06 Feb

I will show [you] what a woman can do!

WLAC supporter Letizia Treves is the curator of the first ever exhibition of Artermisia Gentileschi’s work ever to be held in the UK. The exhibition will open at The National Gallery in early April.

Letizia kindly gave a fascinating lecture about Artemesia’s life and work to an audience of our supporters. Daughter, wife, mother, lover, painter: Letizia explained how Artemisia challenged conventions to become a famous artist and one of the greatest storytellers of her time.

Grazie mille to Meg Kaufman for organising the event, Letizia for sharing her expert knowledge and enthusiasm with us, St Paul’s Girls School for hosting us and Bective Leslie Marsh for sponsoring the refreshments.

And thank you to everyone who came. Together we raised over £1,900.

03 Feb

Sponsor our heroic London Marathon runners

On 26th April, Becky, Ben, Josh, Lance and Terry will be taking on the challenge of running a collective 131 miles to raise money for WLAC.

Please support their heroic efforts by clicking on the links below, which will take you through to their Fundraising pages. Please donate to help them hit their fundraising targets, and make the early morning runs, and aches and pains worth it.

https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/BeckyCatlin

http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/BenMartin26

https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/josh-saunders-SAVMLMBONDS333-2020-202232

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/lance-corcoran

https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/terry-vangasse-SAVMLMBONDS333-2020-225373

01 Feb

Video Interaction Guidance – A new therapeutic approach

Five of our team have been training in Video Interaction Guidance – an intervention through which the therapist aims to enhance communication within relationships.  This approach fits well with our solution-focused ethos, where clients are supported to make positive change through strength-based interventions.

Video Interaction Guidance is delivered by video-recording interactions between a parent and child, usually in a period of play.  The next phase is the video review session where the client is supported in reflecting on clips of their own successful interactions.  This session uses a micro-analysis of successful moments in the relationship, with an emphasis on moments when the parent is attuned to their child’s emotions and behaviour.  The approach is a collaborative one which celebrates positive interactions, with the belief that this is key to bringing about the change the client is hoping for.

Video Interaction Guidance is usually a short term intervention, used in many settings to help families to make their desired changes by witnessing, recognising and experiencing a different, more positive, narrative about themselves.