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By On February 25th, 2016

Mindfully Falling Down the Rabbit Hole of Caregiving

Written by Melissa Felteau, MAdEd Like so many others who have had the experience of a brain injury, we have been the recipients of a great deal of compassion and love – especially from our parents, who helped us face the daunting challenges to recovery.  So what happens when the roles are reversed as our…

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By On February 25th, 2016

Melissa Felteau Shares Her Journey with NeuroNotes

When you first meet Melissa Felteau you will encounter a ball of positive energy packed into her diminutive frame. She wasn’t exuding positive energy when I first met her and her father at a brain injury conference almost 25 years ago in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. In fact, she was devastated by the aftermath of…

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By On October 7th, 2014

Flipping the Switch for a Good Night’s Sleep

Written by: Melissa Felteau, MAdEd, Lead Meditation Therapist, Rehab Research Group, Lakehead University The media might have a love affair with reporting on the benefits of mindfulness interventions improving lives.  But recent research on meditation and emotional regulation may help us to understand what keeps us up worrying at night.  A 2012 study, “The Mindful Brain…

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By On October 7th, 2014

Throwing the switch in our brains with mindfulness: Melissa Felteau Contributes to NeuroNotes

Melissa Felteau is a researcher, teacher and practitioner of mindfulness. I have had the privilege of working with her on the Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation funded research project in mindfulness to treat depression following brain injury and I look forward to our joint presentation this coming week at the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine , ACRM,…

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By On February 18th, 2014

Mindfulness: At The Tipping Point

Written by: Jaisa Sulit, BPHE, B.Ed, MScOT As a neurological-rehabiliation occupational therapist myself, I am continuously becoming enthusiastic about the evidence based practice of mindfulness that can enhance the quality of our lives. I am more excited, however, not because I’m speaking from a professional’s perspective, but from a personal one. In 2010, I myself sustained…

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By On February 18th, 2014

Introduction to Jaisa Sulit

I recently had the opportunity to meet Jaisa Sulit at the Neurologic Rehabilitation Institute of Ontario (NRIO) in Etobicoke, Ontario. Jaisa is an Occupational Therapist who came to NRIO to talk to the staff about Mindfulness and its application to individuals with brain injury. As I am interested in the practice of Mindfulness and have…

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