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Pooky Ponders – Big Questions with Brilliant People

Author: Dr Pooky Knightsmith

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Informal but informative.... Dr Pooky Knightsmith explore big questions with brilliant people each week with a wide range of topics related to education and mental health. Sometimes it's deep, sometimes it's funny, it will always make you think. Tweet @PookyH with feedback or suggestions for future guests or questions.
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Today’s question is: How can we enable teenagers to make sense of an uncertain world?I’m in conversation with Claire Ward and James GalpinJamie Galpin is a Developmental Psychologist with a special interest in putting research into practice. Clare Ward is a Speech and Language Therapist with a special interest in social communication. Together they have written The Anxiety Workbook for Supporting Teens Who Learn Differently which contains their '3S' framework for understanding behaviour and designing support (the 3Ss are the structural, sensory and social domains). Clare and Jamie’s Book: https://amzn.to/3cwXJc1 If you enjoy listening to this episode, please take a moment to share it with your network and to leave a review for the show on apple podcasts – this increases visibility of the show so that more people can discover and learn from it. You can connect with Pooky on:Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/pookyh Twitter: https://twitter.com/pookyhLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/pooky/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pookyh/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pookyh 
Today’s question is: Why does loneliness matter and how can we build connection, community and belonging?I’m in conversation with Iona Lawrence.In 2016 Iona set up the Jo Cox Foundation in memory of her friend Jo Cox MP with her family. As founding Director of the Foundation Iona brought people together to campaign on the issues Jo had championed. Together they achieved the appointment of the world's first Minister for Loneliness and £20 million new funding for the issue and the development of the Great Get Together, which in partnership with the Big Lunch in 2017 saw over 9 million people across the UK come together for community celebrations inspired by Jo's belief that we have more in common than that which divides us.Today Iona works with a range of businesses, nonprofits and philanthropy organisations building collaborations and practical plans that build the stronger relationships and connected communities. Iona believes that prioritising good relationships fosters the belonging, understanding and solidarity needed to build a fairer and more equitable world. You can read more about all her work in this article here and her case for a relationship-centred approach here. LINKS:Website: https://www.ionaconsultancy.com LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/iona-lawrence/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/ionaflawrence If you enjoy listening to this episode, please take a moment to share it with your network and to leave a review for the show on apple podcasts – this increases visibility of the show so that more people can discover and learn from it. You can connect with Pooky on:Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/pookyh Twitter: https://twitter.com/pookyhLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/pooky/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pookyh/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pookyh 
Today’s question is: Why does touch have so many benefits when combined with story?I’m in conversation with Mary Atkinson. Mary is a Therapist, author, writer and tutor. She is co-founder of the Story Massage Programme. Complementary Therapist of the Year 2020.LINKS:Website: https://www.storymassage.co.uk Book:Once Upon a Touch - story massage: https://amzn.to/2OMfACZ | Healing touch for children: https://amzn.to/3c8p442 YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCf--6HoMSnQNp-IdaN56CnQ Twitter: https://twitter.com/storymassage Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/StoryMassageProgramme/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/StoryMassage/ If you enjoy listening to this episode, please take a moment to share it with your network and to leave a review for the show on apple podcasts – this increases visibility of the show so that more people can discover and learn from it. You can connect with Pooky on:Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/pookyh Twitter: https://twitter.com/pookyhLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/pooky/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pookyh/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pookyh 
Today’s question is: Should special interests be encouraged? I’m in conversation with Richard Semmens. Richard is an Autistic/ADHD social entrepreneur, supporting autistic children to show their true potential.  He runs "All Aboard Club" which provides inclusive play sessions, 1-to-1 mentoring and workshops for parents to help people understand their neurodiversity.LINKS:Website: https://www.allaboardclub.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/allaboardclub If you enjoy listening to this episode, please take a moment to share it with your network and to leave a review for the show on apple podcasts – this increases visibility of the show so that more people can discover and learn from it. You can connect with Pooky on:Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/pookyh Twitter: https://twitter.com/pookyhLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/pooky/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pookyh/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pookyh 
Today’s question is: Why do teenagers grunt (and how can we engage them in learning?)I’m in conversation with Adele BatesAdele works with teachers, school leaders and educators who are struggling to engage pupils with challenging behaviour; who want to create inclusive classrooms where learning is the focus.LINKS:Website: https://adelebateseducation.co.uk Book: https://adelebateseducation.co.uk/miss-i-dont-give-a-sht-the-book/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/adele-bates-03b566208/Twitter: https://twitter.com/AdeleBatesZ If you enjoy listening to this episode, please take a moment to share it with your network and to leave a review for the show on apple podcasts – this increases visibility of the show so that more people can discover and learn from it. You can connect with Pooky on:Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/pookyh Twitter: https://twitter.com/pookyhLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/pooky/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pookyh/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pookyh 
