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…
How to Be a Holistic Mama
Emmy Vadnais, OTR/L interviews thought leaders and health care practitioners about integrative health, wellness, prevention, spirituality, and consciousness. I had the pleasure to interview Michelle Bonang, OT/L about “How to Be a Holistic Mama” on the Healing Connections Podcast. Michelle is a Mama to three amazing children she calls ‘loves’, an occupational therapist, registered yoga teacher, personal growth coach and developer of the Holistic Mama Membership Community. Through Michelle’s programs, she guides women through this sacred calling of motherhood with more peace, ease, self-love & vitality. Learn more at MichelleBonang.com. Listen Healing Connections on YouTube, ApplePodcasts, and Spotify.
Yoga for Kids
Emmy Vadnais, OTR/L interviews Theresa Tovey, MOTR/L about “Yoga for Kids” in this Healing Connections Podcast episode 17. Terry is an occupational therapist who uses children’s yoga as a therapeutic modality extensively in her work as a public school OT. Embedding student’s OT goals into what she calls sensory-motor yoga has allowed Terry to work holistically addressing the development of the Whole Child. Teaching breathing and meditation practices, an integral part of children’s yoga, provide students with tools they can use both inside and outside of school. In 2015, Terry became a Lead Trainer for Radiant Child Yoga allowing her to spread her passion and love of children’s yoga to more…
Yoga for Healing Neurological Conditions
On the Healing Connections podcast Emmy Vadnais, OTR/L interviews thought leaders and health care practitioners about integrative health, wellness, prevention, spirituality, and consciousness. Dr. Arlene Schmid, PhD, OTR, FAOTA was interviewed by Emmy Vadnais, OTR/L about “Yoga for Healing Neurological Conditions” on the Healing Connections podcast episode 12 on 3/28/19. Arlene has been an occupational therapist for over 20 years and started to use yoga with her clients in the late 90s. She pursued her PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences from the University of Florida with the intention of studying the benefits of yoga for people with disabilities. For over a decade, Arlene has developed and tested yoga interventions for research…
“Science, Magic, and Intuition” Interview with Dean Radin, PhD
I interviewed Dean Radin, PhD about “Science, Magic, and Intuition.” We had an insightful and informative conversation. Watch the full interview here: Dean Radin, PhD is Chief Scientist at the Institute of Noetic Sciences and Associated Distinguished Professor of Integral and Transpersonal Psychology at the California Institute of Integral Studies. He earned an MS in electrical engineering and a PhD in psychology from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Before joining the research staff at IONS in 2001, he held appointments at AT&T Bell Labs, Princeton University, University of Edinburgh, and SRI International. He is author or coauthor of hundreds of technical and popular articles, four dozen book chapters, and four…
Yoga in Health Care Podcast
I recently interviewed an Occupational Therapist who specializes in Yoga Therapy and Ayurvedic Wellness Counseling, Mandy Lubas, OTR/L, AWC, RYT. She shares how it has helped her with her personal health care and in her health care practice. We will be co-hosting the “Holistic OT Yoga & Meditation Retreat” September 29 & 30 in St. Paul, MN or live online video. We would love to have you join us!