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5 Things to Help You Jump Out of Bed in the Morning

5 Things to Help You Jump Out of Bed in the Morning

Mornings can be difficult. Many people wake up and immediately feel overwhelmed about what they should try and accomplish, things they mustn’t forget to do, even experiencing a sense of dread about the day ahead. Commonly known as that ‘Monday morning’ feeling, some...

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5 Things You May Not Know About Me

5 Things You May Not Know About Me

In my day-to-day life, I’m lucky enough to meet people who inspire me, people I can learn from and people I feel honoured to help with their learning challenges. Everyone has their own story, a journey that has shaped them to be the person they are now and the person...

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EMDR: How do I Know if EMDR Therapy Will Help My Child?

EMDR: How do I Know if EMDR Therapy Will Help My Child?

As a parent, whose child is struggling with anxiety or unsettled following trauma, it can be difficult to know what to do. Maybe, following a distressing incident, your child has experienced flashbacks or intrusive memories, maybe you are aware of emotional or...

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IQ Testing for Children

IQ Testing for Children

The WISC-V makes up an integral part of any psychoeducational assessment. The test is considered to be the “gold standard” in intelligence testing for children. The assessment can be administered to children as young as 6 years up to 16 years – at which point an adult...

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Free Dyslexia Screening Test for Children Aged 5-16 Years

Free Dyslexia Screening Test for Children Aged 5-16 Years

Since January 2019, I have been offering FREE screening tests for dyslexia. I speak to so many parents, who don’t know where to turn, who feel helpless when they see their child struggling at school, whether that’s emotionally or academically. It was this regular...

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The Importance of Play

The Importance of Play

I often tell my little girl (5yo) and little boy (4yo) “don’t get any bigger – stay small so I can scoop and snuggle you up!” My daughter laughs and says “no mummy – I’m going to get bigger than you, and I can’t wait!”. I love this dialogue. We repeat it often,...

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What is Self-Talk and Can We Influence it?

What is Self-Talk and Can We Influence it?

As we go about our daily routines, an internal monologue narrates our experience. This is termed self-talk and it serves to guide our behaviours and influence the way we interact with others. It also plays a major role in how we feel about ourselves, other people, and...

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Errors in Thinking

Errors in Thinking

Quite often our conscious thoughts aren't realistic; they're irrational and inaccurate. This inaccurate thinking can in turn result in lowering our mood and changing our behaviour. Believing our irrational thoughts can lead to problems including communication issues,...

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