First Forest School session

Yesterday we were very excited to have a group of children join us from a local school for our first proper Forest School session led by our specialist Forest School teacher Sophie. We had great fun building shelters, making clay heads and finishing with toasting marshmallows over the fire 😋

Equine and Animal Assisted Therapy @ Verbatim

We are so excited to be working in conjunction with Inner Grace Equine and Animal Assisted Therapy Centre in Wisbech. We regularly have Winnie (Miniature Shetland Pony) and Oscar (Dog) accompanied by Michelle Smith (Animal Assisted Therapist) come and join us for the day to share their healing therapeutic vibes!

Please get in touch with us if you would like to know more about animal assisted therapy on enquiries@verbatimtherapy.co.uk or call us on 07984829165

Track and Trace

To reassure you that we are doing all that we can to support efforts to minimise the spread of Covid 19 we have signed up to the Track and Trace system. When you visit us it would be great if you could also check in with Track and Trace by scanning the QR codes as you enter. If you don’t have the app you can easily download it from the Google Play store or the Apple App store. Thank you for your support!

The V Team

Fire Safety Training

As always we take the safety and wellbeing of clients very seriously which is why our team has just completed fire safety training! It was the first time most of us had used fire extinguishers which was quite exciting. So you can rest assured you are in very safe hands when you are with us!

Attachment and Trauma CPD Feedback

We are so pleased with the feedback from recent training we delivered to Corpusty and Foulsham Primary Schools about childhood attachment and trauma that we just had to share it…

I found the training really informative and inspiring. Understanding the relationship between attachment and behaviour really fascinates me and it has inspired me to keep learning and find out more to then use in school (and everyday life!). I have a bit of background knowledge of this from my degree and really enjoyed refreshing my memory and delving into the reasoning behind certain behaviour. It was also really helpful to chat to Ellen about certain children in school and how to support them in the future.

I am now going into the new school year with an increased awareness of the importance of children’s attachment styles and strategies, and the fact that children ‘act out’ when they are with a trusted adult. Practically, I will look to introduce time for circle time type activities and ‘bubble time’.

It has made me more aware of reasoning behind children’s behaviour and how to respond.

It was a lovely day. Ellie and Jim are both incredibly approachable and have made me have a thirst for learning more about child psychology and trauma!

We run many courses for schools and other settings relating to attachment, trauma, brain development behaviour management and many others. If you are interested in a course for your setting please contact us through enquiries@verbatimtherapy.co.uk of fill in the enquiry form to the right.

Lockdown Lift Off!

We are so pleased with the success of our first therapeutic summer school ‘Lockdown Lift Off’ week. We had morning sessions for younger children and afternoon sessions for older ones. The main aim was for everyone to be able to have fun, resocialise after possible long periods of isolation and explore some of their thoughts/feelings around the pandemic. It was hugely beneficial for all involved and we felt very sad that it was only for a week.