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This blog is about everyone working in education. It is about us. Your stories, your dreams and your hopes are meaningful and useful for the wellbeing of all teachers.
You will find posts, articles, tips, and insights about happiness, love, relationships, change, meaning, mindfulness, spirituality and more. This blog is here with the practical support to help everyone in education. Teachers often feeling unsupported, devalued and desperate gets the practical advice to help them manage their stress effectively and improve their physical and emotional wellbeing.
I am Vassiliki Plomaritou, a Greek mum of an amazing 28 years old girl and of a pug called Pumba. We live in Richmond, Surrey, a place that I was dreaming about for over 10 years. I wish the rest of my family was here with us, I miss them everyday and especially my little niece, Anna Maria. From an early age, I have hoped that I would spend my life helping others. My professional training began with a Bachelors Degree and I completed my Masters of Arts in Education at Open university, graduating with honors. I have worked with students, teachers and families for nearly two decades as a teacher and a counsellor. I have run workshops and seminars on Emotional Intelligence at National Kapodistrian University of Athens for more than seven years.
Throughout my professional journey, I was fortunate enough to be able to learn from the most recognized psychologists and counsellors in the field. I have trained extensively in cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and Family Systems Therapy. I provide effective counselling to students, teachers and families. I frequently use humor in therapy sessions. My expertise covers a range of educational problems such as dyslexia, reading, spelling, handwriting difficulties and self-esteem, ADD, and psychological problems such as depression, anxiety and fears, adolescent relationship issues, coping skills, depression, panic disorder, relationships, social anxiety, stress management. My approach is warm, personable, and nonjudgmental. I always take into account each unique individual’s social, emotional, psychological and situational needs.
All posts are based on the most up-to-date scientific research particularly from the fields of education, counselling, psychology and neuroscience.
This blog is always here for you! All the time!
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All my best,