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5 Strategies to Make Your Virtual Therapy Sessions a Success

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 5 Strategies to Make Your Virtual Therapy Sessions a Success By Kelly Bond  Sara Torda/Pixabay The use of teletherapy has skyrocketed in the past few years. Teletherapy is remote therapy where the therapist communicates with their clients via the internet. Research suggests that teletherapy is as successful as in-person therapy. The coronavirus pandemic has prevented in-person therapy sessions from happening. Therapists and their clients had to find resources that would connect them during this trying time. People have relied on video conference software, such as Zoom and Google Hangout, and Ready Set Connect to find a sense of normalcy during sessions. The switch from in-person to remote can be a difficult challenge as teletherapy is new to many people.    Therapists can incorporate these five strategies to make the most of their teletherapy sessions.   Reaching Normalcy     It is noteworthy to suggest that virtual therapy sessions feel different compared to in-person sessions. Tha

How You Can Have A Lasting Positive And Productive Mindset Going Into 2021

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How You Can Have A Lasting Positive And Productive Mindset Going Into 2021 By Kelly Bond      We are living in  monumental times. 2020 was a year that unexpectedly changed our lifestyles. We were restricted from seeing loved ones. We learned how to work from home. We switched from in-person appointments to virtual appointments . The way we cope with the aftermath of 2020 will determine our outlook going into 2021. To have a positive mindset means that we are aware of how actions affect our physical and mental health. Positivity includes setting healthy boundaries that drive humans towards productivity. Positivity has a branch in psychology, Positive Psychology , that aims to help humans live fulfilling lives. Positivity comes from "well-being and purpose" than focusing on the bad. Here are some ways you can build a positive and productive mindset.  Practicing Gratitude        Mindfulness meditation is a popular form of practicing gratitude. Mindfulness meditation is a helpfu

Considering going back to in-person therapy? Here's everything you need to know!

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 Considering going back to in-person therapy? Here's everything you need to know!  💻  By Anna Conners As the therapy world continues to change rapidly, many are considering the line between continuing virtual therapy sessions and going back to in-person treatment. Depending on your specialty, this decision may seem clearer for you, as a Physical Therapy specialist may see a greater need for in-person treatment than a Speech Language Pathologist. You may have even just opened your new practice, and are wondering when you'll be able to return. But whichever specialty you practice in, chances are that the pandemic has affected your normal routine and you're curious about what your next year will look like... Points to Consider: 1. Location: If you reside in California, you are definitely aware of the increased restrictions on travel and in-person activities. In this area, there have been multiple lockdowns, curfews established, and restrictions in place for public gathering

How to Fully Prepare for Remote Learning and Living

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How to Fully Prepare for Remote Learning and Living  💻 By Anna Conners As we all work together to cope with our new way of life amid COVID-19, we learn to adapt and grow into more dynamic people, both personally and professionally. One of these adaptations includes the switch to remote learning, which has been a staple of dissatisfaction and difficulty with many students over the past few months, including myself. The ability to interact and physically learn in a hands-on environment is something I will never again take for granted or view in the same way. I’m here to share my recent college remote learning experience with you, and provide some tips to manage expectations and be prepared for a fully online curriculum.  Along with many of my peers, I was not at all ready to remove myself from my campus and revert to a Zoom-focused learning experience. This is due to the fact that for many of us, online teaching was just one new component of many that we would have to get used to. At my

"Expert Answers to Your Most Pressing Teletherapy Questions"

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Expert Answers to 8 of Your Most Pressing Teletherapy Questions (Parents Edition) By Anna Conners As we all begin to move forward in transitioning to our new work and home environments, few have it harder than our dedicated parents who are trying to provide their young children with the best therapy care. Amid the pandemic, there has been a progressive adjustment to using teletherapy services in comparison to in-home therapy sessions. Parents in all states and areas are having to decide what is safest and most conducive for their children, and what will truly provide the best environment for growth and learning.  While Teletherapy has given a wonderful and beneficial option to many during this time struggling to connect with their clients, it has also raised fears and concerns in our parents. Many wonder about the long term effects and implications of fully online therapy, and additionally if this type of therapy will ever truly be comparable to the physical and personable style that

8 Tips for a Healthier Technology Experience that will Save Your Career

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                                       8 Tips for a Healthier Technology Experience that will Save Your Career                                                                                                                                                                      By Anna Conners                                                   As more and more working people make the switch to learning how to thrive in a digital world, they also begin to understand the mental toll associated with some aspects of technology. Though the advancement of technology is a limitless innovation, providing many with an opportunity for connection and promotion they would’ve never had otherwise, it also can have a very negative impact on our mental health without us even realizing it. The key for therapists , teachers, influencers, and employees relying on the use of staring at a screen to complete tasks all lies within mental awareness and stability. This can be seen in establishing a balance of scre

From face to face, to face to screen: The Evolution of Therapists’ Attitudes Towards Telehealth

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From face to face, to face to screen: The Evolution of Therapists’ Attitudes Towards Telehealth   By Anna Conners                   Along with the unprecedented rise of the COVID-19 Pandemic, also came the need for a very sudden transition in health and therapy, from normal practices to adjusting to life in a digital world. As humans are very social creatures, this shift in healthcare has been a very challenging one for all affected. The ability for a clinician or therapist to have a connection to their patient, goes beyond the screen, and has been difficult to measure without that same physical aspect.            This being said, as humans we also have the amazing ability to adapt, even under the toughest circumstances, and adapt we have. Nowadays, teletherapy and the use of online platforms to conduct business has not only become the norm, but has grown into a necessity. In further understanding how ideas about telehealth have changed, a comparison of attitudes from before the pan