” The number of admissions to hospital of girls under the age of 18 in England after self-harming has nearly doubled compared with 20 years ago.

CALL TO ACTION

  • Parents and schools are urged to become more aware and seek early advice and interventions.
  • Self harm is not attention seeking
  • Enquire or book a place or your organisation on a MHFA course to become more confident in recognising the early signs and following the appropriate steps to support
  • Enquire or book 1-1 session work to help the young person with underlying causes
  • Follow safeguarding policy
  • Do not hesitate to call emergency services if needed

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The Guardian reports that figures provided in response to a written question in the House of Lords, answered by Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Health Lord O’Shaughnessy, show that

” The number of admissions to hospital of girls under the age of 18 in England after self-harming has nearly doubled compared with 20 years ago.

NHS Digital hospital admission figures:

13,463 females under the age of 18 in 2016/17 against 7,327 in 1997/98

2,332 males under the age of 18 in 2016/17 against 2,236 in 1997/98

Source: Guardian Date: 06 August 2018

Further information: UK Parliament: self-harm: children: written question – HL9500

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Here is a recently published PhD thesis from Mahima Kalla at Monash University, Australia. Very interesting reading for anyone interested in Energy Psychology for healthcare and chronic illness.

The thesis explored sixteen participants’ experiences of using EFT to support chronic disease healthcare using a qualitative research methodology — Interpretive Phenomenonological Analysis (IPA).

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Introducing Emotional Freedom Techniques                                                                         Author – Christine Moran  Bsc MBPsS

I am impressed by a new EFT book, Introducing Emotional Freedom Techniques by Christine Moran. The book is more modestly titled than it needs to be. It does, as it says on the tin, introduce EFT. But it goes on to do much, much more. It has loads of case histories. It describes how to use it in many problem contexts. It not only explains what EFT is but sets it in a context of psychology, neurology, physiology, and quantum physics as well as therapy.

Christine has a background as a psychology teacher and an educational coach for children of primary school age. She has had years of experience creating resources and developing programmes. Her expertise shows in this book.

I found particularly interesting reading about Christine’s experience of using EFT with children with exceptional learning needs. Few people have had the broad first-hand experience Christine does in this working with children.

I also loved the case history actually written by a mother whose baby daughter was born with a duct in the heart. I won’t spoil the story but It ended: “.. and when I tell the doctors who have been looking after us, they all say that what has happened is like a miracle.”

Working with children is just one section of what is an extremely comprehensive manual. It is also very clear. It will be valuable not only to beginners but also to experienced EFTers. It is 279 pages of A4, so more like double that of “ordinary” book size pages, and content-rich enough to justify its size.

It is too large to read in bed or carry around in a handbag to dip into on journeys but it certainly deserves its space on any EFT therapists’ bookshelf both to use for additional study and for reference.

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Using the ZIP UP energy exercise

 

We can all feel the exposed or affected by other people’s negative energy from time to time. Energetically we can be  unprotected leaving us too open to other people’s thoughts and feelings, as well as your own. A meridian energy exercise which stimulates our Central Meridian enhances our body’s natural way to protect ourselves. The ‘Zipping Up” from the pubic bone to the lower lip strengthens this Meridian.  By tracing the energy flowing through the meridian allows you to feel more confident, more positive, more centred, to think more clearly, and protects your system from negative energies.

You can do the zip up as part of your daily routine (eg morning) and as often as you wish throughout the day. It’s a great technique to use when feeling sensitive to threat or in any social situation or other people’s energies.

  1. To begin, briskly tap (7 –10 times) on the end points of your collarbones (this is the K27 points on the kidney meridians) to ensure that energy in your meridians is moving in a forward direction. 
  2. Rub the palms of your hands together in a circular direction.  
  3. Place both hands, palms facing the body, at the start of the central meridian, which is at your pubic bone. Inhale deeply as you pull your hands slowly and firmly straight up the centre of your body to meet your lower lip, where the meridian ends. Imagine pulling up a zip to close it. 
  4. As you exhale firstly bring your hands past your lips and extend your arms up to the sky, connecting your central meridian with your aura and energy beyond you and then arc your arms and hands sideways and down returning your hands to the starting position.  
  5. Repeat steps 1-4 twice more.

Saying affirmations while doing this exercise is extremely powerful. While you zip up, it may be helpful to say “I am clear, centred, and confident” or something else that will help become more confident in your specific situation. Also imagine that you are locking the zipper in place after you are done and hiding the key to prolong the technique’s effect.

 

Adapted From: Energy Medicine by Donna Eden

 

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Wired for independence and exploration 

Remembering some of the decisions we made as teenagers can make us cringe. Neuroscientist Adriane Galvan is exploring that some of the most puzzling teenage behaviour may have some real benefits. In her UCLA lab, she uses a combination of behavioural techniques and neuroimaging to reveal the fascinating connections between brain development and behaviour. Offering teens the stimulation that suits their current needs provides more effective and healthier outcomes for all.

Why the teenage brain has an evolutionary advantage

Remembering the decisions we made as teens can often make us cringe. But neuroscientist Adriana Galván is learning that some of the most puzzling teenager behavior may actually have some real benefits. In her UCLA lab, she uses a combination of behavioral techniques and neuroimaging to reveal the fascinating connections between brain development and behavior.

Posted by UCLA on Friday, 8 December 2017

 

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