Andy was diagnosed with severe Obsessive Compulsive Disorder at around 16-17 years old; he wrote this blog for National Story Telling Week 2019 to share his experiences and love of writing. Andy shares how his love of writing helped him communicate with the people around him, allowing him to be seen - this was a very difficult step but Andy says he’s never looked back, that writing helped save his soul.
Life can be very challenging, in this blog we look at what can both positively and negatively impact our resilience.
We often hear the world resilient, but what does it mean and what does it mean for yours and/or your children’s lives?
It’s estimated only 10% of us achieve our New Year’s resolutions - why is this and what do we need to consider if we really do want change to stick?
Download this free activity kit to help your children value the importance of Christmas and encourage their internal resources for self-esteem and resilience.
Anger is often referred to as a negative emotion but I think there are two sides to every emotion. In this blog I discuss why anger can be positive and why it’s healthy to feel and express it.
Emotions are learned and often children and young people benefit from our guidance, especially if their own strategies are having a negative impact on themselves and their relationships. In this blog I help create a sense of what safe anger is, how to talk about it and give 5 strategies that promote it.
This blog offers useful perspectives on anger and how we can support our children’s developing relationship with it.
Whilst you may think that protecting your children from real life is the best thing to do, this blog discusses the limitations of that belief and why being real, or authentic, is important for you and your children.
If you find yourself saying you have no time to relax, then let me confront that thought with 5 ways you can bring relaxation into your life right now!