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The Importance of Safe Spaces with Health Coach Jake Matter

Posted by Jake Matter on 7/4/24 4:00 PM

All people, regardless of gender, ethnicity, sexuality, or whatever of the innumerable differences that exist, need to have a space, an environment where they feel comfortable and can truly be their authentic selves. If people who make poor, destructive choices in their lives had a space where they could talk or get help, then maybe their path would have been able to diverge in a positive way.

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Topics: Great Graduate, Safe Space, SWIHA CommUNITY, Holistic Health and Wellness Coach, lgbtq+

Addressing the Root Cause with Health Practitioner Angela Stinson

Posted by Jade Marvin on 6/27/24 4:00 PM

Before I decided to become a practitioner, I had suffered from severe health issues for most of my life. The doctors told me I had lupus and that it was very severe, so I probably wouldn't live to see my 40th birthday. That took me down a road of exploration, where I used myself as a guinea pig, trying out different holistic practices. My goal was to heal my body naturally and I did succeed! Once I got to a place of feeling like a new person, healthwise, I wanted to expand my knowledge, so I could help others. That is when I enrolled in SWIHA. My greatest passion is to educate others on the root causes of sickness and disease, so they can heal themselves!

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Topics: holistic entrepreneur, Great Graduate, Holistic Nutrition Wellness Practitioner, Holistic Health and Wellness Coach

Your Health Is a Journey, Not a Destination

Posted by Suzan Rawlins on 5/23/24 4:00 PM

Life should not be a journey to the grave to arrive safely in a pretty and well-preserved body, rather, to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming “Wow! What a Ride!” ~ Hunter S. Thompson

The above is one of my favorite quotes of all time.  If you know me, I mean really know me, you know that I am all about making memories and enjoying experiences. I do plan to slide in yelling “What a helluva ride!”  However, if you know me, you also know that I am all about taking care of this temple of a body that God gracefully blessed me with.  So, for me, it is all about balance, and that means staying healthy and creating joy all at the same time. It can happen, I promise.

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Topics: Holistic Nutrition, holistic entrepreneur, Great Graduate, Holistic Health and Wellness Coach, Health Journey

How Cole Roney’s Passion for Holistic Nutrition Led Him to SWIHA

Posted by Jade Marvin on 5/2/24 4:00 PM

My life before SWIHA included working at a hospital in downtown Seattle as a Medical Assistant, 4 years of service in the military, volunteering, and hiking my way around the mountains of Washington. The Holistic Nutrition course specifically caught my eye because of the passion I have for nutrition and how it impacts deep within our cellular health. SWIHA offered the 755-hour Health & Wellness Coaching path with the added concentration in Holistic Nutrition and since finishing all of the courses, I can firmly say the instructors and material you dive into are well worth it! It has been one of the biggest highlights of my time here so far.”

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Topics: Holistic Nutrition, Great Graduate, Holistic Health and Wellness, Holistic Health and Wellness Coach, Trust your gut

Changing Your Mindset, Changes Your Life SET!

Posted by Fatima Thornton on 4/11/24 4:00 PM

Changing your mind changes your life in many ways. Going to SWIHA, I have re-evaluated many things in my life for the better. During my journey, I realized how I handled tough conversations, happiness, and even sadness was not the right way to process emotions. Shortly after realizing that, I also realized these were taught behaviors and I was seeing no growth in the person that I wanted to be in life. After dissecting myself, I noticed I had to change my mindset and the way I saw things.

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Topics: Great Graduate, Mindfulness, Mindful Meditation Facilitator, Holistic Health and Wellness Coach, Healing Journey

From Air Force Pilot to Health & Wellness Coach: Lisa McCranie’s Journey

Posted by Jade Marvin on 4/4/24 4:00 PM

After serving for thirteen years as an Air Force Pilot, Lisa McCranie began a six-year educational journey toward her true passion for fitness, nutrition, and health. Lisa did not know exactly what to expect, or what would be coming her way. However, Lisa did know that she was meant for great things and that she would work hard to continue to push herself in all areas of her life. This life path change is what brought Lisa to the Southwest Institute of Healing Arts to study Holistic Health and Wellness Coaching.

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Topics: Holistic Nutrition, Great Graduate, fitness, Health and Wellness, Holistic Health and Wellness Coach

The Benefits of Being in Tune with Your Body: A Guide to Stress Relief

Posted by Rachelle Isenhoff on 3/28/24 4:00 PM

A Stressful Beginning

Starting a new school, work, or life situation can be overwhelming. When I started my SWIHA journey I felt like I jumped into an ice bath for the first time. I was completely unorganized, not sure of the true demands that I was adding to my life, and nervous about meeting people in my classes. SWIHA has integrated so many stress-relieving topics throughout the courses. I quickly became at ease with all of the changes and learned so much about how to relieve stress in so many ways.

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Topics: Great Graduate, Stress, Holistic Health and Wellness Coach, Mindfulness Facilitator

The Basics of Holistic Health: A Comprehensive Guide by Oksana Hill-Needem

Posted by Oksana Hill-Needem on 2/15/24 4:00 PM

What is Holistic Health & Wellness? As a new Wellness Coach, I feel that it is important to have educational reading for those who enjoy going a little deeper. Let’s explore the fundamental principles and give some insight into how individuals should be treated as a whole and not just their symptoms. And also the importance of holistic preventative care. I am proud to be a part of an approach to health that distinguishes itself from traditional healthcare.

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Topics: Holistic Nutrition, Great Graduate, mind body spirit, Holistic wellness, Holistic Nutrition Programs, Mindful Practices, Holistic Health and Wellness Coach

Transformation: Unleashing the Internal Power Within with Coach Vicki Shaw

Posted by Vicki Shaw on 1/26/24 8:00 AM

How can your mind, body, and spirit transformation increase your happiness?

So what is a transformation and how do you obtain it? In this busy world, many people go through a series of misfortunes like family dysfunctions, broken relationships, failed marriages, trauma, unfair treatment in the workplace, guilt of past mistakes and the list goes on and on. When people experience these challenges it can be difficult to find peace and direction in your life, nevertheless, there is hope. One way people can obtain transformation for their lives is to recognize that change is needed in order to bring about a sense of peace, joy, and happiness and grow into a healthy balanced life.

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Topics: Holisitc Nutrition, mind body spirit, Transformation, national life coaching month, Health and Wellness Coach, Holistic Health and Wellness Coach

10 Tips to Restore Balance and Discover Inner Peace with Coach Christine Barlet

Posted by Christine Barlet on 1/22/24 8:00 AM

The challenges of our chaotic lives that we face from all the hustling and bustling can leave many women feeling disconnected and imbalanced. Juggling an overwhelming amount of personal and professional responsibilities is now the new norm for many women, leaving very little time for self-care, proper diet, physical activity, and living in the moment.

Dedicating time each day to make your overall well-being a priority is achievable by implementing small changes that will lead to restorative balance and inner peace.

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Topics: Holistic Nutrition, national life coaching month, Inner Peace, Health and Wellness Coach, Holistic Health and Wellness Coach

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