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Tips for improving your child’s social skills →

Tips for improving your child’s social skills

Some children find eye contact very difficult.  Making that connection is important.

  • Try and make sure you are face to face with your child and then begin your message. An idea is to get down to their level when you speak. Another worthwhile tip is to buy inexpensive glasses or fun glasses. You can ask the child to ‘look at your glasses’ – for some children it can be quite stressful for them to keep listening to the instruction of ‘look at me’ – these plastic lucky bag glasses can be a fun way to engage your child.
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Posted on November 6, 2013

Improve children’s conversational skills with home-made Puppets →

Improve children’s conversational skills with home-made Puppets

We are sending a series of great tips from Olive Whelan who will be joining us for our dramatherapy course starting next Weds November 13th. This course is suitable for children with an autism spectrum disorder diagnosis.

Learn new ways to communicate with your child and help your child improve their conversational skills in a playful environment.

Puppets are an excellent way for children and young people to make sense of their world.… Read more

Posted on November 6, 2013

Awakening to Your Ten Bodies →

Awakening to Your Ten Bodies

Kundalini Yoga teaches us that we are not just our physical body but also our soul, our mind (negative, positive and neutral), our arcline, our aura, our pranic body,our subtle body and our radiant body. Strengthening all ten bodies enables us to create waves of consciousness that can lead to authentic healing and a focus on our soul to guide us in fulfilling the purpose of our life. This workshop will offer a kriya, meditation and mantra to activate and awaken our ten bodies.… Read more

Posted on November 4, 2013

A Hands-on Preparation Class for Pregnant Mums →

A Hands-on Preparation Class for Pregnant Mums

This class is designed to prepare you for breastfeeding and give you the chance of getting off to a great start.

First-Time Mums

It is suitable for first-time mums as well as those who want to have a better breastfeeding experience with their second baby.  Areas covered include:

  • The benefits of breastfeeding
  • Maximising your chances of success
  • How to know if your baby is latched on properly
  • How to know if your baby is getting enough milk
  • Troubleshooting: potential problems and how to avoid them
  • Expressing milk
  • Where to find information and support
Positive Breastfeeding

Studies show that mothers who enjoy a positive breastfeeding experience are more likely to have attended a preparation course.… Read more

Posted on October 15, 2013

Exercises to strengthen the Pelvic Floor →

Exercises to strengthen the Pelvic Floor

In pregnancy pilates classes, starting this week, we always focus on the importance of your pelvic floor muscles as well as your abdominal muscles. And this is why.

What and where is your Pelvic Floor?

The pelvic floor muscles are the foundation for the core of the body. They help stabilize the pelvis, and they support the organs of the lower abdominal cavity, like the bladder and uterus.  The pelvic floor muscles, along with the deep muscles of the back and abdomen, form the group of muscles we work when we focus on developing core strength.… Read more

Posted on October 3, 2013

Addicted to Food? Break the Spiral →

Addicted to Food? Break the Spiral

Most of us would love a normal healthy body weight but do find it difficult to achieve.  In theory, weight reduction is simply cutting down on what we eat.  So why is it that we are continuously tempted to overeat?

A recent study shows we eat for many reasons unrelated to our daily energy requirements. Many of us eat out of stress, frustration or for sheer pleasure.  Artificial food from the supermarket shelves provides an easy temptation that many of us simply cannot resist.… Read more

Posted on September 19, 2013