Early Years – Becoming Grounded and Secure – Part Two

In part two, we look more in depth at why becoming grounded and secure is vital to both our early years and life development. In part one, we highlighted several key factors: To Become Grounded and Secure – we need to ensure that our survival needs are met. We develop trust through learning to live…

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Feeling Grounded and Secure in Early Years

The degree of feeling grounded and secure is established throughout our early years. By about the age of five, we are reaching a vital stage of development. By then, we have likely built the foundations on which we can become a part of this world in every sense. We instinctively seek to relate and interact…

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Emotional Literacy Resources for Teachers – Breath and Breathing

  Get your breath and breathing right and you are harnessing one of the most powerful Emotional Literacy resources for teachers – and students too. We all take our breathing for granted – it’s automatic isn’t it? But it’s the way you breathe that’s vital. It affects every aspect of your emotional, mental and physical…

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World Mental Health Day

  Today is World Mental Health Day and its central theme is: “Young People and mental health in a changing world” – which helps us to focus on the conflicting pressures and issues that young people are having to face at an increasingly early age. The charity, Young Minds, highlights a number of disturbing trends:…

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What is Emotional Intelligence?

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Emotional Intelligence is being able to consciously work with and harness the power of your underlying feelings. Research shows that EQ (Emotional Quotient) – not your IQ (Intelligence Quotient) – can account for up to 80% of your likely success in life and work. But emotions and feelings underpin every aspect of your life. Most…

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Children’s Mental Health Week – Spreading Kindness

Children’s Mental Health week is happening now – February 6 – 12th. Supported by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, this year’s central theme is: Spread a little kindness. Estimates show that: 50% of all mental health problems are established by the age of 14 75% are established by the age of 24 Also evidence…

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Wellbeing Worldwide – Teacher and Learner Webinar Series

Worldwide teacher and learner wellbeing A four webinar series that you can take part in throughout March 2017.   Presented by The MOFET Institute and ATEE – the Association for Teacher Education in Europe March 8, 15, 22 and 29th, 2017 For further details and registration, click here on the logos Wellbeing and positive mental…

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Theresa May Announces Schools Mental Health Initiative

Prime Minister Theresa May recently announced a new schools mental health initiative to support teachers in recognising the early signs of mental health issues within their pupils. Those who claim this is belated, also welcome the renewed focus on mental health and wellbeing within schools. But extensive research shows that young people of all ages…

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CoolFire in Action – Innovative Emotional Literacy

A One-Day Event @ Engaines Primary School, Little Clacton, Essex – November 23rd, 2016   “Excited and Amazed by my Thoughts” “It was Great Fun” “When I’m Angry, I can use CoolFire” “I’m Feeling Really, Really Calm and Relaxed”   Just a few comments from a group of Engaines Primary School’s Year 4 pupils experiencing…

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