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Supporting Schools After Lockdown 5/7: Healing in Mutual Joy

  • 3rd Jul 2020
  • Emma Connor

Joy might not be the first item on the staff meeting agenda as schools reopen following the Covid-19 pandemic. But, argues Emma Connor, it can be the best medicine – for both pupils and teachers. In the fifth part of her blog series, the child psychotherapist and director of Your Space Therapies urges schools not to miss opportunities for mutual joy in the classroom, and suggests why a game of Hide and Seek should be in every teacher’s Covid-19 recovery box.

Supporting Schools After Lockdown 2/7: Staff Mental Health

  • 12th Jun 2020
  • Emma Connor

Children don’t need their teachers to be heroes as they return to classrooms following the Covid-19 school closures. It’s much more important to be ‘good enough’. In the second part of her blog series supporting the reopening of schools, Emma Connor, child psychotherapist and director of Your Space Therapies, explains why the mental health of school staff must come first – and shares three simple ideas for helping teachers to emotionally self-regulate.

Supporting Schools After Lockdown 1/7: Rupture and Repair

  • 5th Jun 2020
  • Emma Connor

As schools begin to reopen their doors to more pupils this week, Emma Connor, child psychotherapist and director of Your Space Therapies, embarks on a vital blog series aimed at supporting children and teachers through this transition. Over the next seven Fridays, she will be introducing therapeutic ways of thinking and practical strategies that can help us all stand beside schools at this time – beginning with the opportunity, hidden within the rupture of school closures, for a profound and far-reaching experience of repair.