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The Power of Connection

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With over 13 years working in personal development Nicola Marshall has attained numerous skills and a genuine care for others. She is a fully trained coach, adoptive parent as well as the founder of Brave Heart Education.
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We all want to be seen and to know that we matter. I’ve shown this video many times in our training as it is such a good explanation of empathy …

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What are we actually in control of?

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With over 13 years working in personal development Nicola Marshall has attained numerous skills and a genuine care for others. She is a fully trained coach, adoptive parent as well as the founder of Brave Heart Education.
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My three children are not children any more – they are teenagers! Yes, the word that strikes fear in every parent. I have to say though, all in all, the …

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Tell me how I feel

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With over 13 years working in personal development Nicola Marshall has attained numerous skills and a genuine care for others. She is a fully trained coach, adoptive parent as well as the founder of Brave Heart Education.
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For most young children they are spoken to all the time. We might not be aware of it but even with tiny babies we are nattering away labelling feelings, emotions, …

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Are you REALLY listening to me?

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With over 13 years working in personal development Nicola Marshall has attained numerous skills and a genuine care for others. She is a fully trained coach, adoptive parent as well as the founder of Brave Heart Education.
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I used to think I was quite a good listener. That was until I started a coaching course many years ago now and had to admit that actually I don’t …

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What’s so scary about being sad?

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With over 13 years working in personal development Nicola Marshall has attained numerous skills and a genuine care for others. She is a fully trained coach, adoptive parent as well as the founder of Brave Heart Education.
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This may be a subject I’ve spoken on before as it makes a regular appearance in my life – BC and AC (before children and after children). Why do we …

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Can we ever truly belong?

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With over 13 years working in personal development Nicola Marshall has attained numerous skills and a genuine care for others. She is a fully trained coach, adoptive parent as well as the founder of Brave Heart Education.
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I’ve just started reading Brene Brown’s new book on belonging called Braving the Wilderness. It’s already raised some questions for me that I’m pondering in the light of my own …

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December arrives at Tyler’s School

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With over 13 years working in personal development Nicola Marshall has attained numerous skills and a genuine care for others. She is a fully trained coach, adoptive parent as well as the founder of Brave Heart Education.
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Tyler is a fictional character as are all the others mentioned in this short piece about the lead up the Christmas. Tyler – Christmas What’s all the big deal about? …

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Is it empathy or something else?

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With over 13 years working in personal development Nicola Marshall has attained numerous skills and a genuine care for others. She is a fully trained coach, adoptive parent as well as the founder of Brave Heart Education.
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Empathy – the ability to sense and share the feelings of others – to feel what they might feel. I’ve been thinking a lot about empathy lately, for a number …

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Fantasy or reality?

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It’s that time of the year again when our minds turn to some of those stranger traditions we have – Halloween to be specific but also some of the myths …

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What do you see in this generation?

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I wonder if we were on a desert island with no other parents or adults around to judge – would we raise our children in the same way we are …

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How important is the space?

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With over 13 years working in personal development Nicola Marshall has attained numerous skills and a genuine care for others. She is a fully trained coach, adoptive parent as well as the founder of Brave Heart Education.
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At BraveHeart we usually talk about how important relationships are to our children and young people. Whether you’re a parent or carer, education staff or work with children in any …

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Compliance is not always good

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I spent the day on Thursday last week comforting my 16 year old daughter after she opened her GCSES results. I know it’s not an uncommon occurrence to feel disappointed …

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How do we learn what’s appropriate?

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Who says what is actually appropriate and how do we learn it? I’ve been mulling over this question for the last few weeks in my own life. As my teenagers …

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Not another way to punish?

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This week my secondary school where my boys still attend (our daughter left last week) have decided to bring in yet another behaviour modification system. Something they truly seem to …

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When people can’t show remorse

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A controversial thought I was driving to work a few mornings ago and the news was on. They were talking about decisions to look at whether we have more stringent …

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What’s your hierarchy of needs?

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Abraham Maslow’s theory know as the Hierarchy of needs has been around since 1943, and published in his paper ‘A Theory of Human Motivation’. If you work with children and …

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Mental Health First Aid Review

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With over 13 years working in personal development Nicola Marshall has attained numerous skills and a genuine care for others. She is a fully trained coach, adoptive parent as well as the founder of Brave Heart Education.
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Last week I attended our first Mental Health First Aid course. As it’s not a course I’ve participated in myself I decided to attend along with the other education staff …

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How long is long enough?

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With over 13 years working in personal development Nicola Marshall has attained numerous skills and a genuine care for others. She is a fully trained coach, adoptive parent as well as the founder of Brave Heart Education.
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How long is long enough to provide the support that vulnerable children need in order to develop? It’s a constant question we ask about our own children, but also from …

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