All of us need a little helping hand now and again. As a child sometimes it is hard to know why you are feeling the way you are and sometimes you just need some time, some laughter, some understanding with someone outside of your family unit to work through the feelings and emotions that are currently experiencing.

Tribal ‘One to One’ Sessions are for children who perhaps are struggling with their behaviour, or lacking in confidence, children that are finding it hard to manage their weight. Children that are experiencing anxiety, struggling to communicate with other children at school. The list is endless.

Challenging behaviour in children is very common but can be very difficult for the parents and the child involved. The longer that it goes on for, the more it can start to affect the whole family and home life, causing unnecessary stress and disruption. Challenging behaviour is common and if your child is acting out at home, you are not alone!

The evidence linking physical activity with wellbeing is now well described. The Royal College of Psychiatrists recognises exercise prescription as a treatment modality for a wide range of challenging behaviours and mental health conditions. Despite this progress, there is still a stigma that surrounds children that are suffering, which can act as a barrier to physical activity and participation in sport.

The UK government has defined wellbeing as ‘a positive physical and social and mental state’ (Department of Health, 2010). Mental wellbeing includes factors such as children having the ability to develop their potential, work productively and creatively, build strong and positive relationships with others and contribute to their community’. It also involves areas of life such as feelings of satisfaction, optimism and self-esteem. One way to enhance our mental wellbeing and protect our mental health is through participating in physical activity. Physical activity has been shown to have a strong and positive influence on mental wellbeing and some mental illnesses. Participation in regular physical activity can increase self-esteem and reduce stress and anxiety. Physical activity can help play a role in preventing mental health problems later on in life and improve the quality of life for those who are currently experiences difficulties.
Physical activity can increase self-esteem, reduce depression and anxiety in children, help with obesity and increase confidence . We also know that physical activity performed in an outdoor space can improve cognitive performance, self-esteem and reduce anxiety and symptoms related to attention deficit disorder.
Gemma offers bespoke one to one sessions with children that may be struggling with any but not limited to any of the following:
– Anxiety
– Challenging Behaviour
– Obesity or Weight Problems
– Confidence & Self Esteem
– Communication with others
– Attachment Disorders
These sessions last for 1 hour and start from £40.00 per hour.
The process:
An initial consultation process between Gemma and the child, parents/parent to discuss current difficulties and expectation of sessions and an end goal.
A bespoke programme for your child will be put together to be reviewed on a regular basis between Gemma, the child and their parents/parent.
Sessions can be conducted on a weekly to two weekly basis. For the best results consistency is key.
All sessions are conducted in the safety of an enclosed natural woodland environment which the child can find calming and welcoming
Gemma has been training for 4 years in Psychology and also has a level 2 in Understanding Young People and Children’s Mental Health.
Gemma holds a Safeguarding and First Aid Qualification. Enhanced CRB & DBS checks have been carried out and can be available upon request.
To discuss your child’s requirements with Gemma please feel free to make contact in complete confidence by Email or Phone.