Category Archives: Wellbeing

What did the man do?

  I am fascinated by videos such as these, of otherwise untamed species of animal developing a special bond with humans. I am particularly interested when, as in the case of the video below, the member of the otherwise untamed … Continue reading

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I am a Sensitive Child

I am a sensitive child. There are many children like me. We find this world a challenging place to live in. We get tired. We get upset. We feel overwhelmed. What you think is a little thing is a big … Continue reading

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Limited Online Release of Triple-A Handbook

Limited Online Release of Triple-A Handbook. I am conducting a limited online release of the handbook for the Triple A Model of Therapeutic Care. The handbook offers practical strategies for the therapeutic care of children that have experienced abuse, neglect … Continue reading

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Suicide prevention: the trouble with RUOK?

Suicide prevention is a worthy undertaking. Much credit must be given to those who endeavour to raise the profile of suicide prevention and its correlate, mental health promotion. The RUOK? campaign that seeks to raise community awareness and prevent possible … Continue reading

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Suicide prevention: connection matters

A great deal of scientific and social endeavour is expended on preventing suicide. Few losses evoke emotions in others as much as a person’s death by their own hand. A person’s suicide evokes predictable questions: Why did they not confide … Continue reading

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Reparative Attachment Therapy

Reparative Attachment Therapy.

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Managing Our Own Emotions in the Presence of Our Child’s Challenging Behaviors

Managing Our Own Emotions in the Presence of Our Child’s Challenging Behaviors.

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Self-regulation in the presence of challenging behaviours

This article, by Colby Pearce, was originally published on 10/4/14 by Parenting Beyond Punishment as part of their No-Spank-Challenge. Some thoughts on how to manage your emotions in the presence of your child’s difficult and challenging behaviours I am the … Continue reading

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Teens, Alcohol and Drugs

Unless our teens experience us putting ourselves in their shoes, we cannot reasonably expect them to consider our experience of the consequences of their decision-making. After all, consideration of our experience is arguably one of the first things we would like them to think about when they make decisions regarding drugs and alcohol. Continue reading

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Punishment without understanding equals invalidation

People do not act for no reason. They may act in response to an idea. They may act in response to an emotion. They may act in response to a need that requires satisfaction. They may act because the way … Continue reading

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