We Turned it on so our lovely midwifes and nurses could learn how to Switch it off!

We ‘Turned’ it on so our lovely midwifes and nurses could learn how to ‘Switch’ it off for one of our ‘Turn it on Switch it off’ stress coping training days.  We were joined at Hinchingbrook Hospital by ladies from far and wide to take part in the day.

The day was focussed on who you are not your job tittle and that’s really important because you don’t need more training on how to do your job. We recognise, with all our training courses, that if the individual behind the job title is in a good place, everything else falls into place.

We spent the day teaching the delegates anchoring techniques for themselves and the people they look after, how to find a really positive state of being, and to anchor that state for whenever you need it. For some that was a state of calmness, for others it was a confident state, but as with all we do we make sure its about the individual. We also taught some NLP stress relief techniques which again could be used by the individual or utilised within their work with their patients. This included techniques for noticing what it is that stops you doing or being the version of you, you would wish to be and how to find ways to change those road blocks into stepping stones!

The afternoon was all about communication, as often poor communication is the basis for stressful situations to arise. By the end of the afternoon everyone in the room was reading eye patterns, noticing language patterns in others and mirroring body movements that all lead to a much greater ability to build report.  The day was rounded off with a mindfulness session to bring all the learning from the day together and specifically designed around anchoring the perfect state for each individual in the room to be the best version of themselves.

The evaluation forms that provide us with feed back for the day were fantastic.  Everyone left in a much better place with new skills to get them through their days at work and play.  And yes ladies , we will be doing more in the very near future.

Turn it On Switch it Off

Turn it On Switch it Off

Turn it On Switch it Off

Turn it On Switch it Off

Turn it On Switch it Off

Turn it On Switch it Off

Bed Time Story


Ollie and his Super Powers books are flying. They are loved by teachers, parents, kids and also other child therapists. The police are using Ollie to help them with their work in schools and Ollie is currently being reviewed by the NSPCC.

Every where we go we are asked about Ollie dolls.  So we are having prototypes designed and are currently looking for a home for Ollie in a large toy shop or in a major retail chain.

Later this month Ollie is touring more schools.  We also will start training other therapists in the concept of Ollie to help take the strain of the demand for one to one Ollie children therapists and play group work.

Ollie will be re-released in June through JK Publishing with Ollie 2 close on its heels. In the next five books we teach Ollie and our children words like empathy and self worth in a fun interactive set of stories that engage both adult and child.

We have had amazing reviews but my favourite is from an 8 year old girl.  “we don’t have a naughty step any more, we get to choose which super power we want to use instead.  Even daddy has found his happy super power”.

At story before bedtime

At story before bedtime

  * Disclaimer:  results may vary from person to person

Ali and Ollie go into schools

Using your emotions

Using your emotions

The City of London Police do amazing work in the inner city schools working with teachers, parents and children on subjects such as road safety, internet safety, bullying and child abuse. Ollie and Ali were invited to join them, as it was recognised that giving the children, parents and teachers the facts was only half the battle. It did not cover the emotional response to the ‘what if’ question. Through Ollie, Ali worked with the police on one of the internet awareness training days. Ali delivered simple yet powerful advice and understanding on how to protect yourself emotionally should you find yourself a victim and how to avoid becoming a victim by protecting yourself emotionally.

The message ‘no one can make you think or feel anything you don’t allow yourself too’, was the driver for Ali’s part of the day.  With Ollie’s help she worked with the children and staff to understand that statement and make it their mantra.

The day ended with Ali and Ollie being invited back to the police station to meet the amazing people that keep us safe.  They also got to meet Lucy, the police horse. Its fair to say Lucy took a liking to Ollie – well his hair any way.

Ollie meets Lucy

Ollie meets Lucy

  * disclaimer: results may vary from person to person