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Tigers & Teddies Live! Creating a connected community during COVID

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Tigers and Teddies LiveTigers & Teddies Live is back with our second series!  These conversations grew out of our new book ‘Sabre Tooth Tigers and Teddy Bears’, written by developmental psychologist Dr. Suzanne Zeedyk.  She’ll be with us, knitting together insights across all our topics.  And chair Gary Robinson will be back too, showing off his latest bow ties.

In this episode, we’ll hear from some of the hundreds of knitters across Scotland who have been creating teddies to give to children in times of trouble.  We’ll ask what motivates them to such kindness and ask how hard the stitches are to learn!  We’ll be speaking to the team at The Haven.  They will treat us to stories about the children (and grown-ups!) who have been helped by being given a new teddy to cuddle.  Suzanne may even be persuaded to bring along the amazing look-alike figure that one of the knitters fashioned especially for her.  It promises to be morning full of thought-provoking stories about the power of teddy bears to comfort fear.

Cost:  FREE

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Tigers & Teddies Live! Trauma-informed secondary schools

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Tigers and Teddies LiveTigers & Teddies Live is back with our second series!  These conversations grew out of our new book ‘Sabre Tooth Tigers and Teddy Bears’, written by developmental psychologist Dr. Suzanne Zeedyk.  She’ll be with us, knitting together insights across all our topics.  And chair Gary Robinson will be back too, showing off his latest bow ties.

Teachers, schools and school communities across the country are increasingly interested in becoming trauma-informed.  What does that mean and what does it look like in practice, especially at secondary level?  That’s what we’re going to find out in this episode!  We’ll be meeting members of two Scottish high schools: Clydebank High in Clydebank and Boclair Academy in Glasgow.  Both schools have been working hard to put relationships at the centre of their practice and policy, and they’ve worked hard to keep them prominent during the return from COVID lockdown.  We’ll get to hear their stories and their practical suggestions.  We’re going to make sure that includes the stories of ‘toast’ and ‘problem bricks’, because these two stories bring to life how simple trauma-informed responses can be.   It should be a fascinating morning.  Our guests are already excited, and we trust our viewers will be too!

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Tigers & Teddies Live! Connection in care homes

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Tigers and Teddies LiveTigers & Teddies Live is back with our second series!  These conversations grew out of our new book ‘Sabre Tooth Tigers and Teddy Bears’, written by developmental psychologist Dr. Suzanne Zeedyk.  She’ll be with us, knitting together insights across all our topics.  And chair Gary Robinson will be back too, showing off his latest bow ties.

In this episode, we’ll explore a sensitive topic we’ve heard lots about during COVID restrictions: care homes.  We’ll hear from two musical sisters, Fiona Larkin and Siobhan Argyle, about the creative ways they have found to connect with their father, even through his window.  Dr Maggie Ellis will join us to reflect on the many opportunities there are for emotional connection in care homes, even with residents whose dementia has reached advanced stages.  We hope the practical ideas shared by these guests will encourage those of you seeking ways to connect with your loved ones living in care homes during these uncertain times.

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Tigers & Teddies Live! ACES & attachment theory

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Tigers and Teddies LiveTigers & Teddies Live is back with our second series!  These conversations grew out of our new book ‘Sabre Tooth Tigers and Teddy Bears’, written by developmental psychologist Dr. Suzanne Zeedyk.  She’ll be with us, knitting together insights across all our topics.  And chair Gary Robinson will be back too, showing off his latest bow ties.

In this episode, we’re going to get a better understanding of how the theories of attachment and ACES fit together.  They aren’t as different as is sometimes assumed. In fact some commentators argue that ACES is an extension of attachment theory, which has been with us since the 1940s.  Activist Simon Partridge is one of those.  His articles on this theme deserve to be read by a much wider range of people, so we are pleased to bring him to you, live!  Sally Amor, based in Highland’s Public Health, is co-author of the 2018 Annual Report on ACES from the health trust, so she spends a lot of time thinking about contemporary public conversations on adversity.  If you love thinking about theory, this is the episode for you!

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Tigers & Teddies Live! Rupture & Repair

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Join us for the last event in summer series Tigers & Teddies Live!  Gary Robinson will be showing off the last of his bow ties, in the role of chair.  Dr. Suzanne Zeedyk will be back, as author of the book that sparked the series, ‘Sabre Tooth Tigers & Teddy Bears: The connected baby guide to attachment’.  This week’s topic gives us a hint of the topics to come in future books, as we explore the cycle of Rupture and Repair..

