My name is Melanie Appleyard and I’m a Primary School Teacher with postgraduate qualifications in Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) and Special Educational Needs Coordination.
I am also a huge animal lover and an Angelic Reiki Master/Teacher, who is passionate about mental health and emotional well-being, which I believe are the keys to good health and happiness.
My background includes over 14 years experience as a teacher, supporting the social and emotional well-being of children. I’ve written and implemented schemes of work to develop well-being in the curriculum and I’ve spent many years teaching and supporting teachers in delivering content designed to support emotional well-being in children with low self–esteem, those who struggle to form and maintain friendships and those who struggle to recognise and manage their emotions.
In today's busy society, there has never been more of a need for us to learn to quieten the mind and, having struggled with childhood anxiety myself, I strongly believe that teaching children this skill from a young age will help prevent future dis-ease, such as stress, depression and anxiety, which in turn can cause ill health.
I am absolutely passionate about teaching children these skills from a young age. My experience of teaching and meditation, along with my personal experience of learning with and from animals have led me to put together a beautiful course for you and your children to enjoy together in a fun and enjoyable way. It is my absolute pleasure to help your children learn skills and techniques to help them improve their own well-being, with the help of many wonderful animals.