Stress Resilience and Wellbeing
Jen Willoughby Vogtmann, OTD, OTR/L was interviewed about “Stress Resilience and Wellbeing” on the Healing Connections Podcast episode 54 on 1/12/22. Jen Willoughby Vogtmann, OTD, OTR/L shares findings from her recent research study that was co-authored with Ingrid Provident, EdD, OTR/L, FAOTA, “Building Stress Resilience and Wellbeing: Introducing Mindfulness Training to Reduce Stress in Entry-Level Occupational Therapy Students.” This study was statistically significant with helping participants (OT students) lower their perceived stress levels. Occupational Therapy students were able to feel more calm, engage more mindfully in every day activities, and be able to respond vs. react in situations. Students requested that meditations accompany the beginning of each class. She hopes…
Body, Guided Imagery, Intuition, Massage Therapy, Mental Health, Mind-Body Connection, Mindfulness, Pain, podcast, Prevention, Psychology
Mind-Body Practices for Pain
“Mind-Body Practices for Pain” Integrative health shines in this area, and there are many approaches that help lower pain and stress. Here, I describe 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 and digest” response may help reduce pain. I share five mind-body practices that may lower pain and prevent conditions that may lead to pain, such as: 1. Guided Imagery 2. Yoga 3. Massage and Bodywork…
Guided Imagery, Meditation, Mindfulness, Relaxation & Meditation, The Science of Happiness, Wellness
Is Mindfulness or Relaxation Better for You?
On the Healing Connections Podcast Emmy Vadnais, OTR/L interviews thought leaders and health care practitioners about integrative health, wellness, prevention, spirituality, and consciousness. Listen to Healing Connections on YouTube, ApplePodcasts, and Spotify. Is Mindfulness or Relaxation Better for You? Emmy Vadnais, OTR/L shares “Is Mindfulness or Relaxation Better for You?” on the Healing Connections Podcast episode 36 on 7/30/21. Emmy shares what the latest research says about how acceptance-based therapies, such as mindfulness and relaxation are similar in their ability to lower worry, anxiety, and depression and increase overall quality of life. Emmy is the author of “Intuitive Development: How to Trust Your Inner Knowing for Guidance with Relationships, Health,…
Happiness, Holistic Occupational Therapy, Intuition, Meaning and Purpose, Mindfulness, Parenting, Spirituality, Success
Meaning Through Service
On the Healing Connections Podcast, Emmy Vadnais, OTR/L interviews thought leaders and health care practitioners about integrative health, wellness, prevention, spirituality, and consciousness. Listen to Healing Connections on YouTube, ApplePodcasts, and Spotify. Meaning Through Service Emmy Vadnais, OTR/L interviews Reena Singh, Holistic Occupational Therapist about “Meaning Through Service” on the Healing Connections podcast episode 29 on 6/1/21. Reena shares how her family’s influence and religious practices of Sikhism encouraged her to seek and follow service. She describes how she receives when she gives, and the process of service helps her to discover herself. Reena is a Holistic Occupational Therapist and founder of the Khushi Therapy Center based in Mumbai,…
At the mind you are separated…
“At the mind you are separated. At the heart you are connected.” – Emmy Vadnais We need the mind to think, process, plan, and organize and more. We need the heart to bring it all together and to be connected to ourselves and others in love. This is a rose blooming in my garden today. As I got closer I saw a ladybug. Now I see two! Do you see both? They are so sweet and good luck!
Book, Happiness, Holistic Health, Intuition, Meditation, Mind-Body Connection, Relaxation & Meditation, Wellness
My book is available for presale! Intuitive Development: How to Trust Your Inner Knowing for Guidance with Relationships, Health, and Spirituality If you purchase the ebook between now and November 13 or if you purchase the print version that will be available on 11/13––the official publish date––I’ll send you a personal intuitive message (please email me proof of presale purchase by 11/13 to [email protected]). A virtual book signing is planned for early in December. More info coming soon! Thank you for all of your love and support! Emmy Vadnais, OTR/L, takes you to the heart of how to listen to, and trust, your intuition—the wise part of you that is…