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Renewing the love for therapy

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When I started this blog almost two years ago, I was feeling a little lonely in my little therapy world.  i am an independent contractor, so I worked with kids and their parents, but not a lot with other therapists.

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I started the blog for a couple of reasons, one was to find a connection with other therapists, even if it was virtual.  The other was to help and reach people that may not have direct access to a therapist.

I feel like I have achieved these goals and more.  Blogging about activities has given me new enthusiasm for work.  Everyone gets a little burned out with work once in a while, and there are times where I ask myself if I am really making a difference.  I can often get that reassurance through therapy sessions, but sometimes it is more elusive.  Writing out activities has made me want to continue coming up with new and interesting things.  I don’t get stuck in a rut as much with doing the same activity over and over.  No one wants me to blog about the same thing over and over.  Don’t get me wrong, I don’t do new things every time, but I am definitely always thinking about how to change things up.

My hope for this blog is that it stimulates creativity in those reading it as it has stimulated the creativity in me while writing it.

How has your creativity been stimulated lately?

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  1. Tonya, I can completely relate! I have very little interaction with other therapists and was starting to feel like I was getting stuck in a rut. I have found blogging to be a great creative outlet and it challenges me to really look at what I’m doing in therapy and why I am doing it. It also encourages me to come up with new treatment ideas, not only for the kids I work with, but also to share with others.

  2. I, too, agree 100%. Not only does it help me to be more creative but also helps me to look closer at activities that I am doing to tweak them. Plus, for me there is a sense of satisfaction is writing and sharing ideas. I still get excited to get a comment or someone “pinned” my post. Happy to see more therapists blogging – we still need a few more pediatric PT’s though.

  3. Great post. I am an OT in “transition” coming off 11 years private practice with adults, 1 year full time stay at home dad and establishing a new pediatrics private practice. As I am new to the world of pediatrics and with very few contacts locally, I have relied to blogs like yours as a replacement for the sharing and networking that would normally occur in a hospital OT department or larger practice. This has inspired me to join the blogging world as well.
    Stephan Bourassa

  4. Great post. I am an OT in transition…11 years working with adults, 1 year hiatus to be a stay at home dad and recently established a paediatrics practice. I have relied on blogs such as yours to replace the mentoring, support and networking I would have had working in a hospital or larger private practice with other OTs. Keep up the great work.
    Stephan Bourassa

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