait for the New Year? Take SWIHA's 12 Days of Wellness Challenge!

Posted by Taylor Jablonowski on 12/13/18 2:00 PM

Many of us have the goal of making wellness a priority in 2019...but why not start today?

The Holiday season is busy with travel, shopping and plenty of get-togethers. We're often giving so much of our energy, that we may not even notice when our reserves are low until we're exhausted, foggy-brained and sometimes even sick. By remembering self-care, you can be more present (no pun intended!) for your loved ones and let the Universe know that we're ready and open to receive the good that's in store for the new year.

We created a 12-day challenge based on some of the programs here at Southwest Institute of Healing Arts. If you decide to embark on this journey with us, let us know how it's going by using #SWIHAWellnessChallenge on social media! (Follow us on Facebook and Instagram to see posts from our commUNITY!)

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Topics: wellness, Holistic health, Meditation, Reiki, Nutrition, aromatherapy, yoga, Massage, Aesthetics, Wellness Challenge, Holidays

Brain Health is the Wellness to Watch: New Research Shows How Holistic Healing Works

Posted by Taylor Jablonowski on 12/10/18 2:00 PM

The brain is such a complicated machine that we’ve barely scratched the surface of its mysteries. In the last five years, however, many researchers have focused heavily on how our minds are affected by things such as nutrition, environmental pollution, screen time and multi-tasking. They’re exploring beyond mental health and now observing brain health—the ways in which the organ is physically responding to our fast-changing lifestyle.

With every new study, science uncovers a facet of the relationship between our body and our body. Optimal brain health will be at the forefront of wellness in the upcoming years, so today we'll look at some ways that holistic healing can help support mind, body and spirit.

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Topics: Holistic Nutrition, Mindfulness, Meditation, Brain Health, western herbalism, yoga, Psychology, wellness

I Made a Vision Board & This is What it Taught Me About My Goals (You Should Do It For 2019!)

Posted by Taylor Jablonowski on 12/6/18 2:00 PM

Hello everyone! Taylor here.

Being immersed in SWIHA-land for the past three years, I’ve heard a lot about vision boards. In fact, many of my coworkers keep them in their offices. They’re full of travel photos, symbols of prosperity and health, wishes for love and plenty of inspirational quotes. I love looking at other’s vision boards because I get to learn so much about their dreams and priorities.

With the new year approaching at lightspeed, I’ve been thinking about what I’d like to accomplish in 2019. So, I woke up this morning and decided to create my very first vision board! I grabbed my scissors and glue, found an unused canvas and began hunting for old magazines…to no avail. My on-going quest to live minimally has me reading digital copies of everything and immediately recycling junk mail.

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Topics: Life Coaching, Manifestation, Vision Board, entrepreneurship, healthy living, Goal-Setting

Have A Healthy Holiday! Wise Ways to Celebrate Mindfully This Season

Posted by Taylor Jablonowski on 12/3/18 2:00 PM

‘Tis the season! Holidays are a time of joy and generosity filled with friends and families gathering to celebrate in their own unique ways.

However, it’s easy to get caught up in the holiday hype and forget to be mindful amid the shopping sprees and ample sugar. Today we’re diving in to the Spirit of the Season and sharing some healthy holiday tips to celebrate consciously!

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Topics: Self-care, Healthy Holiday, Christmas, Holistic Nutrition, Mindfulness, Eco-Friendly, aromatherapy

Health is the New Beauty: How Kelly St. Claire Merged Her Passions to Help Others

Posted by Taylor Jablonowski on 11/29/18 2:00 PM

Kelly St. Claire was enjoying her life as a mother of two with a successful career as a hairstylist when she suddenly felt as though something was missing from her life.

“I love beauty. However, my passion also lay in holistic and energetic healing,” Kelly explains, “I didn’t know the term ‘multi-passionate’ at the time. I just thought I was flighty and that in order to get into my holistic health work I’d have to leave my beauty work. I struggled with it for a long time.”

The urge to expand in to healing eventually led Kelly to take many holistic workshops in order to stretch her knowledge base and get inspired. That’s how she found Southwest Institute of Healing Arts!

