Mindfulness in Schools in the South West: Only a short time until the new school year starts! I am soon to be a qualified Paws B mindfulness teacher which means I will be able to teach mindfulness to children aged 7-11. The key benefit for this kind of teaching is to help children be resilient and resourceful when life is challenging. If you think your child’s school would be open to this please get in touch. The course consists of six one hour lessons or 12 thirty minute lessons. This can also be delivered on a 1:1 bases or in small groups in clubs or similar outside of school. See this link for more information: Paws b Curriculum – Mindfulness In Schools
What is EMDR?
Information on EMDR Therapy
EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing.
EMDR is a powerful psychological therapy that was developed by Dr Francine Shapiro, an American clinical psychologist, in the 1980s. As a Senior Research Fellow at the Mental Research Institute in Palo Alto, USA, she published the first research data confirming the efficacy of EMDR in 1989.
Since then a wealth of research has been conducted demonstrating its benefits in treating psychological trauma arising from experiences as diverse as violent conflict, natural disaster, physical assault, road traffic and workplace accidents and childhood sexual and/or physical abuse or neglect. EMDR is increasingly proving itself across the breadth of psychological disorder and has been found to be of benefit to children as well as adults.
EMDR is a powerful therapy and training in it is reserved to mental health professionals.
You are strongly recommended to consult only legitimate clinicians who have undertaken an accredited training course recognised by the EMDR Europe and EMDR UK & Ireland Associations. Accredited training organisations can be found under ‘Trainers’ on the EMDR Association website (www.emdrassociation.org.uk) and your therapist should be happy to show you their certificate of training so that you can check their provider.
Lucy of Grow Again now offers EMDR in Yeovil. Lucy runs weekly EMDR clinic in Yeovil and Bridport. See the next post for more information about EMDR.