Spirituality Reflections in OT Practice

Spirituality Reflections in OT Practice

Spirituality Reflections:
What Spirituality is and How Can it Impact Health & Healing and OT Practice”

By Emmy Vadnais, OTR/L

Do you address spirituality with those you serve?

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The word spirit comes from the Latin root word “spiritus,” which means breath, wind, air, soul or psyche. 

Metaphysically, it may be referred to as consciousness or personality — that which is transcendent or a reality beyond what is perceptible to the senses.

1. What does Spirituality mean to you?
2. Belief in something greater than you has been correlated with better health outcomes
3. Meaning/Purpose
4. Connection
5. Peace
6. Faith
7. Forms of healing
8. Yoga is a spiritual practice

Spirituality can play a significant role in healing, disease prevention, and wellness. It is our responsibility as health care practitioners to address this component within ourselves and with our clients.

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