Hong Kong Confidential
About This Show
Hong Kong Confidential is a podcast designed to educate and entertain. Jules Hannaford interviews interesting people in Hong Kong about their lives, personal journeys and secrets. Guests share their wisdom, experiences and insights with our audience. Guests include a doula, a dating and relationship coach, community leaders, LGBTQ+ activists, human rights defenders, abuse survivors, psychologists, life coaches, recovered addicts, authors, a fire fighter, a matchmaker, accomplished business women and many more. They all have fascinating stories to share.
Most Recent Episode
Episode 34: Mirror Me
5 days ago
Richard Wickes has created a card game called “Mirror Me” which is a beautifully made game designed to encourage young children to share their emotions and talk about their feelings. Richard lost his daughter to suicide and after this tragic event he wanted to do something to ensure that other young people were able to express their troubles and concerns more effectively. The game creates a non-judgmental; make believe space to develop the healthy habit of talking about feelings and emotions. Stepping in to the child’s world can also build the parent- child relationship and engaging with them at their level can be very powerful and this also gives parents quality time with their children. Richard is using make believe to access emotions and has created this wonderful tool to help young children dig deeper into the way they really feel. The game teaches children empathy as they are using their imagination to be something else in the game and this can help them to connect the feelings or emotions to themselves. Richard talks about emotional regulation and how that is dependent on body awareness. He also explores emotional grammar and how this can help children deal with their problems effectively. This is such a beautiful concept that will help parents and children communicate on a deeper level.
A warning: In this podcast we briefly mention suicide. If you need support please contact your local GP, crisis line or counsellor. If you are in Hong Kong, you can call the Samaritans Hotline on 28960000.
Richard Wickes: http://www.balancehealth.com.hk/richard-wickes/
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