UnityPoint Health-Meriter; Select Specialty Hospital, UW Health Sports Medicine

Sarah Delany

Madison, WI

Mission Statement
To support people of all ages in the pursuit of a fulfilling life guided by one's own intuition. I envision a world in which we heal from anything that prevents us from following our dreams, living big lives, and connecting to one another. I aim to serve as an ally to others--young and old-- seeking to live according to their true nature.

History Of Practice
I am an Occupational Therapist, and I: 1. facilitate group therapy among children and teens with mental illness at UnityPoint Health-Meriter Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 2. support older adults through the physical rehabilitation process at Select Specialty Hospital 3. teach yoga and fitness classes at UW Health Sports Med 4. mentor kiddos outdoors through Wild Harvest Nature Connection

Personal Statement
I spent 6 months working on organic farms in New Zealand before graduate school which spurred me to pursue holistic health and live a life close to the land. My hobbies include gardening, cooking, Brazilian dance, yoga, rock climbing, running, swimming, riding my bicycle, hoop dance, camping, playing guitar, reading, writing, drawing, painting, seeing local live music as often as possible, and laughing.

Upcoming Projects
Currently plans are a-brewin' for outreach and program development to (re)connect Madison children & families with nature as part of the Children & Nature Network Initiative. Exciting times. Other hopes & dreams I have are: offering music/dance therapy workshops, working with farms and hospitals to provide patients higher quality food, hosting farm to table therapeutic wilderness retreats for individuals with eating disorders.

Other Groups and Organizations
Wild Harvest Nature Connection: www.wildharvestnatureconnection.org Children & Nature Network: http://www.childrenandnature.org