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Creating Calm, Comfort and Connection

In these times that have been at best unusual and at worst traumatic and overwhelming what we all need is some calm, comfort and connection. Children particularly so as they often lack the maturity, or social and emotional development to be able to regulate alone, and let’s be honest emotions can feel pretty scary. Home […]

Helping all children read

if children don’t learn to read the impact on their self- esteem and life chances can be very negative. science has shown the most effective method is a synthetic phonics programme like Sounds-write. please watch the video – watch right to the end it’s not from UK but issues are the same – and if […]

Why is art therapeutic?

I am  delighted to post this guest blog from Chloe Billington, founder and director of Child in Time, a company offering a counselling service for children within schools. You can find out more about Child in time here    Having worked as an arts based child/adolescent counsellor for the last decade, I’ve had the privilege […]

5 Must Do’s after Attending a Live Event, Training or Conference

I decided to write this blog after attending the 2 day content live event with Janet Murray  (and a host of other  fab presenters) for two reasons: firstly I thought it would help me be clear about what I needed to do to make sure I got the most from the event and secondly as […]

5 Must Do’s’ After Attending a Live Event, or Conference

  I decided to write this blog after attending the 2 day content live event with Janet Murray ( and a host of other  fab presenters) for two reasons: firstly I thought it would help me be clear about what I needed to do to make sure I got the most form the event and […]

Practicing Self-Care in Your New Life After Baby

Self care is important in maintaining physical and mental well being – and when you have just had anew baby that is especially important. thanks to Ashley for he second guest blog! Bringing a new baby into the world is a magical event. Your life becomes infinitely more fulfilling, your love is abundant and your […]

10 Tips to Maintain your Mental Wellbeing

As it is mental health day on 10th October I have uploaded a video about mainlining our mental well being. You can view the video here In addition you can download the PDF mental wellbeing And for those of you who are serious about maintaining your mental well being there is an action plan you […]

Learning to be a Warrior

This was first published in Affinity Magazine but the themes feel like they are worth re-iterating! Learning to be a Warrior! The word warrior is one we all l know and will probably assume, correctly, that it is a word that means a fighter, a soldier, a combatant of some type. But hopefully not many […]

Why there is an ‘I’ in invest

The word invest according to the Oxford on line dictionary means http://www.freedictionarydefinitions.com/search.htm provide with power and authority place ceremoniously or formally in an office or position make an investment give qualities or abilities to furnish with power or authority; of kings or emperors  And  the relevant definitions of investment are below  money that is invested […]

Parenting with a disability: Tips will help to overcome challenges

Delighted to publish the first guest blog!! Having a baby presents a whole range of challenges for any new parent but if you are a  parent with a disability then these challenges can be even greater. In this blog Ashley shares some really practical advice about ways of overcoming some of these challenges.  Courtesy Pixabay […]