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Posted on 15 Apr 2024

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What is Gaslighting?

Recognising, understanding, and overcoming manipulative tactics Gaslighting, a term rooted in manipulation and psychological control, often occurs subtly, leaving individuals feeling confused, doubting their own perceptions, and questioning their sanity. Understanding this insidious form of manipulation is crucial in safeguarding mental well-being and fostering healthier relationships. What is Gaslighting? Gaslighting is a form of emotional abuse where one person seeks to gain power or control over another by distorting their reality.  Read more ..... Click on the < > arrows below to read more from our school Counsellor Debbie McCool.

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Posted on 26 Mar 2024

Navigating Transitions

From Changing Schools to Entering Adulthood Transitions can be both exciting and daunting, especially when it comes to changing schools or preparing to enter adulthood. In this blog, I will delve into the emotions surrounding school transitions, specifically the shift from primary to secondary school, and the worries that children and young people commonly experience during these pivotal moments in their lives. Join me as I explore these significant transitions and provide insights on how to navigate them with confidence and support. Embracing Change: The Rollercoaster of Changing Schools: Reflecting on the range of emotions children may experience when transitioning from one school to another, it is important to understand the impact of change on children’s social, emotional, and academic well-being.  Read more .....

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