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#ELSACHAT – Mindfulness and Relaxation

October 31, 2017
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#ELSACHAT   The Facebook group held an event on Mindfulness and Relaxation last Friday. There was lots of learning going on and the following is a summary of that event. If you want to join in any future chats then please email me info@elsa-support.co.uk to be added to the ELSA Group. The group is secret […]

#ELSACHAT – Separation Anxiety

October 10, 2017
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#ELSACHAT   The Facebook group held an event on separation anxiety. There was lots of learning going on and the following is a summary of that event. If you want to join in any future chats then please email me info@elsa-support.co.uk to be added to the ELSA Group. The group is secret on FACEBOOK so […]

Cut out People

August 15, 2017
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Cut out People I love these little people and they are so versatile. I asked the members of the ELSA Group to come up with ideas on how to use them with children. Here are their suggestions and some of mine too. Decorate them with different facial expressions. A fantastic prompt for discussing feelings. Use […]

FREE Transition ideas

June 26, 2017
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Free transition ideas Here are some ideas from the website with links to each resource. You can download the PDF here with all the links; Transition ideas

Frightening events and how to help children cope

May 23, 2017
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After last night’s terror attack on those poor innocent people I thought I would collate some information together to help you talk to children. What do you say? How do you deal with this? What questions might they ask? I know that children do need ‘age appropriate’ truth. If you shield them they will find […]

Hampshire ELSA Conference 7th June 2017

May 22, 2017
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Hampshire ELSA Conference 2017 ELSA Support is working with the organisers of the Hampshire ELSA Conference to provide a free pack of resources for the conference. You will be able to download these on the day of the conference. Here are the details if you want to go to this conference. There is a form […]

International day of Happiness – 20th March 2017

March 1, 2017
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International day of Happiness – 20th march 2017 Here is a booklet which can be used as a booklet for one child or you could photocopy the individual sheets and use those with a group or class. Download:¬†What makes me happy Happy Hannah tells you about all the things you need to do to increase […]

A Spoken Relaxation – On your little boat by Isabel Brooks

February 18, 2017
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Isabel Brooks Yoga teacher and ELSA A huge thank you to Isabel Brooks who is an ELSA and Yoga teacher. She has sent this lovely relaxation for you to try with children. Isabel has her own Facebook Page which I urge you to follow. Isabel has also written another blog post on the site and […]

Mind Monsters Poetry

September 6, 2016
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Mind Monsters Poetry I have written a poem for each Mind Monster and they are available in a little PDF book for free! However although they are free they are still copyright to me. You can use them in the classroom with children but they must not be shared or used in any other way […]

The Day Poppa Turned into a Star

August 24, 2016
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The Day Poppa Turned into a Star The Day Poppa Turned into a Star – A delightful little book which is perfect for opening up conversation on death, dying or loss and is the first book in the #breakingthesilence series. Very simple text and delightful images make this book perfect for sharing with a young […]