Welcome to the Student Transitions Podcast

About the Podcast

Life is full of change and resulting periods of transition.

For students, some of life’s big transitions begin as they move through education and then on to work, higher education, university and independent living.

Learning how to thrive through these early transitions provides invaluable skills for future change and transition.

This podcast shares insights and strategies to help students thrive in a world where change is the only constant.

Content is helpful for students, educators and parents/carers.

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Podcast Episodes

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 In this introductory episode we discuss how you can positively frame your transition experience and learn to settle well in your new environment

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When making big changes in our lives it can feel like we're riding the waves, some carry you high and some overwhelm you. Here we share strategies to help you.

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Those pesky thoughts, the 'what if's' can derail us if we are not careful. In this episode Elizabeth takes us through an exercise designed to help us Mind our Mind.

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We can hit bumpy times when we make big changes in our lives. Knowing why and what is important to us can help to carry us through the more challenging times.

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We are often good at showing empathy and self-compassion to others and then being really harsh on ourselves. Learn to nurture your self-compassion

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Asking for help has benefits for both the giver and the receiver. So why don't we ask for help more? Listen to find out more

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We all do it - we have BIG plans about what we will do, but sometimes fail to even get started. How can we overcome procrastination?

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Times of transitions bring a mix of challenge and optimism. How can 'hope' help us to move through periods of adjustment positively?

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We have a strong evolutionary need for connection and belonging. In this episode we talk about nurturing support relationships.

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If you are the parent of a young person moving away from home, then this episode is especially for you.

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Elizabeth Gillies

Elizabeth is an Education Psychologist based in London who has worked in schools as a Elizabeth imagepsychologist at the individual, group and systems level for over 30 years.

She has been fortunate to live, work and raise her family in America, Japan and Australia so, unsurprisingly, she is interested in the challenges and opportunities of transitions.

Elizabeth is a CBT (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy) and ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) specialist. She works in schools, on-line and,near her home base in South London, incorporates walking with talking therapy in green spaces. 

At the crunch points at the beginning and end of the school year, Elizabeth runs workshops for young people, teachers and parents to help them understand common patterns of transition and how to use this knowledge to help themselves during this time and future changes.

Together with a great group of professionals in London, Elizabeth is growing a multi professional support service called Special Networks and can be found HERE

Elizabeth is a member of FIGT (Families in Global Transition) and with Louise and another FIGT member, is a co-chair of the FIGT UK affiliate. Link to FIGT

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Louise Wiles

Louise is a well-being, change and transition consultant, trainer and coach and the parent of twoHeadshot LinkedIn teens.

Alarmed by the recent explosion of well-being challenges amongst children and teens, especially during exam years and through times of change and transition. Louise believes we should be better preparing young people for life beyond school and university so that they can thrive through the natural highs and lows of life.

Louise combines her professional background in organisational psychology (MSc) and coaching, with her expertise as a wellbeing, positive change and strengths practitioner and her personal experience of life on the move, to develop training courses and coaching programmes that help her clients prepare for, and thrive, through the challenge of change and transition.

You can connect with Louise on LinkedIn HERE

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Louise is a member of FIGT (Families in Global Transition) and with Elizabeth and another FIGT member, co-chair of the FIGT UK Affiliate. Louise also serves as a volunteer on the Nominations Committee.

Louise is also the author of Thriving Abroad: The Definitive Guide to Professional and Personal Relocation Success

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