Over the last 20 years we have begun to understand the complex interplay between genetics and environment and how chronic inflammation caused by toxic stress effects human development. Research has shown that toxic stress and adverse childhood experiences are linked with altered brain architecture (resulting in difficulties with impulse control and problem solving) as well as higher risk of developing diabetes, iscaemic heart disease and severe obesity.
As founder of the social enterprise EHCAP Ltd (innovative solutions for Education, Health Care and Prison services), my vision is to take this knowledge into communities and into families currently experiencing adversity with EHCAP's adaptation of straight forward psycho-education tools such as Dan Siegel's Hand Model metaphor for emotion regulation, John Gottman's Emotion Coaching relationship style, Sophie Havighurst's Tuning in to Kids and Jack Shonkoff's positive/tolerable/toxic stress model.
Click here for the evidence base for EHCAP's trauma informed, healing centered and neurodiversity inclusive approach to Family Wellness
EHCAP's coaching programme has a Quality Award from the European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC).
You will need to put at least half a day to one side to get to grips with the wealth of online resources at your disposal.
Very best wishes,
Dr Sarah Temple MRCGP
Director EHCAP Ltd