Documentary – Resilience: The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope

“Resilience‘ is a one-hour documentary that delves into the science of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and the birth of a new movement to treat and prevent toxic stress.

Resilience: The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope

NEW Circle Solutions Training now available in Sydney 28-30 November 2018

Please join us for our celebrated one day Introductory Day on 28th November at Stanmore House

You will receive a warm welcome, delicious food and the option to book accommodation in self-contained one bedroom apartments or en-suited rooms only 6 minutes walk from Stanmore Train Station or 15 minutes drive/ train journey to the centre of Sydney.

You also have the opportunity to join us for the two day Train the Trainer to update your skills if you have already attended the Introductory Day or for all three days at a discount.

Alternatively you can contact Debra Mainwaring and organise whole school training for your Pupil Free Professional Learning Days.

Lest we forget those who still suffer with PTSD

Lest We Forget Those Still Suffering

Lest We Forget Those Still Suffering

Derek Pyrah headshot


Derek Pyrah, 43, was diagnosed with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder following a tour to Iraq with the Royal Australian Airforce, in 2003.

Topics: anzac-day, wollongong-2500

Australian Defence Force PTSD Portal


Ingredients for a happy marriage

Helen Fisher’s advice from a brain physiology perspective:

  • You can know every single ingredient in a piece of chocolate cake and still sit down and eat the cake and feel that joy. The same with love. There will always be magic to love.” 
  • “Express empathy, control your own emotions, and overlook the negatives in your partner and focus on the positives”.

Why We Love - The Nature and Chemistry of Romantic Love

Parenting Values – Prince and Princess Style

Parenting Values – Family Values supporting mental health and wellbeing plus gender equality and acts of kindness.

ADHD Guidelines updated

My Child Has ADHD

My Child Has ADHD

ADHD updated NICE guidance 13.3.2018 states that:

 The effect of environmental factors must be fully accounted for and appropriately adapted prior to a diagnosis of ADHD being made.
2. A behavioural baseline must be established.
3. Parents of under-5s must have completed a recognised and accredited parent training course before a diagnosis of ADHD is considered.
4. The advice of another qualified tertiary professional e.g. an Educational Psychologist, should be considered before a diagnosis of ADHD is made:

NICE Guidance 2018

See also:

Dramatic rise in ADHD diagnosis

And what Educational Psychologists think about this:

Educational Psychology perspective.