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Anchoring technique

Anytime you feel you need a confidence boost use this gesture to bring to mind these confident strong feelings again. Learn more about the Anchoring Technique here.

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Calming technique: Bubble breaths

Long slow breaths out can be a simple way to control anxiety, and the idea of blowing bubbles can make this easier and more fun for you to learn and practice. In fact it can make it easier for all of us, who doesn’t love bubbles?! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MxraqHSyACI Our Director Cath talks you through the technique,…

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Grounding technique: Spot a colour

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tbRzeu7kewk Grounding techniques are useful at times of stress or distress and to bring yourself out of or prevent the onset of panic attacks, flashbacks and dissociation. This one is really simple and easy to remember, and suitable for children and young people too. The video is only short and walks you through it. Why…

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Grounding technique: 5-4-3-2-1

Grounding techniques can be useful at times of distress to bring yourself out of or prevent the onset of panic attacks, flashbacks and dissociation. It can be good to practice grounding techniques when you are calm so they are in your toolkit ready to go whenever you may next need them. Why not practice this…

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What you need to know about Consent Relationships & Sex Education

Relationship and sex education (RSE) is so important. As young people enter key stages of development it is crucial that they feel empowered on their journey to adulthood and are supported to understand what healthy sexual relationships consist of. News headlines in the last few months about young people’s experiences of sexual harassment and abuse…

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The underwear rule

The underwear rule is easily remembered using the PANTS acronym. Each letter stands for an important aspect about privacy, establishing boundaries and staying safe. Teaching your child the underwear rule can help keep them safe, remind them that their body should be respected, as well as reassure them that speaking up when something is not…

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