192021Sep
Acupressure for Stress and Tension

Acupressure for Stress and Tension

Emmy Vadnais, OTR/L interviews Deanna Waggy, OTR about “Acupressure for Stress and Tension” on the Healing Connections Podcast episode 40 on 9/17/21. Deanna shares three simple acupressure techniques to help lower stress and tension that can be done day or night, anywhere. Each technique helps to lower the stress response to the relaxation response to…

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152021Sep
Mind-Body Practices for Pain

Mind-Body Practices for Pain

Emmy Vadnais, OTR/L describes how the mind and body are one – our thoughts and emotions can affect the body, and the body can affect the mind. The stress response, known as the “fight, flight, or freeze” response can create or exacerbate tension and pain in the body. The relaxation response, known as the “rest…

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12021Sep
Self-Regulation for Children with Meditation

Self-Regulation for Children with Meditation

We wish all the students and teachers a wonderful school year!  Meditation, mindfulness, breath work, and guided imagery are all techniques that can help lower stress, fear, worry, and improve ability to feel more calm, focused––with a host of many wonderful health benefits. An example of how an occupational therapist can assist with self-regulation, i.e….

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282021Aug
Success through Failure

Success through Failure

 Emmy Vadnais, OTR/L interviews Scarlett V Clark about “Success through Failure” on the Healing Connections Podcast episode 38. Scarlett V Clark is the CEO and founder of the Smart Girl Tribe that is the UK’s #1 female empowerment organization. Scarlett is the author of “The Smart Girls Handbook.” She has worked with UN Women,…

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172021Aug
OT Scope with Integrative Health

OT Scope with Integrative Health

Occupational Therapy is a holistic profession that blends well with integrative health approaches. Some examples of OT and integrative health include:   1. Preparatory Methods – i.e. breath work, guided imagery, or yoga for stress reduction for ADL’s 2. Occupations – i.e. mindfulness or meditation for pain reduction 3. Activities – i.e. standing yoga poses…

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102021Aug
Nature Through An Occupational Lens

Nature Through An Occupational Lens

The OT Well-Being Summit is in full swing! 12 hours+ of CEU, self-paced with fabulous interviews. Hear from speakers on topics, such as “The Benefits of Nature Through an Occupational Therapy Lens and How to Incorporate it into Your Work” with Bronwyn Paynter, Occupational Therapist.   Learn more and register here.   Full members of…

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72021Aug
Three Tips for Meditation

Three Tips for Meditation

Three Tips for Meditation Episode 37 – Emmy Vadnais, OTR/L shares “Three Tips for Meditation” on the Healing Connections Podcast on 8/7/21. Emmy shares three tips to help you have a great and successful meditation practice: 1. Select the Environment 2. Select the Focus 3. Let Go of Trying She guides you in a heart…

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52021Aug
OT and Integrative Health Mastermind – Begins Oct 5

OT and Integrative Health Mastermind – Begins Oct 5

Facilitator: Emmy Vadnais, OTR/L Dates: Tuesdays, October 5 – November 9, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. CT Location: Zoom Live Video Price: $99 Full Holistic OT members, $159 non-members This is a non-CE group as it is in a group coaching and discussion based model.  REGISTER HERE Course Description This six-week Mastermind group will give you…

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272021Jul
Holistic is Related to Wholes

Holistic is Related to Wholes

“Holistic is related to or concerned with wholes or with complete systems rather than analysis of, treatment of, or dissection into parts.” – Webster’s Dictionary What is Holistic Occupational Therapy? Occupational Therapy is already a holistic field that addresses many aspects of a person’s life; their Activities of Daily Living or occupations, from the individual…

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