Dr Sharon Curtis on Emosi – Supporting Children to Feel, Speak and Heal

Dr Sharon Curtis has a background in marriage guidance counselling, which made her professionally curious about the outcomes for children who are caught in the middle of complex adult relationships. This led her to establish ‘Emosi’ (meaning ‘emotion’ in several languages), where a team of professionals help children to become more confident and skilled in asking for help; building a secure and trusting relationships within families; building their self-esteem and self-confidence.

She explains how this works in practice with different children and different families, and the benefits of having therapists working closely with the nursery at the children’s centre. Transcultural care is a hugely important part of the therapy, so Dr Curtis gives some ideas for practitioners and educators to help them understand the culture of different families.
· February 11, 2022

Dr Sharon Curtis is the Centre Manager of Ellesmere Children’s Centre, an Outstanding early years provision in Sheffield, which has just celebrated its 25th year. Dr Curtis has travelled to China to look at educational leadership and alternative medicines and was also a panel representative on the Nutbrown review.

Dr Curtis is the founder of Emosi, Sheffield’s only purpose-built transcultural therapy centre, which aims to give children with emotional and behavioural challenges the very best start in life. She is also the vice chair on TACTYC and is on the 0-11 advisory board for the National Association for Special Educational Needs (NASEN).

Sharon has a background in marriage guidance counselling, which made her professionally curious about the outcomes for children who are caught in the middle of complex adult relationships. This led her to establish ‘Emosi’ (meaning ‘emotion’ in several languages), where a team of professionals help children to become more confident and skilled in asking for help; building a secure and trusting relationships within families; building their self-esteem and self-confidence.

She explains how this works in practice with different children and different families, and the benefits of having therapists working closely with the nursery at the children’s centre. Transcultural care is a hugely important part of the therapy, so Dr Curtis gives some ideas for practitioners and educators to help them understand the culture of different families.

Links:

http://www.ellesmerecc.org.uk/

https://twitter.com/emositherapy

https://www.instagram.com/ellesmerecc.emosi/

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