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
In response to desperate pleas by SSP providers around the globe, iLs has pushed through the release of the Safe and Sound Protocol in digital format somewhat earlier than planned to address concerns about providing the physical product due to social distancing and hygiene measures. The Safe and Sound Protocol, in case you do not… Continue reading Introducing the Safe and Sound Protocol Digital
Today, in an online forum on auditory processing disorder, someone asked an interesting question about whether there is a link between shoulder dystocia and auditory processing disorder. There followed some interesting (although not unsurprising comments). The majority said no, because their children had been delivered by C-section. There were many instrumental deliveries due to babies… Continue reading Retained Reflexes and Auditory Processing Disorder
When I first read about the Safe and Sound Protocol two years ago, I was extremely sceptical. How could just five days of listening to an hour of music help anyone? And yet it's reported to make a dramatic difference those with anxiety and trauma by reducing anxiety, and also helps people on the spectrum… Continue reading Five hours of music that reduce anxiety
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
I keep using my own experiences as a private pilot to explain compensation to new clients - the concept of working extra hard as a result of retained primitive reflexes: 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?
...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 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.