Institute of Natural Healing

The Art of Healing

Our Purpose

The Institute of Natural Healing (IoNH) is an organization dedicated to promoting awareness and training that empowers the human spirit. IoNH provides:

  • quality education and resources
  • opportunities for life-long learning
  • new and innovative professional development programs
  • effective educational lifestyle assessments
  • supports professionals and organizations that promote health and wellness

The Art of Healing® Training

The Art of Healing® Practitioner Certification Program is administered under the direction and tutelage of Dr. Cathy Chargualaf who has researched and taught human development for nearly two decades. She is the author of self-help courses, self-esteem books, and teaches concepts on a variety of metaphysical topics.

Dr. Cathy Chargualaf

Dr. Cathy Chargualaf is a Metaphysical Spiritual Counselor, Intuitive Energy Healer, Clairvoyant Medium, author, and owner and founder of the Institute of Natural Healing, Life Esteem, LLC, and the Life Esteem Wellness Center in Southern California. She received her PhD in Metaphysical Humanistic Sciences, with a specialization in Spiritual Counseling. She conducts Holistic Life Coaching that focuses on helping you achieve goals and objectives in business or life. She takes a holistic approach with goals at a far deeper level, opening into the inner values, needs, and desires of the whole person, in mind, body, and spirit. Often the journey is one of new levels of wellness, balance, and inner peace.


She provides intuitive guidance with

Spiritual Counseling and The Art of Healing training that helps you to find your spiritual connection. She also completed a doctorate in Clinical Hypnotherapy and is a board-certified Clinical Hypnotherapist through the American Board of Hypnotherapy. She has worked with Anaheim’s Community Services Program as a California State Certified Counselor. She attained certifications in Spiritual Counseling for Addiction-Based Relationships, Intuitive Energy Healing, Usui System of Natural Healing (Japanese Buddhist Method by Mikao Usui), Energy Therapy, Healing Touch, Biofeedback, Past Life Regressions, and the Domancic Method of Bioenergy Therapy. Dr. Chargualaf also provides Energy Healing including the use of Energy Work, Intuitive Energy Healing, and Bioenergy Therapy. All energy work is a safe, non-invasive, patient friendly, and free of pharmaceuticals. It’s a simple way of balancing your body's energy system to promote rapid healing. 

Experience in the Community

Her experience and involvement in the community has ranged from a California State Certified Counselor for the Orange County Sexual Assault Network, a Counselor for the Hugh O'Brian Youth Foundation, to an instructor for the California State University of Fullerton.  

In 1997, she was honored by the Los Angeles Commerce for Women for bringing innovative ideas in an organization dealing with constant change.

The YWCA of Greater Los Angeles honored her, in 1999, for her contribution to the community for her program, Life Esteem™.  

In 2013, Dr. Chargualaf was awarded the Empower the Spirit Award in recognition of life and work exemplifying the empowerment of others, especially children by the International Society of Metaphysical Humanism.

The National Association of Professional Women honored Cathy Chargualaf as 2013/2014 Professional Women of the Year.

In 2016, the Women of Distinction Magazine selected Dr. Cathy Chargualaf as one of the top ten women in the Health and Wellness industry

Why Us?

Mission: Our mission is to raise our consciousness and awareness of who we are, through spiritual counseling/coaching, including resources on practical life skills to awaken our intuition and live a more meaningful life and existence. 

Vision: The Institute of Natural Healing empowers the human spirit by promoting self-discovery, personal transformation and healing.


The National Association of Professional Women honored Dr. Cathy Chargualaf as 2013/2014 Professional Women of the Year.

Member of the American Holistic Health Association

Member of the National Association of Professional Women (NAPW).

Member of the International Society of Metaphysical Humanism (ISoMH).

Member of the International Metaphysical Practitioners Association (IMPA).

Master Trainer and member certified by the American Board of Hypnotherapy

Master Trainer and member certified by the American Board of Neuro Linguistic Programming.