Summer School Wellbeing Sessions for The West Somerset Academies Trust

It was so exciting, rewarding and humbling to  have been invited to run therapy/wellbeing sessions for the Free Summer school holiday activities for The West Somerset Academies Trust. I was absolutely over the moon !!

 

It was so delightful, joyous and fulfilling to share so many self help “superpower” tools and techniques along with some science and tonnes of fun with all the children,aged 9-13,many of whom had different abilities, SEN, challenges or whose families are below the breadline. Some children were there because their parents/carers had to work.

 

Everyone got involved, including staff, which was just so lovely and heartwarming . I left lots of Positive Growth Mindset activities and resources behind too for teachers to use in I.E and detentions as a positive way to manage anger, emotions and emotional/social intelligence in addition to some of the self regulation tools we shared during the live sessions.

 

It is a dream come true for me to see my work spreading to just so many schools now, helping both students and teachers alike. I really hope the children enjoyed it all as much as I did ( they were quite impressed with my headstands !) and that they’ll take what they shared with me back to school in September to build a more inclusive, motivated ,calmer and more emotionally intelligent classroom environment.

It was heart lifting to help both students and teachers alike and to see the bonds grow.

Lots of laughter had by all … pure serotonin !

It’s what I work so hard and so tirelessly for. So happy !!

 

 

AUTISM FAMILY SUPPORT GROUP : THE POWER OF TOUCH ( Part Two ! ) 1 September 2021

Following the wonderful workshop I freely shared with the amazingly hardworking Autism Family Support Group , the lovely founder, Josie Ortiz , has asked me back to do a second workshop. I had so much to share and got so excited that we ran out of time !  What fun and laughter we had whilst learning and sharing so much about the neuroscientific benefits of touch for autistic children and their families . I honestly had a ball !!

 

Josie kindly shared with me some really super positive and excited feedback following my workshop so I am delighted to be sharing Part Two on the 6th October 2021 at 1.30pm GMT.

Once agin this workshop is totally free.

To reserve your places please just go to the FB page of Autism Family Support Group.

See you there !!

 

I absolutely LOVE this work !!!!  It makes my heart FILL to help, to reach out, and to empower people through laughter and passion whilst sharing neural dynamite !

THE POWER OF TOUCH : WORKSHOP FOR THE AUTISM FAMILY SUPPORT GROUP 14th July 2021

Following all my free daily therapy and advice tips which I posted absolutely everywhere I possibly could throughout Covid and the Lockdowns, just to reach out and keep people going wherever I could, my work was picked up by the lovely Josie Ortiz of the Autism Family Support Group , a free public Facebook group with a large following.

 

I am truly delighted to have been invited to share a workshop at 1.30pm GMT with families  and anyone else who is warmly invited, on “The “Power Of Touch”, where I shall be freely sharing tools, tips, lots of  VERY exciting proven neuroscientific knowledge , as well as techniques to self administer and to share on a friends and family basis.

This will be a very empowering and I hope , inspiring, workshop because I really do adore so much sharing all the experience and expertise that I can.

 

Knowledge is power and when you feel lost or isolated, it is so important to have the tools to be able to cope, survive … and then THRIVE !!

You might not have got the journey you expected but it can still be a very beautiful, rewarding and rich experience.

We really are in this together and as a parent of three out of four neurodivergent children , who were each written off at some stage,  and yet have gone on to achieve more than I could have dreamed of, it will be a pleasure to walk with you all for a while as a real person with a real journey, and not just as a professional of 14 years specialised experience to date.

 

Places can be booked direct from Josie at the Autism Family Support Group and they are totally FREE of charge.

I look forward so much to seeing you there !

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ZOOM BULLYING WORKSHOP Saturday 10th July 2021

ZOOM BULLYING WORKSHOP

Date : Saturday 10th July 2021

Time : 10am – 11.45am

ZOOM LINK PRE-RECORDINGS OF THIS WORKSHOP AVAILABLE.

 

Take your mental health in hand using self massage, yoga, breathing techniques, positive mindset activities and mindfulness.

Know your RIGHTS and the LAW as well as useful, practical strategies

Bullying can and does profoundly effect lives and even cuts them tragically short.

SAY NO TO BULLYING !

 

Hosted by myself ; author, advocate , multi-award winning therapist and Charity Wellbeing Ambassador for Anna Kennedy Online Charity and my absolutely incredible, inspirational daughter, Chiara.

 

This workshop is extremely close to both of my hearts , as some of you will know, due to recent sad events.

Tragically a young lad and friend of my daughter’s, Corey, had been driven to severe anorexia by his relentless bullies.

Even when he was hospitalised they continued to make his life a total misery by making memes of him called ” stick man ” which they then shared all over social media.

On Friday 11th June 2021 Corey pulled out the drip that was keeping him alive , for the very last time, slipped into a coma and passed away leaving his family and all who loved him absolutely heartbroken.

We were all shattered.

In my fourteen years to date of doing my work, I have never “lost” anyone.

This was the first occasion and I haven’t cried so much in a very, very long time.

 

So my dedication to mental health, bullying and the welfare of our young people has increased even more  passionately!

I need to grow light, hope from this darkness and to honour the memory of a truly comical, cheeky, mischevious, creative and sensitive young man who had SO much ahead of him.

 

The cost is just £10 per person with 50% of the proceeds going to Anna Kennedy Online’s anti bullying campaign “Give Us a Break” and the other 50% going towards other charitable organisations working with young people who are being bullied. 

 

Please email me at info@therapiesforspecialneeds.co.uk to book your place and to receive the Zoom link.

 

We can’t WAIT to share SO much and moreover to empower you !!!

Relaxation Workshop

Wednesday 20th February 2019*

*Relaxation Afternoon : 1pm – 3.30pm*

*Venue: Rainbow Kids at Holistic Therapy Dunster with Kelly May Twiss MFHT*

A lovely , warm, nurturing and magical afternoon to share with friends . Story massages, yoga stretches, guided meditations and creative activities all enjoyed at a slow and gentle pace. Each child will bring home with them a ‘calm in a bottle ‘ aromatherapy roll on, blended especially to help them relax and unwind whenever they need it. Kelly is a fully qualified and insured aromatherapist.

All ages welcome. £10 per child including yummy snacks and a gift. Limited spaces available.