Are you fit to supervise? This week has been a poor week for occupational therapy supervisors and educators. There are many fabulous OTs out there advocating for the rights of consumers with personality disorders. However, there are health care professionals who still choose to discriminate against those with mental health conditions, who use their powerContinue reading “Are you fit to supervise?”
Fitness to Practice as a studentFrom Ozias 🐧 Speaking as someone who had a few Fitness to Practice reviews while doing my undergrad, and am now facing one as a postgrad, I know how terrifying this process can be. And it can evoke a lot of anger and resentment towards uni too, and that’s important toContinue reading “Are you fit to practice?”
Currently I’m attending a 20-week Dialectical Behaviour Therapy group class. I’ll be blogging about my experiences and what I learn.
Anger is a valid and vital emotion for looking after ourselves. It lets us know that we have been hurt, our boundaries have not been respected or our needs have not been met. Anger is also a common symptom of experiencing trauma, feeling invalidated and misheard. It is important that we learn how to releaseContinue reading “Activities to do when you are angry”
10 reasons why you should blog as an occupational therapy student!
Cooking dinner has been a nightmare for me while managing my illness. When I arrive home from uni, all I want to do is put my feet up and relax. But far from being relaxed, in an attempt to prepare a nutritious meal I would find myself at 6pm hovering over a hot stove, sweatContinue reading “Slow cookers – a game-changer for cooking with a disability”
Speaking as someone who had a few Fitness to Practice reviews while doing my undergrad, and am now facing one as a postgrad, I know how terrifying this process can be. And it can evoke a lot of anger and resentment towards uni too, and that’s important to acknowledge, but use that to fuel your passion further! I wanted to take a couple of minutes to talk through how I prepared for my FtP reviews
What is Occupational Therapy? Imagine that one day you woke up and you couldn’t move, you were in pain, or perhaps you have been diagnosed with depression…
Her smell, her embrace, her laugh, her seriousness, her favourite colour, her jewellery, our jokes, our late night sleep overs. I remember how much I loved her, how intensely I needed her acceptance, validation and her friendship. I remember making promises of a life time of friendship and jokes of being an “aunty” to herContinue reading “Grieving for someone who is alive”
So I decided to journal. But putting pen to paper seemed like such an effort. I was writing about all these ideas and dreams I had but keeping them locked in a secret diary. So I challenged myself to think outside the square and I made a WordPress account.