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‘Holding Space’ in Cyber Space: What if We Respond With Kindness?

Posted by Dana Greenwood on 2/14/19 3:00 PM

We've all heard of "Internet Trolls"--those who intentionally stir up drama and discord. They comment mean things, thrive on shocking others, and generally target complete strangers.

It's said that they best way to deal with web-bullies is to ignore them--"Don't feed the Trolls!". Some, however, attempt to create a true connection with these types of people in hopes that they begin to see others as human and will stop being hateful to strangers.

New research into the personality of Internet Trolls suggests that this practice of building their empathy for others could be one way to change their behavior for good.

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Topics: Life Coaching, national life coaching month, Swiha Online, Online Education, Empathy

30 Inspiring Quotes from SWIHA Graduates Who Began Coaching Businesses

Posted by Taylor Jablonowski on 1/31/19 8:00 AM

In January, Southwest Institute of Healing Arts celebrates the art and business of Life Coaching. 

As interest in holistic modalities grow, people from all walks of life are increasingly seeking out this powerful modality to create major positive change in their lives. SWIHA is so proud of the many talented coaches our program has guided! Our graduates work hard to identify their niche and style, cultivate a toolbox of proven techniques, and build a profitable private practice.

Here are thirty of our favorite quotes from SWIHA Life Coaches!

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Topics: Life Coaching, national life coaching month, Great Graduates, Holistic health, holistic entrepreneur

Liana Salas Coaches Others to Support Their Health & Dreams

Posted by Taylor Jablonowski on 1/30/19 8:00 AM

Liana Salas was guided to SWIHA’s Life Coaching program while on a soul-journey of her own.

She had struggled with her weight in her teens and early twenties, and told herself she’d be happy after she released the weight and unhealthy habits.

“On my own, through nutrition and exercise, I lost over 80 pounds,” she says, “and I still wasn’t happy. I realized I was looking to circumstances outside myself for my happiness. As long as I stayed on that path, I would never be content.“

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Topics: national life coaching month, Life Coaching, yoga, Nutrition, Great Graduates

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

Regina Bentley’s Lost ‘Dream Job’ Created a Better Reality Coaching Others!

Posted by Taylor Jablonowski on 1/27/19 8:00 AM

Regina Bentley is a student in SWIHA’s Mind-Body Wellness Practitioner diploma program who’s using her story as a big vision for her future as a holistic entrepreneur.

A few years ago, Regina was bullied out of what was, at the time, her dream job.

“My physical, mental, and financial health were shattered,” she says, “The resulting anxiety and depression were almost unbearable.  There were so many times I wished I had someone to help me make sense of what happened and point me in the direction of recovery from the trauma. The post-traumatic stress disorder made it impossible for me to continue working in the same field.  So, I spent months doing research and informational interviews to figure out what to do for my next career.”

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Topics: Life Coaching, national life coaching month, mind body wellness pracitioner, Reiki, yoga nidra, Great Graduates

Habit-Changer Sue Shapiro Uses Gentle Strength to Coach Others

Posted by Taylor Jablonowski on 1/26/19 8:00 AM

To Sue Shapiro, Life Coaching is “the roadmap to help you achieve your dreams, learn to be authentic, and live your full potential.”

Sue is a SWIHA Life Coaching graduate, and further deepened her practice by becoming a certified Habit Change Practitioner. Through her business, Finding Your Divine Spark, she offers heart centered ‘flow-with-soul’ Life Coaching to help people reclaim the Divine Spark of their life, and describes her style as “soft-spoken”.

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Topics: Life Coaching, national life coaching month, Great Graduates, spirituality, Women's Coaching

Quantanique Williams Lives a Life of Service By Coaching Others to Confidence

Posted by Taylor Jablonowski on 1/25/19 8:00 AM

From a very young age, Quantanique Williams has desired to be a mentor and teacher to those around her. Initially, this manifested itself as serving in the U.S Air Force as a Fitness Specialist. Quantanique was then called to SWIHA’s Holistic Nutrition program, and soon after completing her program, she found herself also drawn to Life Coaching.

“I took a resiliency course earlier in the year and it spoke a little bit about the coaching concept of helping people arrive at their own answers and staying away from ‘should’, ‘you need to’ or giving advice,” she tells us.

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Topics: Life Coaching, national life coaching month, Great Graduates, Meditation, yoga

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

Katie Mongelli Coaches Women to Have a Positive Money Mindset

Posted by Taylor Jablonowski on 1/23/19 8:00 AM

Katie Mongelli’s first experience with SWIHA was during the Celebrate Your Life conference in Phoenix where she received a Toe Reading from one of our graduates. She left the conference feeling inspired and full of ideas for her own coaching program, so she began to look in to programs and ultimately enrolled at SWIHA!

“At the same time I was in the SWIHA Life Coaching program, I had a life coach,” she tells us, “I think the combination of being coached and learning about coaching really opened me up to the journey of life and seeing experiences as opportunities for growth.  It has left me more open to life and more peaceful in life as I trust things that come my way are meant for me and my spiritual evolution.”

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Topics: Life Coaching, national life coaching month, Great Graduates, Motivational Speaker, holistic entrepreneur

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