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How Suzanne Lucero Went From Hospice Nurse to Holistic Entrepreneur by Awakening People’s Hearts

Posted by Jade Marvin on 9/22/22 4:00 PM

Just before I enrolled, due to a near-death experience, I began going through a transformational spiritual awakening. I was confused by all the personal changes I was experiencing. I knew I wanted to do something, yet I did not know what or where to begin. I was a certified nursing assistant in the Hospice field for 24 years. I was divinely guided to help people in a new way. The divine message I received was to awaken people's hearts. Then I found SWIHA and enrolled. The adviser helped to point me in the direction of Hypnotherapy. The Integrative Healing Arts Practitioner program with a focus in Hypnotherapy taught me the tools I didn't even know I needed for my own self-healing. As I went through the program, I underwent my own healing journey and came out as the best version of myself. I now have the confidence that I will only get better and better from here.”

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Topics: self love, Southwest Institute of Healing Arts, Toe Reading, holistic entrepreneur, Great Graduate, SWIHA, Past Life Regressions, Hypnotherapy, Arizona, PTSD, Tempe, integrative healing arts practitioner, Weight Management, Fears, Phobias, Pain Management, Auriculotherapy, IHAP, GRIT, authentic self, Spiritual Life Coaching

SWIHA Student, Lizzy Hemmerle aka The Feel Good Mother, Helps Others on Their Journey to ‘Feel-Good’ Living

Posted by Elizabeth Hemmerle on 8/25/22 4:00 PM

I have been on the journey of entrepreneurship for almost 5 years before beginning my path at SWIHA as an Integrative Healing Arts Practitioner student. After bringing my daughter into this world, Ella Rae, my mother, and I started a skin, soul, self-care business: Dragonfly co., and our mission has been to create “products you can feel good about.” Through the years, I felt the call in my heart to expand this mission. I knew that feeling good was about more than just looking good. It prompted me to create and coin the term: ‘feel-good living” ((soon to be trademarked!)) While moving through my own life experiences of separation, loss, and transition — I became wholeheartedly committed to setting out on the journey of discovering what ‘feel-good living’ actually is. My partner, daughter, and I moved out to Arizona, on a whim or what I feel was a divine call, in January of 2022. Shortly after, I discovered SWIHA, randomly and unintentionally. Through this journey of defining ‘feel-good living,’ SWIHA is providing a safe container for me to fully embody and explore every layer of this lifestyle.

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Topics: Southwest Institute of Healing Arts, holistic entrepreneur, SWIHA, Spiritual Coaching, spiritual studies, Arizona, Tempe, intuitve guide, integrative healing arts practitioner, IHAP, SWIHA Students, Spiritual Coach and Celebrant, The Feel-Good Sisterhood, Trauma-informed

Mindset over Matter: How Jami Papenberg Followed Her Heart & Light

Posted by Jade Marvin on 5/12/22 4:00 PM

I had settled into a comfort zone before SWIHA. Back in 2008, I decided I wanted to become a massage therapist, and I wanted to get out of the Midwest and start my life over in Arizona. I bought a plane ticket and scheduled a tour of SWIHA, then met a guy who wanted me to stay in the Midwest. I took the trip, toured the school, and really liked it, yet I let that guy talk me into staying and going to massage school in St. Louis, closer to home. We divorced in 2018 -- turns out living someone else's dream doesn't lead to much happiness. Over the years I've become passionate about mental health, from healing from the traumatic birth of my son in 2011 to navigating divorce, and seeing how my massage clients could gain so much more healing if they worked on their emotional health as much as they worked on their physical health. I had my eye on life coaching, and what popped up on my first Google search was SWIHA! Things came full circle, and I took it as a sign.”

