"I have seen several hundred health practitioners, in their myriad of expressions, to heal physical and emotional ailments over the last than four decades. Some were helpful. Some were not. Some were so sensitive in their own power and gifted in their expression of healing, that miraculous, lasting transformation occurred. These people have left me with a profound appreciation for who they are and how they changed my life. Brent Swift is in that category. His own healing journey has made him a deep well of loving awareness, and an authoritative conduit for bringing vitality and vibrancy in the body, the heart and the soul. I highly recommend people experience his masterful healing gifts."
~ Spar Street, Painter/Sculptor
Having worked with Brent for years, I can still vividly remember our first appointment and the moment he ushered me into his office. I was immediately aware that Brent's intense presence was powerful and transformative. As we talked, I felt completely heard, understood and welcomed. I have shared some of my most vulnerable and painful experiences and issues with Brent and have invariably been met with deep compassion and wisdom that have helped me to shift long held emotional and physical patterns. Brent has facilitated and catalyzed healing that has deeply changed my life and way of being in the world.
~ Heather K.
To work with Brent is to be with myself in every moment – and not only be, but to turn towards, accept, and learn from myself. It’s exhilarating, heartening, and sometimes terrifying. Every turn and facet that I feel physically and emotionally is revealing, and Brent helps me to notice and integrate. I’m astonished by how he can hold space for me to delight in myself, after almost 50 years of learning to doubt and dismiss my body and interior. He even makes that space inviting and fun! I don’t know how or what exactly Brent does, but I always come away grateful and healthier.
~ Catherine S.
To be in presence with Brent is a gift beyond measure. He brings a singularity of purpose into each session, creating a container of truly transformative presence, safety, consciousness and care from which deep healing naturally unfolds. Brent’s work is an extension of his beautiful walking in the world; an individual so compelled by service, authenticity, skilled communication and commitment to wholeness. Brent’s heart-centered service, in all its many forms, transmits an invitation for opening and healing to all he touches.
~ Jennifer Dawn
The best way I would describe Brent is as a medicine man. I began seeing Brent 10 years ago for chronic back pain that traditional medicine was unable to help with, but Brent did. Besides performing acupuncture, which was amazing, more importantly, Brent taught me deep body awareness and truly listened to the struggles in my life in a way that totally supported my healing and left me empowered. I still connect with him today via phone sessions for other forms of spiritual and emotional growth. It is difficult to explain what he does without experiencing it, but I promise you will be left with a deeper, more profound connection to yourself and the universe. As a person, Brent is so loving and wise and compassionate, while maintaining a wide-eyed, child-like and grateful perspective on life. I absolutely adore him!
~ Izzy Klein
I highly recommend Brent Swift as one of the greatest healers and acupuncturists I have ever known. He is compassionate, attentive, and precise. Brent worked with me for my highest good in my recovery and healing from auto accident injuries and domestic violence abuse. He was never hesitant to refer me to other practitioners if he felt that was in my best interest. I trusted Brent to work with my daughter for her anxiety and sinus/ear issues. I also brought my niece to him for her seizures. He taught me acupressure points that I could do on my own. Brent Swift opened up doors to me I never imagined I would go through. I began to be able to access my Native American heritage, intuition, and wisdom after seeing him for acupuncture sessions. I have learned so much from him! All of his compassionate care, wisdom, and teaching has made me a better practitioner as well. Brent is one of the greatest teachers in my life and to him I am forever grateful! Thank you Brent for being the wonderful soul you were created to be and willingly sharing that with so many others.
~ Shanna Fletcher, MA, LMFTA
"I've worked with Brent Swift for more than a decade even though our community has a multitude of very good acupuncturists. Why? Partly because Brent's technical skills inspire confidence. However, what most stands out for me is his bearing. During appointments he is fully present and listens deeply. Brent has repeatedly helped me follow surface issues to their root causes. He has done so in a compassionate and nonjudgmental way that has allowed healing to occur. I have found that taking workshops from Brent can significantly deepen the value of one-on-one sessions. This is partly because I have gained a more nuanced understanding of his approach. But perhaps most importantly, I have learned a variety of specific practices that have helped me in my daily life. I am increasingly becoming my own healer. Brent is one of the most unassuming medical practitioners that I've known. He has never displayed a trace of arrogance, nor has he tried to impose his own agenda. Brent's greatest joy seems to come from helping clients step into their power." ~ Steve S.
"Brent has skillful and magnificient gifts of presence. He practices with curiosity, humility and great wisdom based on years of practice and deep listening. Brent is funny and fun to learn from. He allows one's inner teacher to be witnessed in a way that honors deep knowing." ~ Karen L.
Brent is a gifted healer. I originally scheduled an appointment for neck pain because he has a reputation as a skilled acupuncturist. I expected I would explain my pain, and he would apply his needles. However, after I shared about my neck pain, he started asking questions and listening carefully to my answers. His listening skills are nothing short of spirit (divine) driven. He listens to the soul and really hears, and then he sits gently and respectfully with the messages. Through several sessions, in which he never used a needle my neck pain resolved. And, even more important, his deep listening to my soul messaging at a key time in my life led me on a journey that has resulted in tremendous insights and growth and moments of deep connection with others. Brent’s essential skill is that he doesn’t already have the answers. He listens to his patients and lets them tell him what is needed for their specific situation. I am grateful to how our few sessions opened so many doors in my life. Thank you Brent! ~ M.G.H .
