Are you one of the many adults who answer 'YES' to at least 1 of these:
- are grumpy, snap or shout more than you'd like
- try to hide your worries or anxiety behind a super-smile
- struggle to feel like you are really living - instead of just existing
- live on adrenaline - keeping the plates spinning
- often feel overwhelmed, tearful or depressed
- disappear into daydreams, Netflix or scrolling
- know you are not ok, but focus on others instead
- often feel frustrated or guilty for not being who you really want to be
It's Important because YOU are important
I know it's a big question... and maybe uncomfortable to think about, but it is important. If you are an adult who works with, is related to or lives with children, then you are in the privileged position of being IMPORTANT in the life of a child. You are having an impact on them right now, and they will remember you in the future.
Did you know that it is not what you do or say (although those are obviously significant) but how they feel when they are with you that is making the biggest impact on them? It could be affecting their thoughts, their feelings and their behaviour. It will certainly be affecting their relationship with you.
Our children do best when they are surrounded by GROUNDED GrownUps®. The biggest gift you can give them is WHO you are.
"We cannot write ourselves out of our children's stories."
Read Nicole's Story...
The Truth Is...
You CAN do it.
You CAN be the calm, approachable, fun to be around, grown-up you want to be.
... the kind of grown-up that children AND adults feel safe around.
... the grown-up who children come to when they are struggling, the one they tell their important stuff to, the one who can be a positive resource to them as they navigate the trials of life.
You CAN become more grounded and see the benefits ripple through your relationships... for the better.
I love how people are starting to understand how important it is to be more GROUNDED and also the consequences of what can happen with those we care about when we are not.
GROUNDED GrownUps® is for anyone getting honest and saying 'I get this - and I want to be calmer...but it's easier said than done.'
I have worked for years with people aged 13-73, supporting them to make their journey to GROUNDED GrownUp® safely.
My background as a trauma therapist, trainer and writer (specialising in Polyvagal Theory and neuroception), and my own experience healing from PTSD, help me know how to guide you into discovering the power of your nervous system and working with your body - so that you can be that person you wish to be more of the time...
Yes it is a journey - but it's worth it. Just take one step at a time...
3 Simple Steps to Support You
1. THE TALK
Why is it important to be a GROUNDED GrownUp®?
Listen to the free TEDx talk and start your journey with insight. It's actually pretty serious and what Claire talks about applies to all relationships - not just with children.
2. THE BOOK
Want to dig deeper into the science and still understand what you are reading? With everyday stories, practical steps and tons of insight, this book is celebrated around the world - 'a must read' for family, teachers and professionals.
Is it time for you to make some changes for you or those around you? Subscribe to the unique GROUNDED GrownUps® Collective, for weekly insight, tools and support. Live out the science of safety in everyday life.