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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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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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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Colours of Autism

“While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about.” – Angela Schwindt April is World Autism Awareness Month. This time every year, we celebrate and recognise the children, young people and adults across the world on the autistic spectrum (ASD). Autism is a spectrum condition […]

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Video: Meditate at School

I recently came across a video which profiled a school that uses meditation and mindfulness to help children understand their behaviour. Mindfulness tools and adult support empowers children to self-reflect, mindfully move their bodies, self-regulate and connect with their breathing. This enables kids to think about making more informed choices, and move forward with a mindful […]

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Branding to Kids

With the spooky Halloween fun now done and dusted, and Christmas just around the corner, it’s a busy time for retailers.  Just walking along the high street, there’s an overwhelming amount of brands in shop windows targeted at kids ready for Christmas.  Marketers are competing against each other to tap into ‘pester power’ – a […]

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Words Have Power

“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, but the psychological impact of the negative […]

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Finding His Voice

“There’s a moment when you have to choose whether to be silent or stand up.”  – Malala Yousafzai Looking back, there have been highs, lows, lightbulb moments and unforgettable memories at school this year. It’ll be sad to say goodbye to the kids in my class and team, but I feel incredibly proud to see how […]

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Girls Empowered!

“A girl should be two things: who and what she wants.”  – Coco Chanel I remember an 8 year old girl in my maths group from a couple of years ago. She had a bubbly personality and quirky sense of humour. At the beginning of the school year, when my maths group had just started, she would […]

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