Mental Health, Occupational Therapy

Following #TheOTShow from afar: mental health sessions

I love live tweeting from conferences. Not only does it help me to focus, it also makes me feel connected to other delegates - and to people reading from the comfort of their own homes. Today, I was one of those far-away people: reading tweets from the OT Show in Birmingham with my dog on… Continue reading Following #TheOTShow from afar: mental health sessions

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Occupational Therapy

Discovering Radically Open-Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (RO-DBT)

I've had an interest in using psychological approaches in occupational therapy for some time. Last year, I completed a six-month course in Cognitive Analytic Therapy skills - training that still influences my practice. This year, I'm learning something new: Radically Open Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (RO-DBT). RO-DBT, developed by Professor Thomas Lynch, is an adaptation of standard DBT, designed for people… Continue reading Discovering Radically Open-Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (RO-DBT)

Mental Health, Occupational Therapy

Is Boredom More Than an Emotional Response to a Lack of Occupation?

We will be discussing Boredom using the #occhat hashtag on Tuesday 7th May, 8pm BST. Click here to view the transcript of the #occhat exploring boredom. What is your experience of boredom? What do you think causes it? How can boredom be overcome? Is boredom an issue that occupational therapists should address? Flickr: Gargio78 bore·dom [bawr-duh m, bohr-]  noun… Continue reading Is Boredom More Than an Emotional Response to a Lack of Occupation?