Dr. Nicole Villegas, OTD is an occupational therapist, somatic trauma practitioner, educator, and social entrepreneur. They are an advocate for sensory awareness and the habits, routines and rituals that make up our lives.
They founded The Institute for Sensory Conscious™ Living, providing coaching and educational services that help improve communication, creativity and connection.
Dr. Villegas teaches at Boston University, consults with workplace teams of all sizes and is published in clinical textbooks on mental health and lifestyle. Nicole has been featured in BBC’s Worklife, Reader’s Digest, HuffPost, Apartment Therapy, and VeryWell Health, among others.
"Time poverty creates barriers for people who want to explore their interests outside of obligatory responsibilities like work or family care." BBC10 February 2022
“The practice of re-designing, problem-solving, and completing the concrete task can kickstart your creativity if you are feeling stuck in other areas of your life,” they also noted.25 January 2022
“Awareness of impermanence can help balance our mental wellness and challenge rumination and either/or thinking,” they explained. “Noticing the possibility of change can help with feelings of helplessness… furniture can be moved, the seasons come and go, your design style evolves, and it’s possible to move with the waves of it.”25 January 2022