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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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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Take 5 and Breathe

The festive season is in full swing and the 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 busy and exciting time for children and […]

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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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Guided Imagery to Relax Kids

“It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.”  – Henry David Thoreau Guided imagery is a relaxation tool where children are given suggestions to use the power of their imagination to visualise positive mental images and find a sense of peace from within. Most children are naturally creative and can use their […]

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Holiday Mindfulness for Kids

“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 the UK, or travelling further afield, many […]

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