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Vivien Joy Lamadrid
Vivien Joy Lamadrid, RN, BSN, CCRN, CAPA, CPAN, HTCP

Her areas of expertise and experience are critical care, emergency room, trauma, post anesthesia (recovery room), pain management, holistic healing, Healing Touch (energy healing), and wellness. Vivien Joy is excited to bring an internationally recognized healing modality TRE (Trauma Release Exercises) into her wellness practice to help others activate the body’s wisdom to release trauma, stress, and tension from the body. Her title is Holistic Nurse and the founder and owner of Journeys for Wellness, Inc. She practices at the Chicago Holistic Healing Center, which is located at Weiss Memorial Hospital. In addition to having a wellness private practice, Vivien Joy works as a bedside nurse in the recovery room (a phase where patients recover right after surgery) for Advocate Health Care.

Vivien Joy is also an Alumna of the Institute of Zen Leadership whom her teachers are Zen Priests and Zen Masters, and is also a member of a nursing honor society, Sigma Theta Tau International. Since 2010, she had presented on topics on Holistic Approaches to Stress Management, Healing Touch (energy healing), and Non-Pharmacological Approach to Pain Management, to physicians, nurses, nursing students, new graduate nurses, employees, and to the community.

With the health care challenges she experiences on a daily basis, along with other health care providers, patients, and family members, Vivien Joy is dedicated to empowering others to integrate holistic approaches for optimal health and healing.

Empowering You to Integrate Holistic Approaches
for Optimal Health & Healing.


Meet Vivien Joy Lamadrid & Learn More About Her Range Of Expertise…

Vivien Joy Lamadrid, RN, BSN, CCRN, CAPA, CPAN, HTCP

Holistic Nurse and Healing Touch Practitioner

Nursing Education Background

Associate’s degree in nursing from Oakton Community College

Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from Lewis University

Professional Certifications

  • Healing Touch Certified Practitioner (HTCP)
  • CCRN – Critical Care Certified Nurse (Adult)
  • CAPA – Certified Ambulatory Peri-Anesthesia Nurse
  • CPAN – Certified Peri-Anesthesia Nurse
  • TNS – Trauma Nurse Specialist
  • TNCC – Trauma Nurse Core Course
  • Prepare for Surgery, Heal Faster (Program created by Peggy Huddleston)

Clinical Experience

  • Surgical Trauma Intensive Care
  • Medical Coronary Intensive Care
  • Telemetry (cardiac monitoring unit)
  • Medical Surgical
  • Interventional Radiology
  • Gastrointestinal lab
  • Emergency Room
  • Same-day Surgery
  • Post Anesthesia Care
  • Cardiac Cath Lab
  • Private Duty Homecare

Vivien Joy Lamadrid, RN, BSN, CCRN, HTPa, CAPA, CPAN

Vivien Joy is a nurse with clinical expertise in Perioperative and Critical Care areas and also one who embraces holistic philosophy.

She has completed educational requirements for Healing Touch, a nursing-based therapy that uses hands-on healing to enhance health, as well as Healing Touch for Babies. She is also embarking on studies in Clinical Aromatherapy and other integrative forms of healing.

Vivien Joy is fully trained and certified to present the work of Peggy Huddleston’s “Prepare for Surgery, Heal Faster” Workshop. She continues to advance her practice in both traditional and holistic nursing, energy-based therapies, and other healing modalities to integrate options for stress management, health and healing.

Currently, Vivien Joy works in post anesthesia care unit/recovery room at Advocate Health Care and at The Center for Integrative Medicine at Weiss.

Vivien Joy also has her private practice Journeys for Wellness, Inc. She is the founder and owner of Journeys for Wellness.

Vivien Joy’s interest is to promote Holistic Approaches to stress management and self-care to nurses, nursing students, physicians and other health care providers as well as to the community.