“Before I started to see Libby, I was stressed about my GCSE exams, having problems at home and had a lack of self-confidence. My mum asked me if I wanted to go and see Libby, I was a bit worried about what it was going to be like but went to see what it was like. Libby made the whole thing so relaxed I completely forgot about my worries and was able to open up. Over the six sessions I had, Libby has helped me so much from helping me use techniques in my exams which helped the stress to help me cope with things at home. I’m such a better person since I’ve been with Libby, I cannot thank her enough for what she did.”

Molly Beadle

A 16 yr old

    Best L&D session I’ve attended very relevant’    ‘Excellent presentation’     ‘Very useful and interesting’  ‘Helpful tips & information to use with families’       ‘Really practical ways to manage stress’           

Mindfulness Workshop

WHY DON’T KIDS COME WITH A HANDBOOK? WORKSHOP

 

AMAZING!

Everything about dealing with your emotions and your child’s and practical tools to help. The values exercise was enlightening. Feeling empowered to change how you feel by changing your thoughts.

Thank you so much

Carla Cadiz

 

Thought provoking course, getting me to think about my own emotions and how my children feel. Practical tools to help me deal with tantrums and difficult situations. Also great to hear that I need to spend time on myself and look after myself first without feeling guilty about it.

Jo Thornton

 

Values exercise and whole brain posture are really helpful and useful to take away and put into practice. Great evening, LOADS of useful info delivered in such a calm yet passionate way by Libby. All incredibly interesting and thought provoking.

Helen McCann

 

The session was more than I asked for. It was full of useful information, and I learned that I need to talk more to my kids about emotions and give them space to open up.

Zuzana

 

It has been so helpful to discuss my problems, and I now feel optimistic about how to manage my emotions in reaction to my children.

Emma

 

WOW! So much useful stuff it’s hard to list it all. I’m leaving with clarity on where I’m going wrong and what I’m doing right. This workshop will change our family. I’m certain we will be happier as a result.

Louise Turner

Why don’t kids come with a handbook? Workshop

My name is Su, I’m 50 years old and I am a teacher in Leeds.

For the last 20 odd years I have suffered with dizziness and headaches. Thirteen of the years I saw different consultants, who carried out different test on my symptoms, or gave me various tablets to take. Neither of them ever resolved the problem and as the dizziness and headaches became more frequent and lasted for longer bouts of time, I decided to take an alternative route to taking numerous medications.

Libby’s name was recommended to me from a member of my family.

I emailed Libby with a brief description of my problem, triggers and how it was having an impact on my work and home life.
Symptoms

  • Light headiness and dizziness which lasted for a few seconds to a minute at different times in the day.
  • Feeling sick, like travel sickness.
  • Pressure across my temple and the sides of my head.
  • Increasing strong heart beats or the feeling of an off-beat quivering.
  • Shaking of hands and legs.
  • This led to vomiting if I did not lie down.
    Some days these symptoms would go away after a good hour’s sleep. Other times the symptoms would linger during the next few days, leaving me feeling unbalanced with a headache.
    Impact on my life
    The after effect of the ‘dizziness was just allowing me to get through my job as best as I could. I’d go home and sleep it off and then repeat the next day feeling the same. If I went on the sick each time it happened I would have ended up losing my job.
    When at work I often had to lie down in staff meeting or would be driven home by others due to not being fit to teach or drive. I missed out on socialising with friends and family due to trying to sleep off headaches and feeling sick.

Libby has a calm, friendly mannerism which puts you at ease. I remember her first words to me were that ‘she wanted to get to the bottom of my cause and cure it, rather than just putting a plaster over the problem so to keep it under control.’

During the six sessions I met with Libby I have:-

  • recalled past events which must have been deeply buried in my unconscious,
    cried
  • felt the reduction of pressure in my head
  • stopped taking tablets
  • got rid of the symptoms and finally got my life back after years of continues sickness and dizziness

Thank you Libby, you kept to your word and found the cause to my condition. I am forever grateful.

Teacher

Libby has been awesome in her work for us here at Twinkl resources helping teachers with their wellbeing. She has provided numerous live stream sessions on meditation techniques, sleep and well-being and gives fantastic follow up support to our members. Her calm and professional manner is perfect for her presentations, instilling confidence in her audience.

We look forward to working with her again soon!

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Twinkl Resources

The meditations are fabulous.

I listened to Libby’s  sleep meditation last night.

I was really tired so fell asleep quickly. Then I woke in the early hours and tossed and turned for a while so I listened to it again and it was FABULOUS!. I usually can’t get to sleep whatever I do but I found the visualisation of the butterflies in the net took all of the buzzing thoughts out of my head and I fell back to sleep soon after the meditation finished.

I am now sleeping much better so only have to use it occasionally now.

I love the stress one and the energy one too, I can actually feel my body tingling with energy afterwards.

Libby’s voice is SO FANTASTIC on it, SO CALMING.

 

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Jan

 

Meditations

 

I contacted Libby when I was very low, desperately worried about my 14 year old son, who had been very withdrawn and depressed. Some days he seemed so down, could hardly function properly, near to tears. He couldn’t tell me why, or express exactly how he felt, just that he had a sad sinking feeling, which is a terrible thing for a parent to hear. I was desperate and when I heard about Libby I was relieved that I had someone to contact who might be able to help.

