Helping young children with sleep – workshop

Helping young children with sleep – workshop

Saturday 18th June 10am-1pm £30 (£50 per couple) Cold Ashton (between Bath and Bristol) Babes in arms welcome (until crawling) and older babies/tots welcome to be brought by another adult to breastfeed anytime, but I regret that we cannot accommodate them in the workshop. Are sleep struggles with your child leaving you exhausted? Won’t do Cry It Out… but Wait It Out is making you crazy? There is another way! The Hand in Hand tools (based on play and building safety and connection) can help a range of sleep issues from resisting getting ready for bed, or having an elaborate, lengthy going to sleep process….to frequent wakings/nightfeeds, night terrors, bedwetting. This approach is effective wherever your child sleeps and however you want sleeping arrangements to work. Would you like to…     confidently help your child sleep through the night     have more energy to connect with your child and your partner     avoid the risks associated with a behavioural approach to sleep £30 Please add the £3 booking fee when booking through Paypal or email me for an invoice to avoid the charge. Please select Sleep workshop £30.00 GBPSeparation workshop £30.00 GBPSleep and Separation workshops £50.00 GBPParenting Starter Class (deposit) £30.00 GBPParenting Starter Class (installment) £20.00 GBPBooking fee £3.00...

How to be your own guardian angel

  I have discovered a superpower and I’m going to share so you can be a superhero too. I’ve discovered that by just being with whatever is going on in my body, I am more likely to remain “in charge”. Last night, I was staying with a friend in Devon. As I snuggled down in bed I experienced the familiar meltdown my body goes into when it comes into contact with feather bedding. I noticed my throat closing, my ears becoming unbearably itchy and cascades of mucous filling my nose. I often have a pretty extreme reaction to feathers, dust or cats (my lips and eyes swell, I start wheezing, my head explodes with a thousand scratchy critters attacking me from the inside out), but this time I did something different. I tapped my chest soothingly and spoke to my body “Hey body, it’s OK, you are just reacting to feathers, you’re going to be alright, this is NOT an emergency, just fall into a deep sleep and relax, you’ll be fine”. And guess what… the symptoms eased off and I slept pretty well! How awesome is that? Bodies are remarkably obedient (I discovered this once when I told my 2 year old sternly to STOP bleeding and sure enough the gory pumping action ceased instantly). Another triumphant moment was when I got uncontrollably triggered by my son attacking his sister. I wanted to whack him, but somehow managed to whisper to myself like a seraphim through the sound of blood pounding in my ears “It’s not an emergency, you’re flooded, you need space, keep the children safe”. I closed...