Pipi the Golden Retriever

Pipi is our resident therapy pup in training. She loves all people, cuddles, pats and walks. Pipi was named after her predecessor Noni (our long standing clients may remember her well). Many years ago, Noni was running along Fingal beach, her favourite place. Upon arrival she pranced to the water and began to dig in […]

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How do we listen?

How we listen… This is a story about sound.  How does it get from two hands clapping together in through our ears and to our brain so our brain can tell us, “yes. That is two hands clapping and I think it’s coming from over there!” ????  So, first and foremost.  What is sound? If […]

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Children Under Pressure

Children Under Pressure Recently, I started to think about the issues with our system of school education and potential risks they pose for some students’ mental health. A few parents and students told me about the high level of stress experienced by children sitting for the Naplan – the government introduced exam to measure schools […]

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