A little update… There are many career goals I set for myself when I started out as an OT. One I never really thought I’d accomplish was to be a practice educator. Who would want a virtual placement with someone who works 15 hours a week from bed? Well, fast forward one pandemic later and…Continue reading Welcome LSBU student Ellen Reed-Walsh
2020 has definitely been a roller-coaster.. mostly made up of scary downhill parts and sudden drops. For many folks with pre-existing conditions (myself included) the last few months have been downright scary. The lack of information around what actually constituted a risk meant that many people were in a weird no man’s land where they…Continue reading Coronavirus Shielding: Advice for rejoining the world
Advice and coping strategies for Key workers and front line staff by Jo Southall, Independent Occupational Therapist
Top tips for staying happy and healthy during social distancing and self-isolation.
Permaculture principles to simplify your gardening. Cut your workload and improve your ecosystem too.
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