Encouraging a Problem Solving Attitude.

Here are some strategies to help young people with more independent problem-solving. Since C19 has happened, many young people have had anxieties and concerns about being back at school. There’s still a lot of social anxiety coming up as a result of being cocooned for 12 months. There[…]

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Logical Levels: Children and Young People

Find out the different places where a problem might be lurking and learn the important questions to help you discover where it is so that you can get rid of it! The Logical Levels is a framework for thinking used in NLP. Here I will describe how you[…]

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Creative Problem Solving: Children and Young People

This is one of my favourite subjects to talk about! When your brain gets stuck and is struggling to find a way forward there are ways to unmuddle the muddle you are in.  It’s important to strip back the information you do not need and to begin by[…]

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What’s Your *Real* Problem: Parents and Professionals

Before working with any kind of practitioner or reaching out to an organisation to ask for mental health support for a young person, it’s a really good idea to properly define what the problem is.  The benefit of doing so will enable the practitioner to offer the right[…]

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The Beetle in Your Shoe: Parents and Professionals

Sometimes we know what the problem is but are just too tired or distracted by other things to be able to do anything much about it. The problem with putting things off (and hoping eventually they’ll just sort themselves out) is that it is costing you more energy[…]

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Attention Goes Where Energy Flows

‘Where your attention goes energy flows’ is a common saying in the world of personal development. But is it technically true? Probably not, but it is a useful thing to keep in mind when we are dealing with young people who are causing some challenges in some way[…]

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Problem Spotting VS Problem Solving

I see a lot of parents and their children at my Hertfordshire therapy space and here’s what I’ve noticed: sometimes children and young people have problems. Sometimes there are issues with their behaviour, sometimes there are issues with their emotional well-being, sometimes there are issues with their health[…]

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Parents and Professionals: Problem Spotting vs Problem Solving

Your house is on fire. Do you first figure out the source of the fire and then run, or do you just run? I guess that may depend upon how bad the fire is but I see a lot of cases of diagnosing where we could instead be[…]

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