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Troubling Thoughts

Most people know what it’s like to feel afraid of pop up (intrusive) thoughts or even nightmares.


Glorious technicolour and surround sound mind-menacing tricks can loop inside our minds for what seems like an eternity. And because brains can’t distinguish between imagination and sensory based reality, we can easily react with survival-based brain chemistry. 

Time for Brain Buddies!

Brain Buddies help kids (and parents) edit their mind movies on purpose and change the feelings from troubling to tremendous.  

Find out more about your Happy Brain training opportunities to help children and teens build resilience through play and creativity. 

Next 2-day training course June 8-9 in Newcastle £295 includes certificate of attendance from Society of NLP as your introduction to or specialist application of NLP for working with children and teens. More dates announced soon.

Contact: HERE for more info and please share with those who may be interested.

Online blended learning programme launching this summer. 

What Can’t You Do?

How do you expand your child’s capacity for a ‘can do’ attitude?

Why is this important? Because when your child or teen says “I can’t…(eat that/do that/learn that)” it prevents them exploring what they can do.

Hearing someone declare a limitation ahead of real time capability-testing can be frustrating because it’s a sloppy recall of a failure-memory rather than imagineering-success. If you believe their ‘can’t’ you accept their limitation. Yet trying to persuade them that they ‘can’ do it (they ARE capable after all) so often engages a battle that sends them into the justification corner.

Helping children and young people experience more in life, not less, means they get to expand their mental map of what they can do with their brain.

This example from our Happy Brain programme, coaches a 10 year old child through an experience of high value to them. Gaming is the child’s value.  We’ll call the child Joseph.

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