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How to Help Your Child Feel Good About Themselves
Posted by Laurinda | April 13, 2023

6 Important Strategies to help your child feel good about themselves.  As a counsellor and child therapist, I always begin the therapeutic relationship by asking parents what their ultimate goal...

Struggling with Low Confidence?
Posted by Laurinda | February 10, 2023

The one thing you can do today if you are struggling with low confidence.  We all want more confidence, right? That quiet, inner knowing that we can trust ourselves and...

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Devil’s Child
Posted by Laurinda | February 9, 2023

The following poem and artwork, Devil's Child, is an example of how I used a combination of talk therapy, art therapy, play therapy and mindfulness to make peace with and...

Stop Being the Victim
Posted by Laurinda | January 30, 2023

The first step needed to stop being the victim and start taking back control of your life after trauma.  "You can’t sit under the chicken coop and ask God to...

Laurinda Jones
Posted by Laurinda | August 31, 2022

Hi, I’m Laurinda Jones, a trauma-informed creative play therapist and founder of SageAffect. I work with children and families who have experienced grief, loss and trauma, and for them to...

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How To Help Your Child Calm Down
Posted by Laurinda | August 29, 2022

Try this fun activity to quickly get your child to calm down and follow your instructions. Most issues I deal with in my practice as a play therapist have to...

Do I Have Unresolved Grief - Sage Affect
Do I Have Unresolved Grief?
Posted by Laurinda | January 16, 2022

An essential guide on what unresolved grief feels like and how to unblock the grieving process. Are you grieving the death of a loved one or a pet?  Perhaps a...

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A Time for Everything
Posted by Laurinda | August 26, 2021

Dedicated to my dad, Derick Mocke (1 September 1943 – 14 August 2021) "There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven." Ecclesiastes 3:1  These...

Is Vitamin B12 and Folate Good for Depression - Sage Affect
Is Vitamin B12 and Folate Good for Depression?
Posted by Laurinda | June 7, 2021

Have you experienced any mood changes recently? It may be time to book an appointment with your doctor. Your body may be lacking in two essential vitamins: folate (folic acid)...

What is My Purpose - Sage Affect
What is My Purpose?
Posted by Laurinda | May 17, 2021

Do you sometimes wonder what your purpose in life is? Who are you really? Why are you here, and what are you meant to contribute to life? Does your existence...