Tuesday, 18 October 2011

What is meant by Inner Landscapes?

By Inner Landscapes I refer to the world of the imagination.
This world will be stronger in some who have a vivid imagination than others. For everyone it will be characterised by circumstances and experiences that have occurred in their life, and in particular those with a high emotional charge.
An emotional charge can be positive or negative. Where experiences have given rise to strong memories, for example where something particularly dreadful has happened and the visual memory can flash back very strongly when a stimulus, conscious or unconscious occurs these extreme cases can be called post traumatic stress disorder. The whole experience is highlighted. At the positive end it could be a concert or a highly emotionally charged moment e.g., the birth of a baby or wedding day.
All our experiences describe our inner landscape and it is a useful metaphor to look back from the present moment and see the mountains and valleys through which you have passed in order to get to this moment in time.
We all love to see dramatic landscapes and this may reframe the past for some people

A Quiet Place – finding funds for improvement

AQP, like most organisations in this time of recession, realise that it's becoming more and more difficult for clients to offer any services that aren't directly funded or paid for at point of delivery, even though they offer evidence of improvement in learning, behaviour and attendance for children and young people. We want to be able to help clients think more creatively about this - so that lack of funding to set up AQP ceases to be a barrier. AQP now has access to a new funding model which uses the rules which govern corporate tax to support the development of AQP Environment. It works by linking organisations within a geographical locality, with a "sponsor" corporate company, brokered by AQP, which helps to fund the capital aspects of the AQP environment. The sponsoring company benefits by knowing the support it is giving is going directly to the families of employees, and the organisation benefitting can evidence real results with children and young people who may well be future employees. AQP now want to see if this way of working can be applied to developing Social Impact Bonds to benefit a wider community.