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If I asked you to tell me about our senses, what would you say? Probably most people would go for the big five: sight, smell, hearing, touch and taste. If you know a bit about sensory processing you might also know about what’s called our internal senses. Certainly when I trained I was taught there are two of these: vestibular (think spinning and balance) and proprioception (our sense of our body movement… Read More

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy or CBT is an evidence-based talking therapy used to treat mental health problems such as anxiety and depression. We offer CBT at Imagine Therapy so this post is to give you a bit more information about what CBT is, how it works and how it might be helpful. I want to delve a bit deeper into some of the therapies that we offer if you are struggling with your… Read More

I remember years ago coming across the theory of the ‘good enough’ mother and it’s stayed with me ever since. Donald Winnicott came up with the concept in 1953. It describes the natural connection between mother and baby, which starts with the mother meeting the baby’s every need, being there immediately when baby cries, then naturally leaving the baby a little longer sometimes and not always getting it right. It really describes… Read More

Last week I wrote a post about the many reasons why it can be hard for children to self-regulate. If you missed it, you can read it here. In a nutshell, being able to manage our thoughts and feelings so that we can stay calm and alert can be tricky. This is self-regulation and it’s a skill that we learn into early adulthood. In fact there are plenty of adults that struggle… Read More

Why won’t you just stop!? This is a question I think all parents ask at certain points. In these moments when your child appears to be out of control for no apparent reason. Or when their emotions seem to far outweigh the situation. When they seem to be making bad choices and won’t listen, or reason. Parenting in these situations can feel hugely frustrating, upsetting and exhausting. It can be so difficult… Read More

I want to share a really simple activity with you. Its simple, but it ticks lots of boxes for mental health and general wellbeing. Being in nature has been shown to reduce mental health symptoms, as well as the likelihood of mental health problems in the future. It has a whole host of other benefits including improved attention, cognition, self-esteem and creativity. These are the reasons that at Imagine Therapy we love… Read More