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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302013May
Stories Define Us

Stories Define Us

  Stories define us. Stories are how we explain who we are to others. Stories entertain. Stories pass on knowledge. Stories hold memories. Stories bring us together. Stories tear us apart. Stories make us unique. I once met a 79 year old, silver-haired, thin-framed woman who was recuperating at a skilled nursing facility after falling…

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172013Feb
Holistic Occupational Therapy: An Emerging Trend

Holistic Occupational Therapy: An Emerging Trend

*This article was originally published in ADVANCE Magazine for Occupational Therapy Practitioners September 11, 2102 by Emmy Vadnais, OTR/L and Mandy Lubas, OTR/L Holistic occupational therapy combines mind-body-spirit therapies with the best of occupational therapy practices to provide health, wellness and disease prevention services. We propose that it is a new and growing specialty as…

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252013Jan
Welcome to Holistic OT!

Welcome to Holistic OT!

Welcome to the Holistic OT website! Here you will find resources for practitioners such as holistic courses, ways to promote your practice, connect with like-minded therapists, find research that supports efficacy of mind, body, spirit healing practices, and connect with Holistic OT practitioners if you’re seeking services for yourself or a loved one. Holistic OT…

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