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Struggling Self-Worth to Successful Entrepreneur: Taressa Riazzi Tells Us How

Posted by Taylor Jablonowski on 2/21/19 3:00 PM

“As cliche as it sounds, I truly cannot believe I get to do what I love each day,” Taressa Riazzi, Hypnotherapist and Life Coach, tell us.

It used to be a very different story for Taressa. Prior to her healing journey, she was struggling through a challenging time; doing her best to be a stay-at-home mom while battling significant depression and debilitating anxiety. After realizing that putting everyone’s needs ahead of her own was having a negative impact on her emotional landscape, she knew something had to change.

“I originally was drawn to Southwest Institute of Healing Arts for the nutrition program,” she tells us, “however, after I experienced hypnosis and saw the impact it had on me and those I worked with, I decided to primarily practice hypnosis and life coaching.

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Topics: Hypnotherapy, Life Coaching, Great Graduates, holistic entrepreneur, Holistic wellness

Rediscover and Redefine: Christine Iring Walks Her Path as The Wounded Healer

Posted by Taylor Jablonowski on 2/7/19 3:00 PM

Christine Iring, SWIHA graduate and founder of The Wounded Healer, believes wholeheartedly that anything is possible with the right mindset, people and surroundings.

She tells us: “Five years ago, I believe I hit my rock bottom due to divorce, selling my home short sale, and relocating for a job…yeah, many major life changes. That in itself took major adjustment, reflection, and ‘doing the work’,” Christine continues, “SWIHA took a better version of me and provided the tools I needed to create a business with awesome modalities, but more importantly discovering even more of myself, my purpose and enjoying the journey along the way!”

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Topics: Mind Body Wellness, Diploma Program, Reiki, Hypnotherapy, Life Coaching

Elizabeth Hartigan Embodies Her Coaching Business, The Gratitude Girl

Posted by Taylor Jablonowski on 1/29/19 8:00 AM

SWIHA graduate Elizabeth Hartigan embodies the essence of her business, The Gratitude Girl! She specializes in helping women entrepreneurs grow their business and coaching them in order to get from where they are to where they want to be. She provides her clients inspiration, motivation, accountability, and ideas to move them forward.

Life coaching is about helping someone reach their optimum potential,” she explains, “it’s about providing balance and support while they take inspired actions. It’s being their biggest cheerleader and believing in them, and reminding them of who they truly are.”

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Topics: Life Coaching, national life coaching month, Reiki, Hypnotherapy, Great Graduates

Divinely Guided: Nicholas Stanley Found His Soul Purpose As a Spiritual Coach

Posted by Taylor Jablonowski on 1/28/19 8:00 AM

Nicholas Stanley believes he was guided to SWIHA by his “Angels, Ascended Masters, and loved ones”. In 2015, Nicholas was involved in a serious car accident in Long Island where he passed over into the light and came back into his body with a new awareness, mission and purpose.

“When I woke back up from not being responsive, I didn’t know who I was, where I was, or what I had been doing for the past few years. I felt a sudden switch in my mind, body and soul,” he explains.

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Topics: Life Coaching, national life coaching month, Reiki, yoga, Hypnotherapy, Diploma Program, Mind Body Wellness

Carol Becker is Passionate About Her ‘Retirement Career’ as a Dementia Coach

Posted by Taylor Jablonowski on 1/24/19 8:00 AM

Carol Becker has always loved holistic healing. In the sixties, her family worked as herbal foragers for rural doctors in Oklahoma. She carried this passion with her to Arizona where, in 1998, she attended a seminar on herbal remedies at SWIHA!

“I have acquired trainings and certifications in conflict resolution, hypnotherapy, Neuro-Linguistic Programming, as well as SWIHA’s Transformational Life Coaching program followed with a class centered around trauma therapy,” she tells us.

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Topics: Life Coaching, national life coaching month, Hypnotherapy, Great Graduates, NLP

Rocio Castellanos Empowers and Inspires Others Through Coaching and Holistic Healing

Posted by Taylor Jablonowski on 1/21/19 8:00 AM

Rocio Castellanos spent twelve years working in the medical field, and loved that she was able to merge her passion for helping others in to her career. However, after a decade of that work, she began to feel as though there was something more she should be doing.

“I just didn’t know what it was,” Rocio explains, “I now realize this is when my spiritual awakening began taking place..., I followed my heart and intuition, and then came across an ad for SWIHA on one of my social media accounts. I looked into it, I ordered a class catalog and before I knew it I had an interview with one of the advisors!

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Topics: Life Coaching, national life coaching month, Great Graduates, Hypnotherapy, Reiki

Jennifer Emperador Quit the Corporate World to Create a Compassionate Coaching Business

Posted by Taylor Jablonowski on 1/16/19 8:00 AM

In 2010, Jennifer Emperador quit her job of ten years after realizing it didn’t fulfill her, and it was that brave plunge into the unknown that became the catalyst for some major positive change!

“The idea of going back to the corporate world was unfathomable,” discloses Jennifer, “During my soul-searching journey, I was invited to SWIHA’s Gifts & Graces and as soon as I walked through the doors, I knew I was home.”

Jennifer is a self-proclaimed “SWIHA Lifer” and has taken many programs, including Life Coaching, Hypnotherapy and Yoga Teacher Training. She’s also a member of our Admissions team, lending her first-hand experience to future practitioners. The pursuit closest to her heart, however, is her coaching business Sol Discovery.

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Topics: Life Coaching, national life coaching month, Hypnotherapy, yoga, PTSD, Yoga for PTSD

Michele Root Enhances Her Hypnotherapy Sessions with Life Coaching Techniques

Posted by Taylor Jablonowski on 1/15/19 8:00 AM

Once upon a time, Michele Root worked as an employee for a large company that supported veterans. While attending a leadership program where each participant was assigned a coach, Michele was introduced to the concept of Life Coaching

“I found myself coaching my coach!” she tells us, “I immediately knew I needed to learn more."

As Michele thought more about it, she felt called to help military men and women transition back to civilian life and needed to find a program to help her attain that.

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Topics: Life Coaching, national life coaching month, clinical hypnotherapy, Hypnotherapy

A Joyful, Fulfilled Life: Lori Beard Empowers Women to Dream and Achieve

Posted by Taylor Jablonowski on 1/10/19 8:00 AM

Since she was a teenager and even after becoming a stay at home mom, friends would seek out Lori Beard for assistance. “I enjoyed sharing my guidance due to my life’s experiences and interest in human behavior and the roots of those behaviors,” she tells us.

As the mother of eight children, Lori was ready to go back to school when her youngest child went into kindergarten. She received her Life Coaching and Clinical Hypnotherapist certifications from Southwest Institute of Healing Arts out of her desire to guide, transform and impact lives.

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Topics: Life Coaching, national life coaching month, clinical hypnotherapy, Hypnotherapy, Great Graduates

Imagination as a Tool For Success: How Linda Bennett Merges Hypnotherapy and Life Coaching

Posted by Taylor Jablonowski on 1/2/19 8:00 AM

When asked about their favorite instructors at Southwest Institute of Healing Arts, many students exclaim “Linda Bennett!” without hesitation. She’s a prolific Hypnotherapist and, what many don’t realize, a Life Coach as well.

“I had my first experience with Life Coaching back in the early nineties,” says Linda, “The process really helped me when I was developing my own business. I found that my coach asked great questions that I hadn’t thought of. It made a big difference in my business.”

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Topics: Hypnotherapy, Life Coaching, national life coaching month, guided imagery

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