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Bounce Back

Bounce Back

By Anita Devi and Dr Kathy Weston
In this podcast, recorded during the Covid 19 lockdown of 2020, Anita Devi and Dr Kathy Weston discuss ways parents, carers and teachers can support the children under their care so they bounce back after this unprecedented period of social distancing.

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Anita Devi - www.AnitaDevi.com @Butterflycolour
Dr Kathy Weston - www.drkathyweston.com @parentengage
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Bounce Back Episode 4 - How do I feel in control, when there are so many unknowns?

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Bounce Back Episode 6 - Looking forward – how do we do this?
In this episode of Bounce Back, recorded during lockdown, Anita Devi and Dr Kathy Weston talk about the daunting task of moving forward. They talk about the importance of looking ahead and gaining perspective. Kathy and Anita talk about the simple things parents can do at home to facilitate the process of reviewing the experiences of the past both positive and negative to enable them to become excited about things they will be able to do in the future. They remind us that hope is an essential part of maintaining mental health. Listen to discover ways to help your family bounce back!
12:48
June 12, 2020
Bounce Back Episode 5 - Remaining empathetic, whilst looking after our own mental health.
In this episode of Bounce Back, recorded during lockdown, Anita Devi and Dr Kathy Weston discuss negotiating the fine line between being empathetic and being overwhelmed. They give advice about self-care for parents to help the mental health of the whole family. They talk about the importance of being vigilant about the "digital diet" that your children are viewing, to protect them from being over-exposed to negativity and maintaining an age-appropriate dialogue instead. Listen to discover ways to help your family bounce back!
15:40
June 12, 2020
Bounce Back Episode 4 - How do I feel in control, when there are so many unknowns?
In this episode of Bounce Back, recorded during lockdown, Anita Devi and Dr Kathy Weston talk about the feeling of losing control, particularly within the context of a lockdown, when you are unable to exercise your usual choices and freedoms. They discuss how a lose of control can lead to feelings of anxiety. They talk about methods, tips and structures to use in every day life to ease anxious feelings, regain a sense of balance and control in areas where that is possible and how to focus on the things that will help both children and adults to process all the changes that we have gone through in a short space of time.  Listen to discover ways to help your family bounce back!
13:23
June 10, 2020
Bounce Back Episode 3 - Managing loss and grief
In this episode of Bounce Back, recorded during lockdown, Anita Devi and Dr Kathy Weston talk about supporting children deal with grief and loss within the context of the Covid 19 crisis of 2020 and throughout their lives.  Listen to discover ways to help your family bounce back!
15:20
June 09, 2020
Bounce Back Episode 2 - It's OK to feel sad and happy at the same time.
In this episode of Bounce Back, recorded during lockdown, Anita Devi and Dr Kathy Weston talk about the huge range of emotions that children are experiencing as we approach the easing of an unprecedented period of lockdown and social distancing during the Covid 19 crisis of 2020. They discuss strategies and opportunities that can be used to reflect, connect and deal with the mix of emotions that children are experiencing.  They note that children may be experiencing some feelings, such as disappointment, grief or loneliness, for the first time and give parents, carers and teachers tools to help support children as they deal with these strong emotions. Listen to discover ways to help your family bounce back!
13:50
June 08, 2020
Bounce Back: Episode 1 - How do I support my child process difficult situations?
In this episode of Bounce Back, recorded during lockdown during the Covid 19 crisis, Anita Devi and Dr Kathy Weston discuss ways that parents, carers and teachers can support children when processing difficult situations, with particular consideration given to the unprecedented lockdown experienced by most of the world during the Covid 19 crisis of 2020. They discuss strategies to enable effective communication with children of all ages. They offer practical advice on helping children to open up and reflect on their experiences and move forward. They suggest ways to empower children through creativity, play and self-esteem boosting altruism.  Listen to discover ways you can help your family bounce back!
13:47
June 04, 2020