Today’s question is: How can we engage learners who lack confidence and motivationI’m in conversation with Rachel ThynneBehaviour Outreach teacher, supporting staff when children present with (so- called) 'challenging behaviour' or stressed behaviours. Rachel is currently writing a book for staff to support these children to cope and thrive in school.LINKS:Book: Not yet available at time of recording ‘Behaviour Barriers and Beyond’ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rachel-thynne-03a4596b/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/RachelThynne If you enjoy listening to this episode, please take a moment to share it with your network and to leave a review for the show on apple podcasts – this increases visibility of the show so that more people can discover and learn from it. You can connect with Pooky on:Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/pookyh Twitter: https://twitter.com/pookyhLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/pooky/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pookyh/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pookyh 
Today’s question is: How important is creativity for wellness?I’m in conversation with Zohab Zee KhanZohab is a certified life coach, performance poet, motivational speaker and educator. Zohab has conducted over a thousand poetry and self-development workshops across the globe. He believes creativity is a driving force in the pursuit of wellness.LINKS: Website: www.zohabzee.com Book: https://www.zohabzee.com/books LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/zohabzeekhan/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/zohabzee  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ZohabZeeKhan/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/zeemoneysupercool/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/zohabzeekhan For colleagues in schools, Zohab has an information pack about his workshops, if you invite him in, please invite me too - they sound like fun!  More info here: https://0a5bdc02-ed6b-4775-8d13-83b5056d0f23.filesusr.com/ugd/b8d188_71be9a126e0549f796ba0c615beb8597.pdf?index=true If you enjoy listening to this episode, please take a moment to share it with your network and to leave a review for the show on apple podcasts – this increases visibility of the show so that more people can discover and learn from it. You can connect with Pooky on:Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/pookyh Twitter: https://twitter.com/pookyhLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/pooky/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pookyh/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pookyh 
Today’s question is: How do things change when we define a child by their strengths rather than their diagnoses or challenges?I’m in conversation with Fareeha Amber Sadiq.Dr Fareeha Amber Sadiq also known as Dr Amber is a  consultant child and family psychiatrist, systemic practitioner, writer, educator and transformation lead.   Dr Amber has been working hard throughout her career to help create a voice and space for children and families who are experiencing mental health and neurodevelopmental difficulties or diagnoses. She strives to improve services and care for children and families she is working with. She committed to help communities understand more about mental health challenges in children, young people and families.      As a doctor and clinician, Dr Amber has worked across the world setting up and developing Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) and believes that every child and family is unique, important and can thrive if given the opportunity and the tools they require.  Dr Amber is a consultant to the National Health Service (NHS) in East London and is also founder of Eleos clinic which is a private multi-disciplinary mental health service with compassion at the heart of its values. Amongst other interests, she sits on the Expert Reference Group for Staying Safe from suicidal thoughts and is a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA).  LINKS:LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dr-fareeha-amber-sadiq-mrcpsych-cct-frsa-5058705/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/docinthecity Dr Amber's private practice: http://www.eleosclinic.comEleos Clinic instagram - https://www.instagram.com/eleos_clinic/Eleos Clinic facebook - https://www.facebook.com/PrivateCAMHSLondonEleos Clinic twitter - https://twitter.com/ClinicEleosIf you enjoy listening to this episode, please take a moment to share it with your network and to leave a review for the show on apple podcasts – this increases visibility of the show so that more people can discover and learn from it. You can connect with Pooky on:Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/pookyh Twitter: https://twitter.com/pookyhLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/pooky/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pookyh/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pookyh 
Today’s question is: How can we maximise our breathing to help our anxiety and emotions?I’m in conversation with Mel HollidayMel Holliday started her career in podiatry both medical and surgical. She moved over to managing Chiselwood a bespoke furniture manufacturing company 33 years ago, foundered with her husband Martin.During that time Mel started doing voluntary projects in schools advising young people on business programs. She was invited to become a construction ambassador 2009 where she supports CITB locally to encourage young people to think about construction as a career, alongside helping them create CV mock interview and career fairs. In 2012 Mel became a member of the board for EBP and helped set up a charity OneMe becoming a chair for 2years (charity to support and help fund getting them into their chosen career). She is also on the advisory council for anti copyright in design ACID.In 2014 Mel started practicing NLP and completed her Masters in 2018. Alongside that she became curious about techniques she had