Occupational Therapist, Qualified MBSR Teacher, Medical Qigong Practitioner
Jaisa Sulit graduated from the University of Toronto with an Honours Bachelor of Physical Education and Health in 2002, a Master of Science in Occupational Therapy in 2004 and a Bachelor of Education in 2008. She has been practicing as a Registered Occupational Therapist in Ontario since 2004 with expertise in the neuro-rehabilitation setting.
In 2010, Jaisa survived an accident that left her with a spinal cord injury (SCI). As a therapist turned patient, Jaisa participated in a Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program that not only enriched her recovery, but also helped her learn to thrive in the face of her own chronic pain, stress and anxiety. Jaisa has since become a qualified MBSR teacher through the Center of Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and teaches mindfulness to patients, students and other health care clinicians across Canada.
In 2015, Jaisa moved to Vancouver to explore the effects of bringing her SCI rehabilitation into the natural environment. Having found much benefit from doing medical qigong outdoors in direct connection to land and water, Jaisa went on to become a certified Medical Qigong Practitioner through the Empty Mountain Institute.
Since sustaining an SCI, Jaisa has become a published poet, international keynote speaker and author whose journey of healing her body, soul and spirit is published in the book “Purpose in Paralysis: From Chronic Pain to Universal Gain”.
In 2017 Jaisa returned to Toronto where she continues her work as a holistic occupational therapist. Jaisa is very excited to be back working with the Proactive Pelvic Health Centre team and is looking forward to helping you cultivate mindfulness and compassion in your own daily life!