Nancy’s Education and Certifications
Nancy’s Mentors, Education, Work and more. . .
Spiritual Mentors & Trainers
- Robert Brumet, M.S, Author of four books, Unity Minister, Spiritual Director, my mentor between 2013-2020. I was individually mentored both personally and professionally in spiritual development, meditation, transpersonal psychology and Buddhist teachings.
- Dr. Margaret Paul 2001-2005—Trained directly with Dr. Paul to facilitate Inner Bonding® and to lead Intensives. Supervision for my client practice. Led the London Inner Bonding Weekend between 2011-2019.
- Betsie Bizarro, Spiritually-based Counselor, 1992-1997—Trained in Metaphysical Nature of Abuse. Included study of depth psychology, Native American healing, and the latest research in trauma healing. She was my mentor and trainer.
- Landmark Education 1989-1991—Trained to lead Introductions to the Forum and manage seminars from Boston Center and Albany, NY. Focus was on empowerment and leadership skills.
- Kripalu Center 1985-1989—Spiritual Lifestyle Training program and ashram experience with focus on Kripalu yoga, mindfulness and healthy lifestyle. Daily experiences of yoga, silent dining, meditation, and service. Served as a Holistic Health Counselor with training in herbalism, homeopathy and nutrition.
- MFA Creative Non-Fiction/Memoir Vermont College of Fine Arts, 2004
- Women’s Writer’s Center, Cazenovia, NY 1981-1982
- B.A., M.A. English West Virginia University, 1978, with concentration in Composition, Structuralism and Shakespeare
- Summer Shakespeare Course, St Peter’s College, Oxford, 1975
The Life That Woke Me Up Was My Own: A Memoir, 2016.
Selected prose and poetry published in Earth’s Daughters, Iowa Woman, IKON, upstreet and The Berkshire Review.
- New York Individual Artists Grant for poetry in 1983
- Honorable Mention, Artists at Work Fellowship Competition 2002
- Finalist for the Callum MacLeod Memorial Publishing Prize, 2017
Certifications in Personal and Spiritual Development & Somatic Trainings
- National Certification in Massage & Bodywork 1990
- The Metaphysical Nature of Abuse, 3 year training program 1992-1995
- Integral Breathwork Therapy, Level 1 & 2, Carol Lampman, Founder & Trainer, 2004
- Inner Bonding® Facilitation 2003
- Prosperity Partnership Program (LOA) 2007
- Emotional Freedom & Healing 2009 (Tapping technique)
A Sampling of Employment prior to Nancy Swisher Coaching!
Kripalu Center, Massage Therapist 1990-1999
Syracuse University, Instructor, Dept. English 1982
Onondaga Community College, Instructor, Dept English 1982
Voorhees College (HBCU) Instructor in English 1978-1981
West Virginia University Teaching Fellow Dept. English, 1976-1978
Swisher’s Market: cashier, stock person, butcher and manager. 1960-1980 (part-time during childhood and college until my father retired and sold the store.)
And that’s a wrap!