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”

OT Multipurpose Activity – DIY Clay Beads

As an Occupational therapist working at a day program where my clients are between 3-35 years old, our biggest focus is making activities not only developmentally appropriate but also age appropriate. A lot of our older clients will go along with certain activities, but won’t really enjoy them or try their best if they aren’tContinue reading “OT Multipurpose Activity – DIY Clay Beads”

January Yoga playlist

I have been teaching yoga since 2017, and virtually since March 2020. It’s been quite the journey learning my style and groove, and creating my ideal class. Before I share more, I want to acknowledge that I am a white woman from Canada, so my yoga programming is based off of historical teachings, but isContinue reading “January Yoga playlist”

Celebrating the little things

Welcome to my blog if you haven’t been here before! My name is Kristina, I am an Occupational therapist in Ontario, Canada! I work with children and young adults at a day program on an outdoor property. I have spent the last 6 months working there and have found how important the lessons that IContinue reading “Celebrating the little things”

COVID and learning occupational balance

If you have gone to school to become an occupational therapist, you’ll have heard the term “occupational balance”. Occupational balance is when your time throughout the day if balanced well between self care, leisure and productivity. When there is an significant imbalance, this can contribute to issues in your health. An example, for anyone notContinue reading “COVID and learning occupational balance”