Every Gestalt Therapist will work in their unique way and I work in a ‘Harriet’ way – combining my personal /work history, my studies and my passion for children/inner child work. I believe what is very important for the client is that he feels mostly understood by me. The issues the client could present with could … More Harriet’s way of working…
The benefits of Mindful Massage I encourage you to experiment with massaging your child at some of his bedtimes. You could apply deep pressure to his body using essential oils. As I have written touch is not a luxury for any of us it is a necessity. Being properly touched in a safe way could regulate and … More Mindful Massage
I feel I have an eclectic background that supports me in being as present as possible to my client. I have a BA in Tourism Studies which after completing- motivated me to work in Aer Lingus as Cabin Crew. During this time I worked as a volunteer with the ISPCC (Irish Society for Prevention of … More I’m a eclectic mix!! 🙂
The optimum way for a child to eat is when he is feeling calm and safe in himself. I have heard it been said by a very wise raw food chef in London that a child is better off eating ‘fast food’ if he is feeling calm and safe than a super food smoothie if he … More Mindful Holistic Nutrition
Another useful tool you could explore along your journey as a Mindful Parent is floor time –your child could love when you actively play with him/her. You could put on the alarm on your phone and possibly play with him/her for 30 to 45 minutes even once per week. I encourage you to allow … More Connecting together through floor-time
There is concrete evidence of the importance of touch for your baby in utero (having a massage during your pregnancy could benefit both you and baby) your new born benefits from touch, your child, your pre-teen, your teenager and you the adult. Safe touch could remind your child that they are lovable, they are … More Time- In instead of Time-Out
Firstly I encourage you to read or re read my article‘Minding your mental health so you can mind your child’s’ You have some hope of facilitating your child toward wellness when you are actively and concurrently supporting your own wellness. If you are supporting yourself emotionally, physically, spiritually and intellectually you could have more of … More How can you become more aware of supporting the Wellness of your child?