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Talk to children about COVID-19 (or anything else!)

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Mar16
The current COVID-19 pandemic is impacting families worldwide. As our children are exposed to news, media and they overhear conversations at home or school, it is important to acknowledge their experience and offer support. It can be difficult to know how to approach the issue. Here are some tips for

5 Play Therapy Themes + Nurturing Play at Home

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Feb19
There is an ever-emerging amount of evidence that demonstrates that play is the default language of children. It is how they communicate, process, rationalise, problem solve and make sense of their internal worlds. As an adult, we may talk to a friend, family member or perhaps a counsellor or psychologist,

Why we should infuse mindfulness into our lives

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Feb01
We are neurologically wired to look for threats. This response is activated outside of our consciousness and you may have heard it referred to as the ‘fight, flight, freeze’ response. We live in a world where we largely live unconsciously. We have constant stimulation, phone notifications and access to information

The Foundations for Intention Setting

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Jan19
The welcoming of a new year sees many set resolutions for change. For some this may include goals that focus on the extrinsic – the attainment of material possessions, career progression or perhaps some measure of wealth. If you are new to the idea of intention setting, I encourage you

How we are celebrating Advent this year

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Jan19
Finding meaningful ways to celebrate milestones and events brings a magic to childhood that can otherwise be lost in the modern-day glorification of busy. The lead up to Christmas is one that is often particularly busy and sometimes frantic. Finding ways to slow and to nourish time for connection and

How we Curate Rhythm in our Home

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Jan19
Introducing the concept of rhythm in our lives is a beautiful way to both embrace time for what you value and allow for flow amongst the daily regimen that is household chores and errands. The rhythm of your family will look different to any other. You may be at home

Five Ways to use: Emotion Cards for Kids

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Jan19
Our children are all unique but we all share the human experience of emotions. I think as parents (or teachers) we all also share a deep desire to find ways to support our children through feelings. The ability to self-regulate is a developmental process that spans a lifetime.  Within the

Nature Based Education: Sustainable + Holistic Learning

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Jan19
Holistic education supports intellectual, emotional, physical, psychological, creative and spiritual growth. It is varied, flexible and its’ multiple layers mirror the complex nature of our very being. It provides space for children to truly be connected to their natural environments. This connection to nature supports all aspects of wellbeing as

How to Craft a Smudge Stick

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Jan19
Smudge sticks have been used in various forms by many cultures worldwide. Their use is said to aid the cleansing of old energies to invite new energies which support emotional and physical wellbeing. The smoke burned from a sage smudge stick has also been noted in a number of studies

Invitations to Nature Play

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Jan19
There is a strong evidence base for the many beneficial aspects of nature play for a child’s wellbeing and development. I am a huge advocate for unstructured play outside, where children have free access to a range of naturally existing sensory-rich experiences and the ability to nourish their intrinsic curiosities.

How to Craft a Smudge Stick

Smudge sticks have been used in various forms by many cultures worldwide. Their use is said to aid the cleansing of old energies to invite new energies which support emotional

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Invitations to Nature Play

There is a strong evidence base for the many beneficial aspects of nature play for a child’s wellbeing and development. I am a huge advocate for unstructured play outside, where

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