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Life Coach, Anjana Nambissan, Spreads Self-Love and Magic to Her Clients

Posted by Taylor Jablonowski on 1/13/23 8:00 AM

Life Coach and SWIHA graduate, Anjana Nambissan, is passionate about helping others heal. It was a turning point in her life when she realized that self-love is the supreme quality one can aim for. Being kind, gentle, and giving tender care to the self is so important in leading a happy, peaceful life. From that moment on, she knew she had to take that message forward and help others who were struggling. She enrolled in a life coaching program and became certified. Now, she dedicates her time to helping others find the same peace and happiness that she found through self-love.

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Topics: self love, Great Graduates, Life Coaching, Inspiration, National Be on Purpose Month 2023

Jessica Chapman Found Her Path as a Healer, One Mindful Step at a Time

Posted by Jessica Chapman on 1/6/23 8:00 AM

Jessica Chapman is a recent graduate from Southwest Institute of Healing Arts’ Massage Therapy program, with a focus in Polarity and Cranial therapy. Prior to that, she completed the Reiki Master Teacher program. Today, she tells us about her journey, and offers inspiration to those seeking to step fully into their purpose!

What was your life like before SWIHA? What led you to SWIHA and to your particular program of study? Why are you passionate about this modality?

I'm aware, it's the on-going giggle: "SWIHA finds you".

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Topics: Great Graduates, Massage Therapy, Mindfulness, Reiki, energy work, Inspiration, Intention, National Be on Purpose Month 2023

3 Easy Steps to Find the Best Holistic Practitioner for Your Needs

Posted by Jade Marvin on 6/16/22 4:00 PM

Southwest Institute of Healing Arts launched Guidance on Call, an outreach initiative to connect clients to professional wellness practitioners, to make the process of finding a practitioner that fits your needs - easier and more accessible. James Patrick, Director of Business Development & Community Outreach asserts, “Guidance on Call is really all about creating quality connections with trained professionals, who are called to serve and create a better quality of life for all, through the modalities and passion they offer.”

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Topics: Southwest Institute of Healing Arts, Great Graduates, SWIHA, Hypnotherapy, Arizona, Tempe, yoga teacher, intuitive guidance, OurSuccessCenter, Holistic Services, Guidance On Call, Coaching Services, Reiki Healing, Wellness Coaching, SWIHA Graduate, Nutritional Guidance, Holistic Guidance, SWIHA Practitioner, Toe Reading/Soul Coaching

Michelle Buonincontri Uses Life Coaching to Reframe Abundance & Create Financial Sovereignty

Posted by Taylor Jablonowski on 1/28/21 4:00 PM

“I have always been an empath and someone that others sought for counsel. It was something that I pushed away for many years before attending SWIHA,” Michelle Buonincontri tells us.

As in many stories we hear from our graduates, Michelle describes her discovery of Southwest Institute of Healing Arts as “serendipitous”. She had moved from New York to Arizona and attended a Celebrate Your Life event on campus. “I immediately loved the curriculum and knew I had to do the Life Coaching program,” she says.

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Topics: Great Graduates, Life Coaching, abundance, national life coaching month, Financial Coach, Limits Beliefs

Life Coach Chavon Laurén Uses Her Experience As a Personal Trainer to Heal Mind, Body & Spirit

Posted by Taylor Jablonowski on 1/27/21 4:00 PM

“I love being a Life Coach because I love helping people! Since I was a kid, people have always come up to me and just started pouring their hearts out,” Chavon Laurén of Unapologetically Me, tells us, “Over time, I accepted this as a gift and now I feel like I've come full circle.”

Before becoming a Life Coach, Chavon served in the military and worked a Personal Trainer. During training sessions, she came to realize that her clients wanted to talk about more than just exercise.

“I never stopped them because it was clear they needed to speak these thoughts out of their system as a form of stress relief, rather than try to move it out through physical fitness,” she explains, “I had an ‘ah-ha’ moment. I knew I needed to be more and do more, for my clients and myself.“

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Topics: Great Graduates, Life Coaching, Toe Reading, national life coaching month, Personal Trainer

Carmen Payne uses Coaching to Create Compassionate Workplaces from the Top-Down

Posted by Taylor Jablonowski on 1/14/21 4:00 PM

“For me, it is absolute alignment. I am showing up in absolute alignment doing this work,” says Carmen Payne, who has been a practicing Life Coach since 2013, “It gives my soul so much joy to be serving others in this capacity and be a messenger.”

Carmen had spent twenty years working an IT job, and slowly found the stress of the job compounding until she had the overwhelming feeling that she needed to be doing something more in alignment with her passions. That’s when Carmen pulled out her resume and asked herself some hard questions, including the last time she felt excited and energized to come to work: “The role that literally lifted itself off the page at me was when I was training and coaching people.”

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Topics: Great Graduates, Life Coaching, national life coaching month, Public Speaking, toxic Environments

Amanda Dodd Uses Life Coaching to Cast a Light Over Trauma

Posted by Taylor Jablonowski on 1/7/21 4:00 PM

Amanda Dodd was drawn to Life Coaching when she began to feel pulled by a sense of “more”, which is an impressive call when you take in to account that she was already a holistic practitioner working with Reiki, The Emotion Code and The Body Code, as well as doing Mediumship while being a trauma-aware care giver to a special needs child.

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Topics: Great Graduates, Life Coaching, Mindfulness, national life coaching month, Trauma Work

Brigette Cross, Spiritual Coach, Encourages Others to Live Their Truth

Posted by Taylor Jablonowski on 1/6/21 4:00 PM

As with many souls who are drawn to SWIHA, Brigette Cross found herself at a crossroads in her former field of work. During her time as an account, she describes the feeling that she had something more to contribute: “I was in search of my own spirituality. I wanted more knowledge to enhance my gift so I could share it with the world,” she recalls.

Brigette enrolled in the Mind Body Wellness Practitioner program where she developed her coaching practice, Be-Smiley. Her business’ tagline is: “Life is too precious to live unhappy!” which perfectly encapsulates the goal of Life Coaching.

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Topics: Great Graduates, Life Coaching, Spiritual Coaching, national life coaching month

Feeling 'Stuck'? Amber Peitzmeier Will Inspire You to Follow Your Passion for Health & Wellness

Posted by Taylor Jablonowski on 12/10/20 2:09 PM


At Southwest Institute of Healing Arts, you will often hear talk of “callings” and “signs from Spirit”. Amber Peitzmeier, a Mind Body Wellness Practitioner graduate, has quite the story about how persistent these nudges from the Universe are!

“I started getting ads about SWIHA. I kept ignoring them. I kept telling Facebook they were irrelevant to me. I kept scrolling by,” Amber recalls, “No matter what I did, the ads were still there.”

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Topics: Great Graduates, Mind Body Wellness, holistic business, Women's Coaching, Women's Empowerment

Dr. Bibih Ero Expanded Her Range as a Practitioner & Educator with SWIHA’s Hypnotherapy Program

Posted by Taylor Jablonowski on 12/1/20 4:00 PM

Dr. Bibih Ero is a University professor with a background in Psychiatric & Mental Health Nursing and experience as a Health Coach/Naturopathic Nutritionist. “I have always been very passionate about the relationship between the subconscious-mind and human behavior,” she tells us.

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Topics: Great Graduates, Hypnotherapy, Holistic Education, Holistic Entrepreneurship, Naturopathy

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