Osiana Wellness with Emma Lui

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About Osiana Wellness with Emma Lui

I am Emma. I'm a Holistic Health Practitioner, water and social justice activist, writer and community organizer. I offer Holistic Health services including Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy, Holistic Nutrition and ThetaHealing (core belief work) to trauma survivors and frontline workers.

This page started when I offered these sessions to womxn in a shelter in Ottawa beginning in the fall of 2019, as well as to womxn transitioning from the shelter to their own homes. When the COVID-19 pandemic was declared in March 2020, I transitioned this work to virtual sessions. My goal is to work in a shelter again once it is safe to do so. I currently offer virtual sessions as well as in-person sessions at a clinic that I work at.

It has been incredibly rewarding to work with people who heal from abuse, trauma and conditions that come with these, like depression, anxiety, addiction, pain, illness and more.

I offer sessions to trauma survivors, activists and frontline workers to process trauma and burnout and support their mind-body-spirit health, particularly with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. These sessions are free to them or on a Pay What You Can or By Donation basis depending on the person's income level.

So, I set up this page to reach out to our community and ask for your support so that I can continue this work that I feel so passionately about.

Can you make a monthly contribution to keep this work going?

With your support, you'll be making a direct impact on the lives of  trauma survivors who have experienced abuse, violence and more as well as activists and frontline workers experiencing burnout. You'll also be joining a community of people that is changing culture to one based in community care, healing, equity and justice. 

IMPORTANT: Please note the contributions are in US dollars so be sure to factor in the exchange rate. 

What is Craniosacral Therapy?
Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy (BCST) is a gentle yet profound type of body work that helps to relieve pain and imbalances in the body as well as process trauma and stored emotions in order to bring someone back to health and balance. It uses different hand placements, or holds, along the sacrum, spine and head to release tension, emotions and memories stored deep in the body. People who have experienced trauma have nervous systems that are stuck in Fight-Flight mode. BCST can help someone transition from Fight-Flight mode and into Rest-Digest mode, where their bodies can do their healing. 

What is Holistic Nutrition?
Holistic nutrition is the use of everyday nutrition and eating habits to improve one’s health. It is based in the interrelationship between the mind, body, spirit as well as one's environment and community. These sessions give people nutritional advice to support healthy eating on a low-budget as adequate nutrition is so crucial to the healing process of people who have experienced trauma. The nutritional advice is based on current diets, access to foods and an assessment of the body's systems and imbalances. The goal is to bring clients' bodies back into balance through nutrition and lifestyle changes.

What is ThetaHealing®?
ThetaHealing® is a technique used to clear limiting core beliefs, conditioning and patterns using a combination of meditation and dialogue. ThetaHealing® helps the body process and release emotions like anger, fear or pain and transforms limiting beliefs into healthy ones. People who have experienced trauma understandably have negative core beliefs their self-worth, safety, agency and more. This modality helps to change these beliefs they have about themselves, their worth and their ability to have healthy relationships and a rewarding life.

Who will your donation help?
Your donations will go to providing Holistic Health sessions for trauma survivors, activists and frontline workers to process trauma and burnout. Some of the people I work with who experienced abuse and trauma now experience addictions, depression, suicidal thoughts and more - all of which are normal responses to very traumatic experiences, as trauma and addictions expert Dr. Gabor Maté would say.

With $700 USD per month, I will offer roughly 15* Holistic Health sessions to support trauma survivors, activists and frontline workers to process and heal from trauma and burnout . I will also be able to set up a fund for sessions for low-income trauma survivors. The fund will also support activists and frontline workers who have experienced (vicarious) trauma and burnout and need support in their recovery.

*15 sessions is an estimate based on 45 minute sessions. Sessions range from 30-60 minutes so the number of sessions I do in a month may vary depending on the length. 

About me
I began my first training in Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy in 2018, completed my Level 2 training in September 2019 and am completing an additional 2-year training. I started my practice, Osiana Wellness with Emma Lui, in 2019 and work with a range of clients including survivors of abuse and (intergenerational) trauma as well as activists and frontline workers who experience depression, anxiety, PTSD, burnout and a host of health conditions.

Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy, Holistic Nutrition and ThetaHealing have been deeply restorative and helped me in my own process of healing from (intergenerational) trauma, burnout and digestive disorders. As an empath, these modalities come naturally to me as I have always been attuned to other people’s emotions and well-being.

As a water activist, I'm very passionate about water and think about the parallels between Craniosacral Therapy, which works with the (cerebral spinal) fluids in our bodies, and waterways in the environment. When we tax our systems - ecosystems, water systems and our individual bodies - we impact the long-term health of waterways and our bodies.

As a social justice activist, I provide care with an awareness of the crises we face today including climate and water crises, racism, gender inequity and income inequality and how they can impact our well-being. Patriarchy, capitalism and colonization are not only wearing on our planet, but also wearing on our health and communities.

Why your donation is needed
This work ties together health, healing trauma (including intergenerational, historical and collective trauma), social justice, dismantling and healing from patriarchy and misogyny and community care.

These modalities are effective in helping people recover from trauma, burnout and more. Your donation can help bring calm, peace and health to people who have experienced trauma and burnout. Your donation will help to create a regenerative culture based on community care that is now needed more than ever.

Please consider making a contribution. Thank you!

• Donations are charged in US dollars.
• You can also make a one-time donation rather than a monthly donation here.
• For $10 tier and up, names of donors will automatically be added to the website. If you wish to remain anonymous, please send me a message.
• For $20, $30 and $40 tiers, names will be entered into a draw once the $700 per month goal is reached.
• Free BCST sessions are offered at a designated clinic during designated hours in Ottawa when COVID guidelines allow for them.
$75.41 of $700 per month
With $700 per month, I will spend two half days at a women's shelter giving Craniosacral Therapy sessions to support women who are processing abuse and trauma. I will also set up a fund for Craniosacral Therapy sessions for low-income trauma survivors as well as activists and frontline workers who are recovering from (vicarious) trauma and burnout and are in need of community care and healing.
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