What does ‘resilience’ mean for Occupational Therapists (OTs) in the modern workplace?
Do Vision and Mission Statements Work?
In 2014, with a group of Occupational Therapists (OTs), I designed and circulated a survey in order to gain a range of qualitative experiences on this topic which could be used to inform a drama performance I was commissioning. The survey asked questions concerning experiences of stress, stigma, feelings at the end of the working […]
Bullying at Work is here to stay…?
I have worked with so many organisations which although they have mission and vision statements in place- do not actually live by or follow them. Usually the staff do not know what the company vision and mission statements are and moreover, if they do, they do not believe in them – they see their organisations’ […]
Self-medicating to cope with work pressures within London’s square mile?
I reviewed the newspapers: The Metro and The Standard, in November 2015 and came across two particular articles which spoke about workplace bullying and the costs to industry. Sadly, services like mine which help workers rise above work stress are very much needed… The Metro states categorically that bullying at work is very much on […]
1 to 1 and Team Support for high-pressured workplaces
This blog will discuss the topic of self-medicating to cope with work pressures; by workers in the financial industries. There is a well known and highly competitive working culture within London’s square mile. Workers work hard and long hours. To compensate for pushing themselves so hard, and the related problems this creates, some cope with […]
Awareness of the self
CLICK FOR MORE INFORMATION ! Does it sometimes feel that 24 hours is not enough? Are there workplace conflicts that you would like to work through? If you work in an environment that you find stressful, perhaps it is highly competitive or there are difficult issues at play – get in touch for a professional and confidential […]
The Occupational Therapy process versus the Business process
What do we know of ourselves? And do we take note of what we know? We have established that to succeed in the way we want, requires that we are resolute in our resolutions. This demands of us that we change our habits and thus preceding this requires that we are aware of our habits […]
The Detached Colleague
The OT Process is like running a business. You begin with: Assessment – This is a document which outlines the key issues, strengths and areas of concern. In your assessment you do a complete and holistic review and at this stage you identify the goals of therapy (or business) so you are clear what you […]
Breaking the Mold
I have been this person and I have seen this many times; the colleague who feels apart from their colleagues for one reason or another. It could be self imposed exile; perhaps you don’t agree with the morals of the colleagues around you, or a principled stance – a decision to keep your interactions to […]
All aboard the Burn Out steam train?
I sometimes catch myself editing myself when I feel that by being honest, I might ‘cause a scene’. But the more I read, and the more I blog, I get inspired to risk being myself more. A couple of recent blogs have contributed to this additional ‘grease to my elbow’. The first is: ‘Women who […]
An article in the Metro, March 2015 stated something many know, but yet many more are slow to acknowledge: Stress dramatically reduces quality of life and for many more, it is a leading factor in causing diseases that lead to premature death. Specifically, it states that people who suffer burnout are more likely to develop […]