About Us

The Helping Hands of Maricopa County (THHMC) operates with the goal of becoming a self-sustaining entity. To that end, property is being sought that will include farm acreage for food production, animal husbandry facilities, a kitchen and dining room, school facilities and group meeting space. Ideally it will have its own natural water source in addition to an excellent source of potable water and eventually be powered by wind and sun, geothermal or other self sustaining resources. This model is designed to ensure long term fiscal health and to exemplify life lived successfully in this manner.


Mission Statement

The Helping Hands of Maricopa County’s mission is to help educate people through the accelerated learning of men, women and children who seek to deepen the quality of their lives. In order to do this we will:

~Provide a magnificent setting where people can explore the natural beauty of our physical world and discover the magic of learning how to live in unconditional love.

~Reach out to the people of diverse backgrounds and cultures – all of whom know themselves to be here to fulfill their part of the Divine Plan.

~Offer a stimulating environment where people can work with leading healers, teachers, environmentalists and other leaders in the ‘helping others” industry.

~Give people opportunities to experiment, play, use their imagination, share their lives and discover the mysteries of open heart living.



The School of Healing faculty is led by founder Raoult Bertrand:

Raoult Bertrand was born in the United States, raised in England and France, and then pursued an entrepreneurial career in real estate and manufacturing in the United States.  Searching for answers, Raoult traveled extensively throughout the world while studying a variety of subjects including Native American traditions, Christianity, Taoism, Qigong, Yoga, Nutrition, Hypnotherapy, Sacred Geometry, Breathwork, Kinesiology, Spiritual healing and the science of Auric healing.  The Heart Awakening process was inspired by personal experience and evolved with the knowledge gained from working with clients.  It was reinforced through years of studying with many spiritual teachers. For the past twenty years, Raoult has reached thousands with his Heart Awakening sessions and workshops; and he founded the Heart Awakening School of Healing.

The Heart Awakening Lead Instructor is Mark Mansfield

Mark Mansfield grew up in a Pentecostal Methodist church in Michigan. He left the church out of high school with an intuitive knowing that there was more to spirituality than a  narrowly defined path but never turned his back on the idea that there is more than just our physical existence. Professionally he received a BA in psychology from the University of Michigan in 1994 and a Masters degree in Counseling from the University of Phoenix in 2000. During this time he studied across religions with a focus on the many varieties of Pagan spirituality.  Mark was introduced to Heart Awakening in 1996 upon moving to Arizona and became a student in the three-year Heart Awakening program in 1997, completing that work at the same time he finished graduate school. Since that point his professional focus has been in cognitive behavioral therapy, integrating what he learned in Heart Awakening in his work with his clients. He has continued to study esoteric spirituality and a variety of energetic healing modalities over the past decade and finds the most personal resonance in Mystic Christianity, Buddhism, and Paganism.



Heart Awakening Story

Search for Healing The path to healing and wholeness often leads us on strange and wonderful journeys. Perhaps mine is worth sharing. I had been a successful entrepreneur most of my life, enjoying the freedom to travel. I was constantly exploring – hiking the Inca trails to Machu Pichu in the Andes, cruising down the …


Heart Awakening Sessions “This has been an awesome experience, and I am appreciative for the blessings that have come to me.” A.J., Colorado “Each session unfolds a breakthrough on one level or another and the person gets off the table in awe of their experience and the insights revealed to them and the love that …