My Potential is excited to announce our Lived Experience Occupational Therapist speaker Bill Wong!
Bill is an autistic occupational therapist licensed in the United States since 2012. He received his masters and clinical doctorate degrees in occupational therapy from University of Southern California in 2011 and 2013, respectively. His primary work setting is in skilled nursing facility setting. He is also an adjunct faculty at Stanbridge University for its MSOT and OTA programs. Bill is the only OT student or practitioner to have given more than 1 TEDx talk, as well as organizing at least 1 TEDx event.
Three years ago Lily came into our lives. You changed us, are healing us, energising us, protecting u, loving us and have saved us. A dogs purpose knows no bounds. Please watch my video Assistance Dogs – Your Questions Answered Please note: Service dogs can not be patted or interacted with. By doing so you areContinue reading “Assistance Dogs your questions answered”
During my low periods exercising, particularly in winter is exceptionally hard. If you are like me, my ideal exercise routine involves exercising inside where no one sees or hear me. Perhaps you are like me and you are experiencing back pain, or maybe another disability or added pressures of caring for another…lets be honest, exercisingContinue reading “Helpful tips for exercising when depressed”
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”
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
Being in a relationship with someone who has BPD is hard. It requires a lot of thinking on your feet. A lot of open communication and forgiveness on both sides.
I frequently get angry at my husband when he says or does something that is triggering for me. It takes a lot of trial and error to work out those triggers. It takes understanding that “silly triggers” such as him “slamming the microwave door” can send me into the flight, fight or freeze mode. In these situations, my husband and I use this framework to know what to do next. I have also sent this framework to several loved ones so they too are knowledgeable in helping someone in distress.