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






115 – Student to Podcaster to OTR ft Amy Tippol

Amy Tippol cohosts The Occupation Station podcast with her friend Ana Milanese. Today we explored Amy's journey though OT school, starting a podcast and now transitioning into the profession.


114 – All About Occupation Series ft Karen Whalley Hammell

Karen will reflect on her report entitled ‘Engagement in living during the Covid-19 pandemic and ensuing occupational disruption’. This essay, about occupation and wellbeing, was written in March 2020 during the uncertainties of the first weeks of the pandemic. Looking back on the intervening year, Karen will explore the deeply rooted social inequities and structural injustices that have been exposed by the pandemic; inequities that impacted occupational rights, wellbeing and the likelihood...


113 – Lived Experience of Suicidality ft Ellie Frith

Ellie Frith found herself in an acute mental health ward after experiencing some issues with her mental health. This is her story.


112 – Integrated Womens Health ft Taryn Gaudin

Taryn's unique perspective on her practice has grown into a business that offers integrated woman's pelvic floor health services.


111 – Happy Birthday Occupied

A nice, short and sweet episode reflecting on the last 3 years of this podcast. So much work but for me personally its resulted in so much growth. Thankyou to everyone who's been involved in the podcast in any and every small way. Heres to the next 3 years


110 – Taking OT into the Digital World ft Laura Simmons

Laura brought her business to my attention via LinkedIn and right from our first conversation I was completely intrigued with what she was trying to do. As the CEO and founder of Theratrak Laura is walking a line not commonly travelled by those in the OT profession. She is not only a private business owner, an entrepreneur but she is developing a product that aims to bring OT into the digital age.


109 – Kwaku and Brock Do Communication Good

Kwaku & I started talking and let the convo go where it wanted. It drifted towards communication skills and the nuance involved in being an excellent clinical communicator.


108 – Creativity V Depression ft Erik Johnson

Erik is by far one of my favourite OT's on the planet and his honestly and vulnerability in this conversation simply confirmed that for me.


107 – Life and OT in the Arctic ft Rachel Schooley

Exploring how Rachel navigates living on traditional peoples land and working with their populations. This convo was absolutely eye opening and I thoroughly enjoyed it.


106 – Semantics and Platitudes in OT

So many times over my career I've heard cliche's and platitudes used by therapists and often wondered....do they know what that actually means? Recently I've had a number of discussions on this podcast about terms used that are used incorrectly OR used as lip service and I thought it was about time I did an episode and explored some of these.


ANNOUNCEMENT: Launching Occupied Plus+ on Patreon

I’m super excited to be announcing……. Occupied Plus+ Occupied Plus+ will have Patreon exclusive resources for those supporters looking to inject some extra value into their practice. For a long time I’ve wanted to expand the resources and value I can add to you, the listener. From this OccupiedPlus+ was born. From as little as $4 a month you become a member of the Occupied Plus+ Patreon. In there you will get access to resources from monthly Occupied Plus+ podcast episodes, Monthly AMA, a...


105 – OT Needs to be Doing Being and Becoming MORE ft Khalilah Johnson

There are many parts of OT that need improvement and we explore the lip service that is often payed to topics around inclusion with different populations.


104 – My Hospital Stay Reflection

December 2020 I had my first experience being admitted to hospital. It was eye opening to say the least and my experience highlighted for me certain things that I NEVER considered when working for the same hospital system.


103 – Lived Experience Inside Graffiti Culture ft Mr Toy Division

Mr Toy Division joins us on OCCUPIED to provide a "lived experience" of being a part of graffiti writing culture.


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."