Libby was brilliant, she understood exactly how I felt and worked with me to improve how I was dealing with the situation, and also, of course, worked on my son’s problems. She showed me ways that I could cope more calmly with the situation, and tools and methods that I could use, which I will continue to use going forward. I was amazed that even after our first session there was a distinct improvement in my son’s mood. He seemed as if a load had been lifted, and although he still has a few down days, as all teenagers do, it is nothing like how he used to be.

He seems happier and calmer, as do I, and hopefully this will continue to improve.

I am so pleased that I took the step to contact Libby. I would highly recommend her if you are in a similar situation, it has been very easy to work with her, she has been so caring and helpful.

Michelle

Parent of a 14 year old.

Before the sessions, the children had a very low opinion of themselves which resulted in very low confidence in their ability. Over the 8 weeks the children were taught skills to help them develop their confidence and channel their frustration. They were taught skills that would help them to remain calm and beat stress, which for a class who were afraid to attempt their work for fear of getting it wrong was a fantastic skill to gain.

Most importantly, the children were taught how to view not only themselves, but others positively. The children were encourage to find aspects of themselves that they liked, they were taught that by spreading kindness and positivity it would make the classroom a much happier and safe place to be and they were taught how to structure their thinking so that anything is achievable. For me, this was one of the most important skills taught to the children. The children were given a child friendly explanation of how the brain works and that it only does what you tell it to. If you only ever tell; the brain negative things, then it will only ever do negative things. The children took really well to this part of the course and still today use the skills taught to help their classmates from falling back into old habits.

There has been a drastic change in the attitudes and self-esteem of the children in my class as a result of this 8 week course. I would, without a doubt, recommend this program to other schools to use to help build confidence and self image. Not only did the children take a lot from the sessions, but I feel that I learnt a lot about myself too.

Abi Young (Y4 Class teacher)

Abi Young Year 4 teacher

“Really wanted you to know that the shy unconfident Holly that came to your genie programme last year, took part in a school debating competition today, the only girl in her team. Just wanted to say thanks she has overcome a lot using the skills she learnt at the sessions. Thanks a lot.  March 2014

Sarah
A parent of a child who took part in the Genie Programme to help children with Self esteem and confidence

Libby co ran a ‘Girl power’ session for us over a period of thirteen weeks during our compulsory extra-curricular sessions. This was targeted at identified students who we felt would benefit from receiving a variety of strategies focused on raising their self-esteem and promoting positive mental health. Libby and Jackie have such a trustworthy, calm manner and quickly got to know each individual. Identifying the needs of each student, and the group as a whole, they were able to plan a bespoke programme and respond quickly, making any necessary changes, to best support the girls. They created a very supportive environment and enabled the girls to share their feelings and challenge and change any negative thoughts they had about themselves. Over the course of the program, we saw the girls develop many skills and strategies to help raise their self-esteem and that of others. The weekly course enabled the girls to embed these strategies and continue to use them after the course has finished.
I would highly recommend using Libby and Jackie to support students through one of their bespoke programmes as there is a deep understanding of the needs of children and know how to meet their mental health needs in a highly supportive and engaging way.

Jenny Brown
Head of Nottingham Free school

The coaching sessions I’ve had with Libby have helped me to learn to accept change and make decisions that may ultimately affect my life. Through the use of different techniques Libby has helped me build up my confidence and control my anxiety’s over exams, which have helped immensely, as thanks to these techniques I managed to pass my exams with better grades than I expected and I’m now at university meeting new people nearly every day and am loving every minute of it!

Dan – Youth exam anxiety
A youths testimony

Before Libby came into our lives, things were a huge struggle for us all as a family. My 8 year old son had been experiencing some mild anxiety symptoms for months which we were assured he would grow out of. However, as time went on the anxiety became more and more extreme. My son soon became traumatised by negative thoughts, had difficulty breathing and sleeping; it began to dominate his life. We were powerless to help him as parents as much as we tried and researched the subject. We felt crushed and helpless.

At this point Libby stepped in. My son was keen to try anything which would ” make my worries go away” and we were equally keen for any knowledge / strategies she could impart to help him cope. We never dreamed that after the first session with Libby he would be almost anxiety free! It was truly the most incredible thing to witness, utterly unexpected – we were completely astonished ! Over the next few weeks, my son had regular sessions with Libby who he immediately felt comfortable talking to and working with. She gave him tools to deal with his thoughts; the genie technique, thought box, thought train, EFT codes – all of which were useful and there for him when he needed them. The strategies Libby taught him empowered him so that he didn’t feel so helpless and scared any more – he was in control!

It was the amazing work though that Libby did in the sessions with my son which was the catalyst for change in him, enabling him to reprogram his negative thought processes . The irrational thoughts / worries became less and less frequent and then stopped altogether, It changed his life.

Happily, my son now is anxiety free! An outcome that we never dreamed could be possible given the severity of his symptoms. Words don’t really do justice to how we feel about Libby for helping our son, we are so grateful . I would recommend her without reservation – she saved us!

 

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