Exploring OT and OTA collaboration in the field

If you have read my blog post before, you know I am an occupational therapist and a preceptor to placement students. At my full-time job I take students who are in occupational therapy, and the occupational therapy assistant program, personal support workers, and recreational therapist. We also have students from other disciplines who do placementContinue reading “Exploring OT and OTA collaboration in the field”

Sensory Garden Guided visualization

As an Occupational therapist, I often find myself using my yoga teacher skills and passions to engage my clients in self care. I am currently focused on nature based therapy and how we can access the benefits of nature even if we can’t get out into nature itself. Sometimes a visualization doesn’t have to beContinue reading “Sensory Garden Guided visualization”

Sunshine guided visualization

As an Occupational therapist, I often find myself using my yoga teacher skills and passions to engage my clients in self care. I am currently focused on nature based therapy and how we can access the benefits of nature even if we can’t get out into nature itself. Sometimes a visualization doesn’t have to beContinue reading “Sunshine guided visualization”

Planning for my first airplane trip after COVID 🙏🏻

It’s been almost exactly 3 years since I’ve been on an airplane. I’m sure this is not a big shock to anyone; many people don’t fly frequently, but these 3 years obviously were very different, and a lot has changed since then. Before COVID, I had what I called “plane anxiety”; I would get nervousContinue reading “Planning for my first airplane trip after COVID 🙏🏻”

First published article! Psychotherapy in Occupational Therapy

As someone who has trouble with reading and comprehension, I never thought I would be involved in publishing scientific literature as part of my professional career. After completing my Occupational Therapy masters degree , I was offered a position as a research assistant by one of the professors I very much admire. This research wasContinue reading “First published article! Psychotherapy in Occupational Therapy”

Beach guided visualization

As an Occupational therapist, I often find myself using my yoga teacher skills and passions to engage my clients in self care. I am currently focused on nature based therapy and how we can access the benefits of nature even if we can’t get out into nature itself. Some of my clients are non mobileContinue reading “Beach guided visualization”

Reviewing the Habit Tracker app after the first week

Over the past couple years after graduating, moving into an apartment with my (now) fiancée, and working as a newly licensed occupational therapist through a global pandemic, I’ve fallen off of every habit I’ve ever made. As I completed my masters degree, I worked out and practiced yoga multiple times a week, I cleaned myContinue reading “Reviewing the Habit Tracker app after the first week”

Book review: The Reason I Jump

****Note the language in this writing – I have been exploring story telling by autistic individuals, and many of the adults I have been listening to have shared that autism is a significant part of them as human beings, so they prefer to be referred to as Autistic people instead of People with Autism. ThisContinue reading “Book review: The Reason I Jump”

Reflecting on how the life cycle can be part of therapeutic teaching

This may be a very different or obscure concept to share about, but tonight I am reflecting on how experiencing the life cycle can be part of therapeutic teaching and learning. I work as an Occupational Therapist in a VERY unique space, where we have the opportunity to incorporate animals into our work with ourContinue reading “Reflecting on how the life cycle can be part of therapeutic teaching”

My experience working with Sensory Diets : What are they and How can you use one?

Before I get started with this blog, I wanted to link below the blog that I read that inspired the discussion of sensory diets on my blog. Please take a moment to read it, as the writer, Nikita, shares about Wilbarger’s sensory diet program and how the writer uses sensory diets (which I love becauseContinue reading “My experience working with Sensory Diets : What are they and How can you use one?”