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MEET OUR TRAINERS & FACILITATORS
Lindon Campus Trainer & Advanced IPT Facilitator
Connie combines a farm girl childhood, raised in South Central Utah, with a world-traveled military background, on top of a strong service orientation. After serving a mission to Japan for the LDS church, she earned her LPN, and trained and worked in psychiatry while serving in the U.S. Army. Connie and her husband, Patrick, settled in Utah in 1999 with their five children.
Connie established the Heart to Home Foundation, Utah’s own extreme charity home makeover organization, where she served as the project manager and mural artist. Connie is an accomplished artist and musician. She graduated from the Institute of Healing Arts in 2011 and began as a trainer in 2012. Connie continues to teach at IHA, as well as see private clients in her office on campus.
Diana received her education in Texas and Washington State. She is a graduate of IHA, graduating with Honors and is Bilingual (Spanish/English). Because of her diverse background, she has the ability to address cultural beliefs, behaviors, and the impact they have on families. She is best known for facilitating insight into what is in your heart and self-awareness.
Prior to coming to Utah, Diana spent 17 years as a Caregiver and 10 years as an Employment Specialist for the State of Washington, in addition to raising a family of six. Diana is now the grandmother of 17 grandchildren and has the ability to relate to children of all ages. Currently, Diana is a trainer for IHA, and works with clients at the Lindon Campus.
Heber City, UT
Lindon Campus Trainer & Advanced IPT Facilitator
Sara has spent the last twenty years as a cosmetologist. After years of working in front of a mirror trying to convince herself and her clients that physical beauty would bring happiness, Sara came to realize there was more to feeling good with Self than outward appearances.
With divine intervention, she happened upon The Institute of Healing Arts, where she immediately connected with the school’s message and quickly realized this education was exactly what she needed on both a personal and professional level. Sara graduated with a “Clinic in Excellence” award and currently works as a trainer for the school. Sara also has an Emotional Health Practice in Heber City, Utah. Now, as Sara works with her clients, she stands on the other side of the mirror and helps them discover new possibilities from within.
Lindon Campus Trainer & Advanced IPT Facilitator
Sheri has a bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University and now lives in Draper, UT with her husband, Todd, and their two daughters. Todd and Sheri own a business in Bountiful, and Sheri owns and operates Unbound Emotional Health, working with private clients at her office in Draper.
Sheri found IHA and the Integrated Processing Technique in her search for relief from her own emotional pain. She immediately knew that IPT was the answer because it addressed spiritual issues and generational patterns like nothing she had seen before in traditional therapy. So she dedicated herself to doing her own inner work while completing the IPT Certification
Course. Sheri graduated from IHA in 2019 with honors and continues to work with the school as a facilitator and trainer. Sheri considers herself to be a lifelong student of holistic health and emotional well-being and is committed to helping others achieve balance in those areas of life.
Saint George, UT
Online Independent Study Trainer & Advanced IPT Facilitator
Pam Housley is a Certified Emotional Health Facilitator and Independent Study Trainer for The Institute of Healing Arts. She has facilitated emotional health since 2008.
She has recently relocated to St. George, Utah, and continues to facilitate emotional release over the phone and in person. Pam is a wife and mother of 7 children. She began her journey in emotional health many years ago as she searched for something that would bring healing to her family. She discovered that as she healed herself, her family began to heal. Using the “emotional release process” her world changed and she began to enjoy emotional health.
Pam enjoys reading, playing the piano, being in the sunshine, organic gardening, family gatherings, and healthy cooking.
Tempe Campus Trainer & Advanced IPT Facilitator
Barbara and her husband have been married for 37 years and are the parents of six wonderful children. She has been a trainer for The Institute of Healing Arts Arizona Campus since 2011.
Barbara graduated from The Institute of Healing Arts in 2009 completing the Facilitators Certification and receiving the Clinic in Excellence Award. After experiencing the incredible benefits of IPT for herself and her family, Barbara had a great desire to assist others in finding healing in their lives. She opened her own private Emotional Release practice, True Perceptions, in 2009. Barbara continues to facilitate many people in finding emotional freedom and healing. She is committed to teaching emotional health concepts and skills and assisting those who desire to take ownership of their lives, helping them move forward in ways they have never before experienced.
