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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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047 – The Life and Times of the Occupational Therapy Hub

There aren’t too many OT’s in the online space that hasn’t come across or seen posts from The Occupational Therapy Hub. I’ve known Jamie for about as long as...

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046 – Overcoming Anxiety/PTSD with one of the Worlds Strongest Humans

DURING THIS PODCAST TOPICS SUCH AS ABUSE, PTSD AND VIOLENCE ARE DISCUSSED. THERE IS ALSO STRONG LANGUAGE USED. IF THIS IS A TRIGGER OR MAKES YOU UNCOMFORTABLE, LOOK AFTER...

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045 – Newgrad Mental Health and the Transition from Student

This conversation starting talking about the transition and what to expect moving from a student to newgrad practitioner. Thalia was honest and raw and didn’t sugar-coat any of the...

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044 – OTAus2019 Conference Reflection

On July 10-12th 2019 I found my way to Sydney for the 28th Occupational Therapy Australia National Conference & Exhibition. This was my 4th Australian National Conference which runs...

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043 – Sense Rugby: Occupation-Based Practice with Passion

I first came across Sense Rugby when the below video came across my facebook browsing. Being a strong advocate for occupation-based practice AND an old rugby union tragic, this...

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042 – Choose your Mental Health with Sarah Cawthorne

DURING THIS PODCAST TOPICS SUCH AS SUICIDE AND ALCOHOL ADDICTION ARE DISCUSSED. IF THIS IS A TRIGGER OR MAKES YOU UNCOMFORTABLE, LOOK AFTER YOURSELF AND DON’T FEEL LIKE YOU...

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041 – How to Become an Entrepreneur in Private Practice

Laura Park Figueroa, to me, is something special in the profession. To take on the often scary role of an entrepreneur and turn your passion into a private practice...

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040 – Michelle Perryman Hijacks Occupied

A while ago I asked Michelle to come and be a guest on Occupied. As I had expected she agreed but then retorted, “I’m going to interview you”. We...

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039 – From Army OT to Adaptive Gaming

The release of the adaptive XBox controller might have been something you saw cross your news feed a while back. You may even have thought “damn that’s awesome, I...

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038 – Is Occupational Balance BS? ft Alexis Joelle

Alexis is an OT, an online juggernaut, a clinical mentor and metaphor aficionado. If you’re on Instagram or Facebook then you have more than likely come across some of...

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037 – An Occupational Analysis of Coffee

“Coffee, a brewed drink prepared from roasted coffee beans, the seeds of berries from certain Coffea species.”   I can guarantee you that many people reading this did not know that a coffee bean comes...

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036 – The Occupation within Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a clinical modality that I was introduced and exposed to during my clinical career. Unlike many psychotherapies, ACT was always able to be...

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035 – The Realities of living with Schizophrenia

There’s very little I can say about RachelStarLive that she hasn’t expressed herself in one of her amazing youtube videos. So using her own words, Rachel is a “schizophrenic...

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034 – The Dark Side of Occupation with Dr Rebecca Twinley

Dr Twinley came into my life, as many have, via online connections and shared thoughts on Occupation and Occupational Therapy. When we first connected was just before she publicly...

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033 – Thoughts on how OT’s can talk about OT

It’s OT Month in the states and I’ve seen a TONNE of social media posts promoting the profession and saying how amazing we are and outlining the wide variety...

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032 – The Rocket OT returns to Earth: Occupation in Action

You may remember Simone from episode 2! She is the creator of the Regulation Rocket and an amazing occupation-based pediatric OT. Simone has definitely been one of our most...

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031 – Succeeding to Fail with Jon Jon Rivero

Prior to meeting Jon Jon my measures of success were most definitely material and superficial. Since that time I’ve been a much more introspective OT. I met Jon Jon...

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