Mark, and his wife ~ 'recovery coach' Marni, are an incredible testament to perseverance, maintenance of hope and openness to all forms of healing through Mark's journey of recovery. I have been honoured to journey with Mark for these last few years, supporting and witnessing each step of his recovery.
In my experience as an Occupational Therapist I have worked in various ICUs, acute care, and in rehabilitation settings working with people whom have experienced traumatic brain injury (TBI), as well as those who have had cerebral vascular accidents (CVA/Stroke). Even in those settings, when appropriate, I have used mind-body tools and techniques to assist clients, and their families, to deal with various challenges along the way ~ use of guided progressive relaxation can help alleviate anxiety, decrease resting muscle tone and help with increased body awareness ~ often affected with neurological injury.
Often, time and practice setting constraints of the medical care system limit the potential to take a truly holistic approach, and incorporate modalities that promote healing on all levels of one's recovery experience.
I began working in private practice in order to offer a more integrative approach.
Utilizing yoga as a therapeutic tool with Mark has been a great fit. Meeting many of his neuro-physiological rehabilitation needs and the ongoing healing of his heart and spirit.
Mother, daughter, sister, friend, therapist, teacher, coach, shaman, healer, traveler, yogi, dancer, music lover, lover of nature, student of life, spiritual adventurer, seeker of truth, joy and peace...