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Topics: Southwest Institute of Healing Arts, Life Coaching, Great Graduate, SWIHA, entrepreneur, Holistic Healing, Hypnotherapy, Arizona, coaching, Tempe, mysticism, massage therapist, Holistic Healer, integrative healing arts practitioner, Licensed Massage Therapist, LMT, IHAP, Books, Published Author, Podcast, Universal Laws

Looking in the Mirror: A Journey to Self-Love|SWIHA Student Blog Series

Posted by Aatiyah Mcneill on 5/5/22 4:00 PM

"Keep taking time for yourself until you are you again." -Lalah Delia

A Look into our Self Love Journey:

The fact is that it is a "YOU VS YOU "battle in this life. So get it in your head that no one is coming to SAVE US EXCEPT US.

During my journey, I'm learning that the most critical part is to stop being a people pleaser and living life like everyone else matters except you because you do matter. Knowing that taking care of your needs first is essential, knowing that your feelings matter.

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Topics: self love, Southwest Institute of Healing Arts, holistic practitioner, holistic entrepreneur, SWIHA, Self-care, entrepreneur, healing, Intuition, Arizona, healing arts, Tempe, intuitve guide, integrative healing arts practitioner, IHAP, Self-Love Journey, People-Pleasing, Intuitive Coach, Spiritual Growth

The Power of Inner-Knowing: Fran-Kay Moseley Helps Women Connect With Themselves

Posted by Jade Marvin on 4/14/22 4:00 PM

Trust your heart and embrace the journey. You may make a wrong turn, however, your heart will get you back on the right path. Just keep making choices and don’t second guess yourself.” - E’yen A. Gardner

Fran-kay, like many others who came to SWIHA, wanted to find her purpose in life and help others along the way. Fran-Kay came from a humble background. She states, “Both of my parents were uneducated and I was told at a young age that education wasn’t important. That as long as I learned a trade, I would be satisfied. Well, I felt robbed. I self-taught myself, and even though I may not have a college degree, I am very wise and love learning new things…” And that is exactly what Fran-Kay did here at Southwest Institute of Healing Arts. Fran-Kay learned to trust her intuition, stop second-guessing herself, and how to fulfill her life dream of helping others.

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Topics: Southwest Institute of Healing Arts, Life Coaching, Body, SWIHA, entrepreneur, Holistic Healing, Intuition, Spiritual Coaching, Spirit, Hypnotherapy, Mind, Arizona, Tempe, intuitve guide, Holistic Healer, integrative healing arts practitioner, intuitive guidance, IHAP, Online Programs, Holistic Modalities, Higher Source, Virtual Business

Hypnotherapist Michelle Brown’s calling to Holistic Healing: A Journey of Overcoming

Posted by Jade Marvin on 3/24/22 4:00 PM

It was all about taking the leap of faith. It said that the fear that stops us from doing what we really want, is often not based on reality. We shape our fears in our heads, yet things are so much easier than we think.” - Effrosyni Moschoudi, The Flow

 

Life can often give us a bad hand, and we try out best to navigate through it. It can often be compared to a valley, with high highs and low lows. With the right energy and motivation, we can lift ourselves out of these hardships, and into what we were born to do. Great Graduate, Michelle Brown, of the Integrative Healing Arts Practitioner program, has done just that. Michelle describes some of the hardships she had to go through to get her to SWIHA, and how her life has drastically changed since she made the decision to enroll.

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Topics: Southwest Institute of Healing Arts, Great Graduate, SWIHA, entrepreneur, Hypnotherapy, Arizona, Tempe, integrative healing arts practitioner, IHAP, Holistic Education, Advanced Clinical Hypnotherapy

Finding Your Sense of SELF through Self-Care: SWIHA Student Blog Series

Posted by Katherine Brookins on 3/1/22 4:00 PM

Have you ever wondered why things seem like they’re always stagnant? Like you can’t seem to get your life together, and you’re always thinking negatively about life? Could it be possible you’ve lost yourself, and don’t know where to begin? The importance of getting to know yourself is very important for the simple fact; you’ll become someone you don’t know as someone who was created by those around you. Once you’ve lost yourself you will go through trials and tribulations trying to figure out what’s going on with you. You’ll have experiences mentally, emotionally, spiritually, and sometimes physically. Even though a lot of people go through this, there are some who don’t make it through this.

