Jennifer Warters

Posts by Jennifer Warters

The Talking Tree

In 2015, I documented play sessions with Lesley, a little girl of eight, who, at the age of three had been removed from the care of her parents because of their addiction to drugs and alcoholism. Lesley had three placements in short term foster care but was rapidly removed from her third placement because of
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The Power of Good Vibrations

 In 2016, while on a visit to the historic island of Malta, as an enthusiastic toning practitioner I was eager to visit the Hagar Quim Temple Complex.  I waited patiently for an hour in the morning sun for a bus to take me to the village of Qrendi which lies about a mile away from
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From Dissonance to Attunement – Healing Tinnitus

This blog updates a study of Tinnitus published in 2016 and demonstrates how my work has evolved.   An international online tinnitus clinic now offers a structured programme of self-help with email support and an element of counselling.   A single alignment tone now replaces the sequence of individual tones that were initially required for each client.
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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 an article written in collaboration with  Sandra Lamb Kilburn, a medical astrologer whose work enhances  applied clinical practice at the Living Memory Research Trust . The article explores astrological psychology and specific astrological chart indicators.  A detailed case study of child directed creative play sessions demonstrates their application in a
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Little Drummer Boy

Sam was eight years old with a diagnosis of 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
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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
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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
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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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