Sticks and Stones As usual there was an intense amount of work left to cover and no time factored in to create connection. People say, ‘Jane how do you know what to do, what’s it like walking into a class you have never met and teaching them, do they mess about?’ A handwritten 2 page letter was left on the desk informing me of the 12 most troublesome children including: ‘f has ADHD, x, y and z are trying to be the alpha males, s is sooo lazy really stamp on him, t is aggressive, l calls out all the … Continue reading Solving World Problems One Mum at At Time : Sticks and Stones
One day the small things become the big things. Continue reading Are You Paying Attention?
In 2014 whilst trekking in the Usembero Mountains in Tanzania, I decided I’d like to explore meditation more, so I said out loud: ‘Dear Universe, I’d like to find a meditation mentor please.’ The next morning I was up really early to go on a dawn chorus/bird spotting walk, in these stunning mountains. I got chatting to a lady called Elizabeth from Belize who I’d had a few conversations with back at the huts, and found out she was a Yoga and Meditation teacher. She truly was. She embodied all that was beautiful, peaceful, and kind about the practices and … Continue reading Walk Slowly – Random Notes of Wisdom
Happy Kids – What’s Resilience Got To Do With It? Being a parent is the most challenging job any of us will have! This session is designed for curious parents who would like to explore ways they can give their child fresh possibilities to adapt to the challenges of life. In this 3 hour session you will learn ways to – Teach your child how to adapt to frustrating times. Become their life mentor. Help your child’s learning experience to become easier and more effective Become aware which parenting styles get the best for you and your children Elicit calm responses with your child when you have to communicate topics which could be stressful Improve their self esteem Develop enjoyable … Continue reading Happy Kids – What’s Resilience Got to Do With It?
Do you feel listening skills have declined and why might this be so? Continue reading Glugs Wine, Listens to Silence
Ladybird Ladybird ‘Please put that back where you found it, hurry up and get back into line,’ words shouted to a 6 year old child in a school I was teaching in a while ago. The little girl had a ladybird in the palm of her hand and was showing it to a friend. She set the ladybird free and lined up in the straight line with all the other children. ‘Miss, the elephant’ A teaching mentor once advised me ‘Don’t be the teacher who misses the elephant walking past the classroom’ When I was teaching in Tanzania, we often … Continue reading ‘Miss, The Elephants’
Your children can learn simple ways to be calm, connected and emotionally balanced. It is very easy to do. The State We Are In Recently I visited a school and Brownie Pack. I shared ideas with the children of ways to create changes of ‘state’ in our minds and bodies and how we get in a state in the first place! Wired Or Tired? I taught them how to create more energy and enthusiasm when they feel tired and ways to be calmer when they feel wired. I was able to demonstrate how self-talk influenced their results. Words they say … Continue reading Your children can learn simple ways to be calm, connected and emotionally balanced
A Random Diablog Laughter, Play and Poetry I am an IamBic Master Practitioner – IamBe was the goddess of Laughter, Play and Rhyme, I’ve written about her before here. My Communication and Connection Model is based on these principles with metaphorical flashing! For may years I have explored the benefits of ‘play’ in both little and big people and most mornings I set an intention to be playful and to not sweat the small stuff. This week, I found a vintage red suitcase in a skip, I’m often on the look out for them, it was a bit rusty and tired but it … Continue reading Hishy, Hashy, Hoshy
In tomorrow’s playful Movement, Mindset & Mindfulness session especially for kids – 🌟🌟🌟What’s in Our Hearts – Creating Deeper Connections to Ourselves & Others 🌟🌟🌟 Children will – engage in circle time with story telling, positive self talk and news sharing notice how to ‘globally’ listen explore further ‘personal responsibility’ create heart maps of the people, places and things they value and love most develop a deeper connection and understanding of ‘self care’ in order to enhance their relationships with others too learn more about growth mindset and brain plasticity Plus child led games, yoga, QiGong … Continue reading What’s in Our Hearts – Creating Deeper Connections
A Message for my daughter and maybe yours too? What is Shrove Tuesday? Going through this week’s calendar and getting organised, I note it’s pancake day on Tuesday. I’ve taught the meaning of this to kids over the years in different schools, and remember that the word shrove is linked to being shriven from sin. In past times there was a call to confession with the pancake bell. Fasting Some research suggests that people used up their store cupboard ingredients in the pancakes, so they were eaten before the 40 fasting period of Lent. Other reading points to the ingredients … Continue reading Shrove Tuesday – Do you give a Toss?