I was trying to explain compensation to a client the other day. I found myself relating to my own experiences to be the easiest and most neutral way to explain: I was an average child who grew up in the 1970s. I played outdoors in all weathers, possibly a lot more than the children… Continue reading Could you be compensating for baby reflexes?
One of the things I'm most frequently asked about is how to reduce anxiety. If you can't stretch to using the Safe and Sound Protocol, or just need to know how to keep calm ahead of a stressful upcoming event, here are a few simple things you can try, almost anywhere: Music - Find a… Continue reading Quick tips for reducing anxiety – any time, anywhere.
Why do I have a photo of a dandelion featured on this blog post? Well, because the French for dandelion is pis-en-lit - literally "piss in bed", because dandelion is a natural diuretic. Bed wetting can continue into a child’s teens, and can cause stress when planning for activities, such as scout camps or school… Continue reading How to help your late bed wetter
Sensory processing disorder. So common in our children. In fact, for most parents of neuro-diverse children, sensory processing difficulties are probably the first thing that they noticed as "different" from peers. Why do some children have sensory processing disorder? In brief, it's down to a differently wired brain. Quite simply, the part of the brain… Continue reading Sensory Processing Disorder: How learning how to re-wire the brain is the key to helping our children
Do you have a child who has unpredictably hit, kicked or even bitten someone else? Are you wondering what on earth is causing this behaviour and what to do about it? Read on... When you were a tiny little foetus, only around five weeks old, your central nervous system started reacting to external stimuli. When… Continue reading My child keeps lashing out – Why? And how on earth do I deal with it?
Does your child sit in this position? This is known as "w-sitting", and you may or may not have heard that it's not a great position for the hips. Your child sits like this because they are comfortable sitting like this. However, I'm about to tell you what causes a child to sit like this,… Continue reading W-Sitting and Primitive Reflexes
I had an 18-year long career in the corporate world, working within the fields of journalism, tour operations, information systems and information security. What made me go freelance was my very last permanent role, for a global pharmaceuticals company. I worked in IT security, and was jointly responsible for protecting the EMEA region from security… Continue reading Work dynamics – coping with opposite personality types: a primitive reflex perspective
In this article, I'm going to look at the basics of some of the primitive reflexes that I test for. This post looks at the Fear Paralysis Reflex (FPR), Moro Reflex and Babkin reflex, and how these impact on our emotional and mental health. I would also like to mention here that "Highly Sensitive People"… Continue reading Primitive reflexes: emotional and mental health and highly sensitive people
I have just been to see Rocketman, which is the story the transformation of shy child music prodigy, Reginald Dwight, to international superstar Elton John, and his story retold as part of group therapy in a rehabilitation clinic. The film starts with Elton John marching into a group therapy meeting in his rehab clinic, dressed… Continue reading Rocketman: alcoholism, drug addiction and eating disorders