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Safeguarding for an Independent Professional Trainer

Safeguarding for an Independent Professional Trainer

As a professional Trainer and speaker working across and within many organisations, services and schools throughout the UK that serve children, young people and their families, I take safeguarding very seriously. However, in my experience, my safeguarding duties to...

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Trauma Informed Practices 2021. Where next?

Trauma Informed Practices 2021. Where next?

Alongside many colleagues, I have been at the heart of what continues to be an integration into all sectors, a level of understanding about the impact of trauma and what we can do about it. I have been doing this particular piece of work using this particular language...

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Highlights of 2020

Highlights of 2020

I awoke on Boxing Day and it hit me; this time of year, usually signifying endings and beginnings was in fact very much a 'middle.' Loss washed over me, drowning my soul in profound sentences that were shaped by the emotions of shame, isolation (shame's best friend)...

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PART TWO Why Is The Conversation About ACEs So Challenging?

PART TWO Why Is The Conversation About ACEs So Challenging?

Why has the ACES research prompted a public moment and an angry debate all at once when so many other frames such as attachment, trauma, adversity, poverty, haven't? Listen in to Part One here or if you prefer, you can watch here. Join me in conversation AGAIN with Dr...

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Mental Health, Autism and Relationships

Mental Health, Autism and Relationships

Join me and Pooky Knightsmith as we dive deeply into mental health, anorexia, autism relationships that make a difference and what it means to bring the professional, the academic and the personal into the arena. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sIij4yX7ZlU&t=23s...

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FREE Webinar with Pooky Knightsmith

FREE Webinar with Pooky Knightsmith

Join Pooky and I LIVE in conversation about children, young people, education and mental health as we unpick life in a pandemic, the impact of it and what we can do better to make a difference! There will be a Q & A for the last 20 minutes of the event for you to...

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What Is The Opportunity for Education Post Pandemic

What Is The Opportunity for Education Post Pandemic

This month, many schools opened up their numbers to include Reception, Year One and Year 6 children to sit alongside the children of keyworkers and also those children unhelpfully labeled as 'vulnerable children'. Many schools did not and many local authorities have...

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Live Webinar With Dr Warren Larkin

Live Webinar With Dr Warren Larkin

In this week's conversation, we explore ACE's, the tragedy of the medical model and the wave of social change. We could have talked for hours and much time was spent unpicking the programme recently aired called What's The Matter With Tony Slattery. Grab a cuppa, sit...

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Trauma Informed Self Care

Trauma Informed Self Care

We can only meet someone as deeply as we have met ourselves. I must have read a sentence similar to that somewhere years ago and if you have read any of my writing, attended any of my courses or simply had a conversation with me, you will know that this sentiment runs...

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Navigating Relationships in a Very 21st Century Pandemic

Navigating Relationships in a Very 21st Century Pandemic

A quick anecdotal peruse around Twitter conversations suggests to me that our collective patience is running very thin. My own experience this week as I consider my inbox, my responses and chats with friends supports this view too. The reduction of real life...

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