How to ride out intense emotions

How to ride out intense emotions

How to manage intense emotions   1. Recognise that your brain has been temporarily hijacked   If we think about our brain as if it were a computer, our brain goes offline when we experience difficult and intense emotions like anger, fear or shame. Our prefrontal lobe,...
Self regulation and your child

Self regulation and your child

Children learn self-regulation gradually and through many sources and strategies. One key source is, of course, through imitation of the adult role models in their lives. Therefore, by modelling these strategies is absolutely vital both for your children and for...
Therapeutic Play

Therapeutic Play

Play is the way in which children learn and develop understand the world around them, and express their feelings. It is how they communicate. Play relieves feelings of stress and boredom, it connects us to people in a positive way, stimulates creative thinking and...
Cravings and how to manage them

Cravings and how to manage them

Cravings are a natural by-product of drug/alcohol use or whatever your drug of choice may be.  They can be experienced by anyone, at anytime, anywhere and frequently years after using stops.  Remember the smell of a freshly lit cigarette? A joint being smoked on the...
Self harm

Self harm

Self-harm is not a new, however, it does seem to be becoming a more widespread topic of conversation within my field of work and in general. Social media also plays a role in its expansion. What is the truth about self-harm? Why, when a person is already in emotional...