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Topics: Holistic Nutrition, Great Graduates, Diploma, Holistic wellness, Life Coaching, Hypnotherapy

Five Signs You (Yes, You!) Would be an Amazing Nutrition Coach

Posted by Taylor Jablonowski on 11/26/18 2:00 PM

If you love the idea of improving lives, educating others and creating meaningful work for yourself, then you’re already in the mindset of a holistic entrepreneur—and you’ve come to the right place!

Southwest Institute of Healing Arts offers a plethora of holistic wellness education, and has helped thousands of individuals take their gifts out into the world in a loving and profitable way.

Today, we’ll explore one of our most in-demand programs: our 200-hour Holistic Nutrition certification, available online and on campus. In fact, the food featured in this blog was created by SWIHA Holistic Nutrition student, Roman Massey and his classmates!

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Topics: Holistic Nutrition, holistic entrepreneur, Nutritionist, Healthy Eating, Healthy Food, Holistic wellness

Plan For Success: A Guide to Choosing Your Holistic Health Care Degree Program!

Posted by Taylor Jablonowski on 11/15/18 2:00 PM

For over two decades, Southwest Institute of Healing Arts has held the belief that healing takes place within mind, body and spirit. After all, it makes intuitive sense when you consider that we are multifaceted beings with many different energetic components.


We’re thrilled to finally see allopathic medicine and modern neuroscience embrace holistic modalities and confirm what we’ve felt all along: that we must treat the full being for true transformation to occur.  From major corporations employing nutrition advisors and life coaches, to chiropractors partnering with energy workers, we see traditional and modern healing coming together and igniting major change!

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Topics: AOS degree, Great Graduates, holistic health care, entrepreneurship, Psychology, Massage, Herbalism

Heal the Healer: Do You Need Some S.O.U.L C.A.R.E?

Posted by Taylor Jablonowski on 11/12/18 2:00 PM

Healers are highly sensitive, which is why they’re so drawn to dedicating their lives to helping others! 

However, if you’ve been spending a lot of energy focused on the healing of others, you may be pushing through warnings from your own system that something is off.

Signs that you may need to pause and do some S.O.U.L C.A.R.E include:

  • Your personal to-do list is a mile long
  • You haven’t been sleeping or eating well
  • Your schedule is not a reflection of your priorities
  • You’ve had limited alone time lately
  • Your body is inexplicably ill or in pain
  • Your physical space is cluttered and disorganized
  • Your emotions have begun calling the shots
  • You feel like you’re operating on auto-pilot
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Topics: Motivational Monday, Self-care, holistic entrepreneur, Holistic wellness, spirituality

Build Your Holistic Business From Anywhere With SWIHA's Online Programs

Posted by Taylor Jablonowski on 11/8/18 2:00 PM

Southwest Institute of Healing Arts began twenty-six years ago as a humble massage school in Arizona. However, the vision of KC Miller, founder and Chief Spiritual Advisor, was always one of a worldwide shift in the holistic health industry. That’s why we are so passionate about offering online programs that allow anyone to take our classes from the comfort of their home, favorite coffee shop, library, or anywhere else with wifi connectivity!

Dana Greenwood, Instructional Designer, says “What makes our online programs unique is the same thing that makes SWIHA unique. SWIHA actually walks its talk!

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Topics: Online student, Success Center, integrative healing arts practitioner, Holistic Nutrition Coach, mind body wellness pracitioner, holistic entrepreneur, Fabulous Faculty

Uses for Essential Oils That Replace Toxic Store-Bought Products

Posted by Taylor Jablonowski on 11/5/18 2:00 PM

Are you looking to minimize exposure to environmental toxins, find effective alternatives to chemical-filled cleaners, and surround yourself with natural scents instead of synthetic fragrances? Essential oils will be, well...essential to your quest!

Essential oils are extracted from plants, capturing its scent and flavor or “essence”. These oils are obtained through various methods such as distillation or cold pressing, taking care to consider the chemical makeup of the plant and produce only a pure end-product.

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Topics: aromatherapy, Essential Oils, western herbalism, Motivational Monday, Ecofriendly

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