Preparing for September and adjusting to the ‘New Normal’ in Schools – VLOG

September and the reopening of schools will be welcomed by many parents and children – the long awaited reunion with friends and a return to routine. However, we all know that this will not be a return to school life as we once knew it and for many families and individuals, this time will present a number of challenges and strong feelings.

Adapting Your Environment to Reduce Anxiety – VLOG

Adapting Your Environment to Reduce Anxiety - Anna Chalmers Occupational Therapist https://youtu.be/a56jKvaoUJE   Adapting your environment to reduce anxiety Decluttering your environment Calm clear mind requires a calm clear environment Reduce clutter, creating effective storage Getting rid of multiples Carrying out a 'nightly sweep' Organisation Find a set place for everything Reduce the need for panic searching  Keep … Continue reading Adapting Your Environment to Reduce Anxiety – VLOG

Creating Restful Sleep Patterns – VLOG

How to adapt your environment to improve your sleep!  Declutter your bedroom Reduce the amount of stuff that you have visible in your bedroom. In order to sleep well we need to have a clear mind and to limit the distractions around us. Invest in under bed storage or lidded storage baskets and keep your … Continue reading Creating Restful Sleep Patterns – VLOG

Overcoming Self-Defeating Behaviour – VLOG

https://youtu.be/enZafJSpzZo   Managing Self Defeating Behaviour Self defeating behaviour, also known as Negative Automatic Thoughts (NAT’s) or Unhelpful Thoughts are very common, particularly in teenagers as their emotional brains are not fully developed. It is likely that these thoughts and behaviours will be heightened at this time. Categories of NAT’s include: catastrophising, mind reading, unrealistic … Continue reading Overcoming Self-Defeating Behaviour – VLOG