Mine-fulness and Minecraft Therapy

I run Minecraft Therapy! An awesome way to work using a fan’ favourite game, Minecraft! Affectionately referred to as “Lego but on a computer”, Minecraft is a game with a massive amount of creative potential! Check it out here at Pop Culture Competence! So why not use it in therapy? Kids can build confidence byContinue reading “Mine-fulness and Minecraft Therapy”

Yeeting away our preconceptions

A few months ago I was working with a group of kids, and they were on a break for some play. Eventually there was a disagreement over a ball, resulting in the ball being thrown away by one of the children. This distressed one of the kids who ran up to me, squeaking – quiteContinue reading “Yeeting away our preconceptions”

What is: School refusal?

This one is for the parents! School refusal is when kids don’t want to go to school. For their own reasons, going to school is distressing to them, causing them anxiety or distress, so they try to avoid going to school School refusal differs from truancy, in that the motivation is more directed by anxietyContinue reading “What is: School refusal?”

Being lost as a teenager

I remember being lost as a teenager. There’s so much pressure, school, friendships, relationships. Everyone asking “what do you want to do after school?”, or “what are you doing at uni?” So much pressure is put on teenagers to think about their future when they have so much on right now. I can’t imagine theContinue reading “Being lost as a teenager”