We all know Kindness Matters (this year's theme for Mental Health Awareness Week). But do we really need to be kind to ourselves? Here, The Worry Wizard shares a 'Chat From The Chair', for adults and children to watch together, about why being kind to yourself matters. With her friend Bruno and a bag of pegs, The Worry Wizard explores why we need to stay curious and find many different ways we can be kind to ourselves. #TheWorryWizard #fromWorriestoWellbeing #inthistogethe
This week's Mental Health Awareness Week is focussing on the power and potential of kindness. There are so many beautiful examples of kindness happening in the world right now as people seek to respond to the needs of others. Here, to help generate even more kindness in your home and beyond, is a Worry Wizard free printable - a kindness gift voucher. We would love you to use it to generate kindness to others and, also (very importantly), to yourself. What will you write on
Trust is such a precious thing to give to someone. It is equally precious when someone puts their trust in you. But working out who to trust is not easy. Here The Worry Wizard shares a 'Chat From Her Chair' about trust for adults and children to watch together. With a jar, a tin of buttons, a toolkit and a magnifying glass, The Worry Wizard explores Dr Brene Brown's idea of 'Marble Jar Friends', helping children to recognise that trust is built one marble (or button!) at
Feelings, feelings, feelings. Sometimes, it might seem the best thing to do with feelings is to stuff them down and hope they go away. But, what if it doesn’t work? A gentle chat about feelings for adults and children to watch together. (Thank you to my ball assistants 🎾😉 - it will surprise no one to know this wasn’t the first take 🎥🤦🏻♀️) #feelings #TheWorryWizard #fromWorriestoWellbeing #inthistogether #activity #ChatsFromTheChair
Some thoughts are so tricky right now. I am chatting with lots of young people who are spending so much time alone at the moment, outside of all their familiar structures, and their thoughts are being given free reign. If you have a compassionate relationship with yourself then allowing your thoughts free reign may be safe. But, for many of the young people I am supporting, many of the thoughts they are sharing are hate filled. Please try and support your young people to play
I know some Worries are really big right now and, as no one can come to me, I thought I could come to you! Here’s a fun and gentle activity you can enjoy with children to help them with their Worries. I’d love to see what you do. Please feel free to share far and wide. We need those Worries to be kept firmly in their place.
#StayAtHome #TheWorryWizard #fromWorriestoWellbeing #InThisTogether #WeveGotThis #WatchOutWorries #mentalhealth #worries #children #activity
Sometimes it surprises me how quickly a child’s emotional world can tumble. My littlest, whose boldness usually coats him wherever he goes, has had a series of accidental knocks during playtimes at school but the last one hurt and scared him. Watching his swift descent from bold sunshine warrior to tentative velcro companion has been a surprise. Difficult bedtimes, troubled nights, tricky partings. Freud’s words ring so true today. For he’s back on the path to bold sunshi
I thought I would share with you a photograph of my mirror. When I saw it today, I smiled. This mirror has travelled far and wide with me over many years. It may be a little worse for wear but the love that inspired its purchase isn’t!
It is really important for a child to know that they are important to someone. To know and feel that they are loved and to be secure in the knowledge that someone is holding them in mind, even when they are not physically together.
A very special someone has just reminded me of this and shared that this heart still sits in her bedroom to remind her of all she is when she struggles to remember. So, to mark the end of Mental Health Foundation #mentalhealthawarenessweek I thought I’d reshare. Hope you notice something special about yourself today 🎀.
When your self esteem is on the floor it can be difficult/impossible to spot the things about you that make you special. Sometimes I talk about trying to no