52014Aug
Let the Music Move You!

Let the Music Move You!

Have you ever noticed that you feel more pumped up after listening to some really groovin’ music? Or feel more tired and down after listening to something sad? That’s because music can actually have an affect on our moods! One study found that people who listened to happy music perceived more people smiling, and adversely,…

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252014Jul
Free EFT Info Session July 30

Free EFT Info Session July 30

Join this Free EFT – Emotional Freedom Technique Information Session 7 p.m. Central Time July 30 to learn about the upcoming live EFT Master Practitioner Certification course that will be taught by Emmy Vadnais, OTR/L in Local and Distant Format in September, 2014. EFT is a powerful technique that can be taught to children and…

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242014Jul

I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become.

Carl Jung
162014Apr
Stepping into the Role of Holistic OT

Stepping into the Role of Holistic OT

By Kiki Peppard, COTA/L I recently had an article published in the on-line edition of Advanceweb for Occupational Therapy Practitioners called “Treating Outside the Box” which contained information on how I have been able to incorporate Reiki and waking hypnosis when I was an occupational therapy assistant student while treating my patients with wonderful results….

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192014Mar

A Holistic OT Helps a Woman with Cancer Treatments

I recently had the honor and pleasure of helping a woman during her cancer treatments and one of the most difficult times of her life. She was diagnosed with breast cancer. Her medical treatment included surgeries for a lumpectomy, port placement, two rounds of chemotherapy, and radiation. I provided her with Intuitive Coaching, Spiritual Counseling,…

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32014Jan
See it! Feel it! Believe it! Achieve it!

See it! Feel it! Believe it! Achieve it!

Welcome to 2014! Many people begin the new year with new goals and intentions for what they want to release in their lives and what they want to invite and bring into their lives. What is it you want to create in your life? You probably know what would be ‘good’ for you. However, there…

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282013Oct

Bowenwork: A New Concept in Pain Management

Greater understanding in the last ten years about the brain and pain has produced a plethora of data on the role of the autonomic nervous system (ANS) in pain perception and the importance of creating a balance of the sympathetic and parasympathetic systems in pain perception and healing. As our society is dealing with the…

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12013Sep
How to Use Colour in Occupational Therapy

How to Use Colour in Occupational Therapy

Intuitive use of colour can be a suitable tool for a therapist, and blends well with a modern mind body spirit approach to healthcare. It is also important therapists utilise research, when it is available. In the healthcare setting colour is part of evidence-based design, way finding, orientation, assessments and more. Pharmaceutical companies invest significantly…

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282013Aug
The Power of the Mind in Healing

The Power of the Mind in Healing

Relaxation Can Positively Affect Our Physical, Mental, Emotional, and Spiritual Health All the Way to the Genetic Level. This article was originally published in ADVANCE Magazine for Occupational Therapy Practitioners on April 15, 2013 by Emmy Vadnais, OTR/L. It is applicable to all health care practitioners and anyone seeking inner peace and joy. New research…

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282013Aug
CAM Not So Alternative Anymore

CAM Not So Alternative Anymore

This article was originally published in ADVANCE Magazine for Occupational Therapy Practitioners on June 10, 2013 by Emmy Vadnais, OTR/L and Mandy Lubas, OTR/L. While this is geared toward Occupational Therapy Practitioners, it is applicable to us all – whether you are a practitioner of health care or one who uses holistic care. Complementary/alternative medicine…

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