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”

#OTalk 14th Dec 2021 – How Neurodivergent-affirming models of practice benefit all — OTalk

In my final year of my Occupational therapy Masters’ degree, my friends and I went to the National OT conference put together by the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists. During the conference I re-activated my Twitter account from my undergrad years to follow the live tweets, and realized how much action there is from theContinue reading “#OTalk 14th Dec 2021 – How Neurodivergent-affirming models of practice benefit all — OTalk”

Kids’ Social Emotional Book List from an Occupational Therapist

I have the joy of working with children as an Occupational Therapist, which requires a lot more creativity and planning than they teach in school. With my kiddo clients, my assessment and interventions often have to be very creative and flexible to keep them engaged. This past 6 weeks I worked with a group ofContinue reading “Kids’ Social Emotional Book List from an Occupational Therapist”

Rainy day guided visualization

As an Occupational therapist, I often find myself using my yoga teacher skills and passions to engage my clients in self care. Some of my clients are non mobile or have challenges exploring the nature we have access to in certain weathers. For example, today was rainy, slushy and windy – a difficult combination toContinue reading “Rainy day guided visualization”

Simple nature activities for your child’s development

Back in March, I started working with a private practice providing Occupational Therapy group programming out in a nature setting (see my block post about starting this job here). Based in a busy city, sometimes it is hard for families to get out of their mid city apartments or houses that may not have theContinue reading “Simple nature activities for your child’s development”

Collaborating as an allied health professional

Good morning! (or whatever time of day you’re reading this haha!) I am writing this as a letter for all allied health professionals that come across this page, but anyone who works with clients in a service providing manner, feel free to read this and comment below. If you’ve seen the rest of my blogContinue reading “Collaborating as an allied health professional”

Occupational therapy in nature !

This weekend marked the first day of my Nature OT program! If you have been following my journey, you know that I had a full time job and did not feel appreciated and happy in this company. I have moved to a casual occupational therapist in this company, and have connected with another occupational therapistContinue reading “Occupational therapy in nature !”