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Microbiologist Mitra Malaekeh Found a Meaningful Life as a Yoga Teacher

Posted by Taylor Jablonowski on 11/25/20 4:00 PM

“I had it in my head that spirituality was against science,” admits Mitra Malaekeh, who has 19 years of experience as a Microbiologist, “I came to understand that they are hand-in-hand for personal development and growth.”

Mitra felt called to expand her understanding of the human experience beyond the physical and biological, and let her curiosity lead her to enroll in both the Life Coaching program and Yoga Teacher Training program at Southwest Institute of Healing Arts.

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Topics: Great Graduates, Life Coaching, Yoga Teacher Training, Yoga Philosophy

Brenda Bentley Flourishes as a Life Coach by Integrating Spirituality & Life Experience

Posted by Taylor Jablonowski on 11/19/20 4:00 PM

"I am blessed that I have been able to successfully integrate so many aspects of my life’s personal journey and career into my business model," Brenda Bentley, Life Coach and SWIHA graduate.

As a former international banker, teacher, career consultant, hypnotherapist and facilitator, Brenda has, in her words, "wove various aspects into the tapestry of my coaching business."

"I believe that it's through our own life experiences and challenges that we are able to dig deeper, unearth those hidden treasures so we can step out, make a valuable contribution and be of service to the world during this precious time we have on earth," she affirms.

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Topics: Great Graduates, Life Coaching, spirituality, Holistic Entrepreneurship, transformational Approach

Rocio Castellanos Built a Clientele for Her Thriving Holistic Practice – Before Graduation!

Posted by Taylor Jablonowski on 11/12/20 4:00 PM

“I have grown in more ways than one, I have a new appreciation for my life and my experiences. I am forever grateful for the SWIHA community,” Rocio Castellanos, a graduate of the Integrative Healing Arts Practitioner diploma, program tells us, “Even though I was an online student I felt I was always ‘there’.”

Prior to her journey at Southwest Institute of Healing Arts, Rocio had worked in the healthcare field for twelve years as a Respiratory Therapist. “I have to say that I wish I had had this training when I was working in the medical field because it would have helped me be of better service to my patients,” she discloses, “Not that I wasn't, however, I know the skills I now have would have benefitted my patients even more.”

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Topics: Great Graduates, Life Coaching, Hypnotherapy, integrative healing arts practitioner, Swiha Online

McCall Brown Built a Thriving Business on Her Big Dream to Spread Self-Love

Posted by Taylor Jablonowski on 7/30/20 4:00 PM

I have always had a passion for mind-body health,” McCall Brown tells us, “I found myself studying and talking about it to friends and family all of the time, so I thought: ‘why don't I become a coach and help others find greater health and happiness?’”

McCall brings that level of self-actualization and merges it with her knowledge of Guided Imagery, Holistic Nutrition and spiritual psychology to help clients step in to their best self through her business, Beautifully Balanced by McCall! She has fully embraced the title of Intuitive Mind Body Wellness and Emotion Code Practitioner.

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Topics: Life Coaching, Great Graduate, Mindfulness, holistic business, mind-body wellness practitioner

Amanda Webster Helps Her Clients Shift Their Mindset to Heal Their Life

Posted by Taylor Jablonowski on 2/21/20 10:28 AM

“I grew up in steak and potato country. My close friends can confirm that I never ate a vegetable,” says Amanda Webster, a graduate of the Mind Body Wellness Practitioner program  “Not surprisingly, I was plagued with symptoms of depression and anxiety and had trouble coping with life.”

During her first month at SWIHA, Amanda recalls sitting in Dr. Mahdi's classes wondering "What the heck is the picture on the screen?"

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Topics: Life Coaching, Holistic Nutrition, Mind Body Wellness, Mental Health

Michael Cavalier Embraced His Big Dream and Coaches Others to do the Same

Posted by Taylor Jablonowski on 1/31/20 8:00 AM

“Life coaching is a powerful way to develop new ways of thinking and discover the mental and emotional roadblocks that prevent us from achieving our life's goals,” explains Michael Cavalier, a Mind Body Transformational Psychology graduate, “With this newfound awareness, tools to empower us, and an system of accountability there is no limit to the world opening up to us and to the personal and professional growth we're seeking.”

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Topics: Life Coaching, Great Graduate, Hypnotherapy, national life coaching month

Trina Scott Uses Life Coaching to Triumph After Trauma

Posted by Taylor Jablonowski on 1/30/20 8:00 AM

“To be a good coach, your clients want to know your experience,” says Trina Scott, a graduate of the Transformational Life Coaching program at SWIHA, “Oftentimes, it's hard for someone to trust you if you haven't experienced something similar. You want them to feel safe opening up to you.”

Experience is something that Trina has plenty of. She shares with us: “My life was a struggle for me because I had lost my husband. He was a police officer killed in the line of duty. I was searching for my purpose as I was trying to raise four daughters alone.

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

Suzanne Wigginton Uses Sound and Intuitive Guidance to Bring Clarity

Posted by Taylor Jablonowski on 1/29/20 8:00 AM

“Effective life coaching provides relief, restores hope and offers ease so that life feels manageable and meaningful,” says Suzanne Wigginton, “The work helps to clear the way, connect the dots and align clients with healing pathways and perspectives.”

Suzanne served as a Massage Therapist for many years after getting her education at Southwest Institute of Healings Arts. Before her venture into the healing arts, she worked as a paralegal and knew that she was destined for more.

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Topics: Sound Healing, Great Graduates, Life Coaching, national life coaching month

Tami Sharp Takes a No-Nonsense Approach to Soulwork

Posted by Taylor Jablonowski on 1/28/20 8:00 AM

“There are a lot of different types of coaches out there and a lot that spent more time learning marketing than how to be a strong coach,” Tami Sharp, creator of The F You Point, tells us, “For me, life coaching is like hiring a personal trainer for your soul. Sure, if you want to get in shape you can do it on your own. However, if you want to expedite the experience, have deeper and more noticeable results in less time, you hire someone that's been trained to help you push past your limits and holds you accountable for achieving your goals.”

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Topics: Great Graduates, Life Coaching, clinical hypnotherapy, national life coaching month

Reilynn Sarmiento Coaches Teens to Think Positive and Achieve

Posted by Taylor Jablonowski on 1/27/20 8:00 AM

“Life Coaching is a way for others to have someone to be a sounding board, to have someone ask simple questions that trigger a positive plan of action without telling the client what to do and to have them explore outside of their comfort zone,” Reilynn Sarmiento, a Massage Therapy graduate of Southwest Institute of Healing Arts explains, “We guide by allowing them to explore their own horizons and have them set goals for themselves.”

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Topics: Great Graduates, Life Coaching, Massage Therapy, national life coaching month

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