One For The Record Books: HAC Graduate Matthew Tarrillion Is The First To Earn Every Honor Offered At The Healing Arts Center
This past Friday the Healing Arts Center graduated a group of outstanding students from the Massage Therapy Training Program. Among them, one student stood out for his excellence. Matthew Tarrillion received every award that the Healing Arts Center offers, plus a student scholarship from Massage Envy.
The Healing Arts Center is proud to announce the newest inductees into The Order of Twin Hearts. Five students who have met the requirements to be eligible for this honor have been chosen. It is HAC’s highest acknowledgement of a student. Order of Twin Hearts members embody the spirit of the Healing Arts Center in their being, their skills, and their passion for healing. Eligible students are nominated by faculty and also must meet minimum requirements for attendance.
The Healing Arts Center bids a fond and loving farewell to Rocela Ginther as she becomes the Assistant Director of MBA Recruitment at the Olin School of Business at Washington University.
Over the past three years, no one has entered the student body at The Healing Arts Center without the help and encouragement of Rocela Ginther. Not only has she been part of a management team that has increased enrollment at HAC by nearly 31% since 2014, she has greeted prospective students with openness and ease, allowing them to find an educational path that fits them. The Healing Arts Center does not "sell" its education. Because its unique and highly transformative program requires students to be ready and willing to learn and change, it is important that students find and choose HAC rather than the other way around. The school has a long standing policy of refraining from talking prospective students into enrollment. Rocela is well known among our students for giving them the space and the encouragement that they needed to choose and begin a life-changing journey.
At graduation on March 16, HAC will honor four outstanding students by inducting them into the school's honor society.
The nominations are in, and four students are recognized for embodying the ideals of the Healing Arts Center.
On March 16th, 2018 the Healing Arts Center will host the Red Robe Ceremony and present graduation certificates to students who have recently completed the school's Massage Therapy Training Program (MTTP).
The inductees for Winter, 2018 are:
The Order of Twin Hearts (OTH) takes its name from the Meditation on Twin Hearts for World Peace originally taught by Pranic Healing Grand Master Choa Kok Sui. Master Choa was one of the most important teachers of HAC Headmaster, Tom Tessereau. Tom was a member of Master Choa's inner circle of disciples and it is the teaching on Twin Hearts that has become the foundation of the spirit of The Healing Arts Center. The Twin Hearts meditation links the crown and heart chakras (the Twin Hearts) to draw down divine energy into a human being to empower compassion and healing on a global level.
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.
HAC's Highest Honor Goes to Five Special Massage therapy Training Program Graduates
On December 15, 2017, The Healing Arts Center will hold its second biggest graduation in history. HAC is expected to graduate sixteen massage therapy training program (MTTP) students and twenty-three Advanced Energy Medicine Master Track students. The faculty has selected five of the MTTP students to be inducted into the Order of Twin Hearts, HAC's elite honor society. The Order takes its name from the Meditation on Twin Hearts for World Peace originally taught by Pranic Healing Grand Master Choa Kok Sui.
Order of Twin Hearts inductees are nominated by the faculty. Each faculty member is only given two votes. Inductees must receive nominations from at least two faculty members. Every inductee must have at least 90% original attendance for every class and clinic that they take throughout their education. While the selection criteria is undefined, the faculty nominate students who best represent "the spirit of The Healing Arts Center" meaning that they exhibit compassionate practice of massage therapy and devotion to using their skills for healing.
"It takes your breath away to see The Order of Twin Hearts grow each level session with addition of amazing people. They are the best of the best and we are very proud of them", said HAC president, Dave Kenyon. "OTH members completely get what we are doing here and while their sense of service requires them to go last during the graduation ceremony, they will all step out front to lead this profession."
Congratulations to our newest Order members and to all our graduates. We are very proud of you and take great solace in knowing that you will be stepping into the world to relieve suffering and promote well being.
The Votes Are In, Five Have Been Called
On October 6, 2017 the Healing Arts Center will present graduation certificates to fourteen students who have recently completed the school's Massage Therapy Training Program (MTTP). As is the tradition at HAC, each student has overcome their personal challenges required to join the ranks of HAC's unique community of hand healers. No one graduates from HAC without being confronted by something and overcoming it. Personal transformation is the hallmark of HAC education and is considered a necessary quality for those seeking to use massage therapy basis for holistic wellness care.
The Largest Graduation In School History Will Honor Eight From An Exceptional Class
On July 28th, 2017, The Healing Arts Center will graduate its largest class in school history. Twenty-four will graduate from the Massage Therapy Training Program MTTP and twenty-three will graduate from the Certified Breathwork Facilitators Program for a total of forty-seven graduates. By nearly every criterion one can imagine, this current class of graduates is outstanding. The MTTP graduates graduating in this group posted the highest per-student original attendance scores ever. They are energetic, compassionate and talented. The Healing Arts Center could not be more proud of them. Eight of them, however, require special acknowledgement for their excellence.
Hessler, Miller, Wells & Wright To Be Honored At Graudation
As The Healing Arts Center prepares for graduation on October 9, the faculty has nominated an unprecedented four outstanding students to be inducted into The Order of the Twin Hearts, HAC's honor society. To be inducted into the Order, a student must be nominated by faculty, exhibit excellent participation in the educational process and represent the highest ideals of the The Healing Arts Center. This session, four such students emerged all of whom were nominated by multiple faculty members and clearly exhibit the best qualities of the school.
HAC To Honor Schmitt and Hughes With Induction Into The Order of the Twin Hearts at Graduation on July 31.
On July 31, 2015, The Healing Arts Center will once again celebrate the Red Robe Ceremony marking graduation for a new group of massage therapists. At the Red Robe Ceremony, students receive "final transmission" from their teachers, an ancient mystical tradition among Buddhist and Hindu meditators. The ceremony gets its name from the traditional Buddhist "zens", or meditation shawls, worn by the faculty during the rite and the pranic meditation shawls worn by students. It is a reminder to all that every true healing art begins in the heart and mind of the practitioner and not in their physical technique alone.
At the Red Robe Ceremony, it has become the custom to present each graduate with a sterling silver medallion in the shape of the heart chakra. This is to remind HAC graduates to put compassion first above all things as they go out into the world and establish their practice. The faculty at The Healing Arts Center, however, if they feel it is appropriate to do so, may nominate certain members of the graduating class for the special honor of The Order of the Twin Hearts. Named after a practice taught by Grand Master Choa Kok Sui, a pranic healing grand master and mentor to headmaster Tom Tessereau, the Order of the Twin Hearts is awarded to students who have shown special skill and dedication to the practice of the healing arts.
The Healing Arts Center is pleased to announce that the faculty has nominated two students to receive induction into this most honorable society on July 31. At this summer's Red Robe Ceremony, two outstanding graduates, Carole Schmitt and Maureen Hughes will be inducted into the Order. To commemorate their induction into the Order, both Schmitt and Hughes will be given a second pendant at graduation, a sterling silver medallion in the shape of the crown chakra covered in gold along with the heart chakra medallion. These two chakras together represent the pranic symbol of the Twin Hearts.
Both Schmitt and Hughes have evolved, in the eyes of the faculty and staff of the school, to be especially effective massage therapists demonstrating not only prowess in the classroom and clinic, but a particular sense of devotion to the art and to their studies. They are fine examples of the type of healers that are educated a The Healing Arts Center.
The faculty and staff of The Healing Arts Center are deeply honored to have had the privilege of educating both Carole Schmitt and Maureen Hughes and we thank them for the fine example that they have set for not only their fellow students, but for anyone aspiring to improve the human condition. Well done!
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