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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Holiday Mindfulness for Kids

Originally posted on Journal of Miss H:
“Surrender to what is. Let go of what was. Have faith in what will be.” – Sonia Ricotti With the summer holidays in full swing it’s time for kids to relax, have fun and unwind after a busy school year.  Whether you’re experiencing the record breaking heatwave in…

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Dyslexia in the Classroom

I have recently seen a rise in the amount of children with 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 language; organise themselves; and process their thoughts. Around 10% of the UK population is dyslexic, and […]

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Yoga and Inclusive Movement Therapy (Course Review)

The ancient art of yoga is a ‘union’ of the mind, body and spirit. Yoga can improve self-awareness, focus, deepen relaxation and build inner strength. It can also “help balance the production of neurotransmitters in the brain and reduce stress levels” (Yogi Times). With regular practice, mastering the art of conscious breathing, inclusive movement and […]

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Feel the Music

“A bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a song.” – Maya Angelou Earlier this month I went to an acapella singing workshop at Beckenham Place Mansion. Surrounded by ancient woodlands, the workshop was held in a Georgian mansion bursting with culture and character. When I settled into the […]

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