Building Healthy Relationships with Children After Pregnancy Loss

There can be particular challenges for parents in building healthy relationships with children born after a miscarriage or stillbirth. Parents who experience traumatic birth, post-natal depression or anxiety might also find the process more challenging. Anyone who experienced mental health problems before they got pregnant or since having children might also find it harder. WhenContinue reading “Building Healthy Relationships with Children After Pregnancy Loss”

Outdoor Metaphors to do with kids

Metaphors are a big part of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. For children and young people, they need to be concrete and clearly linked to their lives to be accessible. For very young children, they may need to be made or acted out so they can literally experience the metaphor. We’ve been having fun with metaphorsContinue reading “Outdoor Metaphors to do with kids”

ACTively coping with connection seeking behaviours, meltdowns and separation anxiety in the “new normal”

I’ve been reflecting this week on what it’s like through a child’s eyes to come out of lockdown and into a new world of shifting rules and expectations, change and uncertainty. I’ve also been thinking about how this affects both parent and child attachment styles and what all this means for big emotions, meltdowns (bothContinue reading “ACTively coping with connection seeking behaviours, meltdowns and separation anxiety in the “new normal””

ACT, Grief and Pregnancy Loss

Often when we think of grief, we think of the loss of a loved one, a friend or family member. Those of us unlucky enough to experience miscarriage also experience the loss of a loved one we never got to meet. Those of us who experience stillbirth experience the loss of a baby that neverContinue reading “ACT, Grief and Pregnancy Loss”

ACTifying our way out of lockdown

We’ve all been living in lockdown for about 3 months now in Scotland. We’re now on a phased plan out towards a ‘new normal’ and it’s a good time to reflect on who we want to be in the process – with our values, our family and friends, our education or work and in ourContinue reading “ACTifying our way out of lockdown”

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