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Recognized with the Top 100 Healthcare Leaders Award (2020-2021)
and ranked 15th on The Watkins Most Spiritually Influential Living People in 2023.

About Teal Swan


With a mission to reduce human suffering and create positive world change, Teal Swan is a New Thought Leader who specializes in human development, relationships and trauma healing.

She has over a decade of experience working with people of all walks of life, having facilitated retreats and life changing workshops in large venues worldwide and reaching an audience in the millions on all major social media platforms.

She is also a renowned author of six books — one of which is The Completion Process, a book in which she details the comprehensive and unique method of trauma healing she created, which promotes addressing trauma to "put ourselves back together again".

She is a bestselling author and her books have now been translated into six languages.

Teal’s unique approach to healing core traumas, which is explained in her book “The Completion Process” as well as on her e-course (coming soon). It is also taught to very few and carefully selected certified practitioners (learn more here).


Teal has a Youtube channel with a weekly reach of 1.5M, and for over a decade has put out videos that impact many worldwide, many of which have been turned into viral shorts and replicated on Instagram and TikTok.


Teal has been on several podcasts as a guest speaker; recent episodes including Know Thyself with André Duqum, Disruptors by Rob Moore, Inspire Nation with Michael Sandler, Dropping In with Charlie Houpert and Wellness + Wisdom with Josh Trent.

Social statistics
2.3M Facebook
880K TikTok
1.3M Instagram
35K Twitter
1.8M YouTube
8K Linkedin
In order to promote healing for others, Teal reflects on things about humanity, the world, and the universe that humanity perceives to be positive.

But she will also reflect things about humanity, the world, and the universe that humanity does not want to accept, own, or integrate.

Simply put - Teal's teachings are not recommended for those who simply want to feel good. She is recommended for those who want the truth even if the truth hurts. The reality is impartial. It isn’t personal. It simply shows you what is so.
“Without the abuse and suffering I experienced, I would be someone who could give you a lot of esoteric information about the universe at large, but who would have no real grasp on the reality of human suffering or how to heal it.

The gift of my own suffering is that I now have the full picture and that has drastically changed both what I teach and the way that I teach.
  • Where is Teal from / where is she based?

    Teal Swan was born in Santa Fe, New Mexico and is now based in Utah.

  • Is Teal Swan a Made-Up Name?

    Believe it or not, Teal Swan is not a “made-up” name. When Teal was born, her parents named her Mary Teal Bosworth. However, her parents only ever called her by her middle name, Teal. So, Teal was called Teal all her life. She acquired her last name through marriage when she married a man with the last name of Swan. She kept the name as she felt like it was always meant to come to her.

    Teal’s parents decided to name her Teal for three reasons.

    1. Their love of Teal Lake in the Uinta Mountain range, where they worked as forest rangers.
    2. One of their favorite characters, Teal Eye, in the book The Big Sky.
    And 3. A powerful experience that her father had with a Blue Wing Teal duck.

  • What is Teal’s Diet like?

    Teal is vegan, lectin free and sugar free. She avoids processed foods and does not drink alcohol or coffee.

  • What is Teal's relationship to sports?

    Teal is very athletic and is a serious sports enthusiast.

    In her early 20s, she focused entirely on skiing professionally and made the US Telemark Ski Racing Team. Later she became a long track speedskater.

    She was also a competitive horseback rider, a gymnast, as well as a jazz, modern and classical ballet dancer, and did recurve archery and competed in track and field at her high school.

  • Does Teal have any Children?

    Yes. Teal has one son and his name is Winter.

  • Is Teal in a Relationship?

    Teal prefers to keep the focus on the content she shares rather than on the distraction of the details of her personal life.

  • How old was Teal when she Officially Started her Career?

    She was 25 years old.

  • How does Teal create her Frequency Paintings?

    Teal hand paints the frequencies she sees with a mix of watercolor and acrylic paint on canvas. Images of the original paintings are then taken to create digital prints and products.

