Euonymus Training and Nurture has been set up in response to a growing level of concern about pupil, family and teacher well being, in particular in relation to quality training and support. In discussion with colleagues across the country, it appears my personal concerns are widespread. A need has further arisen to support practitioners, pupils and families to understand, navigate and support the needs of individuals in a one size fits all system.
From working within the Primary Education System for over 16 years as a teacher, Deputy Head and Inclusion Manager I have gained a wealth of experience working with pupils with SEND, SEMH concerns and those who just don’t quite fit inside the ‘expected’ shaped hole. It is increasingly noticeable that it is not only the children, but also the adults who need to be nurtured. More often than not the wellbeing and development of adults, children and practitioners are all intertwined. The two strands of Training and Nurture that Euonymus offers, seek to help parents and professionals to support each other, their children and themselves, in order to find a positive pathway for all.
With my interest in wellbeing I have trained as a level 3 sports massage therapist as well as studying aromatherapy massage. I hold a certificate in child and adolescent counselling, have completed CAMHS training for supporting mental health of children and adolescents and have a diploma in CBT counselling techniques. In addition I have trained to support individuals to manage personal stress and mental challenges through the use of TFT.
The importance of outdoor spaces and working within nature for improved health, wellbeing and development has been increasingly well documented over at least the last decade. Working with Cambridge Forest Schools , Euonymus offer a special training and therapeutic environment with a ‘natural’ perspective to further compliment their sessions.
As a Mum of two lovely (and at times extremely challenging) children I have been both on the inside and outside of the home/ school conundrum and am fully aware of the many pressures that parents experience each day. A listening ear with knowledge of the system can go an awfully long way, but is not always available due to time and resourcing. A little extra help to understand what is expected and what practical strategies are available to us as teachers and/or parents can make us feel more confident and able to meet the needs of our children.
Training with Euonymus in small groups allows parents and professionals a supportive, non judgemental forum to develop their skills, understanding and practical resources.
Combine this with, or simply choose, one of The Nurture sessions to access personal support and relaxation offering respite, relaxation and reflection to help develop internal resources to meet the demands of everyday living.