I met ‘a lighthouse’ in a school I visited recently 💡. We are being funded to visit primary schools in Tameside and Glossop to run Worry Wizard sessions 🏫. We are having lots of fun 🤩. After one session, a student came up to me. “Can I say something to you, miss?” she said. “Of course,” I replied. “I just want to say that when I grow up, I want to be just like you. I know I am not grown up yet so I’m going to just try to be a little like you for now.” ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜💝 My h
"Having access to the right words changes everything." Brené Brown 💚🌎. When your child is struggling, and you’re trying to help them, their ability to communicate their needs to you is critical 💞. There are so many words to learn 🔡. I know it can be painful to hear your child say certain words. I have sat with many parents who have told their child not to use particular words to explain their emotional world 💚🌎. I feel differently. We don’t want our children’s ability t
Have you heard of The Worry Wizard Worldwide Wellbeing Postal Service 🌎 💌 💫? We’re on a mission to send Wellbeing shine around the world 🌎. And today, we’d love you to celebrate with us as we send Wellbeing shine further than we’ve ever sent it before, over 5655 kms all the way to Maryland, USA 🇺🇸! This Christmas, I watched one of my favourite Christmas films 🎥🍿(again!), ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’. Clarence’s questioning over why he needs to go to Earth to help George B
I wonder if you have Wellbeing Tools ready to use in 2022✨? I’d like to introduce you to my Wellbeing Tool and Guide for 2022 – Buster🐾. He makes my Wellbeing shine…brightly✨. At 5 months old, he has taught me so much already: 1) Nature is magical 🌿🪄. When the door to outside is open, spring out and inhale. Take it all in. Rain, leaves, mud, a passing squirrel – it’s all there for you to enjoy💚. 2) Loved ones are precious 😍. Let them know. Greet them as though it’
Last year I sat with so many children who struggled to know any reason why they could love themselves 💙. Here at The Worry Wizard we are all set for 2022 ✨. We've got big plans and most of them centre around supporting children and young people to discover their magic and love themselves more 🪄.
We would love you to join us . As my favourite train conductor on The Polar Express🚂asks , "Well? You coming?"
- Thank you to @natlue for this beautiful image.
I'm sending so many Festive Wishes to each of you. Thank you so much for being part of our Worry Wizard Community this year. You make it a very special place to be. Thank you to our wonderful Worry Wizard schools. What you have achieved this year on behalf of our children is quite extraordinary. To the charities, foundations and organisations we have worked alongside, thank you. Your commitment to the children and families you work with is inspirational. And, finally, to
We’re going out OUT! To celebrate some of our amazing Worry Wizards who are helping Wellbeing Shine ✨❤️🧡💛💚💙💜💕 Tomorrow, Tracey (Postmaster General of The Worry Wizard’s Worldwide Wellbeing Postal Service 🌎 💌💫) and myself are visiting 3️⃣ primary schools in Tameside and Glossop to celebrate the children who are winners of our Wellbeing Shine Champion sticker competition 🌟🏆. We asked our Worry Wizards to help us design our new Wellbeing Shine stickers. We hoped some
I’ve been reading a lot about pandemic fatigue this past week. Recognising the signs of it in my own world, this beautiful illustration by @sketchymuma lifted my spirits 🆙 🤍. Thank you to @thepsychologymum whose brilliant writing helps to explain what so many of us are experiencing right now, “There’s growing evidence that the pandemic may be causing increased fatigue…people have started to use the term pandemic fatigue to describe the exhaustion or mental exhaustion you m
To ALL Worry Wizards EVERYWHERE 🌎 💫. It’s your Worry Wizard birthday 🥳 🎂 🎵. The happiest of birthdays to each of you 🎈. It’s time to sing along to your Very Special birthday song by the magical Amy Wadge Page and celebrate, appreciate, all the things that are so great, about YOOOUUUUU 😘. Today I will be: 🙌-putting my hands in the air, like I just don’t care, 👋- and waving them all around because love’s good to share, & ✨🥳-celebrating each of you for getting Active w
Today is #WorldMentalHealthDay 💚 and we're *delighted* to share our brand-new animation project with you, ‘Together Not Alone’ 🌈. Children and young people may experience many different types of grief and loss during childhood. This World Mental Health Day, The Worry Wizard® and a wonderful group of collaborators have joined together to develop a short animation ✏️ 🎥 and Toolkit 🧰 to help adults begin to navigate conversations about grief and loss with their child or the
I wanted to stop and share a little hello. If you’re new to The Worry Wizard, welcome🤗. We’re so glad to have you here. If you’ve been here a while, thank you so much for continuing to adventure with us. We’re so grateful to everyone in The Worry Wizard Community. You make it a lovely place to be 💙🌎💫. Here are a few things about me: I live with and love my Clang*- 1 husband, 3 children and our brand new arrival, Buster, our 8 week old Labradoodle. (*Clang: My eldest mishe
This description of home leapt off the page whilst I was reading a magazine 📖 earlier in the summer 🌞. I wonder what you think of it 💭? It made me feel a confusing mixture of warmth ☀️ and sadness 😔. The warmth ☀️ - for me, it beautifully describes what home can be. The sadness 😔 - I’m aware many children don’t live these words 💙. This sadness often leaves me feeling powerless and unsure of what I can do. But I hold tight to the inspiring and hope filled words of @kier
I spend a lot of time with children and young people questioning: 1: There is only one path in life, the straight path to happiness 📏❓⁉️🤨 (e.g. GCSEs then ‘A’ levels then a degree then a job you work to be promoted in and so on). I enjoy sharing the idea: 1: There is a wibbly wobbly path in life 🏞, a non-straight path, a path that takes many twists and turns but one on which you may discover lots of happy along the way 🌈. Today marks a lovely twist and turn on my wibbly
We are so proud of each and every one of our Worry Wizard schools 🏫. Supporting and learning from each of our schools is what we love to do; thank you for being a very important part of The Worry Wizard Community ✨. Our Chief Doodler, Chay, has created this icon for our Worry Wizard schools to use. I would like to welcome the new schools who joined The Worry Wizard Community last week 🌍. We are so glad you've joined us. If you would like to find out more about how you can
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
These words from the poem, ‘The Invitation’, resonate so strongly right now. I’m looking forward to sharing them this morning during Reuben's Retreat ‘Coffee Connect’ zoom call. I’ve been invited by Reuben’s wonderful Mummy, Nicola Graham, to lead a session called ‘Holding Hope’ with families who are at home staying safe (12 weeks isolation).
I’m going to share these words with some wonderful people today. You may wish to do the same.
Reuben’s Retreat is a home-from-hom
What gorgeous post 📮. I meet the most lovely people through The Worry Wizard. Thank you so much for my beautiful card. I’m so glad we get to adventure together. Sending lots of buttons and rainbows 🌈 back to you. And sunflowers 🌻. And ribbons 🎀. And love. #TheWorryWizard #fromWorriestoWellbeing #inthistogether ♥️