“To inspire, educate and empower people, build awareness while advocating for increased access to Holistic modalities, connecting Practitioners with each others and making Holistic Healing more accessible in or around Rhode Island through Education, Public awareness, and Community.”
It all began in 2003, when two friends Susanne Dillon and Linda Carney thought it would be nice to have a setting of “like-minded” holistic healers to share their experiences gathered from healing sessions, meditations, and energy healings. That inspiration is what created the RI Holistic Healing Association (RIHHA) in 2004 which has grown into an astonishing community of healers of all kinds that network and share their modalities as well as business ideas.
Linda has since moved out of RI, leaving Susanne as the sole leader of RIHHA. Under her tutelage, Susanne developed the RI Holistic Healers Awareness Day four years ago to broaden the public’s view on holistic healing modalities and alternative health products.
The 2014 Awareness Day was held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Warwick RI on Sunday October 19. The Grand Ballroom of the Crowne Plaza has been reserved for Sunday, October 18 for the 2015 RIHHA Awareness Day. Concurrent with the rise of interest in alternative healing, the event and the organization membership keeps expanding. Holistic Healing modalities currently represented at RIHHA include: energy healing, shamanic drum healing, Reiki, massage, color therapy, sound healing, aromatherapy, acupuncture, nutrition for wellness, life coaching and much more!
PAST RIHHA board: (left to right) Christene Gerardi, Cheryl Gaglione, A. Michelle Hogan, Linda Bowers, Susanne Dillon.
The Holistic Awareness Expo is an opportunity for Holistic Practitioners to share their skills with the public at large.
Visitors come from all corners of Rhode Island as well as neighboring states to experience the magic of Holistic Healing first hand. From all of the various modalities of healing to the long list of accredited speakers, the RIHHA Holistic Healing Expo is an event that is treasured by all who attend.