Frequently Asked Questions:
Is this course just for OTs?
This course has an OT focus. In the past, we’ve had OTs, student OTs and rehab aides. If you are working in the area of OT or a closely related area, this course may be for you. Feel free to send me an email if you’re not sure ([email protected]).
One of the amazing and unique things about this course is the focus on mindfulness and occupational well-being so we will be using OT models and research.
When are the calls? What if I can’t make it?
This course gives you access to three months of our community of practice. While you’re part of the community of practice, you’ll be invited to calls 2-3 times per month plus a day of mindfulness once every three months. During these calls, we’ll practice a meditation together, discuss the material in more detail and you’ll have the chance to ask questions. The calls are typically on Mondays and there’s some variation in the times to allow people from different time zones to participate.
But, in reality, only about half the participants come to each call and the rest listen to the recording, which is available by the next day. You’ll be able to download an audio version of the recording if you want to get away from the screen while you listen or the video. If I use slides, you can also download the slides. There will be plenty of opportunities for you to ask your questions outside of the calls too.
What is the community of practice we get access to?
The community of practice is where you get to interact with other students from the course and alumni. We’ll have live calls 2-3 times per month. I’ll give the schedule of calls and topics in advance. Once every three months, I’ll lead you through a Day of Mindfulness. You’ll be invited to join a private Facebook group where you can share resources, ask questions and connect with other participants (no pressure if you’re not on Facebook or trying to decrease your social media use).
You’ll get three months access included when you sign up for the course. Later, you’ll have the option to continue to participate with a monthly subscription.
How is the course taught?
There will be a mix of online content that you can work through at your own pace and live group calls.
In order to meet different learning styles, there will be movement, reflective exercises, meditations, video content, discussions and written materials. You can focus on the ways that you learn best!
How much time does the course take?
Most participants have reported taking 2-4 hours per week. This includes a 1-hour call, pre-recorded materials, readings, and some meditations. I’ll be suggesting and providing meditation practices. It’s up to you how much time you spend on those which can lead to the variability in how much time the course takes each week.
How long is the course?
There are 8 modules in the course which will be released, one per week over 8 weeks. In addition, you’ll have access to three months of the community of practice to support your learning. But, if you need longer, you’ll have access to the materials for at least a year.
Will I get CEU?
I’m not able to give CEUs but you will get a certificate with the hours at the end of the course. You can use that to approach your employer or regulatory body.
See you in the course!