Brent's kind and playful energy and spirit of curiosity was just right for my sweet elementary-aged son who needed support around compulsive behaviors and impulsivity related to Autism and ADHD. He helped my son with both energy work and by providing tools (mental images, physical motions) for calming and regulation he could use when not in Brent's office. Unlike many medical experiences, my son never felt he was defective or needed curing, but instead left feeling empowered, supported, and great about himself. We later used some Skype sessions after solidifying an in-person relationship, and I have never seen my son as engaged with another person by phone/Skype. I also left sessions with Brent feeling positive and more confident in my own instincts as a parent. ~ C. Buchanan,
"Brent is very supportive and intuitive. His awareness of how our thoughts and spiritual journey effect our health is deep and of great benefit. I do not have words to express my gratitude and how much Brent has assisted me on my journey." ~ S.K.
Brent has an intuitive capacity unlike anyone I've ever met. He helped me see the many forces working within me and learn how to move with them in harmony. Over time, and with a lot of gentle practice, Brent's teachings helped me return to my natural, healthy, whole self. I am forever grateful for his guidance and support. ~Haley C
Brent has a passion for healing and teaching. This is shown by his ability to relate to everyone and share his wealth of knowledge. I have had the privilege of learning from Brent for the past two years. His techniques and strategies have been life-changing in dealing with anxiety, panic, emotions, and managing everyday life - both personally and professionally.
In regarding classes that Brent has taught:
Over the past 45 years I have attended countless workshops and classes on self-development, in addition to presenting my own workshops on the brain and learning. Brent is among a handful of presenters I have experienced who have made a significant and lasting impact on my life. I always leave his workshops feeling uplifted, inspired, validated, and with truly helpful practical tools to use in my daily life and spiritual practice. Below are some of the outstanding qualities Brent brings to all of his offerings.
~ Brent mindfully creates and maintains a sacred space for learning, healing and transforming. The higher frequencies present are tangible—providing a welcoming, safe container for all to participate, verbally and energetically.
~ Brent’s way of being communicates a rare combination of authority and confidence, coupled with humility and openness. He is deeply spiritual, with a playful curious nature that is refreshing. I especially appreciate Brent’s authenticity and honesty in sharing his on-going journey. His frankness in acknowledging the struggles and resistance that sometimes come up for him helps me to be more accepting of my own struggles and resistance.
~ Brent has a wealth of knowledge and tools that he diligently applies in his own life. He is constantly learning and fine-tuning—modifying, refining and adapting these practices to best meet his needs. He invites others to do the same; this empowers me to become my own healer.
~ Brent is an intuitive teacher, knowing how and when to balance presenting information with time for practice and reflection. He maintains an attention to details and at the same time remains open to the energies of the group and goes with the flow. Keeping this balance is not easy and Brent does so naturally and effortlessly, avoiding either
information overload or a lack of substance. I walk away from Brent’s workshops equipped to put into practice what I have learned, knowing my time and money were well invested.
~ Grounded in his training and expertise as a practitioner and wisdom as a healer, Brent is highly skilled in meeting emotions that bubble up for one individual in a manner that holds a container for the entire group to transform. I feel at ease within this space to express my own vulnerability, which is generally not comfortable for me. I feel truly heard when I share and valued in my questions and contributions. Brent's heartfelt compassion, kindness, deep listening, and remarkable capacity to be fully present, is in ALL WAYS uplifting and healing. He is a role model for how I choose to live my life. ~Victoria Tennant
"Thank you for making time/space to bring these tools to us. We all have reactions based on a past experience that impacts us moving forward. Having a tool to experience and reshape the relationship we have with future similar situations is very powerful! I appreciate the honesty and vulnerability you had with the class, sharing such deep personal experiences so I could learn a new technique." ~ Amber J.
Feedback from Brent's retreats.
It is important in a transformational retreat that there be a very safe container held. Brent is a master at this. I felt physically taken care of and emotionally held. Brent modeled to us what it was to flow with what is arising, with no judgment of it being good or bad. There was enough structure to get us fed and to the sacred places that we visited and yet plenty of flow time to integrate. Maui is a magical place and Brent with the help of some amazing helping friends assisted me in engaging that magic! ~ Victoria Moonfire
My life has been good lately, and improving, but I still felt vulnerable, like any little hiccup could knock me off course. I went on this retreat looking for resilience. What I found instead was both a crash course in gratitude and love, and a mirror that allowed me to confront long-held assumptions about myself and the world. Brent is caring, wise, and in touch with the essence of life. He provided a safe atmosphere for decompressing from the digital world, attuning to nature, and reflecting deeply. If you are looking for a journey of equal parts self-care and self-challenge, I highly recommend joining him. ~ Andy Arenson