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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71: 5 Fun Outdoor Therapy Activities for Summer

This week I'm sharing some of my favorite summer activities for outdoor therapy sessions with kids. Check out the links below and you can do them, too! Make giant bubble wands for giant bubbles. Make toy boats using...
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70: Birthday Book Giveaway! (+ An Invitation to Work-cation with Me!)

It's my 48th birthday today! So I want to give you a present as a thank you for being a listener of the podcast or a member of the TGO Community. I'm giving away a free copy of my book: Therapy in the Great Outdoors-...
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69: An Email Newsletter Template for Your Nature-Based Business

In this episode, I'm sharing a template we developed in my practice for sending a monthly newsletter to families. This helps you share free and helpful information with your potential clients, and communicate the...
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68. Using Living Books to Inspire Creative Treatment Planning in Your Nature-Based Practice

Ever heard of a "living book"? In this episode, you'll learn how to select and use living books for planning nature-based therapy sessions. I give a brief introduction to Charlotte Mason educational philosophy, which...
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67. My Framework for Planning Summer Therapy Camps

In this episode, I share the framework we use for planning summer therapy camps in my nature-based therapy practice. I developed this system in 2020, focusing on the emotional journey kids typically experience...
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66: 5 Things ALL Successful Nature-Based Business Owners Do

Over the years coaching nature-based business owners, I've noticed some key things that all successful nature-based entrepreneurs seem to do consistently. Want to know what they are? Listen to this week's episode to...
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65. Growing as a Leader of Your Nature-Based Team: Live Coaching Call for Shannon Rolph

In this episode, you'll learn strategies for effectively managing and leading a team in your nature-based business. Occupational therapist Shannon Rolph from Guelph, Ontario, Canada joined me for a live business...
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64. Almost ALL Nature-Based Business Owners in the United States Must Comply with this New Law

If you're a nature-based business owner in the United States, you NEED this information to avoid fines and penalties from the government! This short episode could save you a lot of hassle down the road. I explain the...
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63. Planning for Your Summer Nature-Based Programs - A Live Coaching Call for Jillian Blount

Jillian Blount is back for a live coaching call here on the TGO podcast! She needed help sorting through options when planning for her summer programming in her nature-based practice. There are LOTS of ideas here to...
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62. Creative Snacks for Nature-Based Therapy Sessions

This week I'm sharing some of our favorite creative snack ideas from my nature-based therapy practice. 1. Color changing tea (find it in the TGO community here) 2. Apple pizzas (find it in the TGO community here) 3....
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61. Sensory & Primitive Reflex Integration Outdoors with Rachel Harrington & Jessica Hill

In this episode the dynamic duo Rachel Harrington, COTA/L, CPRCS and Jessica Hill, COTA/L, CPRCS join me to talk all things sensory and primitive reflex integration. Rachel and Jessica are Harkla's in-house Certified...
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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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