Learning in lock-down, Neurosequential Therapeutics and superhero kids yoga in space
Hello to you all and a belated Happy New Year.
I hope that things are going as well as can be expected under the new lock-down and that those of you who are home educating are finding it a little easer this time around.
Learning in Lock Down
There are a significant number of resources available to support educating both primary and secondary school pupils through the BBC which I know we as a family are going to use to good effect. You will find out all about this here.
The BBC is helping school children keep up with their studies amid the latest lockdown to control Covid-19 in the UK.
Primary and secondary schools are closed to most pupils, and from Monday 11 January, lessons and programmes will start to be broadcast on TV – on BBC Two and CBBC – as well as on iPlayer, with additional content online.
I have sourced this excellent video on the Human Brain which you can view on YouTube.
It is by Dr Bruce Perry a leading figure and developer of the Neurosequential model of therapeutics.
It outlines a brief introduction to core concepts regarding brain structure and function that provide the basis for developmentally sensitive and trauma-informed caregiving, education and therapy. The video runs for approximately 15 minutues.
Superhero Kids Yoga in space
I have been completing some yoga with our children who seem to really enjoy this activity, it is a great way of letting the stress of the day go, while assisting in developing mindfulness in a fun activity.
Superhero Kids Yoga in Space is our new yoga for kids’ series exploring the special skills that superheroes have and helping kids learn how to use them in their own lives. Superheroes aren’t all about the CRASH BANG KAPOW! There’s also lots for kids to learn from them about character, mindfulness and skills. Hulk shows us the importance of self-regulation, we learn the value of honesty from Wonder Woman, teamwork from Black Widow and the power of innovation from Iron Man. Featuring six brand new episodes Superhero Kids Yoga in Space captures imaginations and helps kids feel stronger physically, mentally and emotionally.
Stay safe everyone
Therapeutic Parenting Lead at Regional Foster Families
I am the fostering agency Therapeutic Parenting Lead (DDP informed) and started my counselling training in 2011 becoming fully qualified in 2016. I have worked for the agency for the last 13 years.
My qualifications in respect of therapy are an advanced diploma in integrative counselling which is accredited by the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) whom I remain a registered member with.
I spent three and a half years volunteering at Personal Recovery Services as part of my training, an organisation that specialised in working with historic sexual abuse, working with both adults and teenagers.
I have consequently gone on and trained in Level 1 and 2 of Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP).
I have worked in various roles in the social care field specifically with looked after children for the past 20 years. I was a deputy team manager of a specialist (children’s) outreach team dealing with crisis interventions, a deputy residential home manager, an NVQ assessor (up to level 4 management), a trainer in dealing with challenging behaviour, drug awareness and therapeutic parenting.
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