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?
I was one of the first providers of the Safe and Sound Protocol in the United Kingdom. With hundreds of cases to my name, I work closely with iLs to share feedback, case studies and best practice. The Safe and Sound Protocol is a five-day listening programme, which has been designed based on Dr Stephen… Continue reading 5 days of listening to improved social engagement
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.
A brief summary of the Polyvagal Theory
...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
I have been self employed since 2001, when I started taking on Training and Change Management contracts as part of large-scale business transformation projects for global corporations and government organisations. In between contracts (and sometimes during) as well as while my children were small, I worked as a freelance translator, specialising in my very niche… Continue reading Connection, isolation, social media, mental health and primitive reflexes
I went along to a business networking meeting on Tuesday. I thought it would possibly be a good place to spread the word and also find people to help me with things like printing flyers, graphic design and perhaps even some social media help.What I wasn't prepared for was telling people what I "do" in… Continue reading So, what is it that I actually “do”?
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 struggling because you are compensating for baby reflexes?
I feel compelled to write about my experiences of the Safe and Sound Protocol over the past nine months. The Safe and Sound Protocol is a five-day listening programme, which has been designed based on Dr Stephen Porges’ Polyvagal Theory. It is described by Dr Porges as a “platform for neuroplasticity”. It is a programme… Continue reading The Safe and Sound Protocol: 5 days of music to improved social engagement