The Secret Key to Better Connection
One of the first things that we need to be aware of when we are looking to create a better connection with our young people is that we have to get our own agenda out of the way. What I mean by this is you might have an[…]Read more
The label of ‘Slow Learning’
I want to talk to you today about the label of slow learning. For some children, they do not keep up with their peers in aspect of their development and those children may be referred to as a slower learner or they may be given some other more[…]Read more
Break The Rules And Have Fun!
I often talk to parents in my Hertfordshire therapy space and professionals in Hertfordshire schools about creativity and rules. I personally think that there is a fine and interesting balance to be had between creativity and following the rules. But why am I thinking about this today? Well,[…]Read more
Choice Theory – Does It Work?
Today I’m going to be talking to you about something called ‘Choice Theory’; you may have come across this before and I just want to give you a little refresher around it. I won’t be going into tons and tons of detail but I think reminding ourselves that[…]Read more
Stop What You’re Doing And Step Back
I am going to be asking you to do something that you might not want to do: I’m going to be asking you to stop what you are doing and take a step back. What I am really talking about here is something that’s quite difficult to describe[…]Read more
Rest: Why Children Need It
As we approach the new school term here in Hertfordshire there is something I see happening amongst parents and professionals, and that is we’re building up to this sense of getting ready to go out and do things full-steam, hard-hitting with as many different activities as we possibly[…]Read more
I often talk to parents, professionals in Hertfordshire about why it’s so important that you take the pressure off yourselves and take the pressure off of the young people that you are working with. Welcome to the modern Western world where you are constantly in a state of[…]Read more
What CAN You Do?
I often see young people at my therapy space in Hertfordshire who have been brought along by their parents because they (as parents) are worried about their progress in some way – be it academically, socially or emotionally. It makes perfect sense to me that when a human[…]Read more
When Education Isn’t Enough
I often see parents at my private therapy practice in Hertfordshire and we often look at the values of a ‘good parent’. I get the pair to brainstorm ideas about what key things a parent should do or provide in order to be classed as a ‘good parent’.[…]Read more
Behaviour or Anxiety: How to Spot The Difference
In my Hertfordshire clinic, I use my basement to deliver training for some of the NLP4Kids practitioners and I also deliver training to young people under my not-for-profit organisation Superheroes. The workshops that I’m at delivering at the moment are for young people who have issues around anxiety[…]Read more