The importace of developing motor skills to support emotional regulation.

With Christmas coming up I thought I write a little bit about the kind of learning resources I used to love having in the preschool I ran and managed. This lovely colourful wooden animal set is great for developing coordination and fine motor skills. Fine motor skills require concentration, persistence and coordination involving a limited […]

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Self worth

Morning! Hmmm yeah, hands up if you’ve been on this kind of journey? Self worth and self esteem are forged in childhood from believing you are lovable, worthy and enough. When things occur that rock those foundations, and I dont just mean neglect or cruelty, it shifts our perception of ourselves. I’ve spent 18 years […]

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Mindhack | Coregulation for lovers

Morning lovers! 👫👬👭❤🦄 not just heterosexual lovers but any lovers (I liked the colours on the image dont shoot me!) Coregulation is the act of intentional soothing of your nervous system to help another person feel safe. It works because our nervous system has evolved through the Ventral vagal complex to use social cues as […]

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Hugs

This time of year is tough. The daylight is rapidly shrinking and I notice a shift in mindset in some of my most Resilient clients. This is the time when I double up on bodywork and techniques to soothe a jangled nervous system. It’s the same every Autumn… the lack of daylight and good weather […]

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Inner child work

So I’ve talked about inner child healing before and it’s a big topic in therapy and wellbeing circles. In fact as I’m sat here in a busy cafe drinking coffee in town I can see lots of different behaviour patterns being played out in kids and parents alike. Its where my former early years professional […]

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Healthy boundaries

Something shifts gears once you begin to foster healthy boundaries… and it’s one of the transitions I love witnessing with my clients. In particular you can see the change in their relationships which were perhaps quite codependent and unhealthy in their patterns. How the person talks about their needs starts to change from focussed on […]

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The importance of connection

Self regulation and social connection 🧠 Polyvagal theory explains the evolutionary process of human vagus nerve development. The most recent developed section in evolutionary terms is the Ventral Vagal Complex which is responsible for fight/flight mode AND the inhibition of this activation through social connection to help self regulate. For babies this means having the […]

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