01 Jul July 2020
NEWS | INSIGHTS | ACTIONS | CHANGE
Hello from all the team of Unravelers! We hope you are keeping well and safe, staying cautious and open minded as it seems to be the key Mindset we can all benefit from these days. In this newsletter we would like to focus on sharing some news as well as discussing the new “normal” whatever it is for you and how to go about it.
In June our psychologists have observed a common rise in mixed emotions across all the people they have been working with (adults and children) in terms of an emotional overwhelm and transitioning into new “normal”. Many of the parents we have been working with have been opening up and sharing their difficulties Read more about having some kind of structure and actually following it with their children spending so much time at home together nowadays. This struggle and realisation, even though may have seemed to be quite negative, with many people trying to cope and learn new ways best they know, also has been carrying a very positive insight and shift in awareness about what is important and needs to be simplified and appreciated a little bit more. Lives of many families will be changed forever based on how they deal with what they have become aware of and learn from in the past few months which in its turn will shape up their new “normal” individually in the light of the guidelines provided by our society. The new normal needs to be very flexible as does our mindset so we grow more resilient and present in every moment of our experiences.
We like to see the new “normal” as follows:
– N – Notice what is around you, all the things, experiences and relationships, which make you feel different emotions no matter how big or small they may seem;
– O – Observe your internal reactions like urges, thoughts and emotions towards those things you notice on the outside;
– R – Recognise where you can benefit from changing your outlook and behaviour to shift the resulted struggle or conflict;
– M – Modify your actions and behaviour whether it is to step back, distract or listen and face whatever it is you have been respectively trying to approach with either too much energy or avoiding;
– A – Accept things which you can not change and refocus on something that is important for you and is worthy of your attention and energy;
– L – Live mindfully savouring every moment through practicing gratitude in everything you can see, hear, smell, touch and taste; pause and let yourself submerge into the moment.
June has been excitingly and anxiously busy month for us, full of challenges and learning curves. We have been doing some Autism and Eating disorder training to deepen our understanding in the direction of abnormal eating habits which may become entrenched into the psyche and have severe consequences onto lives of children and adults on ASD spectrum. It was very insightful and helpful to learn this information and strategies to support our clients best we can.
As a main focus and priority, our psychologists have been working hard on gathering and compiling all the feedback from the families they have been working with before the lockdown and during the challenging times of the pandemic isolation this month. This valuable information is going to be provided for you Read more as an end of year Impact report to bring some clarity and insight into the work you do and inform any adaptations you might need to implement in your practice.
We are also excited to share the news of being successful with Covid-19 adoption support fund scheme (ASF) to be able to offer additional support for families who are adopting and fostering children within their kinship and access Unravel support as part of their yearly support package. Please CONTACT US for more details.
And last but not least, the new programme supporting parental wellbeing through the lockdown due to the pandemic we piloted last month has been more than successful based on the excellent feedback we received and we are happy to have it as part of our services rolled out nationally which families you work with can benefit from too. Please follow COVID-19 Emotional Support Group for more details.
Meet James, he is a graduate of Handsworth Grange Community Sports College in Sheffield:
“….I remember when you asked me “what have I learned?” in one of our last sessions Read more and I remember pausing, but your lessons have actually help me in the long run in terms of knowing what life was actually about and at the time I didn’t get that. Just little things kept popping up in my head now and again and made me realise if you didn’t take your time to see me I don’t think I’d be the person I am today so I just want to say thank you for everything x”