Bullying. Just for kids?

Bullying can be devastating for many young people. However, this is something can also affect us in adulthood. How often have you felt intimidated or pressurised in the workplace? Maybe you’ve even thought “this reminds me of school”. Regardless of our age; whether we are children or adults┬áname calling and put downs are never acceptable. Learning how to tackle bullying behaviour can be fundamental to happy life and high self esteem.

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How to talk to little girls….

An interesting article which talks about the importance of recognising more than the way a little girl might look. Something that I know I have been guilty of – how often have you looked a preschool girl and exclaimed “oh, isn’t she pretty?”. What message does this send to an impressionable child? What do you think?

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Rachel Durrant

Rachel Durrant

Integrative Counsellor

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http://www.itsgoodtotalk.org.uk/therapists/in/9ddcbb/surrey-kt-/west-ewell/rachel-durrant

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The 10 Second Rule…..

I was attending a course yesterday that was helping us to understand children with educational needs in the Classroom. (ELKLAN) The tutors were explaining the importance of giving children time to respond; 10 seconds to answer a question. T…his seems like an easy thing to do right? 10 seconds is nothing? However, when you’re sitting in silence it can seem like forever. It got me thinking. I wonder in life how many of us give others 10 seconds in which to respond? How many of us have ever asked a friend how they are, only, when they don’t answer quickly enough, to launch in with our own experiences of the day? I wonder what would happen if we all applied the 10 second rule in relating with others in life?
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Can our furry friends help with our mental health?

Ever since I was a child, I have been a cat owner. When my 18 year old cat died earlier this year, I was devastated. It might sound silly to some but for me, she had been there through both the good and bad times. However, it was only recently that I realised that maybe, she actually helped me more ways than I ever knew. Maybe that’s one of the reasons her departure came so hard.

http://www.helpguide.org/life/pets.htm

 

 

 

 

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