Massage Therapy offers many benefits for cancer patients. It can greatly reduce the stress and anxiety that often arises from having cancer and can reduce or eliminate the pain of chemotherapy and radiation therapy. Student therapists who participate in the clinic are among HAC's best, in fact, being chosen to participate in the HAC Free Cancer Clinic is considered honors status at graduation. Being of service is part of the HAC mission and our students and graduates deliver care through Reiki and light-touch massage to clients who truly can use healing touch. HAC has developed considerable expertise in restoring quality of life to cancer patients.
New developments in the Healing Art Center’s Free Cancer Clinic include:
Pranic Healing® Beyond Self-Care: Entering The World of Energy Medicine: Pranic Healing Level One, May 5 & 6
Carrie Burnett is up to big things. Since graduating from The Healing Arts Center, she has started her own massage business, undertaken professional training towards receiving a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP) certificate, is studying psychology at Webster University and has plans to pursue a doctorate in neuroscience. She has a passionate belief that the power of touch is not understood by science or therefore utilized to its fullest extent and has every intention of changing that through her current practice and future research.
Students in Cancer Clinic Training listen to Connie Smith share about her experience with breast cancer and how receiving massage and Reiki in the clinic provided her relief, calm, and a sense of well-being.
Ms. Smith has been coming to the Healing Arts Center’s cancer clinic since she started receiving treatment for breast cancer in 2016. She shared with the students in the Cancer Clinic Training about how restorative it was to come to the clinic and feel cared for and nurtured in contrast to her experience of beginning cancer treatment at the hospital. Connie provides a personal perspective in the training for students to understand what cancer clients are going through and the difference that the Cancer Clinic makes. Contributing to the student’s training is only one of the ways in which Connie has demonstrated her commitment to the clinic. She has become a very energetic advocate for Cancer Clinic because of the unique care that it provides for people dealing with the effects of cancer treatment, chemo, radiation, surgery.
For Most HAC Students, The Journey Begins and Ends In the Ocean of Reiki Room
Five years ago, The Healing Arts Center relocated from its former location on Big Bend Boulevard in Maplewood to its current location on Manchester Avenue in Warson Woods. At one time the old location had been a house and had a very homey feel to it, but the property owner sold critical parking space to the City of Maplewood and the building could no longer be used as a school. The new location is centrally located and, while not in the most picturesque building ever seen, has two very important features - it is very quiet and there is plenty of parking.
In preparing the space for the school a great deal of purification work had to be done. Flaming salt bowls were lit. Reiki blessings and Pranic Healing purifications were made. The space had last been used by Missouri College before that school moved to the Hanley Road location that closed last year. Now it was time for The Healing Arts Center to make the space its own.
Tummo is an ancient Buddhist yoga form that produces internal heat within the body that is caused by a combination of specific exercises and meditation processes. It is sometimes referred to as the yoga of “inner heat”, “psychic heat” or “mystic heat”. It is an essential skill for Vajrayana Buddhist practitioners who are seeking to perfect the “completion stage” of Vajrayana practice. Vajrayana tantric practice, generally speaking, involves a “creation stage” wherein the practitioner develops a vision of a deity, or “yidam” and a “completion stage” wherein the visualization of the deity is disassembled to the naked emptiness of natural mind. This seems simple, but it is actually quite challenging and most Vajrayana practitioners practice their entire lives to develop this skill.
Exemplary Master Track Students To Be Inducted Into HAC's Honor Society At Graduation December 15
The Order of Twin Hearts is HAC's honor society. Fittingly named after the Meditation on Twin Hearts for World Peace, The Order represents the highest acknowledgement that HAC gives to students. Students are selected by the faculty for this honor and are considered to be those who best reflect the commitment to skill and compassion taught at The Healing Arts Center. On December 15, 2017 in addition to five massage therapy students who will be inducted, we are proud to announce that six graduates from our first Advanced Energy Medicine Master Track will join this esteemed body of HAC alumni.
For Centuries, Eastern Wellness Systems Have Understood Breath As An Essential Foundation For All Health and Meditative Practices. Western Wellness Is Finally Catching Up.
For those interested in good health, fitness, meditation, or nutrition, they find that when they add breathwork to their practice, it transforms the results they are already getting in other areas.
Anyone can register for Releasing 2017 – Creating 2018, an introduction to transformational breathwork workshop, happening December 31st. This is an opportunity for participants to discover breathwork and bid farewell to this year as they create their intention for life in 2018.
HAC Takes The Plunge Into Combining Breath With Bodywork To Build A Better Wellness Professional
The excitement was palpable at The Healing Arts Center on Thursday, March 16 as one-by-one all twenty-five students took their places in an very large meditation circle. The River Room was packed. Some students had just graduated from HAC's massage therapy training program the week before. One had graduated from The Healing Arts Center in 1997. Some had trained in massage therapy in other schools, while several were not massage therapists at all. As one HAC graduate put it, "you might come to The Healing Arts Center's massage therapy program for vocational training so that you can get a job, but you come to this class because want to go as deep as you can. This class is for the committed." And so it is. Twenty weeks. 100 hours of instruction in a breath process that changes lives and blows consciousness wide open.
For HAC headmaster, Tom Tessereau, this is the culmination of decades of training with some of the pioneers of breathwork like Judith Kravitz. Tom is an avid practitioner of breathwork and considers it to be his most important health practice. In his career, he has taught thousands how to release emotional trauma and gain deep personal insight into parts of consciousness not easily accessible even for accomplished meditators. The health effects are outstanding. As Tom likes to say, "no one ever died from breathing to much." Basic Transformational Breathwork is a required subject in the Advanced Techniques course, part of HAC's legendary massage therapy program.
The Reiki Mastery Course on August 6 & 7
The Healing Arts Center is well known in our community for Reiki training. Reiki is part of both our massage therapy training program and our community building courses. This means that many times a year we are helping people create compassion and healthy touch in their lives. As some may already know Reiki is an ancient healing tradition that was rediscovered by a man named Mikao Usui in the 1920's. Reiki training involves something called an "attunement" which is designed to activate Reiki energy within the student. Through attunement and instruction Reiki is passed down from one teacher to the next. Once someone has completed the final training course the student can then become an instructor. This is what the Reiki Mastery course is all about, training participants to give both the attunements and the instructions to others.
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