how do you relax?

Relaxation skills are personal.   The same relaxation techniques don’t work for everyone. One activity might relax a person and the same activity could have direct opposite outcome for another person. This concept reminds me of the older ad, “different volks for...

Interested in Graduate School?

A Message from Clemson University — Are you interested in attending graduate school? The Recreational Therapy faculty at Clemson University are looking for well-qualified applicants for our M.S. and Ph.D. assistantship positions beginning in Fall 2019. These...

Feeling cold and blue? Try warm-hearted kindness.

PART 1: Radical acceptance: We all have days when our emotions feel negative. Bradley Greive argues in his (2000) book, The Blue Day: A Lesson in Cheering Yourself Up,  that “everybody has blue days.” Grieve described a blue days as: “miserable days when you feel...

What is the ROI for RT?

True story: A pastor was visiting our facility. The pastor overheard the social worker asking someone to sign a ROI. There was ambiguity about “ROI” terminology. The pastor looked at me. He raised an eyebrow and asked, “What is the Return on Investment (ROI) for...

How to Name Your Recreational Therapy Business

Some recreational therapists are interested in starting a private practice in Recreational Therapy. I think that is great! I’m meeting people all the time who are starting their own business. There are several types of recreational therapy focused businesses:   Some...