Words Have Power

Originally posted on Journal of Miss H:
“Raise your words, not your voice. It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder.” – Rumi Many of us have heard that childhood saying: “sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me.” As we grow up, we come to realise that bones eventually heal themselves,…

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Dyslexia in the Classroom

Originally posted on Journal of Miss H:
Over the past few months, I’ve seen a notable increase in the amount of children I provide support to who have dyslexia. This is a neurological condition which can affect a person’s ability to spell, read and write; use their working memory; sequence activities; formulate receptive and expressive…

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Mindfulness: Lazy Eight Breathing

As the half term break comes to an end in England, children and teachers are starting to get back into school routines. The second half of the summer term is often a busy time with end of year performances, day trips, sports day and the summer fair.  All very exciting! However, for some children and teachers, […]

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Mindfulness in Schools

Spring is in the air and schools are settling into routines after the half term break. As the weather is brightening up, it feels like a good time to reflect on some highlights over the past few months. It’s also lovely to be writing this blog again as it’s been a while. Since becoming a […]

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Christmas is coming 🎄

Originally posted on Journal of Miss H:
It’s that time of year when the festive season is in full swing.  Christmas can represent an exciting and fun time for children.  Many kids love to write to Father Christmas and visit Santa’s Grotto, then wait in anticipation for presents and seasonal surprises. However, the busyness, unpredictable…

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Take 5 and Breathe

Originally posted on Journal of Miss H:
The festive season is in full swing and a New Year is on the horizon. It’s a time many of us start to reflect upon the last 12 months, and plan ahead for a fresh start next year.  Celebrations, unexpected events and increased social interactions can create a…

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Develop an Attitude of Gratitude

“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life.” – Melodie Beattie Gracias, tak, merci, shukran and efharisto, are just a few examples of how the international community show gratitude by using the words: ‘thank you.’ Whilst it’s important to say thank you, gratitude is about more than just saying these words or showing kind gestures. Gratitude is also […]

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Bubbles of Mindfulness ॐ

“Don’t let anyone burst your bubble.” Olivia Crego-Bustelo With the summer holidays coming to an end for children and young people across the UK, many are excited to see what the new academic year will bring. On the other hand, understandably, many are feeling overwhelmed and uneasy to return to busy school routines after the holidays.  […]

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New Book: Mindful Little Yogis

I am delighted and incredibly excited to announce that Tuesday, 21st August, will see the launch of my new book, Mindful Little Yogis: Self-Regulation Tools to Empower Kids with Special Needs to Breathe and Relax. Published by Singing Dragon, an imprint of international publishing house, Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Mindful Little Yogis is an inclusive, step-by-step guide […]

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