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Gratitude and Energy

Today is the end of this latest Mercury Retrograde period. Being in Scorpio and with the inclusion of a solar new moon eclipse it presented a clear space and environment for working through many psychological and emotional issues and moving forward. It felt like it had the energy that would facilitate processing and releasing connection … Continue reading

Bringing Little Spirit ~ Feelings #8

Writing or Drawing. Allow feelings and emotions to be expressed in a way that feels comfortable for the child or youth. Sometimes feelings are difficult to articulate, sometimes it’s helpful for the young person to process feelings by drawing about them or writing them down. Other times drawing and writing can facilitate further discussion and … Continue reading

Bringing Little Spirit ~ Feelings #7

Positive Self Talk. Create a poster of “I am” positive statements. Self talk is important in creating the reality you want. Therefore for children and youth it is a great tool to encourage them to think good thoughts about themselves from an early age. We are all very good at judging ourselves or not thinking … Continue reading

Bringing Little Spirit ~ Feelings #6

Containment. It’s important to provide a safe, calm, supportive space and ear for feelings to be heard. Children and youth cope best when they know they can release their emotions and feel safe. They cope less effectively and at times act out if they are feeling the opposite and not emotionally secure with their parent … Continue reading

Bringing Little Spirit ~ Feelings #5

Identify a circle of friends/people who help with their feelings. Like adults, children and youth feel comfortable talking about certain topics with particular people and with who they can identify or feel the person will be able to understand them or help them most. If its not you as their primary carer that’s okay, as … Continue reading

Bringing Little Spirit ~ Feelings #4

Draw in a dream bubble {as pictured below} This gives the opportunity to express worries or feelings in a safe way without being overwhelmed. A dream doesn’t feel as much of a reality and therefore the child/youth {even adults} can distance themselves while still being able to process their thoughts and connect to their feelings. … Continue reading

Bringing Little Spirit ~ Feelings #3

Read books that explain & discuss feelings. It’s a great way to give an opportunity to express emotions. By reading the story each child or adolescent can compare their own feeling state and emotions, see whether it is the same or different and to explain how it is for them. Stories also help children to … Continue reading

Bringing Little Spirit ~ Feelings #2

Use the worry barometer. How worrying is it? Lets place perspective. 0-10 is a great scale to use. With 0 being no worry and 10 being something significant like illness or death. By helping the younger put their worry in perspective and to compare the significance of daily worries to life changing and altering worries … Continue reading

Bringing Little Spirit ~ Feelings #1

It sounds obvious but some people don’t: Ask them about what they are feeling. See if they can tell what is wrong and if they can connect with the feeling and their mood. For children who can’t or younger ones? Use various faces or emoticon pictures to provide space for identification or further discussion. Identifying … Continue reading

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