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Article Category - "Children’s Services"

Girls United – Changing the Conversation

Girls United – Changing the Conversation

Most of the discussions involving young girls have a negative connotation. The general focus on this time in a young girl’s life is the hardships that they face.

This includes body image, self-esteem, sexuality, sexism, etc… But the focus is rarely on the strength and courage young girls have gained in order to overcome these issues.

Although these topics are important to address, they should not be the main discussion point for this demographic.… Read more

Posted on August 10, 2016

Do you know about neuroplasticity?

Do you know about neuroplasticity?

“Where we focus our attention channels our cognitive resources, directly activating neural firing in associated areas of the brain. For example, research has shown that in animals rewarded for noticing sounds, the brain’s auditory centres expanded greatly, while in those rewarded for attending to sights, the visual areas grew. Brain scans of violinists show dramatic growth and expansion in regions of the cortex that represent the left hand, which must finger the strings precisely, often at very high speed.Read more

Posted on July 21, 2016

Therapeutic Yoga Training : 2 free spaces for parents

Therapeutic Yoga Training : 2 free spaces for parents

Our Therapeutic Yoga Teacher Training course starts this weekend.

We have two spaces left and would like to offer them for free to parents of children with ASD, Dyspraxia – DCD, Down Syndrome or SPD.

The course runs over 2 weekends the 18 &19 June and the 8 -10th July, we would ask that parents who would like to apply for the free space be available on all the dates involved.… Read more

Posted on June 15, 2016

Yoga Therapy Course for Parents of Children with Additional Needs

Yoga Therapy Course for Parents of Children with Additional Needs

The remaining spaces on our Therapeutic Yoga for Children with Additional Needs – Yoga Teacher Training are now open to parents, SNA’s, caregivers and school teachers.

Run by experienced paediatric occupational therapist Ines Lawlor and yoga therapist, Lisa Wilkinson, you will learn over 30 yoga postures and relaxations and breathing exercises to help children with additional needs. The course will be broken down into sections where specific issues will be outlined with tailored sequences for children with sensory processing difficulties, Dyspraxia, ASD, ADHD, Down Syndrome and Cerebral Palsy.… Read more

Posted on June 9, 2016

Three Tips to Help Your Daughter Feel Comfortable in Her Skin

Three Tips to Help Your Daughter Feel Comfortable in Her Skin

How much a young girl will value, like and feel good about them selves is unfortunately, for many today, very heavily influenced by social media, reality television and the pressure of living in a beauty obsessed and materialistic society.

For a lot of young girls this pressure can manifest into low self-esteem, low mood, disordered eating, isolation, self-criticism and negative body image. To help your daughters strengthen their relationship with themselves, as part of the upcoming Girls United course, I have created a series of workshops that will help her navigate her way through the murky waters that is self-esteem, body image and self-acceptance.… Read more

Posted on May 13, 2016

Three Ways to Help Your Teenager Feel Comfortable in Her Skin

Three Ways to Help Your Teenager Feel Comfortable in Her Skin

How much a young girl will value, like and feel good about themselves is unfortunately, for many today, very heavily influenced by social media, reality television and the pressure of living in a beauty obsessed and materialistic society.

For a lot of young girls this pressure can manifest into low self-esteem, low mood, disordered eating, isolation, self-criticism and negative body image. To help your daughters strengthen their relationship with themselves, as part of the upcoming Girls United course, I have created a series of workshops that will help her navigate her way through the murky waters that is self-esteem, body image and self-acceptance.Read more

Posted on May 12, 2016