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Why is Ant McPartlin one more tragic celebrity car-crash?
Why is Ant McPartlin one more tragic celebrity car-crash? 150 150 Jane Evans

Last night my good friend Laura Henry messaged me the word trauma? Ant McPartlin ‘arrested on suspicion of drink-driving’ TV presenter reportedly questioned after failing a breathalyser test following London collision. (The Guardian) Laura was posing the right question. What trauma has there been in Ant McPartlin’s life? Why has he been self-medicating with prescription drugs…

Is our children’s mental health in a sorry mess?
Is our children’s mental health in a sorry mess? 150 150 Jane Evans

How can so many of our children be stressed, hurting themselves, depressed, aggressive, withdrawn, and worrying about anything and everything? What do you think? Is it down to: Media Hype More awareness Less resilient children How children are being raised Something else Have the statistics caused an unhelpful panic? A recent article in the Guardian…

How can where you sit increase your stress?
How can where you sit increase your stress? 150 150 Jane Evans

    You can’t cheat the history of your body But you can understand and work with it. Because although the body isn’t designed to forget what it lives through and stores memories in its cells and muscles of experiences. Especially of perceived threat. It is there as a resource to manage its reactions to…

What can be done about rising workplace stress?
What can be done about rising workplace stress? 150 150 Jane Evans

How are you? Really…HOW ARE YOU? As 2018 is well underway, I hope you are well and feeling ready for a great year ahead. What is your focus of 2018? Your fitness, health, diet, to travel more, stress-less? Mine is very much on share ways to boost everyone’s wellness and resilience. As, every time I…

Why a focus on well-being is great if it’s done safely
Why a focus on well-being is great if it’s done safely 150 150 Jane Evans

  Did you do breathing, meditating, yoga or mindfulness when you were in preschool or school? Neither did I. In hindsight, do you think it would it have been useful? Maybe it would have equipped us for the pressures of life and onward journey through adolescence and into adulthood. Either way, I am glad there…

Is it time to tidy out your ‘anxiety draw’?
Is it time to tidy out your ‘anxiety draw’? 150 150 Jane Evans

At home or at work most of us have that draw! It’s the one we just shove everything and anything into that might come in useful. Over time it gets messier and messier and finding anything in it becomes a real challenge. It often stresses us out and irritates us so we cope by: Keeping…

Should William and Kate avoid full-time nursery for Charlotte?
Should William and Kate avoid full-time nursery for Charlotte? 150 150 Jane Evans

This week I saw media articles proclaiming that 2-year-old Princess Charlotte will be starting at nursery full-time in January, she will be three in May. My first thought was WHY? What is there for her there that would be better for her than being at home with her loved ones? Its website describes it as…

Why anxiety makes children sick
Why anxiety makes children sick 150 150 Jane Evans

  Recently parents have been asking me whether anxiety in children can make them physically sick. The short answer is YES. Anxiety is a whole-body and brain experience and can trigger the following reactions in the body if it happens too often for too long. Feeling and being sick Diarrhoea and constipation Neck, shoulder, back…

Why we must recognize that school can be a child’s sanctuary
Why we must recognize that school can be a child’s sanctuary 150 150 Jane Evans

School can be a place to exhale and feel safe Many children have complex home lives. Parents and carers doing their best in most cases but often juggling too much for too long with their emotional and physical needs unmet, sometimes since birth. Trying to function and raise children in a time of scarce resources…

What to do when a child’s trauma pan boils over
What to do when a child’s trauma pan boils over 150 150 Jane Evans

Living with a child whose trauma is emerging takes many things. Emotional resilience and availability, the capacity to be hit, spat at, have objects thrown at you, to hear awful things from the child, compassion, calmness the list goes on and on. Especially as it often triggers our own trauma so that is an additional…