For neurodivergent individuals, including those with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Dyslexia, and others, securing appropriate learning accommodations is vital for their academic success and overall wellbeing12. As we know this diverse group processes information in unique ways, which may necessitate certain adjustments or accommodations to help them excel in a […]
I. Introduction Dawn had barely broken on the day of the Oxford Master Series Trauma Conference in 2023, and already, a tangible sense of anticipation was in the air. This wasn’t just any conference; it was the largest trauma conference in Europe, a unique gathering of professionals, enthusiasts, and advocates from across the globe. Although […]
The name for the window of tolerance has never quite sat right with me. I can’t take credit for this, but a few months ago, during a Polyvagal Teen® workshop, one of the participants shared with me a different term: the window of capacity. Immediately, a visualization popped into my mind—a squashed sandwich! I wish […]
A Conversation With Tanja Sharpe – mom, entrepreneur & founder of the creative counsellors community!
Do you ever wonder how creativity can transform lives and enhance therapy? Join me as I sit down with the inspiring Tanya Sharp, founder of Creative Counselors Community and author of Creative Counseling, to discuss her journey of discovering the incredible power of creativity in therapy. Not only does Tanya share her professional insights, but […]
You may have heard the term “in the zone” – which often refers to positive productivity … but what exactly is Zonal transitioning and is it a real thing?
Polyvagal theory proposes that state creates story. Recognising those stories increases awareness. As stories can be told in third person – this can feel safer for young people or clients. Try the interactive storytelling board here online.
Are you finding that your relationships are causing you stress and anxiety? If so, you’re not alone. Maintaining a healthy and fulfilling relationship can be challenging, especially when external stressors are involved.
Unlocking the Power of Your Nervous System is crucial to improving relationships. We learn why it’s important to befriend or nervous system
The metaphor of the Polyvagal track has been created by Yasmin Shaheen-Zaffar a BACP, UK therapist who specialises in stress and trauma-informed care and making polyvagal theory accessible.
Connection through co-regulation is such a crucial aspect of parenting, especially when it comes to teens with ADHD. By learning through creating coping strategies to co-regulate we connect and we are able to communicate calmly, openly and honestly.