Breaking News 📣 📰! I am so excited to share that The Worry Wizard is working in partnership with Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust to create and deliver a brand-new, special programme designed to support children to begin the move from Worries to Wellbeing ✨. For months, I have been imagining and writing and creating with our incredible Chief Doodler, Chay Hawes, and we are nearly set to go 💥. The Worry Wizard's Therapeutic Team are gathering on Saturday to deliver our bra
Kind words delivered inside our homes 💛🏡. This Christmas I was struck by the moments people chose to use their platform to share kind words 🤗. I finished 2022, possibly like many of you, a little bit overfull of horrid news stories, or acts of unkindness I heard about in the wider world or experienced in my own smaller world. It felt like my world needed to become really small to make it kind again. But there were a number of moments over the festive season that helped me
Sending lots and lots (and lots more) Festive wishes to you and yours ✨. Thank you so much for being part of our Worry Wizard Community this year 🌍💙. We will be back in the New Year, stuffed full of plans to help children’s Wellbeing shine 📝 💛. Please take good care of you. This time of year means so many different things to every single person. Be gentle with yourself. I look forward to seeing you very soon, Amy✨ (aka The Worry Wizard 🧙♀️ 😉). P.s. I may get brave and
Today is an exciting day for The Worry Wizard®✨. Our small (But Mighty) team has been working (Very) hard to deliver something special💙. ‘My Wellbeing Fun Pack!’, our brand-new Worry Wizard resource, enables us to deliver The Worry Wizard at home🏡. Comprising of 5 separate unique pieces of Worry Wizard post, 'My Wellbeing Fun Pack!' is designed to nurture emotional connection between a child and their grownup💕. “'My Wellbeing Fun Pack!' is jam packed with activities that h
I was so naïve when I first became a Mum to my boys 💙. I thought this phrase was no longer relevant. I imagined no one thought this way anymore. How wrong I was ❌. Recently, one of my boys badly broke his finger. Many hours spent in A & E 🏥 and, whilst there, 3 different medical professional told him, “Don’t cry, you’re fine.” Twice when his broken finger needed to be manipulated and once when he was told that sport - his passion - was completely off the cards for 12 weeks
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
The Worry Wizard 🧙♀️ + Bigfoot Arts Education 🎭 = helping children move from Worries to Wellbeing✨ . I am so excited to be back training with @bigfootartseducation today. It is over 2 years since I delivered my first training session to them. On that day I reflected that I’d be: 🌟talking about the importance of helping children tell their story - with storytellers 📖. 🌟talking about creating safe spaces for children to explore their emotional worlds - with people who c
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
Is this how you feel 🌍💫? This brilliant illustration by @thecalmclassroom made me stop, pause and exhale. For this is absolutely NOT how I feel when I make a mistake. I know the same is true for many of the children I sit with 💚. This wonderful image offers a great starting point for you to share a chat with your child 💬💙. Together, you can wonder about: 💬💙Is this how you feel when you make a mistake? If not, how do you feel? 💬💙What types of things do you say to y
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
#SpreadSomeWarmth this #NationalGriefAwarenessWeek with our animation (& Toolkit), Together Not Alone. How can you begin to open tender conversations about grief and loss with your child ❤️🩹? With original music by the Grammy Award winning singer/songwriter Amy Wadge 🪄 🎶💙, we have developed a short animation, Together Not Alone, along with a Toolkit, to help you begin to share open and honest conversations about grief and loss with your child 🤍. Children may experience
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
This anti bullying week the focus is #OneKindWord. I’d like to stretch that a little bit and make it three? Just 🐝 you You in all your you-ness 🥰. I know this isn’t always easy. When you are being bullied (or have been), it is so hard not to ask, “What is wrong with me?” And then try to change you. I want you to know this. There’s NOTHING wrong with you. The bully (or bullies) need support with THEIR behaviour. This isn’t about you. Hold tight. And remember, Just 🐝 you �
🗓 When: Monday 25th October 11am-3pm 🌎 Where: The Nest, 22 Bridge Street, Chester. This is on the right hand side as you walk down from the cross toward the river, just a few shops down from the cross. It is the old Pro-cook/Steamer Trading unit for those of you who remember. 🔍 What: StoryhouseLive have invited The Worry Wizard to host a day of gentle, fun and imaginative activities designed to nurture emotional connection between you and your child. We’d love you to join
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
Sunday 10th October is #WorldMentalHealthDay 💚. Join us for the release of our brand-new animation and toolkit, ‘Together Not Alone’. Children and young people may experience many different types of grief and loss during childhood. Here at The Worry Wizard®, we have developed a short animation and toolkit, to help you begin to navigate conversations about grief and loss with your child ❤️🩹. In ‘Together Not Alone’, you will meet Ella and her friends who love spending time