Dr Mary O’Kane reminded us in her recent webinar that “you cannot pour from an empty cup”, stressing the importance of looking after ourselves first so we can effectively care for children. Mary acknowledged the physical and psychological challenges that childminders face while caring for children.
During the webinar, Mary explained the functions of the amygdala in our brains and how fear and anxiety is caused. She went on to explain the importance of practicing stress-reduction techniques such as meditation, deep breathing, and exercises to ensure the amygdala remains healthy.
Following the webinar, Mary provided us with a tip sheet which you will find here.