We’re using Forum Theatre in the Therapeutic Use of Self class this week. It’s sunny and warm so we’re able to use an outdoor space. Here’s the article that first inspired me to use this approach: http://muse.jhu.edu/login?uri=/journals/literature_and_medicine/v016/16.1brown.html
Here’s a good discussion about the value of giving thanks. I am so fortunate – my wonderful husband and family, great co-workers, students who are so excited about this profession of occupational therapy that we share, my Aurora Borealis beadmaking friends, the cosy house where I sit writing this blog entry, the sun and the autumn leaves, the piece of pumpkin pie I just had. What are you grateful about today?
Joan Guetschow, an uber tech savvy 2nd year student in the MScOT programme, has added this blog to a blog aggregator highlighting OT blogs. So – now I do actually have to regularly write something. Thanks for the nudge Joan.
I was so thrilled on Wednesday night to see Lindsay Eales, one of the occcupational therapy students at University of Alberta, appear on this national show, doing a duet with Harmanie Shairp, a dancer who uses a wheelchair. Lindsay is a dancer and choreographer, and is about to graduate as an occupational therapist. She has a passion for dance and for finding ways to enable everyone’s participation in dance. She is doing a fantatic job of getting that message out. Check out this short clip of a number she choreographed for the U of A Orchesis Dance Club last year. Way to go!!
Here’s the clip from the show:
SYTYCD Canada clip
The week was the second annual AMHOTCoP event. The organizing committee was happy to have 30+ occupational therapists join us to discuss and present ( in some wonderfully creative ways) their dreams for the future of occupational therapy practice in Alberta. Thanks to everyone who attended! And thanks to the sponsors, including Capital Health, Grey Nuns’ Hospital and the Department of Occupational Therapy at the University of Alberta.