Occupational Therapy

Promoting Health through Tasks

Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy is a client centered activity concerned with promoting health through performing certain tasks. The primary goal is to equip people in recovery with life skills in their everyday life.

The Retreat achieves this by working with people and communities to enhance their ability to engage in the occupations of their choice.

We at the Retreat Centre acknowledge that sometimes knowledge for its own sake cannot change behavior. Change of behavior occurs when we combine knowledge with practical meaningful occupational skills.

Most drugs and substance use persons return to the maladaptive behavior soon after discharge from the rehabilitation centres. This necessitates the need for training on various occupations to promote their health and general well being. This is done easily through O.T.

The Retreat Centre offers different O.T. programs which include:

  • Animal rearing: rabbits, goats, sheep,
  • Farming:  flower gardening, seedling and kitchen garden
  • Indoor games:  scrabble, chess, draughts, monopoly, darts, cards game,
  • table tennis, television
  • Outdoor activities:  ball games, jogging, walking, weight lifting,
  • badminton
  • Print literature
  • Cookery
  • Others; soap making,  swimming, beadworks