Posts By: Jim Standish

And We’re back (part 2).

So, RIHHA is gone, I’m being patient about what lies ahead for me, and people keep reaching out.

I got a few phone calls from folks that wanted to keep the group going. I knew that I was willing to help in some capacity however taking the group over was not in my thought process. And, I guess it never went anywhere cause I never heard any more about it.

After a few months I started thinking about the entity. It kept creeping into my thought process. Was the domain renewed ? Was the Entity renewed ? Was it protected at the State House ? What was to become of the Rhode Island Holistic Healing Association ? I reached out to Susanne Dillon.

We decided to meet and have coffee. My concern was that after 14 years if someone was interested in maintaining the group, we needed to at least keep the entity current with the State. I had taken the bait and the hook was set,… I just didn’t know it yet. All I knew was that I, like many others, just wanted to keep RIHHA going.

So that’s what we did. After doing the research, the running around, the filing with the State, the Fed, and any one else who cared….. the Rhode Island Healing Association was able to breathe again.

Now the work begins. First the website, then the meetings to schedule, the structure, the membership, a new board,….. So much to do !!!


And We are back !!!

After 14 years of service to the Rhode Island Holistic Healing Community, RIHHA is Back, and UP and Running !

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 Rhode Island 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 Healing 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.

And then in early 2017, we all received this,….


Thursday, January 19, 2017, was RIHHA’s LAST meeting.  We feel 2017 is a year of new beginnings and we are all moving into new, exciting and unique directions. We plan to keep in touch and look forward to sharing our new endeavors as they come to fruition. We hope you keep in touch with us, too!

We want to ‘Thank You’ from the bottom of our hearts for all the support you have given our organization over the last thirteen years. Our lives have definitely been enriched by our time spent together, as we hope our group enriched you as well.

I am happy to share a link to an online activity created by a super group of ‘Holistic Healers’ – one of the coaches is an amazing member of RIHHA – Jim Standish! The group has created 30 fantastic YouTube videos for people to watch for FREE.   I encourage you to register and check them out.

May you all be blessed with continued success in your “holistic healing” undertakings.

Peace & Joy,


Ok,… so I really appreciated the support (says Jim),… now what ? It was RIHHA that gave me the opportunity and support to share my knowledge with other folks, where do I hang my hat now ?

The search was on. I looked at and visited many of the local groups and meetings that supported Holistic Healing and Values. I visited other groups, joined a few “on line” groups, and still did not feel as comfortable as I did in RIHHA. So I just sat with it knowing that if I was patient and listened,… the answer would come. However as we all know the universe answers in sometimes unpredictable ways. Then I visit the RIHHA website and there is only one page standing,…. the page with the note from Susanne and a link to the 30 Day Body, Mind, Spirit Challenge that I did with Peter Schenk. How embarrassing I thought. I had never done anything like that before and the knowledge of “me” being “out there” on You Tube was,… uncomfortable. And yet there I was and here it is (

Little did I know this was only the beginning.

To Be Continued,……….

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