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The Inspiration behind ‘How Are You Feeling Today Baby Bear?’

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Trauma Parenting Specialist and author of  How Are You Feeling Today Baby Bear? Jane Evans explains the inspiration behind the book. Why I wrote How Are You Feeling Today Baby Bear? From the time I was a little girl I have loved children’s books and, for the past 22 years since becoming a parent, step-parent and grandparent


Assessing emotional awareness after trauma


This extract taken from Clinical Exercises for Treating Traumatic Stress in Children and Adolescents by Damion J. Grasso gives practical guidance to assessing and enhancing a child’s emotional awareness and vocabulary prior to therapeutic exposure. ‘These skills are essential for fully engaging in the therapeutic exposure and for processing the emotional content of the trauma


How to manage adolescent anger


Help adolescents identify the early warning signs of anger and how to express it with these practical worksheets taken from Adolescent Volcanoes by Warwick Pudney and Eliane Whitehouse. Download the worksheets here The book contains many more practical handouts and resources for helping adolescents and their parents to manage anger in a more positive way,


Helping people through the holidays.

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In this blog post, John Wilson, bereavement counsellor and author of Supporting People through Loss and Grief, shares some thoughts on how grieving people can cope with the difficult holiday season, and how those around can try to help and support them.   This Christmas will be Sophie’s first since her husband David* died in early


Incorporating creativity in supervision


Anna Chesner, co-author of Creative Supervision Across Modalities, explains why using creativity in supervision sessions can benefit both the supervisor and supervisee, and gives her top tips for any therapist or helping professional new to using this approach. Why is the use of creativity so effective in supervision sessions? Creativity helps to link right brain


How well do you know yourself?


We make assumptions about ourselves all the time, but how much do we really know? As Gillie Bolton says in the opening chapter of her new book The Writer’s Key, ‘The simple action of putting words on a page can begin to help us find out what we think, believe and know’. This exercise taken


Celebrating the launch of School Counsellors Working with Young People and Staff

Posted on November 25th, 2013 in Counseling & psychotherapy, Education, JKP news

Nick Luxmoore shares some pictures and stories from the launch event for his new book ‘School Counsellors Working with Young People and Staff’, and gives us an insight into why it is so important for counsellors to immerse themselves fully in school life. Can you explain a little bit about what first prompted you to


Enhancing working relationships – an extract from ‘Mindful Co-working’

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In this extract from Mindful Co-working, author and training consultant Clark Baim explains how leadership teams can introduce mindful co-working practices to their organisations through leading by example, and outlines perhaps one of the most important five principles of mindful co-working; mindful co-workers help each other to develop and improve.  Here we see how successful co-workers


Worlds in Collision: Music and the Trauma of War

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JKP author Julie Sutton was invited to speak at the Worlds in Collision: Music and the Trauma of War conference held in London’s Mansion House at the end of June. In this interview, she describes her experiences of working in the areas of trauma and conflict after the Bosnian war and the many diverse and


Helping children manage their stress, anxiety and anger

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Kate Collins-Donnelly, author of Starving the Stress Gremlin, Starving the Anxiety Gremlin and Starving the Anger Gremlin, has specially produced these free progress evaluation sheets to get children thinking about what they have learnt about managing their emotions. There is an evaluation sheet for each workbook – a great way for children to reflect on


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