292018May
Strategies to Improve Occupational Performance and Reduce Pain

Strategies to Improve Occupational Performance and Reduce Pain

By Rachel Gottesman, OTR/L Occupational therapists are healthcare professionals who help their clients return to or improve upon their daily living skills. While the profession has been thought by many to only help people find jobs, occupational therapists can help people across many settings prevent injuries as well as provide strategies to promote a healthy…

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272018Apr
A Holistic Approach to Pain

A Holistic Approach to Pain

In this “Healing Connections Podcast Episode 5: A Holistic Approach to Pain” Deborah Rogers, OTR/L is interviewed by Emmy Vadnais, OTR/L. Deborah shares: How she became interested in helping people with pain. Her story of injury, pain, and recovery. What she does or has done that has helped her the most with lowering pain. What…

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222018Apr
Every Day is Earth Day

Every Day is Earth Day

Happy Earth Day! Earth Day is every day. It began in 1970 in response to an oil spill in 1969. We are still advocating for the earth and all of its inhabitants, including us! “Humans aren’t the only species on earth, we just act like it.” – Unknown There are many steps we take to support the…

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202018Apr
The Clinical Success Formula

The Clinical Success Formula

By Dan Eisner, OTR/L, Certified Coach I can’t believe it, but I’ve now been working as an OT for TWENTY YEARS. Yikes! In complete honesty, even though I did a better than average job in my first several years as a therapist, I was an emotional wreck on the inside. I was never satisfied, no…

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92018Apr
How to Use EFT to Lower Negativity and Increase Positivity in Your Life

How to Use EFT to Lower Negativity and Increase Positivity in Your Life

Here are two EFT videos that may help you to lower feelings of pain or negativity, and bring in more positivity to reach your dreams and goals in your life. EFT – Emotional Freedom Technique is a simple technique that combines acupressure and cognitive behavioral therapy to lower stress, negative emotions, thoughts and feelings, and…

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42018Apr
Happy OT Month 2018

Happy OT Month 2018

Happy OT Month! We’re celebrating with a new low full membership rate of $5/month or $60/year. Join Here  Occupational Therapy month is the time of year when we raise awareness about what it is OTs do and how an OT can help you. Please visit our blog, FAQ, Podcasts and other resources at HolisticOT.org. What…

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122018Mar
Meet a HOT Community Practitioner: Karla Arredondo

Meet a HOT Community Practitioner: Karla Arredondo

HolisticOT.org is a community of occupational therapists that incorporate complementary and integrative health, wellness, and prevention into their practice. In our Meet a HOT (Holistic OT) Community Practitioner series, we learn about how our full members integrate mind, body, spirit medicine, prevention, and wellness into their practice. Join us as we learn more about this month’s featured practitioner. Karla is a holistic occupational…

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12018Mar
OT and Integrative Health: AOTA Conference 2018

OT and Integrative Health: AOTA Conference 2018

Are you going to the AOTA Conference in Salt Lake City, UT April 19 – 22, 2018?  We’ve compiled a list of OT and complementary and integrative health, wellness, and prevention presentations and workshops for you to attend.  Wed, April 18th, 12:00 PM – 6:30 PM Institute 029 – Healing Power of Reiki and Occupational…

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92018Feb
New Podcast – Nutrition & Health: Feed Your Family Healthy

New Podcast – Nutrition & Health: Feed Your Family Healthy

Emmy Vadnais, OTR/L interviews Tina Gilberti, FDN, OTR/L for the Healing Connections Podcast – Episode 4: “Nutrition & Health – Feed Your Family Healthy: Improve Mood, Behavior, and Immune Function” Learn: Suggestions for families to eat well. How to make healthy food choices on the run. How to help transition diets for children and adults….

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22018Feb
Aromatherapy Intro Class 2/24/18

Aromatherapy Intro Class 2/24/18

Aromatherapy Intro Class February 24, 2018 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Central Time via Teleconference – $99 Course Description: Aromatherapy utilizes plant essences, also known as essential oils, to enhance health and healing. This course will give the student foundational skills in the safety, efficacy, and application of essential oils for the health care setting….

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