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The importance of having a mentor as a new grad

The importance of having a mentor as a new gradBeginning your career is a big step, and it helps to have guiding figures show you the ropes. Though you’ve learned much in school about working as a therapist, so much lies ahead of you. Mentors are a valuable resource that can support you in your journey and provide real-life insight on what it’s like to work as a traveling therapist. 

Who can be a mentor?

Mentors are people who have extensive experience that relates to your current career position as well as a work ethic or accomplishments that you admire. They can be within your field, for example, therapists with years of experience that work in your clinic or outpatient center. They can also be therapy professionals with experience in an area of specialization that you are interested in. 

The importance of having a mentor as a new grad

Travel Therapy Advice

Beginning your career is a big step, and it helps to have guiding figures show you the ropes. Though you’ve learned much in school about working as a therapist, so much lies ahead of you. Mentors are a valuable resource that can support you in your journey and provide real-life insight on what it’s like to work as a traveling therapist.  Who can be a mentor? Mentors are people who have extensive experience that relates to your current career position as well as a work ethic or accomplishments that you admire. They can be within your field, for example, therapists with years of experience that work in your clinic or outpatient center. They can also be therapy professionals with experience in an area of specialization that you are interested in. 

Garden on the go as a traveling therapist

Make the most of a portable garden with these tips.

The nicer spring and summer weather means you can relish spending time outside. You may even be motivated to – gasp! – finally pick up that gardening habit you’ve been meaning to get to ever since the latest episode of House Hunters. You would be doing your brain and body a service. According to Michigan State University, gardening can help clear your mind. Just like meditating, this can help you reduce stress by zoning out. It can also help you tone those triceps! And you even get food after all that effort. What could make you feel more accomplished?

But how are you supposed to keep a garden when you’re constantly on the road? We’ve got you covered. Here are the top ways you can maintain a garden while working as a traveling therapist:

Garden on the go as a traveling therapist

Travel Therapy Advice

The nicer spring and summer weather means you can relish spending time outside. You may even be motivated to – gasp! – finally pick up that gardening habit you’ve been meaning to get to ever since the latest episode of House Hunters. You would be doing your brain and body a service. According to Michigan State University, gardening can help clear your mind. Just like meditating, this can help you reduce stress by zoning out. It can also help you tone those triceps! And you even get food after all that effort. What could make you feel more accomplished? But how are you supposed to keep a garden when you’re constantly on the road? We’ve got you covered. Here are the top ways you can maintain a garden while working as a traveling therapist:

How to avoid talking politics while on assignment

How to avoid talking politics while on assignment

 

 

It feels impossible to escape talking politics after the last election cycle. There may even be changes coming within the health care field, so it can feel top of mind when you’re at work or speaking with patients. However, in a survey of 500 employees from a range of workplaces, half of them saw discussions evolve into political arguments. We are, overall, consuming more information about politics and as a result, are finding ourselves eager to talk about them. If you’re tempted to take part in political discussions at work, try these tricks for avoiding these types of conversations:

Keep conversations positive

Making small talk about current events is one thing, but to prevent conversations from veering into politically charged topics (especially if it’s a patient that’s becoming impassioned) try to defuse the situation before it escalates. 

How to avoid talking politics while on assignment

Travel Therapy Advice

    It feels impossible to escape talking politics after the last election cycle. There may even be changes coming within the health care field, so it can feel top of mind when you’re at work or speaking with patients. However, in a survey of 500 employees from a range of workplaces, half of them saw discussions evolve into political arguments. We are, overall, consuming more information about politics and as a result, are finding ourselves eager to talk about them. If you’re tempted to take part in political discussions at work, try these tricks for avoiding these types of conversations: Keep conversations positive Making small talk about current events is one thing, but to prevent conversations from veering into politically charged topics (especially if it’s a patient that’s becoming impassioned) try to defuse the situation before it escalates. 

Top destinations for beach loving therapists

Enjoy the sunset on these magnificent beaches.

It’s easy to get a case of the blues in the midst of winter. Lucky for traveling therapists, you can escape to the beach on assignment! Whether you’re working at a hospital or an outpatient facility, you can help patients or clients while taking the time to enjoy the beach. While most people think of Hawaii when it comes to pristine beaches, we found you more places in the U.S. to explore. Here are the top locations around the U.S. if you’re hankering for some sunshine and waves:

The Outer Banks, North Carolina

U.S. News and World Report rated it as one the top 5 beaches in the U.S. And who could blame it?

Top destinations for beach loving therapists

Best Places to Travel, Travel Therapy Advice

It’s easy to get a case of the blues in the midst of winter. Lucky for traveling therapists, you can escape to the beach on assignment! Whether you’re working at a hospital or an outpatient facility, you can help patients or clients while taking the time to enjoy the beach. While most people think of Hawaii when it comes to pristine beaches, we found you more places in the U.S. to explore. Here are the top locations around the U.S. if you’re hankering for some sunshine and waves: The Outer Banks, North Carolina U.S. News and World Report rated it as one the top 5 beaches in the U.S. And who could blame it?

How you can give back as a travel therapist

Here's how to make the most of your volunteer experience.

Giving back can provide a positive boost and provide the chance to learn more about the community

Becoming a travel therapist can give you the opportunity to work in neighboring communities to your own for several months. Some therapists love exploring the local food scene or checking out the latest museum exhibits. However, giving back can provide a positive boost and provide the chance to learn more about the community you’re working with. Check out these tips for making the most of your volunteering experience:

Find an issue that you care about

This can run the gamut from helping a local official run for office to working for a non-profit arts program with students.

How you can give back as a travel therapist

Travel Therapy Advice

Giving back can provide a positive boost and provide the chance to learn more about the community Becoming a travel therapist can give you the opportunity to work in neighboring communities to your own for several months. Some therapists love exploring the local food scene or checking out the latest museum exhibits. However, giving back can provide a positive boost and provide the chance to learn more about the community you’re working with. Check out these tips for making the most of your volunteering experience: Find an issue that you care about This can run the gamut from helping a local official run for office to working for a non-profit arts program with students.