MESSAGE FROM OUR DIRECTOR, STEVE SCHECHTER,
With heartfelt joy and care, we welcome you to our
college, clinic and health products center—our
community Natural Healing Institute of Naturopathy,
I grew up wanting to become the best doctor I could.
While in pre-medicine, I passionately dedicated my
life to being a comprehensive Naturopathic Doctor,
holistic health practitioner and renaissance metaphysician.
I have trained thousands of students who are now licensed
and certified therapists and, since 1977, frequently
speak with large audiences across the U.S. and the
NHI is a culmination of my dreams and passions; and,
with everyone’s excellent input, is growing well
beyond expectations. We invite you to become a part
of expanding our mission, services and our community.
Below is our mission statement reflecting our values,
principles and intentions. We are committed to creating
a community of instructors, therapists, staff, clients
and students or learners cultivating the highest standards
of holistic health and healing.
The word doctor comes from the Latin word meaning
to teach. A true doctor is also a teacher—teaching
clients how to heal themselves, prevent disease and
generate optimal health. Healing includes yet goes beyond
curing people’s bodies. It is about empowering
people to heal their lives. Illness and injury can prompt
us to look carefully at ourselves and our lives. They
can also help us to better appreciate the preciousness
of life and health. How have we been using our bodies?
What have we been doing with our lives? What is our
true mission in this world?
A teacher takes a hand, opens a mind, ignites a heart,
and inspires a spirit. We commit to helping each other
live, grow, teach, and heal with joy, with appreciation,
and with reverence for life's magnificent and magical
We enjoy helping you find and do your life's work
- the work of your heart.
Steve Schechter, N.D., H.H.P.
“To Know Is
To Care; To Care Is To Act”*
SELF-DIRECTED LEARNERS AND CLIENTS
Our state-approved Programs
are comprehensive yet flexible offering you many opportunities
or doorways to choose a personal direction, emphasizing
For example in the 500 hour Massage
Therapy and 1000 hour Holistic
Health Practioner programs, you can choose most
of the classes you wish to take, thereby developing
your own program reflecting your unique specific interest.
*Fighting Radiation & Chemical
Pollutants with Foods, Herbs & Vitamins–Documented
Natural Remedies that Boost Your Immunity and Detoxify,
Vitality Ink Publishing, Encinitas, CA, Steve Schechter,
N.D., 1988 & 1997, p V. This quote explains why
in 1988 Steve began donating 50% of his author’s
royalties to national non-profit groups working for
a healthier environment. Both he and this book are listed
in Who Is Who In Service To The Earth.