Twice this week, and several times in the past, I've come across people on social media arguing about "cures" for neurodivergent conditions. The thinking by those opposed to doing any neuroplasticity work to support difficulties associated with these conditions is that ableist people are trying to make neurodiverse people fit into their ableist world. I… Continue reading Removing the challenges – not the diagnoses
Before you can expect a child to form letters correctly, they need to have solid neurodevelopmental foundations in place.
One of the things I’m most frequently asked about is how to reduce generalised anxiety. With the current situation continuing to unfold, we all need to look after ourselves and make sure we are not projecting our fears onto our children too. Here is a brief explanation of how our nervous system works, and how… Continue reading Anxiety: how to retune your nervous system
One of the things I’m most frequently asked about is how to reduce anxiety. With the current situation unfolding, we all need to look after ourselves and make sure we are not projecting our fears onto our children too. Here are a few simple things you can try, almost anywhere, which will activate your parasympathetic… Continue reading Reducing Coronavirus Anxiety
...why this work should not be misinterpreted as a "cure" I have just come across a Facebook advertisement asking for participants with a diagnosis of autism for clinical trials for a "treatment for autism". The advertisement has, unsurprisingly, been met with lots of "angry" reactions and angry comments from people who feel that autism is… Continue reading Removing the challenges – not the diagnosis
https://videopress.com/v/J0hsLEdh?preloadContent=metadata This morning, my very wonderful colleague, Sara Eloquin, a Horsham-based Cranio-Sacral Therapist, messaged me to urge me to switch on Virgin Radio immediately, telling me that Chris Evans was talking about retained reflexes! Chris Evans was presenting the Breakfast Show, and telling the world excitedly how his son, Eli, has gone from hardly being… Continue reading Chris Evans and Retained Reflexes on the Virgin Radio Breakfast Show
You have undoubtedly found this blog post because you have an interest in retained primitive reflexes. Welcome! At this point, you might be wondering what reflex integration going to cost you. I'm afraid that the answer is: how long is a piece of string? Every person is a complex web of experiences, reflexes, trauma, and… Continue reading Cost-Effective Reflex Integration
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.
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
A brief summary of the Polyvagal Theory