Reasonable Force – The Law is there to Protect You

When discussing personal safety, The Law is there to protect you. What do I mean by this? For those of us who support and care for those who display challenging and aggressive behaviour, keeping ourselves and others safe is of utmost importance. Working in the health, education and care profession doesn’t diminish our right toContinue reading “Reasonable Force – The Law is there to Protect You”

Life is the ‘C’ between ‘B’ and ‘D’

January is often a time of refection for most, but also a time to look forward. Looking ahead at the possibilities and potential troubles the journey of the coming year may bring. 2020 was a turbulent year for all of us, Covid 19 has shaped our futures in ways we could never imagine. But what we must all remember is the success of 2021 is down to us. It’s inContinue reading “Life is the ‘C’ between ‘B’ and ‘D’”

My favourite book of 2020 – (Nothing to do with behaviour management)

“Reading is to the brain, what exercise is to the body” One of my goals for 2020 was to read or listen to one book every month. Not an unachievable or memorable goal I know. In a way, I did reach my goal – I did read 12 books, just not one a month! (TheContinue reading “My favourite book of 2020 – (Nothing to do with behaviour management)”

A time to reflect – Physical intervention training day with a group of childcare officers in Neath Port Talbot

I can speak on behalf of all the trainers involved in this week’s physical intervention training when I say that it was an incredibly fulfilling and enjoyable day. Capturing and enjoying these moments is why we do what we do. Doing something you love, and improving people’s confidence, competence and knowledge is extremely motivating and is something weContinue reading “A time to reflect – Physical intervention training day with a group of childcare officers in Neath Port Talbot”

Physical intervention and restraint – removing the stigma

For us, physical intervention and restraint training is about keeping people safe – Plain and simple! We want to assist in demolishing the stigma that surrounds the subject and shine a new light on how far the industry has developed over the last decade. The world of “C and R” (Control and restraint) is noContinue reading “Physical intervention and restraint – removing the stigma”

A Starbucks lesson; Offering you more than just your favourite drink.

Howard Behar (former president of Starbucks International) and I have one thing in common: our favourite drink at Starbucks is a ‘tall triple shot americano’. Howard Behar has written a great book that anyone involved in leadership should read, it’s called:It’s not about the coffee – lessons on putting people first from a life atContinue reading “A Starbucks lesson; Offering you more than just your favourite drink.”

Have a life plan, not just a training plan…

“If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. And guess what they have planned for you? NOT MUCH.” If I ever need to capture something in an impactful way then chances are Jim Rohn has a quote that does just that. Rarely do I come across people who rubbish theContinue reading “Have a life plan, not just a training plan…”

Introduce Yourself (Example Post)

This is an example post, originally published as part of Blogging University. Enroll in one of our ten programs, and start your blog right. You’re going to publish a post today. Don’t worry about how your blog looks. Don’t worry if you haven’t given it a name yet, or you’re feeling overwhelmed. Just click theContinue reading “Introduce Yourself (Example Post)”