Steve, upon graduation from the University of Arizona in Tucson, settled in Phoenix, where he retained various professional positions, returned to school to earn an MBA at the University of Phoenix. The assistance of self-hypnosis and meditation helped manage stress and enhance learning. Steve gained considerable knowledge and understanding from various adventures and mis-adventures he trekked. All the while, active in many volunteer organizations. He learned countless skills, earned numerous awards. He honed his teaching and learning skills, self-hypnosis skills, Reiki, meditation, faith healing, Emotional Freedom Technique all to reduce his pain and reliance on medication, the results of his mis-adventures. He became an active member of the Chronic Pain Support Group at HealthSouth Valley of the Sun Rehabilitation Hospital, now Encompass Health. After finding relief he became a visitor, supporter and speaker at the group. He has been a guest speaker at Midwestern University addressing Complementary and Integrative Therapies for the pharmacy students.
For most people, pain doesn’t sound very interesting. For Steve, conquering pain is a passion he chased for over two decades. He became pain-free over the last ten years, that most recent achievement led him to the award-winning Southwest Institute of Healing Arts. This is where he completed his Reiki Master and Master/Teacher Initiation, where focused, completed the 350-hour Clinical Hypnotherapy Program confirming his natural healing abilities. “I’ve begun living my dream To Awaken the Healer Within using and sharing my skills and talents at the Magnet® designated Banner Estrella Medical Center in Phoenix AZ and in private practice in Glendale AZ.”