Cathy Betoin's I Matter Blog and Podcast

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...

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Longer term professional impact study

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We have been seeking feedback from professionals who have been training with us about the impact of I Matter Training on their professional approach - we have had feedback from Teachers, GPs, Social workers and Teaching Assistants.  All have spoken about the impact both professionally and personally and all have encouraged us to keep going!  We hope to write this up as a small study very shortly

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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...

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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...

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Easter Week in the Life of a Digital Pioneer

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Easter 2019.  It's been quite a week.  I have been developing the next steps for my NHS supported Digital Pioneer process from a location in the heart of the Scottish borders where my family have been helping out with the annual lambing adventures.   

There have been early morning starts, blustery and sunny hillsides, large amounts of food for the working team and lots of good conversations, In between times I have been researching digital options and wrestling with...

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