started practicing to manage her daily stress.During her years helping and supporting young people Mel became increasingly aware of how young people were struggling with managing their stress. They appeared distracted and used their phones or social media to hide behind.Whilst thinking about what she wanted to do with her NLP she began to link how to her practices with a set of techniques that she knew has reduced and supported her own stress in the past.Piloting the models for both adult and children alike she has been able to create sets of workshops that are versatile and can be used for individuals wanting to help themselves, to corporate who can utilise the techniques to support their staff in stressful situations.Due to COVID-19 the programs stopped in March 2020. Being approached by a publisher Mel wrote a children's wellbeing book, illustrated by Rebecca Dyer based on characters which visually supported each program. The book Breathe With Bruce was published in September 2020 and id hoped will be one of a series of six books supporting children's health and wellbeing.There are educational tips both for teachers and parents to use alongside the book for daily practice.LINKS:Website: https://breathewithbruce.com Book: Breathe with Bruce - https://amzn.to/3tpgtR9 LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mel-holliday-211783132/ If you enjoy listening to this episode, please take a moment to share it with your network and to leave a review for the show on apple podcasts – this increases visibility of the show so that more people can discover and learn from it. You can connect with Pooky on:Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/pookyh Twitter: https://twitter.com/pookyhLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/pooky/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pookyh/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pookyh 
Today’s question is: What outcomes most matter for Looked After Children and how can we make a difference?I’m in conversation with Krysta ParsonsI have been a teacher for almost 30 years and a Headteacher in three schools. Since 2018 I have worked for Lincolnshire as an Education Adviser leading the Caring2Learn Project focused on improving outcomes for our children.LINKS:Caring 2 Learn info: http://search3.openobjects.com/kb5/lincs/fsd/family.page?familychannel=1900  LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/krysta-parsons-89395147/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/KrystaParsons Additional links referred to Ted talk every child deserves a champion - https://www.ted.com/talks/rita_pierson_every_kid_needs_a_champion?language=en UCL PALAC _ promoting achievement of looked after children, caring to read programme literacy intervention) - https://www.ucl.ac.uk/ioe/departments-and-centres/centres/centre-inclusive-education/promoting-achievement-looked-after-children-palac Bern Firman Finland - kid skills = solution focused Geoff James podcast episode re solutions focused coaching: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1183931/6575728  If you enjoy listening to this episode, please take a moment to share it with your network and to leave a review for the show on apple podcasts – this increases visibility of the show so that more people can discover and learn from it. You can connect with Pooky on:Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/pookyh Twitter: https://twitter.com/pookyhLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/pooky/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pookyh/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pookyh 
Today’s question is: Why might letting go be the secret to better student behaviour?I’m in conversation with Mark GoodwinMark has 20 years experience as a teacher, school leader, trainer and coach.Mark is the founder of Equal Parts Education a company that delivers a turn around programme for permanently excluded students across the Midlands, as well as working in partnership with schools and universities to deliver training and coaching to staff at all stages of their careers.Mark’s passion is still the classroom and he can be found most days teaching across all phases, in mainstream, alternative and special.LINKS:Website: https://equalpartseducation.co.uk/  LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mark-goodwin-387430165/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/MarkGoodwin8 If you enjoy listening to this episode, please take a moment to share it with your network and to leave a review for the show on apple podcasts – this increases visibility of the show so that more people can discover and learn from it. You can connect with Pooky on:Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/pookyh Twitter: https://twitter.com/pookyhLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/pooky/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pookyh/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pookyh 
Today’s question is: When it comes to disability and chronic illness, is peer support risky? I’m in conversation with Amy Dickinson. Amy is a former NHS worker, in the last six months Amy has set up online chronic illness support community DoItOurselves, and is working to challenge the role of patients in healthcare provision. LINKS:Website: https://www.twitch.tv/doitourselvesDonate to Amy: https://ko-fi.com/amydickinsonTwitter: https://twitter.com/Amywrites1Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/doitourselvesstream/ If you enjoy listening to this episode, please take a moment to share it with your network and to leave a review for the show on apple podcasts – this increases visibility of the show so that more people can discover and learn from it.  You can connect with Pooky on:Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/pookyhTwitter: https://twitter.com/pookyhLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/pooky/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pookyh/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pookyh 
Today’s question is: What should be our parenting priorities right now? I’m in conversation with Nerys Hughes LINKS:Website: https://wholechildtherapy.comLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/whole-child-therapy-ltd/Twitter: https://twitter.com/wct_teamFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/OTsouthlondon/ If you enjoy listening to this episode, please take a moment to share it with your network and to leave a review for the show on apple podcasts – this increases visibility of the show so that more people can discover and learn from it.  You can connect with Pooky on:Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/pookyhTwitter: https://twitter.com/pookyhLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/pooky/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pookyh/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pookyh 
