Therapy in the Great Outdoors

Therapy in the Great Outdoors

Hosted by: Dr. Laura Park Figueroa

This podcast is about the business & practice of nature-based pediatric therapy of all kinds. If you are an outdoors-loving practitioner in the field of occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech-language...

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60. Get Over Yourself and Just Show Up

When life gets crazy, it is HARD to keep going as a business owner...even when you have an amazing nature-baed business. This episode is an honest share from the heart about my own lack of motivation lately and...
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59. Research Review: Nature-Based Interventions for Autistic Children (A Systematic Review & Meta-Analysis)

This systematic review and meta-analysis found nature-based interventions have positive associations with behavioral and emotional outcomes for autistic children. The full article and supplemental materials are...
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58. Live Coaching Call for Marianna Ayers Sordille, OTD, OTR/L

Marianna Ayers Sordille, OTD, OTR/L, owner of Whole Child Pediatric OT in Clayton, CA, joined me for a live coaching call to get some help with her nature-based business. We discussed: -Niching DOWN in your...
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57. A Surefire Nature-Based Therapy Treatment Activity (all you need is a rubber band!)

A short-but-sweet episode for y'all today. I'm sharing a story about how sometimes the plans we adults have for the therapy session don't end up being the most therapeutic parts. Children have their own ideas about...
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56. Jenny Gill - Make These Simple Changes to your Nature-Based Business Website to Get More Customers from Google Search

Jenny Gill is an OT-turned-copywriter focused on website copy and brand strategy. She's worked with lots of nature-based businesses. She came on the podcast today to talk about all things websites! Your nature-based...
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55: A Primer on Attention Restoration Theory

In this episode, I review the basics of Attention Restoration Theory (ART), which was developed by Rachel & Stephen Kaplan in the late 1980s. It is a widely cited theory today among nature-based therapists. You'll...
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54. Recent Research Review: Nature and Children's Psychological Well-Being

In this episode, I share results from a recent systematic review examining the effect of exposure to nature on children's psychological well-being. You'll learn what the literature says about this topic (it's good...
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53. Start-Up Decisions in a Nature-Based Speech Therapy Practice: Live Coaching Call with Kate Glennon, MS, CCC-SLP, Certified Nature Educator

Kate Glennon MS, CCC-SLP, Certified Nature Educator came on the show this week for a live coaching call. She has a GREAT problem of lots of growth in the early days of her nature-based speech therapy practice! On this...
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52. Ask-Me-Anything!

In this Ask-Me-Anything episode, you'll hear my answers to TGO Podcast listeners' questions about: -Using swings and sensory equipment in nature-based therapy sessions -Renting land from local businesses or private...
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51. Social Work in the Great Outdoors with Tammy Thielman

On episode 51 of the TGO Podcast, social worker Tammy Thielman, BSW MSW RSW EMDR-CT EFW-MHP, joins me to talk about her nature-based therapy practice, Town & Country Counselling in Salmon Arm, BC, Canada. You will...
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50: Live Business Coaching Call for Devin Hatch, OTR/L, CSRS: Growing a Team in Your Nature-Based Therapy Practice

In this episode, Devin Hatch, OTR/L, CSRS, joins me for a live business coaching call. Devin is the co-owner of 509 Therapy Hub in Spokane, Washington. Devin and I discuss: -Ways to make your website CLEAR for your...
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49: 10 Mistakes That Keep Your Nature-Based Business From Making Meaningful Income

This episode could save you thousands of dollars. 💵   Listen in to hear details and my stories about making these mistakes so you can avoid them! Imposter syndrome and perfectionism paralyzing you from getting...
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