Lauren P. Lyman, MS OTR/L, CPLC
Through my personal and professional journey, I have observed the disappointment after dedicating yourself to improving your health and "failing." It wasn't until I experienced it myself that I learned true health relies on the harmonious balance of the
mind, body, & spirit.
Health is not an end goal, but a lifelong commitment to truly loving oneself through life's challenges.
I am happy to help in any way I can.
I have always valued and respected my clients' wishes and input. After all, I am here for you. With trust, honesty, and a little vulnerability, we can work together to uncover the underlying causes of dis-ease (acute or chronic) and suffering in all its forms: physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual. You will find there is usually more to it than meets the eye, which is why holistic care is so incredibly powerful and transforming.
Breaking away from a large corporation has gifted me the freedom to treat the whole person. I can help without limits and restrictions. I can put you first. When you find that harmonious balance of an empowered mind, a healthy body, and a free spirit; you can find your purpose and live your Truth. Let go of the confinements. Don't just think outside the box; crush that box you are living in. We won't settle on "managing" your symptoms. Why be alive if you're not living? My goal is to help you find your voice, your power, your Truth. Let's quiet the background noise and get you back on your true path.
Education Background: I graduated from Dominican University with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. I took several research and statistics courses, studied the science of subjective well-being, and performed my own research at the university. I moved on to Rush University Medical Center, where I earned a Master of Science in Occupational Therapy. I am certified in physical agent modalities and received my Assistive Technology Professional certification.
Professional Background: My work experience includes special recreation programs, inpatient rehabilitation, subacute rehabilitation, acute care in a hospital, and outpatient therapy. I have also been involved with program development, including a Spinal Cord Health & Wellness program, Multiple Sclerosis Health & Wellness Program, ALS Clinic, and an Assistive Technology Lab. I developed rehabilitation treatment guidelines and protocols to assist with standardizing care. I have worked with children, adults, and the geriatric population. I have experience with developmental disorders, mental health, spinal cord injury and surgeries, MS, ALS, stroke, cardiac rehabilitation, orthopedic surgery and injury, oncology, splinting, polytrauma, and medically complex patients. I am particularly interested in neurological impairments (spinal cord injury, ALS, MS, stroke, neuropathy, autism) as well as mental health.
Personal Journey: After having my son, I left the traditional 40-hour work week to stay home with him. However, I never gave up my passion for health and research. When modern medicinal approaches failed us, I began exploring natural physical and mental health interventions. I have successfully incorporated aromatherapy, mindfulness/meditation, grounding, and a primarily whole food nutrition-based diet into my personal life. I have emptied my medicine cabinet of pharmaceuticals, instead relying on homeopathic remedies, osteopathic medicine, and acupuncture. I then explored environmental factors that were contributing to poor health. I improved my environment by changing cookware, personal care products, cleaning products as well as adding crystals, salt lamps, and pyramids to reduce harmful ions in the air.
I thought I was done there, but there was still one piece of the puzzle missing: spiritual connection and health. I took a break from the outside world, what was happening to me, and looked inward. There, I discovered my purpose and an incredible amount of motivation to walk my path and live my Truth without reservation. I was able to let go of emotional attachments to others' perceptions, establish healthy boundaries in my life, and create my own reality. I have transformed my health and the health of my family, and I am motivated to help others do the same.
I am a wife and a mom to two amazing children and a chocolate lab. I have a close extended family I love to spend time with. I love being out in nature and being active. I am a firm believer in the mind-body-spirit connection and the gut as the second brain. I love to research, share my knowledge and passion with others, and help people confidently live their purpose. Happy, healthy, emotionally balanced people make a happy, healthy, emotionally balanced world for everyone to enjoy.