Jennifer Warters

Posts by Jennifer Warters

Bring My Daddy Back

In my previous blogs about my work with children,  I have emphasised my belief that when children are given an opportunity to direct their play without adult control, they are more likely to tap into their own unique self-healing mechanism and direct their play in a way that would give them the healing they needed
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Simple Pleasures

We all, whether young or old, able bodied or disabled, intellectually impaired or with the capacity to function in all aspects of physical life, have the ability to find a purpose and to reach a fuller potential if we are able to connect to the intuitive pathways beyond our cognitive faculties. We can accomplish this
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Fairytales, Astrology and Enchantment in Relation to Child Directed Creative Play

This is an excerpt from ‘Fairytales, Astrology and Enchantment in Relation to Child Directed Creative Play ‘ which I co-wrote with my colleague,  Sandra Lamb Kilburn who is a medical astrologer and whose work enhances  applied clinical practice at the Living Memory Research Trust . To read the full paper go to Academia.edu This paper
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Another Little Drummer Boy

Sam was eight years old and had Down’s syndrome. He attended a local primary school and received daily help from his support assistant within the classroom.  His limited understanding meant that he expressed himself using single words only.  To help him communicate, he had been taught from the Makaton Signs and Symbols Communication System which
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Fly Me To The Moon

One wet Saturday afternoon in Scotland, several years ago, my four year-old grandson and I  spent the morning exploring the towpath on the Polwarth canal bank in Edinburgh.  I was ‘baby sitting’ while my son and his wife took a much needed over night break . Undeterred by the weather, Fin and I shared an
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Principles Underpinning the Origins of Sound

Nothing rests; everything moves; everything vibrates….. that all that we call matter and energy are but “modes of vibratory motion “    The Kybalion ‘We are the same as plants, as trees, as other people, as the rain that falls.  We consist of that which is around us, we are the same as everything.’  Gautama Buddha
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Happy Talk

In my early days as a speech and language therapist, I had a deep desire to work creatively with children with special needs but became disillusioned with systems and methods of working that failed to address the child’s underlying emotions.  In the past, I had made hasty judgements which may have interfered with the child’s
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Healing Through Play

A subdued little boy of eight was referred to me for creative play because of his struggles at home and at school where he was unable to order his thoughts.  When he tried to express himself, his speech was muddled and incoherent.   His actions were clumsy and he often tripped and banged into things.   One
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Emerald Alignment: An Agent Of Change

I have updated this blog,  first written in 2006 . So much has changed since then but hopefully my words will encourage you to endeavour to  reduce your own stress levels and discover your purpose in life. I was on a quest to explore spirituality, when I discovered healing ( a word frowned upon in
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Colour my Life: Spending time with Leonard and Ron

I had been called to a residential home because Leonard, one of the older residents with learning disabilities and autistic spectrum disorder, was exhibiting ‘disturbing behaviour’. Apparently Leonard was making ‘strange noises’ to annoy residents who had gathered in the television lounge to watch their favourite programme. I arranged a visit to the home to
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