Emotional Freedom Techniques developped by Gary Craig, uses a combination of Mind Body Medicine and Acupuncture Meridians.

  • Longstanding fears, trauma, grief, anxiety & addictions that get in the way of functioning day to day, can be managed or eliminated in a few sessions.
  • can experience physical and emotional relief
  • An empowering tool- as I can teach you to use the techniques yourself as part of your OT treatment plan!

To learn more
www.emofree.com

What is Reiki ?

The Usui system of Natural Healing was first shared in Japan in the 1800's.  This gentle hands-on approach opens up blocked energy pathways that hold physical, emotional and spirtual pain/trauma.  Reiki can decrease pain and promote: relaxation, energy flow, balance and healing for mind, body & spirit.

For an individual Reiki session please call Holly at
(250) 927-3730 or email pathways2wellness@bell.net

Portable finger Labyrinths are also available when accessibility or mobility is a concern.  Labyrinths can be constructed to accommodate wheelchair/ walker use.  The finger Labyrinth is also used in therapy as a sensory integration tool. 

What is Spirituality?

What is EFT(r)?

Some use this tool as a walking meditation; a time for quieting the mind while moving the body and spirit. Some reflect on meaning and purpose, problem solve, make decisions, set goals, grieve, pray, feel feelings and identify needs, find their creative heart, dance or celebrate!

The Labyrinth is often considered a metaphor for life. The circles represent the human quest for unity, balance and wholeness, the single winding path to the centre and back; twisting and turning as the journey.

"There are many ways to walk the Labyrinth, ways as unique as each individual who comes to walk."

What is a Labyrinth? 

A sense of connectedness to self, nature, others, higher power....it is different for every individual based on their own life experiences and influences. It encompasses personal beliefs, values, meaning and purpose.

The Canadian Model of Occupational Performance identifies spirituality as the core of the individual. OT's consider spirituality when addressing health, disability, disease and functioning in daily life.

Click here for referral form *Self- referrals welcome.

or call Holly Carnegie Letcher OT, Occupational Therapist at
(250) 927-3730

What is Laughter Yoga?  - Laughter for the Health of it!

  • A combination of laughter exercises and Yogic breathing techniques. No jokes or humour required!
  • Programme started in India by Dr. Kataria in 1995 after researching the numerous health benefits of laughter.
  • stress managment, boosts immune system, increases circulation, great cardio and mid body workout! Need to laugh at least 10-15 min continuously to get the proven longterm physiological and biochemical health benefits.
  • Today, thousands of laughter clubs can be found in over 65 countries!
  • Intention of childlike playfulness and eye contact using laughter exercises soon turns into contagious, joyful laughter!
  • One of the objectives is to promote world peace through laughter. "When you laugh you change and when you change the whole world changes around you." Dr. Kataria.

For more information
www.laughteryoga.org 
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A labyrinth is an ancient, all inclusive, cross-cultural symbol that is found throughout the world. Walking this winding circular pathway promotes relaxation, insight, hope, peace, personal growth, transformation, and overall mental, emotional, physical & spiritual health and wellness.Unlike a maze that has many dead ends and can cause confusion and fear; Walking a labyrinth's single winding pathway is an activity that offers an opportunity to connect with self, others, nature and/or Higher power simply by putting one foot in front of the other.​

Who do I work with?

  • ​Children, Adolescents, Adults, Seniors with a desire for health and wellness
  • Individuals and Groups
  • People living with barriers that impair daily functioning in leisure, self-care or work activities
  • People living with mental or physical illness /disabilities
  • People who are looking for ways to manage stress and/or pain
  • People who are looking for ways to manage or extinguish fears, phobias, anger, addictions....
  • Athletes, students, employees/employers with performance anxiety
  • Anyone wishing to pursue their spiritual journey

Some tools and strategies I use to promote function & goal attainment:

  • ​Comprehensive OT assessment
  • Labyrinths
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Reiki
  • Emotional Freedom Technique -EFT (r)
  • Visual imagery & Progressive muscle relaxation
  • SMART goal setting
  • Laughter Yoga principles
  • Compassionate/Non-violent Communication(NVC)
    ​Feelings  & Needs cards​

About Services

Occupational Therapy (OT) helps people learn skills for the job of living and being in all environments!

OT is a holistic practice that honours and empowers the individual and facilitates performance and satisfaction in daily activities. (Self-care, leisure & productivity.) OT's consider the physical, social, cultural, mental, emotional and spiritual, internal and external environments of their clients.

  • a health profession concerned with promoting health and well-being through occupation.
  • Occupation refers to everything that people do during the course of everyday life (CAOT Postition Statement on Everyday Occupations and Health, 2003).
  • Enabling participation in activities that are meaningful and purposeful for individuals is a primary goal.