Small people have big feelings. It’s normal for children to be overwhelmed by emotions regularly and they rely on us to soothe and bring them back to a state of calm. Think of babies and how often they need holding and comforting, toddlers who can dissolve into tears over the wrong colour pants and adolescents who explode when we say the ‘wrong’ thing. Emotional regulation is something we develop as part of growing up, however for some these feelings can feel excessively big and not always easy to manage.... Continue Reading.
January 27th is Parent Mental Health Day. A day designed to bring to the fore the topic of parents struggling with their mental health and to help those individuals find a voice. It’s a topic that is so important to promote especially as without support, parental struggles can have a detrimental impact on their children.... Continue Reading.
Having worked as an arts based child/adolescent counsellor for the last decade, I’ve had the privilege of witnessing the multiple ways in which art can be therapeutic. It can be a way of self-regulating (calming), a form of self-expression and perhaps most exciting of all, a place for self-discovery.... Continue Reading.
Brazilian psychologist and psychotherapist, Flavio Cordeiro shares his thoughts after watching the film: Joker…
I watched Joker this weekend. It had been a long time since I came out of such a troubled movie. I believe this is one of the main functions of art: to disturb, to wake us up.... Continue Reading.