Supporting other OTs Rise and Live Fully is something I'm passionate about. I love that helping you take all of those great ideas, value, and intentions and put them into action not only helps you find more fulfillment, meaning and purpose but it helps those you serve and it elevates our profession.
Many of the concepts in the guide are from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and I combine them with all the practical strategies I've learned over the years to turn knowledge into action.
With more than 18 years in practice as an occupational therapist primarily focused on mental health in high achieving adults. I am typically asked to work with clients when burnout has escalated to the mental and physical illnesses that occur when the sympathetic nervous system has been strained for far too long.
Translating what I have learned in my mental health practice to support OTs proactively, I have made it my mission to raise awareness, skills, and actionable steps toward improved wellbeing in other occupational therapists on an international scale. With greater resilience, flexibility, and clarity of values, occupational therapists can elevate their personal and professional lives in unique and impactful ways.
I value authentic connection and creating spaces where we can share our experiences and elevate eachother so that we can all continue engage fully in all of our valued occupations. I have been grateful to have the opportunity to do so by speaking at universities, workplaces, in courses, and workshops, as well as on podcasts, and in online communities to creates a ripple effect of resilience, community, and growth.