Here are a few words from our clients showing what an impact Verbatim has had on their lives.
This training has been a reminder that all behaviour is a child’s way of communicating.
It will help me to take a moment to step back and understand that a child is not always choosing to be difficult, but that it is much deeper than that and their perception of the world may be incredibly different to mine. It was also incredibly useful to think of strategies to use that can help children calm and explain their feeling whether this is verbally or physically.
Not to make assumptions about any child’s experience of lockdown and COVID. I really liked the advice about how to regulate and ground children again.
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’.
Jim and Ellen were really friendly and welcoming and delivered the training perfectly. Sharing stories of their experiences brought a tear to my eye. They do such amazing work and would love to work with them again!
“The environment is perfect for focus and contemplation and they continue to amaze me with the ideas and activities that centre around such positive experience.”
“Verbatim has helped my son open up to, come to terms with and build on his Dyslexia. Supporting him and our family with the mental health challenges and academic strategies has transformed our lives.”
“After 14 years of various therapies I didn’t feel like I’d found the right one until Verbatim came along. I have achieved so much more with them in one year than I ever have before with any other therapists.”
“The big bean bag room is the best. You can make dens, or towers or run and jump!”
“Building safe places for the fairies is my favourite.”
“I feel safe. I love being a fairy, or unicorn, or mouse!” I can be whatever I want!”
“I love my artwork that I get to do but making slime is the best fun!”
“I never want to leave…the time goes so quick”
“It’s kinda magic…you can stop and think and it doesn’t hurt as much when you leave.”
“Cooking is really cool…Vonnie is very funny and I can tell her anything and she’ll listen and not be shocked.”
“The music therapy room is awesome! It’s the best room in the house! I like the drums best.”
“I love coming here! I work really hard and it can be really tough but it’s okay to cry, curl up and be, shout and be mad. It’s a safe place.”
“For the first time I could just go ahhhhhh!”