Not sure how to support your students with their mental health?
Teachers, download my free e-book to learn the science behind anxiety and depression and strategies to implement straight away to re-engage your students in their learning and in life.
The science is in. Trauma is stored in the body and children need strategies to resolve it.
Welcome to my online home. I'm so glad you're here.
I am a Teacher, Author of 'It's Okay to Cry' and Educational Wellbeing Consultant.
I bring trauma-informed change to wellbeing in schools, with an evidence-based somatic approach using the 'MEET. GREET. TREAT.' model so teachers and parents are equipped with practical feeling-led strategies to prevent and ease anxiety and depression in children, families, classrooms and staffrooms.
After twenty-two years of lived experience with depression, and dissolving my mental illness in 2019, I learnt that interoception, feeling your feelings, is an essential ingredient to long-lasting mental health.
Mounting research shows to reach our potential in development and learning, both personally and professionally, the emotional trauma in our bodies must be addressed and felt on a visceral level, to find safety and connection within our internal and external worlds. Yet the sheer thought of going towards our own mental and emotional pain, leaves us afraid to even go there.
As a teacher, I saw much room for improvement in education to teach students how to find safety in their bodies when experiencing intense thoughts and feelings. This is why I created and deliver My BodyMIND, a trauma-informed school program to prevent and ease anxiety and depression across your school community.
I bring my wisdom from twenty years of lived experience with depression, my professional career as a classroom and special education teacher and further study in advanced mindfulness, trauma and nervous system resilience to professional learning, staff wellbeing and parent workshops in schools and early learning centres.
I am an award-winning writer for Elephant Journal and my own book 'It's Okay to Cry' is available for purchase. You can listen to my podcast wherever you get your podcasts.
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Want to help your child with their raging emotions, anxiety and depression?
Parent, download my free e-book to learn trauma-informed, evidence-based information and practical steps to improve interoception in your child to ease raging emotions, anxiety and depression.
I acknowledge, thank and hold my love for the djadjawurrung speaking people of the Kulin Nation for tending to, loving and caring for this sacred land I am writing on. I acknowledge and thank all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders for being the most devoted, connected and dedicated caretakers of this land we call Australia. I offer my deepest condolences to the traditional custodians of this land for the raping of Aboriginal women, separation of families, stolen children, murders, massacres of whole communities, obliteration of sacred sites and atrocious disruptions to the delicate nature of the land since the European settlement in 1788. I trust that as we come together and listen we can find a new way that promotes respect of cultural diversity and inclusion where we can live in harmony together. With an open heart, I express my deep love for our earth mother herself for offering the most abundant medicine, magic and beauty. Thank you for sharing your raw elements with us so we can feel alive, nourished, thriving, clear and connected human beings. Thank you for holding the space to know ourselves as free, peaceful and wild limitless potential beyond measure.
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