CONNECTING THROUGH PLAY

CONNECTING THROUGH PLAY

People are social and long for human connection. This connection includes the knowledge that you are seen and heard, and that you are respected and appreciated for who you are. Children also need human connection; we can connect through play. Play is a child’s way to...
THE LONELINESS EPIDEMIC IS REAL

THE LONELINESS EPIDEMIC IS REAL

Despite constant advances in technology and increasing social media use, many people are feeling lonelier and more disconnected than ever. The loneliness epidemic is real, but while loneliness is often considered a negative life event, it does not always have to be...
KNOW THEIR LIMITS – HOW MUCH SCREEN TIME FOR KIDS?

KNOW THEIR LIMITS – HOW MUCH SCREEN TIME FOR KIDS?

Are you worried that your children are becoming addicted to their screens? In this world of ever evolving technology, it’s always a challenge to ensure that our children have the tech skills that they need, without allowing them to spend too much time on the myriad of...
DEPRESSION TREATMENT – WHAT WORKS BEST?

DEPRESSION TREATMENT – WHAT WORKS BEST?

Depression treatment – what works best? Electro-convulsive therapy (ECT), medication, or behavioural therapy? ECT therapy has been around for 80 years, but there are also now more drug options than ever to treat depression. But are we medicating when we ought...
UNDERSTANDING TRAUMA

UNDERSTANDING TRAUMA

Trauma occurs when an accident, abuse, loss or something unpredictable causes us to feel emotions such as intense fear, shock, denial and distress. For the most part, people might have trauma reactions such as nightmares, hypervigilance or physical symptoms after a...