While we all continue to raise our voices and advocate for better provision for the mental health of children and young people, we need to talk about what is already happening. It may be that we can make what is there even better, even more effective. Many organisations are suggesting we need a play therapist
More than CPD In June last year (2017) I was in London for a few days. I was there to be part of a specialist training for further enhancing my skills and credentials of working with trauma and the body – with children. I was excited about the training – in fact I heard from
I was standing on the dock of a bay… Waiting for a boat to come and take my friends and I to another island. The sea was emerald, the sky was blue, the sun was warm and the air was dry. This idyllic corner of the world was colourfull and vibrant with people and life
I got an incredible opportunity to speak to a packed room of health-interested adults last week. They were healers, helpers, educators and ‘advocates for health’ in professional roles as well as everyday life-role-models. I was sharing a bit of my story – my experience of Integrative or Functional Medicine, and encouraging others to listen to
This article was recently written for a newsletter going to all medical Doctors (GPs) in South Africa. More and more people in the UK, Europe and across the world, understand the future of HEALTH care is in Integrative medical approaches. His words are interesting for anyone interested in health, healing, potential and thriving in life.
I have an idea. It’s a way to help improve children’s mental health… It is something that could happen in schools, especially primary schools… It would cost, …. ummm … £0. Yup. Zero. Nothing. I can just imagine all the cash-starved Head teachers out there, sitting up and starting to pay
“Look at me…” …are 3 words you wont hear me say. I have heard them so many times in classrooms, corridors, playgrounds, school gates, offices, restaurants… etc, etc. Sometimes said gently, sometimes forcefully; always a command. I know I used to say them to my class when I was a teacher. It was a long time ago
I started socializing a puppy… and everyone had an opinion. I was exhausted after just a few weeks of him … and everyone had things to say about how I should be doing it differently. At one point I remember having a conversation with a relation, who clearly was just trying to help, to let
So the end is nearly here. And, predictably, the end of term phenomenon is in full swing. What do I mean? The end of term craziness that sets in every year, about 2-3 weeks before the final day in school. The increase in energy, incidents, accidents and disclosures. Yes I know many, many children
SLEEP 401: What Parents need to Understand about Sleep after Trauma ~ The time I advised a parent not to take their child to the doctor.
Children not sleeping well is an issue. It is an issue for them and often quickly becomes an issue for others in the family home too – especially if the ‘sleep challenge’ is seeming to be an ongoing issue rather than just a blip. Many of the children who I have worked with struggled with sleep. Some
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