We’ll meet Dr. Claudia Gold, our first international guest in this series.  Based in Boston, USA, Claudia is a paediatrician steeped in the importance of relationships and listening.  She argues in all her work for the need for professionals to listen to parents, supporting them so that they are better placed to listen to their children, right from birth.  Claudia is the author of four books, which you can read about on her website: https://www.claudiamgoldmd.com

It is her most recent book, just published in Summer 2020, that brings her as a guest to our series.  Her newest book, The Power of Discord, is all about the Rupture-Repair Cycle, about which Suzanne frequently speaks in her own work.  Co-authored with leading infant theorist, Dr. Edward Tronick, the book bring a message that is hugely comforting to all parents.  It explores the large body of research confirming that discord within parent-child relationships is common.  You do not have to be a perfect parent!  In fact, it is moments of discord that drive the development of trust within a relationship – as long as the discord leads to resolution.   Suzanne is known for putting that idea this way:  Making up is more important than messing up.

Suzanne is really excited to be able to share Claudia’s wisdom with a wider public.  We’ll be amongst the first groups celebrating her new book in the UK!  So we might get you all to bring along another glass to toast its success!  We started the series with a toast, so why not end it that way!

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Tigers & Teddies Live! Transforming Criminal Justice

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Join us for the next on-line event in our summer series Tigers & Teddies Live! It will be chaired by Gary Robinson, wearing another of his famous bow ties.  This week casts a light on the power of kindness.  As those of you who have been joining us every week know, the series came out of the interest in our new book ‘Sabre Tooth Tigers and Teddy Bears’, published in May 2020 and authored by Dr. Suzanne Zeedyk.

In this episode, we’ll meet two of the people whose stories are told in the book:  Kevin Neary and Iain Smith.  Kevin’s story traces the consequences of a childhood filled with chaos, fear and misunderstanding by adults.  We hear how behaviour policies at school, accompanied by exclusion and rejection, helped to create a future that found Kevin in prison.  Iain’s story offers us an alternative perspective: a defence lawyer who comes to understand that he has not been curious enough about the painful childhoods of his clients.  We hear in both these stories how discovering the science of trauma and adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) changed their perspectives about the leadership they could offer to the criminal justice system and beyond.

Together, Kevin and Iain’s stories push us to think about how kindness transforms children’s lives and children’s futures.  This promises to be a conversation you will not forget.

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Tigers & Teddies Live! Early Years After Lockdown

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Join us for the next on-line event in our summer series Tigers & Teddies Live! It will be chaired by Gary Robinson, who is making a reputation with his bow ties, and by Dr. Suzanne Zeedyk, author of the book who kicked off the series.  This week provides practical insights about how to keep up connection for our youngest children, as they return to professional childcare settings following months of COVID lockdown.

We will meet Pauline Scott, whose story as a nursery owner  is told in the book.  Pauline and her team have established a set of three nurseries in Glasgow, all of which are steeped in attachment-led practice.  Lullaby Lane Nurseries place relationships, cuddles and emotional attunement at the core of their ethos.  They do not intend to change any of this in the face of COVID.  In this episode, we will learn why they feel so confident in this decision and how they intend to put it into practice.

The guests will also include one of the managers and one of the parents from the Lullaby Lane family.  Their insights, alongside those of Pauline, will provoke lots of thought about how we can continue to create connection even in a time of distancing.  The biggest insight may be the consequences that lie ahead for our children if we grown-ups fail to stay focused on this emotional responsibility to our children.

 

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Tigers & Teddies Live! Boarding School Survivors

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Join us for the next on-line event in our summer series Tigers & Teddies Live! It will be chaired by Gary Robinson, wearing one of his famous bow ties, and Dr. Suzanne Zeedyk, author of the book that sparked the series, ‘Sabre Tooth Tigers & Teddy Bears: The connected baby guide to attachment’, published earlier in May 2020.  This week’s topic is Boarding School Survivors..

We’ll meet Tony Gammidge, who was also with us for the Launch of the book, and whose story is told in the book.  This episode will give Tony a chance to share more insights about the ways he believes his experience of boarding school left lifelong emotional wounds.  He will help us to think about the large number of people in the UK who have been similarly affected by boarding school – including a large proportion of politicians currently leading the UK Westminster government.  Tony will reflect on the ways in which art has helped in his recovery, including his most recent animated film, called “Norton Grim and Me”.  You can watch that film on this link, if you are eager to get a head start on this conversation!  https://vimeo.com/345490289

Tony will be joined by John Fulton, an art psychotherapist who worked with the NHS for many years.  John will deepen our understanding of why art is a powerful medium for healing.  The conversation between Tony and John will provide lots of stimulation for thinking not only about recovery from fundamental life challenges, like boarding school, but also for preventing harm in the first place.  Our society needs these insights as we exit the unexpected challenge we have been facing in COVID lockdown.

We look forward to welcoming you to this fascinating conversation on the power of connection.

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