Q. What inspired you to create this space?
A seed was planted some time ago.
I’d like to start by sharing how this seed was planted, and why I am so passionate about this project.
For those new to my site, hello! My name is Jess. I am an Occupational Therapist and integrated wellness practitioner with a passion to help people reach their ultimate wellness potential. This project is very close to my own heart, but it is also born from the sheer inspiration my patients bring to me, every day. Let me share with you the story of how I came to bring this project to life.
Q. What inspired you to take this journey online?
After many years of working with patients with chronic pain, chronic disease, mental health concerns and various physical illnesses, I felt inspired to be able to offer something more. Many patients came to me with multiple health problems, interlaced with a complex system of issues that permeated physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually and socially.
I started to notice a pattern. A pattern that disease, pain and ill health were not just stemming from a purely physical source or ‘one single cause that needed to be fixed’. They seemed to be heavily interlaced by a complex and potent undercurrent of less obvious influences. And, I wanted to do more.
FAQ about my role and what I do
Q. What is an Occupational Therapist?
Occupational Therapists are extremely diverse health professionals, with a varied set of training and skills. Our role is not always fully understood, as many people assume we are all about helping people get back to work (occupation). But this is only a small part of what we do.
“Occupational Therapists are about helping people re-engage with life, anchoring them in meaningful and purposeful activity and life roles so they may enjoy a more satisfying and fulfilling life”
Q. What is the WHOLE LIFE wellness model?
The WHOLE LIFE wellness model is a foundation that enables meaningful, joyful and purposeful engagement with life.
It includes our physical wellbeing, along with our mental, emotional, spiritual and social health.
It also recognises the importance of rest, and the impact that our environment has on our overall wellbeing.
It recognises that true, sustainable health and wellness needs to encompass a whole-person, whole-life approach.
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Q. What is an integrated wellness practitioner?
An integrated wellness practitioner is someone who will support you on your path to wellness, recovery and living a WHOLE LIFE, no matter what challenges you face. I work with people who are ready for change, who are committed to making a difference in their life, and who are seeking to recapture control of their health, wellbeing and lifestyle habits.
Q. What does an Integrative Wellness Practitioner do?
An integrative wellness practitioner has a special interest in optimising health, wellbeing and function, in an integrated holistic way.
FAQ about my online Wellness Retreats
Q. What are the WHOLE LIFE Wellness retreats?
The WHOLE LIFE Wellness Retreats are uniquely designed self-guided ONLINE wellbeing packages aimed at helping you create a healthier, more meaningful, fulfilled and vibrant life!
Each online package is thoughtfully created with personal care to gently guide and inspire you to take charge of the direction of your life.
Q. Who will benefit from the Online Retreats?
I have tailored each online retreat so they are flexible, accessible and beneficial for everyone. They are for people of all physical levels and all backgrounds of life. All you need is a willingness for change and a commitment to make things better for yourself! Oh, and access to a computer, laptop, IPad or tablet device will help too.
Q. What packages will be offered?
watch this space!