  • What are Teal’s Enneagram Number, Myers-Briggs Personality Type and Human Design Type?

    Enneagram: Teal is a type 4 (the Individualist) with a type 3 wing (The Achiever). This combination is known as: The Aristocrat.

    Myers-Briggs: INFJ

    Human Design: Reflector

  • Does Teal Swan have any Pets?

    Teal is a huge animal lover and animal rights advocate. She cohabitates with two dogs. And one cat. A border collie/newfoundland mix rescue dog named “Sugar” and a cream golden retriever named “Snow”.

  • What are Teal’s Hobbies?

    Skiing, cooking, baking, horses, tennis, archery, running, many forms of art, being with animals, beach volleyball, games (especially questions games), movies, watching hockey and watching halfpipe freestyle skiing.

  • What Do Teal’s Tattoos Mean?

    Teal has eight tattoos. In the order that she got them, this is what they mean:

    Two Chinese Kanji… one on each wrist.
    The Kanji on her left wrist means *Ice*. The Kanji on her right wrist means *Moon.* She got these tattoos after visiting China as a late teen. As a late teen, she went to a traditional Wuji Qigong, Kungfu and Chinese medicine center. The Chinese students there nicknamed her “Bing Yue” which translates to Ice Moon, because they thought that Teal Looked like a Chinese folklore character that is known by that name. Teal felt belonging there and got the tattoo to keep the experience and the students there, with her always.

    One small Chinese Kanji on her left ring finger that means Sky (it also means heaven).
    She also got this tattoo as a late teen. Teal’s brother’s name is Sky. So, she got the tattoo when she decided to leave home, in order to carry him with her.

    A tattoo of the seal of alchemy on her upper left arm complete with a band encircling her arm that says: Phaleg, but it is written in the unknown language that she started to spontaneously write in as a small child.
    Phaleg roughly translates to: To overcome with strength of will. It is also the name of an Olympian spirit. The seal of alchemy was a symbol whose components represent the great principle of alchemy… that thought creates reality. The symbol was used by ancient alchemists to conceal this principle of alchemy so that it did not fall into the wrong hands. Teal got this tattoo in her very early twenties (over a scar made on her arm by her childhood abuser) to represent her escape from her abuser.

    Sixteen snowflakes in the wind, winding around her lower leg, from her foot up to just below her knee on her right leg. The largest snowflake, on the top of her right foot, contains the Chinese Kanji meaning: Bravery.
    Teal got this tattoo when she made the US Telemark Ski Team in 2005. Teal loves the Winter and feels the safest in the snow-covered mountains. She got this tattoo as a statement that she belongs to the Winter and to the snow-covered mountains. She got this tattoo over top of binding scars that were made by her abuser putting ties around her ankles, to represent his ownership of her. So, in this way, she was deciding to belong to the Winter and to the snow-covered mountains instead. The Kanji in the middle of the snowflake on her foot represents both the bravery required to survive her abuse as well as the bravery necessary to advance in the mastery of skiing.

    The Seal of Self Mastery on her upper back, between her shoulder blades.
    It was said in Roman times that he who had faced five adversaries and lived, had mastered his own fear and was granted a kind of re-birth. Teal got this tattoo in her early twenties to represent her commitment to self-mastery, as well as to represent a degree of achievement of mastery over her fear in conjunction with a personal re-birth.

    The words: *Follow Your Joy* in a custom paintbrush calligraphy script spanning the length of her inner left forearm.
    She got this tattoo in her late twenties to represent the core meaning of creation in the universe. The consciousness of the Greater Universe (what many call Source or God), which is in search of self-awareness, arrives at that self-awareness by discovering all the potentials within itself. It has become aware that not only is it bringing into manifestation (creating) the very things which it is seeking out, it is an endless process because the nature of itself is infinite. Therefore, what is the point of self-discovery and therefore creation? The answer is: The joy of it. For those who are not yet ready for the true meaning of this simply worded koan, it is a good reminder to prioritize your joy when it comes to deciding the direction of your life.

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