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Listen to a Fifteen Minute Stress-Reducing Hypnotherapy Session

Posted by Taylor Jablonowski on 6/12/20 7:39 AM

Hypnotherapy is a powerful way to create change in your life. It brings you into a highly relaxed state of inner concentration and focused attention so that you can make new choices based on the awareness and clarity that arises. Additionally, self-hypnosis is an empowering skill to reduce chronic pain, improve sleep, and alleviate stress!

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The  Power of a #Hashtag: What We As Allies Can DO Better!

Posted by KC Miller on 6/5/20 10:38 AM

Using hashtags, also known as the pound sign (#), is a way to create and collect like-minded communication or influence. The little tic-tac-toe looking symbols are used regularly by millions of social media users to turn phrases and words into searchable links. A hashtag is used to unite posts about specific topics and collect those who want to participate in the meaningful conversations wherever they are in the world.

Hashtags are effective. They can be traced back to 2007, to resident of San Diego, California who started appending all his posts with the #sandiegofire. It was intended to inform people worldwide about the ongoing wildfires in the area at the time. His ability to gather people in unity and curiosity was quickly noted by communication and marketing experts.

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Topics: Racism, allies, conscious community, black lives matter, bipoc

Author, Graduate, Friend: Roann Monson is Writing a ‘New Chapter’ in Retirement

Posted by Taylor Jablonowski on 5/28/20 4:00 PM

If you’ve been into the Healing Pages bookstore on the Southwest Institute of Healing Arts campus in the last decade, chances are you’ve been blessed to meet Roann Monson. She has such an eye for picking outstanding books to sell in the bookstore,” her fellow Healing Page's co-worker Anyada Francia says, “She is always up on the newest, most interesting books, and people loved to see what she would bring in.”

Her passion for books is life-long. In fact, she served in the ASU library for thirty years! During that time, she would often come in to Healing Pages and declare that when she retired from ASU, she was going to work in the SWIHA bookstore. A woman of her word, Roann retired from ASU on a Friday and picked up her first shift with the SWIHA community the following Monday!

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Topics: Great Graduates, SWIHA Staff, campus news, healing pages bookstore

How a Massage Therapy Career Supports Personal & Professional Happiness

Posted by Taylor Jablonowski on 5/21/20 4:00 PM

Southwest Institute of Healing Arts found its humble beginning as a Massage Therapy school wanting to do things a little differently. Our dream has grown, our campus has expanded, and Massage Therapy is still one of the amazing programs we offer. Over the years, we have graduated hundreds of well-rounded, talented healers that are thriving as stand-outs in this booming industry.

A recent survey of massage therapists revealed that 88% report being satisfied in their career. Considering that the average job satisfaction rate among Americans is 51%, today we are going to analyze the many reasons why massage therapists LOVE what they do!

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Topics: Great Graduates, Massage, Massage Therapy, massage therapist, Massage Therapy CEUs, Wellness Industry, Career Outlook

Now May Be the Best Time to Build Your Holistic Business

Posted by Taylor Jablonowski on 5/14/20 4:00 PM

Just as necessity is the mother of invention, uncertainty can be the catalyst for entrepreneurship. A study conducted in 2009 by the Ewing Marion Kauffman foundation revealed that a staggering 57% of Fortune 500 companies were founded during periods of economic hardship. Out of the 2008 downturn, we saw companies like Uber, Pinterest and Groupon form, flourish and become regularly-used services.

“The best time to be an entrepreneur is when everyone is running for the exits,” Eric Reis, author of the best-selling book The Lean Startup, said in a recent interview with CNBC.

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Topics: Great Graduates, holistic business, entrepreneurship, Wellness Industry

Melissa Richardson Grew Her Massage Practice into a Wellness Center

Posted by Taylor Jablonowski on 5/7/20 4:00 PM

At Southwest Institute of Healing Arts, we dedicate ourselves daily to our mission of inspiring individuals to discover their gifts and graces and support them as they share their talents with the world in a loving and profitable way. It was this idea that resonated with SWIHA graduate, Melissa Richardson:  “I didn't want to work for anyone else,” she says, “I wanted to make my own way and chart my own course. I had my own ideas of how I wanted to participate and give to the world.”

Melissa is a licensed Massage Therapist in Buffalo, New York. She loves what she does and one day realized that, while she was making a difference for her clients, she felt she was only helping them temporarily and in a physical way.

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Topics: Great Graduates, Holistic Nutrition, Massage Therapy, Mind Body Wellness, Swiha Online

Stories Inspire –  Stories Heal – Stories Leave a Legacy

Posted by Taylor Jablonowski on 4/30/20 1:10 PM

Stories have been used in every culture, every language, to connect us to a larger self and universal truths. Whether they are myths, songs, paintings, or traditions, storytelling helps form a common goal, honor sacrifices, and pass down knowledge. They also have the ability to transport us to another time, place, or body and allow us to empathize with an experience we’ve never had.

There are two pretty amazing women who are leaving quite a legacy by capturing the stories of hundreds of women of all ages in a series of books. Living Brave...Finishing Strong is the fourth book of the Living Brave series by Dr. Hilda Villaverde and Mary Beth Stern.

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Topics: Gifts and Graces, Empowerment, Storytelling, SWIHA Events, Inspiration, Living Brave

3 Reasons Massage Therapists Should Add Hypnotherapy to Their Toolbox

Posted by Taylor Jablonowski on 4/23/20 4:00 PM

As a massage therapist, you are consistently educating yourself on new techniques and modalities to better serve your clients. After all, you have been called to be a healer and improve the lives of others! You’re already aware of the transformative effect that bodywork has, and today we’ll look at some reason you may want to consider adding Hypnotherapy to your skill set to truly integrate mind-body-soul wellness.

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Topics: holistic practitioner, Hypnotherapy, massage therapist, Swiha Online, bodyworkers

Amanda Dodd Stepped in to Her Power by Helping Others Find Theirs

Posted by Taylor Jablonowski on 4/16/20 4:00 PM

“I've had a few starts and stops over the years,” says Amanda Dodd, a graduate of the Mind Body Wellness and Integrative Healing Arts programs, “what I really want is to be of service in a profound and healing way for others because it salves my soul. It's giving something that I haven't received in my own life.”

Amanda has been a holistic practitioner with many modalities for over a decade, practicing Reiki, Angel Card Readings and Mediumship. However, she always struggled to really launch herself out into the world with confidence.

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The Message of Easter Is A.M.E.N

Posted by Mary Ritter on 4/8/20 1:00 PM

Their world felt uneasy.  The normal pace and cadence of their lives were replaced with furtive looks and anguished disbelief mixed with panicked wonderment.   Everything seemed to have changed in an instant without warning, and now, there was no telling when it would return to the familiar and constant.    Does this description sound like your world today?

This is the description of the City of Jerusalem during the Week of Passover when Jesus the Christ was presented as the Passover Lamb.  Those who were Christ-followers were shaking their heads in disbelief wondering, “Was this same man who performed miracles right before our eyes who now, seemingly unrecognizable, is standing before us as in complete vulnerability?”

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Topics: Holy Reiki, SWIHA Events, Motivational, Easter, Spirit-Guided

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