Health & Wellness Podcasts

A creative project exploring all things Occupation, Occupational Science, and Occupational Therapy

A creative project exploring all things Occupation, Occupational Science, and Occupational Therapy




A creative project exploring all things Occupation, Occupational Science, and Occupational Therapy






102 – Difficult Conversations & BPD ft Keir Harding

We discussed the complexities of the healthcare system and how that often fall short when working with people who are diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder.


101 – Comprehensive Kawa ft Dr Michael Iwama

The aim of this episode was to create a grassroots resource about how the Kawa came to fruition as I strongly believe that in order to get the most out of the model, understanding its roots is imperative.


100 – A Celebration of OT Podcasting

Right from the very start, I said if a handful of people learned something or took something away from the podcast it would be worth the time


099 – Sexualisation and Identity ft Sakshi Tickoo

This episode we explore the concept of sexualisation how that relates to identity and what this means for Occupational Therapy practitioners.


098 – What Does My Depression Look Like?

On December 8th I went public about my journey with depression. Some people asked for more, asked for an episode. So here it is.


097 – The OT Lifestyle Movement ft Rhiannon Crispe

Rhiannon Crispe describers herself as "a salty soul, health enthusiast, sun chaser and blessed mumma & wife. A dreamer and a doer. A goal setter and a go-getter. A change agent and a game changer. And also a proud Occupational Therapist and business owner."


096 – A New Look at Resolutions

I wanted to look at why soooo many people fail their resolutions and an alternative method that I use and you might find more successful!


095 – BEST OF 2020 – The Importance of Language in Disability

Having this discussion about language and how we as therapist use it to frame and situate our therapeutic relationship, power and recovery for the people that we work with.


094 – BEST OF 2020 – The Dark Side of Therapy Memes

I've spoken many times about the impact public portrayal of OT has on our profession. In my opinion, I can see how condoning some of these memes could be doing us damage.


093 – BEST OF 2020 – Dev and Brock Deep Dive into Gender Identity and Stigma

Dev is on a mission. A mission for inclusion. A mission for happiness. A mission for equal rights. A mission for acceptance.


092 – BEST OF 2020 – Unpacking Colonised Thinking

PLEASE NOTE: This episode discusses topics such as colonisation and racism in multiple forms. The guests would like to make it clear that this episode does not sit as a ‘standalone’ teaching tool. If you are planning to share it with your cohorts of students we encourage you to use it alongside other aspects of...


091 – Falls Prevention and OT

Some of you will remember Erin from the Occupied 2020 Guide to Job Interviews....Well she's back! and this time we are delving into her true passion, falls prevention. This is an area I will openly admit that I didn't know much about the specifics of it so i absolutely loved this conversation. Erin is very occupation based in her views and practice and very practical in her advice. Give it a listen.


090 – Exploring Graffiti as an Occupation

This episode the lovely Clarissa Sorlie joins me again to shed some light on her interest in the occupation of graffiti. Considering this occupation using the concept of the Dark Side of Occupation we explore the depths of why people engage in it and some of the meaning they often assign to it.


089 – Leading a Mindful Life with Jess Leggatt

Jess is a phenomenal OT and a great friend of mine. She has often explored the road less travelled in this profession and has developed into a clinician with a unique perspective on life, health, wellbeing and OT. In this episode we delve into Jess's story, her burnout and how she rebuilt herself to be a better, stronger OT. She talks about her use of mindfulness, self-awareness, rest, and yoga among many other things.


088 – Starting a New Hobby

In these unprecedented times, many many people are experiencing occupation disruption on a large scale. Many people are starting or looking for new occupations in order to maintain their occupational wellbeing. Today I wanted to explore a small part of my journey into a new occupational engagement. A new hobby in a crazy world. I...


087 – Get a Dose of Support with Dr Vanessa Kasper

We highlight some things health practitioners should be aware of and what they can do to help maintain their own mental wellbeing.


086 – The 2020 Occupied Guide to Job Interviews

You asked for it, so here it is! The 2020 Occupied guide to job interviews. How can you give yourself the best chance of landing that job!


085 – Occupational Transition from Professional Sportsperson

Jesse recently retired from his professional rugby career and it seemed like an opportunity too good to pass up to pick his brain about navigating that transition into civilian life.


084 – What I Wish I Knew When I Was A New Grad

I put it out to you guys and many of you requested to know about: What I wish I knew when I was a new grad.

083 – OT’s Role in Harm Minimisation

Exploring the Dark Side of Occupation in more detail this episode, Rina and I delve into the world of harm minimisation. A question that I've been asked by many students is how can you work with someone who is "using illicit substances" when its "illegal". When is "getting off" or "staying off" drugs not the goal? By not addressing these things are you encouraging it? These are the ethical grey areas that many students and clinicians have toyed with when moving into mental health or duel...