Read this and your child will thank you later. A recent review of 1500 scientific studies shows the clear impact screen usage has on children, their brain development, learning capacity, IQ and emotional health. A MUST read for all parents.Read more
Tag Archives: Children
Richmond Magazine and Essential Surrey have published this article I wrote for their June edition. It is a good summary of my recent talks for parents of anxious teenagers..Read more
I see more and more children, particularly adolescents, who are very vulnerable to anxiety at this crucial stage in their emotional and cognitive development. I want to talk with you, the parents, as it’s essential you know what is available and what works for your child.Read more
There are many therapies out there and it can be difficult to find the right one to match the person…Read more
When a young child or adolescent begins to display unhealthy behaviours, at school or at home, they don’t have the necessary language to express themselves, so it comes out in other ways, usually negatively, such as anger, violence, sadness, anxiety, withdrawal, etc.
The core of Drawing & Talking is not for therapist intervention, or to interpret the drawing, but to allow the child to feel emotionally better.
When dealing with trauma, either with a capital or small ‘t’, not everyone can verbalise their emotions, or indeed their thoughts.
Very young children certainly struggle, as they haven’t yet gained the capacity for expressing through language. Any trauma, upset, or unresolved events, present or past, could be negatively affecting their behaviour and emotions, at home or in the classroom.Read more
I’ve recently finished a training in Drawing and Talking, which allows young people to express negative emotions, and ultimately to move forward in their life.
Where D&T differs from many other therapies is that instead of being a formal therapy it’s very much focused on the child (or adult) expressing parts of themselves, and what they may be going through internally, currently, and/or historically.