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Julie Seavy

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Julie Seavy, RN (HN-BC), MTS, MA

Julie Seavy is a Board Certified Holistic Nurse and Certified Health Coach. She has been a nurse for over thirty years, with varied experience in community health and primary prevention. She has worked in acute settings, predominately emergency medicine, in addition to public schools and primary care. Her primary interests are healthcare access and mind-body-spirit integration.

Her attention to cross-cultural medicine led to advanced degrees from Harvard Divinity School and the University of Chicago Divinity School. Her expertise in Native American studies resulted in work with Ojibwe (Wisconsin) and Navajo (Arizona) native communities. She served as a Native American literature editor and health educator for Voices, a school based social literacy program (K-12). There she worked primarily in violence prevention and bereavement support with elementary students.

More recently, Julie served as Director of Integrative Care at the Virginia Thurston Healing Garden, a cancer support organization in Harvard, MA. There she developed numerous programs in wellness education designing courses in nutrition, physical health, and social and spiritual support. She believes strongly in a client-centered team approach to care, and supported a variety of professionals (social workers, nurses, mental health professionals, nutritionists) working together to help people restore well-being throughout their cancer experience.

With artist, Candace Anderson, Julie co-founded the Healing Arts Collaborative, a grant funded project to introduce healthy environment initiatives to cancer care centers in New England, with an emphasis on program outreach to underserved areas. Partners included the Cambridge Health Alliance, Franklin Medical Center (Greenfield), the Simonds-Sinon Cancer Center (Leominster), and the YWCA (Worcester), among others.

As a Health Coach, Julie works with individuals and groups in both corporate and non-profit settings. Her current focus is on bereavement and caregiver support. She currently serves as a consultant to Care Dimensions, a hospice and palliative care organization in the greater Boston area, and offers elder/caregiver support and education through Caregiver Homes in Worcester.

Updated 3/31/14

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