Please note that in order to book an appointment, you will be asked to read and sign the following statement as part of your initial paperwork. Data Protection: Please be aware that by sending back the completed form you are consenting to your data being securely stored and processed by myself, (Jo Southall, Independent Occupational…Continue reading Terms & Conditions for OT Appointments
“Do you know my friend Bill? He’s in a wheelchair too!” There comes a time in every disabled persons life where a well-meaning but nosy stranger asks that question. There’s a persistent assumption that all individuals with similar needs or matching impairments share a social connection. In previous generations, this was met with awkward laughter…Continue reading Therapeutic Relationships: Personal Vs Professional
Welcome back to #HypnOT. Session 5 focuses on weight management, no miracle diet solutions here, just healthy living. Kim (Online Psychotherapist) explains a little about how our brains view food and the evolutionary backing behind eating. I share some useful tips on improving your activity levels without injury and burn-out. I also try to get…Continue reading #HypnOT session 5 – Weight Management
Welcome back to #HypnOT. Session 4 focuses on understanding and improving sleep. Kim (Online Psychotherapist) explains a little about how our brains get ready for sleep, why it’s important and how we can improve it. I share some useful tips based around the principles of Sleep Hygiene to help you manage your activities and environment…Continue reading #HypnOT session 4 – Sleep
Welcome back to #HypnOT. Session 3 focuses on understanding and managing Chronic Pain. Kim (Online Psychotherapist) explains a little about how pain impacts our brains and cognition. I share some useful tips for managing the symptoms and limiting the impact on your quality of life. This video was recorded live via Facebook Livestream then uploaded…Continue reading #HypnOT session 3 – Chronic Pain
Welcome back to #HypnOT. Session 2 focuses on understanding and managing Anxiety. Kim (Online Psychotherapist) explains a little about how and why anxiety happens and the processes within the brain. I share some useful tips for managing the symptoms of anxiety and on how to limit the impact your anxiety has on your life. This…Continue reading #HypnOT Session 2 – Anxiety
I’m very pleased and proud to share session one of the #HypnOT series. A collaboration between myself and Kim Clayden of Positive Solution Hypnotherapy. We’ll be looking at a variety of topics over the next few weeks. This one is an introduction to who we are, what we do and why!
Handwriting was always something I wished I was good at. I would watch my friends develop elegant and individual writing styles with envy. In my case, I simply wished I could get to the bottom of the page without my hands hurting. Gripping the pen so tightly it left dents in my fingers. Always having…Continue reading Handwriting Tips and Tools
Many regular visitors to this site (and most of my friends) will be aware that I live with Visual Stress. For the most part it just means I wear snazzy orange glasses and can’t drive. Other less obvious elements are my lack of depth perception, terrible night vision and sensitivity to blue light. I used…Continue reading Balance & Perception – Long Cane Training.
My presentation on Occupational Therapy from the HMSA EDS UK Management & Wellbeing Conference 2017. JBOT