Today’s question is: How can we tackle the negative culture around sleep? I’m in conversation with Vicki Dawson.  Vicki is CEO and Founder of The Sleep Charity. She set the charity up in 2012 in order to support children and their families to get a good night’s sleep. The award winning charity now offers sleep support to all ages. LINKSWebsite: https://thesleepcharity.org.ukLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/vicki-dawson-43094325/Twitter: https://twitter.com/thesleepcharityFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheSleepCharity/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCeWD2-r5ufy9UB_Sdm3J38Q Teen sleep hub: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCeWD2-r5ufy9UB_Sdm3J38QIf you enjoy listening to this episode, please take a moment to share it with your network and to leave a review for the show on apple podcasts – this increases visibility of the show so that more people can discover and learn from it. You can connect with Pooky on:Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/pookyhTwitter: https://twitter.com/pookyhLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/pooky/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pookyh/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pookyh
Today’s question is: “How can Transactional Analysis help improve behaviour and wellbeing?”I’m in conversation with Steve Russell.  Steve is passionate about helping people draw out the best in themselves and those they teach/support/lead. His belief in the transformative power of education sees him spending much of his time coming alongside teachers, leaders and pupils to upskill and empower them. LINKS:Website: http://beyondbehaviour.co.ukLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/steve-russell-771a8950/Twitter: https://twitter.com/beyondbehaviour If you enjoy listening to this episode, please take a moment to share it with your network and to leave a review for the show on apple podcasts – this increases visibility of the show so that more people can discover and learn from it.  You can connect with Pooky on: Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/pookyhTwitter: https://twitter.com/pookyhLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/pooky/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pookyh/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pookyh
Today’s question is: “Is there really always a reason behind bad behaviour?” I’m in conversation with Suzie Hayman: Agony aunt Woman magazine, trustee Family Lives, patron Unique Kidz, accredited parenting practitioner, counsellor, author and broadcaster.  LINKS:Website: http://www.agony-aunt.comBooks (31 of them!): https://smile.amazon.co.uk/s?k=suzie+hayman&ref=nb_sb_noss_1LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/suzie-hayman-870a171/Twitter: https://twitter.com/sustieIf you enjoy listening to this episode, please take a moment to share it with your network and to leave a review for the show on apple podcasts – this increases visibility of the show so that more people can discover and learn from it. You can connect with Pooky on:Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/pookyhTwitter: https://twitter.com/pookyhLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/pooky/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pookyh/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pookyh
Today’s question is: How can we create a world in which no one is held back by mental health problems?I’m in conversation with Miranda Wolpert.  Miranda is the Director of Mental Health at the Wellcome Trust and a professor at UCL. Wellcome photography prize entry:  https://wellcome.org/our-work/wellcome-photography-prize/2021All in the Mind Awards entry: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/2pcrn913xlQMb1bD6wQDkgk/all-in-the-mind-awards-2021Active Ingredients research summaries https://wellcome.org/what-we-do/our-work/mental-health-transforming-research-and-treatmentsMiranda Wolpert LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mirandawolpert/?originalSubdomain=ukMiranda Wolpert Twitter: @mirandarwolpertWellcome Twitter: @wellcometrustWellcome website: https://wellcome.org/ --If you enjoy listening to this episode, please take a moment to share it with your network and to leave a review for the show on apple podcasts – this increases visibility of the show so that more people can discover and learn from it.  You can connect with Pooky on:Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/pookyhTwitter: https://twitter.com/pookyhLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/pooky/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pookyh/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pookyh
Today’s question is “How is a trauma informed relational approach supporting schools post COVID?” and I’m in conversation with Molly MacLeod and Anna Gregory.Links: http://www.restoreourschools.com  http://www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/restorative-practice  https://peacemakers.org.uk  Anna’s linkedin: - https://www.linkedin.com/in/annagregorys/   
Today’s question is “How can adults help to build emotional wellbeing and confidence in children” and I’m in conversation with Sarah Gilbert.Website: http://www.sarahrgilbert.co.ukLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sarah-gilbert-81370427/Twitter: https://twitter.com/sarahrgilbert88Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sarahrgilbert88/ 
Today’s question is “What is solutions focused coaching and how could it drive down exclusions? ” and I’m in conversation with Geoff James. Links:Twitter: https://twitter.com/DrGeoffJames42LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/geoffrey-james-7884215a/Website http://www.thesolutionsfocusedcoach.comBook: G James 2016 “Transforming behaviour in the classroom - a solution focused guide for new teachers” Sage - https://amzn.to/3fGmqCR G James 2019 “Solutions Focused Coaching - workbook for educators” Singular (self published) 
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