I thought it wouldn't work for us...

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I thought it wouldn't work for us - I thought we were 'too far gone' but six months on my confidence is coming back, my children are attending school again and my husband is off antidepressants.   The training showed us how everything is connected.   Life can still be challenging but now I know why I Matter     Parent of Three

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Reflections of a Headteacher


​'I stood at the school gate and saw it all. I saw children going through a personality change as they left our premises and it wasn't just a few families.  Something is off track in the adult-child relationship.  How do we start to address this?'  These were the recent reflections of a Headteacher of a school that has recently become one of our licensed I Matter schools embarking on our next culture change programme which aims to help staff and parents revisit ideas about what children need t…

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Recent Parent Feedback - We have had such a great half term

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I love it when I get emails from families like this:: 'Cathy just wanted you to know that we have had such a great half term - really relaxed.  GH had a little friend over for a sleep over and it all went very well...'   These are what a longer term I Matter programme is all about.  We support a journey out of the fog of stress for everyone - and so I know just what a massive step forward this sort of ordinary everyday event this is for both adult and child!  Yay!

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Recent feedback for the Intermediate Course from an experienced social worker

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I am seeing how without the right training or understanding it is easy as a carer or professional working with a complex child to start to feel very negative feelings. I used to work in residential care however I had no training, it left me feeling emotionally drained, stressed, like a failure. Sometimes my responses won't have been great.  I can now see that for parents who have other stresses in their lives it is easy to start responding to negative behaviour in an equally negative way which…

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Recent GP feedback

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I thought I was doing this course for professional reasons, but my relationship with my own child has deepened so much as a result of what I have been learning through I Matter training.   Thank you!

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Recent TA Feedback..

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There has been such a change.  He was totally shut down and not interacting.  1 year on he is playing with other children in the playground and even helping others out.  I love working with him!    Joined up home-school program for an adopted child aged 7yrs with questions regarding autism

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Recent Parent Feedback

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'I'm so grateful to have found support that involves me and my child in our relationship together, and not just one or other of us in isolation. 2 months in, it has already made a huge difference and we are moving forwards after 4 years of confusion and angst. Thank you!'    Parent of 9 year old

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The British Psychological Society - Power Threat Meaning Model

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​It is exciting to see that there are others who know that the diagnostic grip on mental health practice in adult and child services is damaging and needs resisting and that this resistance is now coming together via a range of pyschologsits and psychotherapists across the country.  There is the Cumbria Resliience Project and now we are having conferences run in the are of the British Psychological Society Power-Threat-Meaning Model.   I think the The Adult-Child Well-Being 'I Matter' Framewor…

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