Podcast

057 – BEST OF – The Dark Side of Occupation with Rebecca Twinley

WELCOME TO THE OCCUPIED BEST OF! Voted by you guys as one of the four best episodes thus far, Rebecca Twinley’s Dark Side of Occupation has been growing exponentially over the last few years. If you’ve heard this episode before I can guarantee you’ll get something new out of it. If you haven’t heard this…

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056 – What If You Just Found Out That You Had A Sibling?

Have you ever thought about how your life would change if you just found out you had a sibling? Sounds like a movie script right? What if one sibling was an Occupational Therapist and the other had Cerebral Palsy? How would your occupations change? How would your family dynamic change? I came across Whitney and…

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055 – Exploring Neuro with TheBrainyOT

I came across Crystal’s Intagram account during her “Neuro A-Z Photo Challenge”. Her content and explanations are exceptional and I learned a lot. Since then her content has continued with her focus on educating OT’s and the public on all things neuro, especially stroke. Her passion for her practice area is very obvious and infectious. …

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054 – Mental Wellbeing and Occupational Therapy

This episode I wanted to reflect on an idea that I’ve been playing around with for a few weeks and that’s the difference between Mental Health and Mental Illness. Having an understanding of the links between wellbeing and mental health is a skill that every clinician can take into just about every clinical practice area….

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053 – Brooke George is Teaming with Dementia

I know a lot of passionate people. I also know a lot of people in a lot of different practice areas. I’ve been lucky enough to know a couple of people who are incredibly passionate about working in the aged care sector. Brooke George has an amazing passion for working with people who have dementia….

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052 – An OT Students Lived Experience of Chronic Pain

Continuing on a bit of a trend of lived experiences on the podcast I roped in the awesome Taylah Douglass to have a chat about her experience with Chronic Pain. Taylah is currently completing her OT degree just outside of Melbourne Australia and the combination of her study and her experience of pain has given…

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051 – When You Love What You Do…WORK with Karen Jacobs

Professor Karen Jacobs is one of those guests that makes me feel like I don’t work hard enough. Any of the projects she has been involved in could be looked at as career-defining by mere mortals like myself. Everything from writing textbooks, creating national campaigns looking at safe backpack use, writing a library of kids…

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050 – A Celebration of you, the Listener

When I started Occupied I didn’t really have a plan for how it was going to go. It was a form of creative expression for me and I enjoyed learning the process and creating a product. The uptake of said product has been absolutely amazing. I’d be lying if I said I was excited every…

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049 – Meaning and Occupational Engagement

This is an emerging topic for me. It’s something for which I’ve seen a correlation for many many years. Now is the stage in my career where I’m starting to explore this more in-depth. Meaning is arguably the most important aspect of a person’s occupation. Yet, in my experience, it is also one of the…

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048 – OTReference Discusses the Similarities Between OT and Powerlifting

Since the beginning of my involvement in the sport of powerlifting, I’ve always been fascinated by the similarities. There are close links between the skillsets required to excel in Powerlifting and those commonly utilised by Occupational Therapists. I have, previously, written blog posts on how I’ve utilised my OT skillset in my coaching. To build…

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