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How to Respond to Bullying

As children grow and learn, they are constantly navigating social relationships and learning how to interact with others. Sadly, for many children, this also means learning to cope with bullies.

Bullying is a pattern of behaviour – it is a set of repeated, deliberate, unkind, and/or unsafe social, verbal, physical or cyber behaviour that causes harm to someone who has less power.

I was out for a walk today and noticed this sign. It looked like a regular tree out the front of a regular house. When I planned upwards I noticed that it was a very tall tree indeed. Branches of that…

I was out for a walk today and noticed this sign. It looked like a regular tree out the front of a regular house. When I planned upwards I noticed that it was a very tall tree indeed. Branches of that size falling from that height would indeed cause some decent damage to those walking past and those seeking shade underneath.

I thought a little about watching out for our branches shedding, from the winds of stress, and the brittleness of exhaustion. We too can shed in ways that could (unwittingly) cause harm to those who take shelter from us.

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Parenting Advice: Relationship Matters!

It’s no doubt that being a parent or caregiver is one of the most challenging roles in the world. You are on call 24/7 - the nurse, the counsellor, the friend, the taxi, the bank, the maid, the chef, the problem solver - going above and beyond to try to meet your child’s needs and care for them. No matter what role you adopt for your child, at the end of the day the relationship with your child is what matters most.

What does a child psychologist do?

If you’re thinking about taking your child to see a psychologist, it is normal to have questions about what child psychologists do, and how they can help your family. In this blog, I’ll answer some commonly asked questions about what a child psychologist does.

Why Am I So Rejection-Sensitive? 

While it is true that no-one actually enjoys feeling rejected, for some of us, a sensitivity to rejection can become more than the sum of its parts - it can become a mechanism for social isolation and chronic mental health issues. If this is your experience, understanding the components that have come together to create your sensitivity is an important place to start. 

Good Habits for Students

I often observe that some habits that lead to overwork or avoidance stem as far back as high school or university days. Here I map out something I did with my high schooler this weekend that respected their need for meaning and interest in their work, while juggling commitments to their overall study load.

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Join Valerie Ling, who is a dedicated resource and expert in the area of burnout work at the practice for this affordable program.Yeah. That would be nice wouldn't it? To feel like you can wind down each day. Having moments where you are completely dialled down, chill, cool, relaxed.

Wishful thinking?

How about a kind of hunger for relaxation that you are SO wound up all the time, you can't even fathom what it is like to be relaxed. You cannot remember and your body has no clue. So base line becomes wound up.

I see this a lot in my work. Clients whose breathing is so short and shallow, shoulders in a constant state of tension, muscles used to being tight. That is the new normal. That is baseline.

From that position, everything feels laboured, every situation a threat, ever connection a drain.

One of the best ways to address this is to give yourself a kind of relaxation and wind down immersion. That's what we are going to do next week of BOUNCE BACK.

How will it work?

Each day of the 3 days, I will send you VERY SHORT AND SHARP input with a couple of practices to try out during the day. You will try it on for size and fully immerse yourself in at least one. You don't have to be on holiday to do this. That's the point! Learning you can call on these resources ANY TIME.

Each day you have the chance to have a SUNRISE and SUNDOWN chillax, connection and support space with me via Zoom. You don't have to attend, the recordings will be sent to you. I will be online, available cheering you, supporting you and tackling any questions you have about your self care experience.

I have found this structure has worked wonders for me. I have had the chance to use this with my long term coaching clients and we have achieved wonderful transformations.

Ready to do this? What have you got to lose? Did I mention it's under $50?


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