Author: Elizabeth Holmes
When really big news hits the headlines, we cannot fully prevent the children and young people in our care from hearing about what’s happening. As the mother of an eight-year-old, however much I try to turn the news bulletins down on the radio while we’re on the school run, or switch the channel over when […]
Oral storytelling has a powerful impact on us, and has been shown to alleviate pain. There is a physiological and psychological impact. Important clinical implications affirm storytelling as a low-cost and humanized intervention that can improve the well-being of hospitalised children.
A report published in January this year by the then Children’s Commissioner Anne Longfield found that even before the Covid-19 crisis children’s mental health services “were far from meeting the existing level of need.
Learning happens in the present moment Mindfulness is a mind-body based approach that aims to be bring people into awareness of the present moment. It is useful to remember that learning can only really happen when we are in the present moment – and the same applies to children. Many of the pupils I work with […]
In delivering professional development to teachers working with vulnerable pupils it is clear that post Covid pandemic that there are even more pupils in need of emotional support in our schools than before. Teachers are reporting how some pupils are finding it difficult to settle back in the classroom and some are anxious to be […]
Research shows that Therapeutic Storywriting and Story Links interventions support pupils’ emotional wellbeing while also developing their academic skills. Therapeutic Storywriting groups develop writing skills while the parent-partnership Story Links intervention focuses on pupils’ reading skills. Both are proven to support emotional and social well-being.The trainings are practice-based and professionals are expected to start the intervention […]
Virtual Training in Therapeutic Storywriting and Story Links Are you looking to support pupils’ emotional wellbeing while also developing their academic skills? Our Therapeutic Storywriting and Story Links interventions have an extensive research base that shows they achieve both these targets. Therapeutic Storywriting groups develop writing skills while the parent-partnership Story Links intervention focuses on pupils’ reading […]
Many pupils returning to school will be in need of support with both their emotional wellbeing and academic skills. Our Therapeutic Storywriting and Story Links interventions have an extensive research base that shows they achieve both these targets. Therapeutic Storywriting groups develop writing skills while the parent-partnership Story Links intervention develops pupils’ reading skills. Both support emotional […]
I hope your term is going well despite everything. Just to let you know there are a few places left on the Story Links course that starts in January ’21 and the Therapeutic Storywriting Groups training in April ’21. Both trainings are practise-based and designed to provide emotional support for pupils while also developing their […]
As pupils return to school, the need for emotional support within the learning environment will be needed more than ever. Therapeutic Storywriting Groups and Story Links are evidence-based 10-week interventions that can easily be delivered in a socially distanced and Covid-safe manner in school. Our virtual training makes the interventions, which are used in over […]
What if we could develop the confidence in children and young people to talk about, and understand, any troubling emotions that are holding them back? Therapeutic Storywriting aims to do just that and schools in more than 23 Local Authorities in the UK are using the programme with great success. Therapeutic Storywriting works with the […]
The Centre for Therapeutic Storywriting worked with Young Minds on a project that awarded funding to four schools in the UK to take part in a programme of therapeutic teaching which uses story writing to explore feelings. The BBC reported on the project at Worle Community School in Somerset. http://www.bbc.co.uk/schoolreport/21829980