Mind-Body Connection

Congratulations to the New Graduate of the Holistic Healing Program!

Congratulations to the New Graduate of the Holistic Healing Program!

Congratulations to Jill Tessman, MSW, LICSW, who completed my 2 Year Holistic Healing Certificate Program on a beautiful spring day today! Jill completed a 132 hour training on Holistic/Integrative Health Care that I created to provide information on the most commonly used modalities in this area. She learned about many topics for self care and […]

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Occupational Therapists Complete The Power of the Mind in Healing Class

Occupational Therapists Complete The Power of the Mind in Healing Class

I just finished up teaching the “Power of the Mind in Healing” class. We met for four Saturdays in February. I had the pleasure of teaching two occupational therapists who have been practicing for nearly 20 years. In fact, they were in the graduating class right after me at St. Kate’s. We covered topics on […]

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The Power of Meditation

The Power of Meditation

“The Power of Meditation: This practice of focused attention can reduce pain and stress while enhancing health and healing” This article was originally published on ADVANCE for OT Practitioners October 1, 2015 by Emmy Vadnais, OTR/L Meditation is the practice of focused attention that can help calm the mind and body, returning it to a […]

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Bringing Healing to Pain: The Mind-Body Connection and What May Be Behind Your Pain

Bringing Healing to Pain: The Mind-Body Connection and What May Be Behind Your Pain

Are you experiencing pain or know someone who is? While it is good to get checked out by a qualified health care practitioner to determine if there may be a physical solution to your physical pain, there may be more behind your pain that you may be able to heal. According to the National Institutes […]

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Mindfulness and Acceptance – What Does it Mean?

Mindfulness and Acceptance – What Does it Mean?

Mindfulness is all a buzz now, and for good reason. Mindfulness shows us how to be with and accept our reactions to our experiences in a non-judgmental way. It can help us to learn to love and accept ourselves and others more, lower stress, anxiety, depression, pain, enhance our health, help us prevent disease, and […]

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Happy Valentine’s! How Much Do You Love Yourself?

Happy Valentine’s! How Much Do You Love Yourself?

With Valentine’s just around the corner, we often turn our attention to “that someone special” or romantic love. Intimacy and connection with others is important to us, but how much do you love or even like yourself? After 7 years of providing deep emotional support and healing after being trained in “Emotional Clearing”, a form […]

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