Cheryl has lived in Arizona for 37 years with her husband, Cliff. They have four children and four grandchildren. Family, relationships, and music are central to Cheryl’s life. She is an accomplished pianist and piano teacher.
In 2008, Cheryl was introduced to The Institute of Healing Arts and Pam Robinson. As Cheryl worked on stress, negative belief systems, and misperceptions, she found even greater peace in her life. Seeing the positive changes that IPT brought into her life, she wanted to share it with those around her. Cheryl was given the opportunity to study at IHA. She graduated with a Facilitators Certificate in February 2015 and is presently co-trainer for the Arizona Campus. She currently works to help others in her private practice find emotional healing, strengthened relationships, and freedom from pain and dysfunction.
Tucson Campus Trainer & Advanced IPT Facilitator
Jerelyn was born in Provo, Utah, and graduated from BYU with a BA in Theater Arts and Dance. Jerelyn was introduced to Integrative Health by Dr. Andrew Weil who was her mentor and employer. As a Holistic Health Coach, she has been involved with health and wellness for over 20 years.
While learning about emotional health at IHA she became passionate about the program due to the changes she saw in herself and so many others through using IPT. After graduating from IHA with a Facilitator’s Certificate in Excellence, she became a trainer and opened an IHA school in Tucson, as well as her own private business, “Change of Heart.” Jerelyn has witnessed wonderful results in processing private clientele and in emotional health consulting with businesses. Her diverse path was foundational in developing her talent and compassion for helping others realize a life of health and joy.
APRIL L. BENNETT, M.A., LMFT
Trainer & Advanced IPT Facilitator
April is from California and has lived in Washington, Tokyo Japan, Oregon, and enjoyed San Diego, California for 10 years before settling down in Utah. She comes from a large family where she had ample opportunity to watch family dynamics, marriages, divorces, parenting styles, and death’s play out. April and her husband have five children and four grandchildren so far.
April has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology, a master’s degree in Marital and Family Therapy. She is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Utah and is a certified Integrated Processing Technique Facilitator. She specializes in treating the many types of trauma and associated disorders. April’s favorite tool in her therapist toolbox is the Integrated Processing Technique. Clients are deeply grateful for the profound and lasting change IPT sessions make in their lives.
Laurie has worked in and with holistic healing for the past 20 years. It has been a large part of her own personal journey. Recently, that journey has brought her to The Institute of Healing Arts. She is an IHA Certified Facilitator and earned the Clinic in Excellence award for going above and beyond in her studies. She strongly believes that this life is a journey and we are all meant to have healing and joy to the fullest.
Laurie is married and has a wonderful blended family of eleven children. Being a wife and mother of a large blended family has given her the perspective and insight into the challenges that many of us face. She has a genuine love for people and would enjoy the opportunity of assisting you in your healing process.
SHAELENE ASHBY, PhD
During much of her life, Dr. Shaelene Ashby struggled with symptoms of depression, and more recently, chronic pain. Facing these challenges led Shae to learn more about herself, health, and healing. Shae received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology and then continued on to receive her master’s and doctorate degrees in Health Education. Upon graduating, Shae discovered The Institute of Healing Arts. She was drawn to IHA’s emphasis on emotional health education and psycho-neuro immunology. She is now an IHA Certified Facilitator.
Currently, Shae acts as the Director of Rhinology Clinical Research at the University of Utah, in addition to running her own private practice, Well-Life Integrative Health LLC. At Well-Life, Shae provides telehealth (i.e., online & phone) services for adult (18+) clients. Her services include health education, skills training, IPT processing, and mind-body work.
BECKIE STRONG LARSEN
Beckie is a seeker of truth, a friend, and an advocate for humanity. She continually seeks for happiness and peace in her own life and wants to have others join her on this path to wholeness. She was led to The Institute of Healing Arts and ‘the process’ as a way to help her better understand and overcome her own personal pain. Her experience was so profound that she devoted herself to the year-long IPT Certification Course in 2012 and graduated with the Facilitator in Excellence award, under the direction of Pam Robinson and Connie Perrett.
As a certified emotional release facilitator, she has joyfully used the process to help others deepen and broaden their emotional intelligence and find peace and healing in their lives.