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Topics: Southwest Institute of Healing Arts, SWIHA, Mindfulness, Self-care, Meditation, Arizona, Tempe, integrative healing arts practitioner, Comfort Zones, Learning Zone, Budget

My Day with Michael

Posted by Kristy McCarty on 9/9/21 4:00 PM

A spiritual awakening is the process of learning who we truly are through a vibratory connection that permeates us all. This awakening can feel different for each individual and come in stages as the person experiencing the shedding of their ego-self can slowly lose their identity of who they believe themselves to be and reconnect to the whole that is. When we do this, we have the unique ability to understand ourselves as well as others and raise what some believe to be the collective consciousness. A spiritual awakening is a personal experience that allows full connection with Prana, God, Source, Gaia, Yahweh, Allah, as well as many other names that have developed from the human language to describe what is utterly indescribable. What about the opposite side of that universal coin and the loss of that oneness that we crave? A spiritual death is something entirely different as it consumes and eats away at the wholeness we once had as a young innocent child. Spiritual death can occur when the spirit has undergone traumatic experiences, abuse, addiction, loss, or anything that slowly depletes our soul.

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Topics: aromatherapy, holistic entrepreneur, SWIHA, Archangels, Spiritual Coaching, energy healing, integrative healing arts practitioner, IHAP, Self-Healing, continuing education, EFT Tapping, Holistic Modalities, transpersonal Hypnotherapy, Archangel Michael, Emotional Freedom, Intuitive Channeling, Divine Tarot Reading, Shadow Work

Beautiful Light Warrior Michelle Runnion Guides Others with Holistic Healing

Posted by Jade Marvin on 8/26/21 4:00 PM

Whenever you find yourself doubting how far you can go, just remember how far you have come. Remember everything you have faced, all the battles you have won, and all the fears you have overcome.” - N.R. Walker

When Michelle Runnion, Great Graduate of the Integrative Healing Arts Practitioner Program, decided to overcome her fears and tribulations, her healing journey truly began and the spark of passion for healing others ignited. Michelle asserts, “I have struggled with anxiety and agoraphobia for the majority of my life. When I decided that I wanted to heal myself so that I have a better life and heal others is when I felt reborn. I have pushed myself to do things that once were too scary to do. In the process, I realized that I am a Light Warrior. The two choices were to get sucked in by the darkness or to live through love and light. Here I am, shining bright and ready to share my love for my passions with others.

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Topics: Life Coaching, holistic entrepreneur, SWIHA, entrepreneur, Intuition, Meditation, Reiki, Hypnotherapy, Guide, Intuitive Guide, integrative healing arts practitioner, intuitive guidance, IHAP, Holistic Education, Self-Healing, continuing education, Reiki Healing, EFT Tapping, Light Warrior

Intuitive Coach Jessica Loupe Let Spirit Lead Her Path to SWIHA

Posted by Jade Marvin on 8/19/21 4:00 PM

“Grit is passion and perseverance for very long-term goals. Grit is having stamina. Grit is sticking with your future, day-in, day-out. And working really hard to make that future a reality. Grit is living life like it’s a marathon, not a sprint.” - Dr. Angela Lee Duckworth

Great Graduate Jessica Loupe graduated from SWIHA’s Integrative Healing Arts Practitioner Program with an emphasis in Hypnotherapy and Life Coaching. Jessica asserts, “I could not be happier that I decided to take these courses through the IHAP program! I am so grateful to have joined SWIHA. I would not be where I am today if it were not for this school. SWIHA has made me realize that my dreams can be turned into goals, and my goals turned into reality. My future goal is to create a holistic retreat center, where anyone can go to easily get any holistic service available. I give myself 5-7 years to make this a reality, follow me on my journey!

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Topics: Life Coaching, holistic entrepreneur, SWIHA, entrepreneur, Intuition, Reiki, Hypnotherapy, Guide, intuitve guide, integrative healing arts practitioner, intuitive guidance, Holistic Education, Self-Healing, continuing education, Reiki Healing, GRIT, Tenacity

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