The Institutionalisation of SEN Learners.

A few months ago, I had the opportunity to be invited to a council meeting to discuss using wellbeing models to lower exclusion rates in Hackney schools.   As a staunch supporter of structured wellbeing models, I was particularly interested in the council's plans on implementation and understanding what their proposed model would look like. … Continue reading The Institutionalisation of SEN Learners.

The Power of Power

My favourite comic when I was younger (ahem, a couple of years ago... Ed) was Spider-Man. I was, and still am, a big fan of his. The reason I liked him so much was he reminded me a lot of myself. I was a cocky little bastard growing up and often bit off more than … Continue reading The Power of Power

The Fuck It Principle (FIP)

"God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference." Reinhold Niebuhr Firstly, I liked to apologise for the profanity. It is not my usual mode of writing, but this is a principle I have invested a lot … Continue reading The Fuck It Principle (FIP)

Passed Lives

I was inspired by a wonderfully written post about not allowing the past to impact on the present (Shout out to @theseeds4life. Ed). It got me thinking about my clients and how profound an impact their past has had on who they are. When we see the past in the rear view mirror we can do … Continue reading Passed Lives

Small Steps to being a Giant

 Small means insignificant, mediocre, unnoticed, inadequate, inconsequential, inconsiderable, insufficient, limited, little, meager, minuscule, minute, modest, narrow, paltry, petite, petty, pitiful, poor, puny, short, runt, stunted, toy, trifling, trivial, unpretentious, wee, young. You may identify with some of these words, or even all of them, but it's not as unnatural as you think to feel this … Continue reading Small Steps to being a Giant

Time to Work on Stress

I always wondered why we are always so concerned about a proper work life balance. Is it because we struggle to tear ourselves between the two, or that work is such a huge part of our life that it impacts on everything else we do? In the present economy, many of us feel that we … Continue reading Time to Work on Stress

Religion and the Healthy Mind

"There can be no happiness if the things we believe in are different from the things we do" Freya Stark I'm not a religious man. I don't believe there is an all knowing power watching me and listening to my whims, moans or demands. I don't have anything against organised religion, in fact I've studied … Continue reading Religion and the Healthy Mind