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Learn to speak Ollie - Mentor training

Why do we over complicate things? Why do we tell a child they need to be more RESILIENT and get annoyed when the child looks at us without a clue? Why do we say, ‘stop being sad or angry’ and get annoyed when the child doesn’t? So many things we do and say around children in our adult language and view of the world that we forget that they are not us, can’t think like us, don’t have the resources and life experience to understand our requests. I truly believe there are no bad kids. I also truly believe that...

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Ali nominated for a Best You Award

The Best Personal Development Author Ali has been nominated for The Best Personal Development Author Award with the winner to be announced at the The Best You Gala ceremony on the 4th March 2017. The award is in recognition of the most talented author that demonstrates an outstanding degree of groundbreaking achievement in Personal Development.  Ali was nominated for Ollie and his Super Powers. For more information about the 2017 awards, the expo or to book  tickets to the Gala event please go to  https://thebestyouexpo.com/awards/ Ali would like to thank everyone who nominated her.  

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Ollie at Hinchingbrooke Hospital Fracture Clinic

Visiting Hinchingbrook Hospital Ollie and I had the honour of meeting the lovely nurses at Hinchingbrook Hospital Fracture Clinic last week. It was wonderful to walk into the children’s area and see Ollie already there with his books! The nurses had been using him and his super powers to help make children feel a little less afraid of having a plaster cast put on or worse – cut off. So Ollie and I donated some of Ollie’s brothers so the nurses could put plaster casts on their arms and legs and the children could watch them being removed and see...

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NHS England Review

‘It was a pleasure to meet Ali and Ollie recently and hear about the work on addressing children’s emotional wellbeing. I know that Ollie will spread swiftly and am fully supportive of their excellent work and approach’  Kindest regards    Kath  Kath Evans Experience of Care Lead – Maternity, Infants, Children and Young People Nursing Directorate NHS England

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All Behaviour Serves a Purpose

Getting to the root of things The Ollie concept is based on this key theory :  All behaviour serves a purpose Many therapists take the presenting issue as the issue.  We do not.  The best way to describe this is my talking about trees! Imagine a tree with branches.  Let’s put your issues on those branches, and let’s use a case study of a young lad of 7 to explain this approach. The young lad was bought to me with the label agoraphobic.  For months and months various therapists had been working with him to get rid of his fear...

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