An Embodied Approach to Occupational Therapy

The Full of Beans Podcast by Hannah Hickinbotham

Episode notes

In this weeks episode, Han is joined by Occupational Therapist, Kendra Blake. Kendra works at an intensive day care clinic for eating disorders, where she practices Occupational Therapy. She also has her own practice, Blake Wellness, where she encompasses balance, body awareness, functional training and self-compassion in her practice.

With Kendra, we discuss what occupational therapy is, and how it can be used in eating disorder recovery. We also talk about embodiment and Kendra's compassionate approach to eating disorder support.

With embodiment in mind, we discuss how to adapt to a changing body through recovery and the GI symptoms associated, as well as finding meaningful, enjoyable movement. We also discuss the role of exercise in recovery.

To find out more about Kendra and her practice, find her on Instagram @_kendrablak ... 

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