86 – The Essence of Occupational Therapy & The KAWA Model ft Professor Michael Iwama
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6M ago
Today we are speaking with one of my biggest OT inspirations – thought leader, deep thinker and not-afraid-to challenge the status quo, Professor Michael Iwama.   Michael Iwama is most famously known for creating The KAWA Model – an occupational therapy model that uses the metaphor of a river.  In this episode, Michael and I explore: … 86 – The Essence of Occupational Therapy & The KAWA Model ft Professor Michael Iwama Read More ..read more
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85 – Polyvagal Theory, Co-Regulation & An OT Approach ft Kelly Beins
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by The OT Lifestyle Movement
6M ago
Do you want to learn how the Polyvagal Theory relates to our work as occupational therapists? Today we are taking a deep dive into it! The Polyvagal Theory is concerned with our physiological state. It provides us with understanding three neural circuits or physiological states that all stem from the autonomic nervous system (which regulates involuntary … 85 – Polyvagal Theory, Co-Regulation & An OT Approach ft Kelly Beins Read More ..read more
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84 -Aged Care & Dementia: Changing The Way OT Is Perceived ft Brooke Moore
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by The OT Lifestyle Movement
7M ago
Ageing populations are on the rise around the globe. And I’m so excited by the potential of our profession in this space and how we can really make an impact and enable participation in meaningful occupations for our elders in their later years of their life. We can provide ‘traditional’ OT, but there’s also scope … 84 -Aged Care & Dementia: Changing The Way OT Is Perceived ft Brooke Moore Read More ..read more
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83 – 6 Practical Strategies for Co-Regulation
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by The OT Lifestyle Movement
8M ago
Co-regulation is the dynamic and continuous process whereby one person’s nervous system calms another. It is a hugely important skill as a therapist, but also in so many of our other life roles. Co-regulation is about meeting a person where they are at and attuning to their needs. In this episode I explore and talk … 83 – 6 Practical Strategies for Co-Regulation Read More ..read more
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82 – OT Student Life: Placements, Managing Stress & Preparing for the ‘Real World’ ft Alaskah Hindry
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by The OT Lifestyle Movement
8M ago
Today we have a little sneak peek in to the life of an OT student. We are speaking with Alaskah Hindry, a final year occupational therapy student from Sydney, Australia. Alaskah is in her 7th year of university, after completing a few years part-time following the birth of her daughter. She shares her student journey – the … 82 – OT Student Life: Placements, Managing Stress & Preparing for the ‘Real World’ ft Alaskah Hindry Read More ..read more
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81 – Lifestyle, Occupation & OT: What It Means To Me
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by The OT Lifestyle Movement
8M ago
Let’s talk all about lifestyle optimisation and what this movement is all about. Brock Cook, fellow OT Aussie podcaster interviewed me for his podcast Occupied back in January 2021 to talk all about The OT Lifestyle Movement – our movement. I’m sharing the episode here, because after the podcast was release I had so many … 81 – Lifestyle, Occupation & OT: What It Means To Me Read More ..read more
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80 – Trauma & Unleashing The Wild Wisdom of Your Heart ft. Aubri Hathaway
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by The OT Lifestyle Movement
8M ago
We all experience trauma. The question is, how do we get through the tough times? How do we navigate our way back home to ourselves? How do we listen to wild wisdom of our heart? And most potently, how do we unleash it? Today I have a very special guest and former OT friend of … 80 – Trauma & Unleashing The Wild Wisdom of Your Heart ft. Aubri Hathaway Read More ..read more
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79 – My Biggest OT Stuff Up
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by The OT Lifestyle Movement
9M ago
Let me get really vulnerable with you for a minute as I share my biggest OT stuff up. Let me take you back to when I was a new grad working at a city hospital on the general medical wards. I did something I will never (ever) do again. It was my biggest mistake, and … 79 – My Biggest OT Stuff Up Read More ..read more
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79 – Imposter Syndrome, Burn Out & Self Compassion ft Carlyn Neek
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by The OT Lifestyle Movement
10M ago
Today we are shifting the spotlight from a focus on client well-being, to our own well-being. We are exploring the inner work we can do as healthcare professionals to not only survive, but to thrive. In today’s fast-paced therapy world many of us are faced with what feels like endless responsibilities and a never-ending to-do … 79 – Imposter Syndrome, Burn Out & Self Compassion ft Carlyn Neek Read More ..read more
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77 – Occupation as Medicine, Mind-Body Connection & Unlocking Inner Essence ft Jess Leggatt  
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by The OT Lifestyle Movement
11M ago
There is so much more that we can do as occupational therapy practitioners if we simply give ourselves permission. Permission to think big and permission to create new ways. In this episode we talk with Jess Leggatt, an inspiring OT from Brisbane Australia. Jess talks about what ‘occupation as medicine’ means to her, and how … 77 – Occupation as Medicine, Mind-Body Connection & Unlocking Inner Essence ft Jess Leggatt   Read More ..read more
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