Proactive Approaches

The Practice of Acceptance

The Practice of Acceptance

Acceptance between parents and children is very important, but it is also by no means easy for either party all the time. The goal is that after acceptance, both parties will be confident they can move on through whatever it is. Connecting is a main way to help...

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Somatic Therapy | Psychology Today UK

Somatic Therapy | Psychology Today UK

A new form of psychological treatment, called somatic therapy, may help people who suffer from mental illness. Within somatic therapy, as the therapist walks their patient through a traumatic event, they note any particular physical responses that the patient goes...

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Rejection: The Crisis of Belonging

Rejection: The Crisis of Belonging

Everyone needs strong human connection and relationships, especially kids. Kids need one adult in their corner at the very least that thinks they are the best thing ever in this whole world. They grow up to be happy well adjusted adults that way. Kids are much more...

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10 Tools For Parenting Success

10 Tools For Parenting Success

Parenting can be tricky, but researchers believe that being a playful parent, rather than a strict parent, can truly benefit a child's development. They say that the child's brain fully benefits from play and helps to breed creativity, emotional intelligence, and...

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How It Can Help You

How It Can Help You

The mind and body often have a tumultuous relationship, and this can lead to negative effects, especially for those who have experience trauma. Some doctors recommend somatic experiencing to cope with trauma. Basically, this technique involves listening to the body's...

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Complex Trauma and Behaviour

Complex Trauma and Behaviour

A child with a complex trauma history may be easily triggered or “set off” and is more likely to react very intensely. The child may struggle with self-regulation (i.e., knowing how to calm down) and may lack impulse control or the ability to think through...

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When is your brain built?

When is your brain built?

THE MAJORITY OF THE NEURONS IN YOUR BRAIN WERE CREATED IN THE WOMB. YOU CONTINUE TO MAKE NEURONS THROUGHOUT LIFE — TODAY YOU MIGHT MAKE TWO HUNDRED — BUT THERE ARE PERIODS IN UTERO WHEN YOU MAKE TWENTY THOUSAND NEURONS PER SECOND.

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Have you made the link with SHAME yet?

Have you made the link with SHAME yet?

Children traumatised by neglect and abuse experience a double-whammy, negative effect in relation to shame. Firstly, their experiences mean that they are hypersensitive to shame and unable to tolerate it. Secondly, the on-going need, of such children, to act out their...

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