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Restorative Occupation on R(OT)ation


March 15, 2021
by Calvin

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Last week was the Week of Restorative Occupations! This eventful week encouraged all students, faculty and staff to engage in restorative occupations. There were daily division-hosted events not limited to baking sessions, cardboard loom-weaving, salsa dance breaks, and joke writing! There’s also a compiled list of General Resources that includes restorative occupations outside of USC that we can all continue participating in. Shoutout to our amazing Webmaster, Paul Bailey, because I’m sure he put in a lot of time and effort to put all of that together 😊! You rock, Paul!

Although the event itself is over, that doesn’t mean we should stop engaging in restorative occupations! This past week was a time to highlight and celebrate the importance of participating in those occupations, and I’m definitely going to keep mine going. One of my favorite occupations is listening to music, so I decided to create a Spotify playlist that really reflects what “restorative” means to me: good energy, happiness, and relaxation. I love to share what I listen to, so I’ll include a preview to my playlist below!

I was actually introduced to a few of these songs in my OT 578: Therapeutic Communication: Facilitating Change in Clients course because Dr. Jesús Díaz would invite students to play music during breaks. He even asked some faculty to send over their playlists — thanks for the new music Dr. Arameh Anvarizadeh and Dr. Sook-Lei Liew, we love good taste!

Feel free to comment down below if you discovered a new song you like or if you want to share some of your favorite songs!

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I go to the University of Florida, and for my professional writing class, I have to write about a campaign in my field. Since I am pursuing occupational therapy, I chose the week of restorative occupations for my campaign. I saw that the calandar that was previously there with the dates of the events isn’t there anymore. I was wondering if someone would be able to send me these dates and the people who ran them? Or if there is a copy I can find of the old information on the website.

Please let me know,

Thank you so much.

Jordyn Adler

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Hi Jordyn,

Thanks so much for reaching out! Our Instagram page (https://www.instagram.com/uscchanosot/) includes posts with the dates of the events and the people who facilitated them. Additionally, we also have a YouTube video: “2021 Restorative Occupations Week” (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gWQz-ULh2t8) that provides a sneak peek into the events that were hosted during that week.

I hope this helps!

Best Regards,

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Hi Jordyn,

Further to Calvin’s reply, we are planning to replace the schedule on the page for the Week of Restorative Occupations in a modified form — to provide a record of the week’s activities. This will hopefully happen early next week. If this isn’t soon enough for your class, please drop me a line at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), and I’ll be happy to send you a copy of the schedule by email. Hope this helps!

Paul Bailey