We started out as a grass roots organization in the foothills of the Catskill Mountains. New Paltz is a town in Ulster County, New York. The Mohonk Preserve and Mohonk Mountain House resort are located near the western part of New Paltz and the State University of New Paltz in in the center of town. The first settlers were Huguenot refugees, who settled around the present-day village of New Paltz selling their goods and services on Huguenot Street. It is here in the early 1980's where local merchants would sell fruits and vegetables, healers would offer massage and tarot readings and book sellers could offer thier latest reads.
Reaching New Heights
It was as if we lit a fuse. The time was right. Their was a huge desire for fresher food, cleaner water and a desire to seek out alternative, complimentary and a holistic approach to health, a better lifestyle and over all wellness. As word spread, so did the opportunities to reach out to a community of those who could encourage all these benefits - the healer! The network was born! We are NOW an association devoted to referring like-minded individuals in order to bring about natural healing, along with a group of people who, whole-heartedly support it. Referrals are the most trusted form of advertising and this proves it.
The Global Market
By 1996, the Internet made it possible to connect not only locally, but globally! Friends and family could recommend practitioners from around the corner or to their friends across the country. When one of our healers was on vacation in France and had a crisis, it was just a matter of time before our International connections were born! Now, with over hundreds of practitioners from all over the world, the world has become a smaller place. A recent survey of nearly 27,000 internet users in global markets asked consumers on their attitudes toward 13 types of advertising – from newspaper and television ads to branded web sites and consumer-generated content. 78% said that consumer recommendations were the most credible. Word of mouth marketing is a worldwide phenomenon!
Endorsing Your Business
TheNational Association of Holistic Wellness is a referral organization. Our most important task is to nurture your business. If you are in any way, shape or form in the business of healing, we are the organization for you. We endorse and certify your business to be one who upholds the Hippocratic Corpus original idea: "Do no harm" and "maintain my life and my art". We list your organization in the Directory and refer others to your services. This is also a great place to take a course or, as a member, market a course of your own! Our monthly newsletter is full of great new products, coupons and benefits for members, as well as introducing you to resources to help build your business! Don't forget your seal of approval, which you can proudly display on your website, business or blog to let others know you are apart of an elite group of healers, practitioners and alternative health endorsers.
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