Dr Maxine Thérèse
It has been my focus and passion for decades to nurture the greatest potential in children. Mothering set me on this path more directly, and I came to know myself more deeply through my own children. I have two adult sons who are my inspiration and greatest support.
Ever since I can remember I wanted to be a Doctor of Children...
I didn't know what that really meant or what it looked like, but I trusted that it was very important, because I felt it to be so... My Ph.D. research into children's wellbeing saw my childhood dream come true and I became a Doctor of Children.
My doctoral research proposed a new theory of the child as a soul (integrated body, mind, spirit) and a new model for children's wellbeing, which I have called The Foundational Needs Model. My Book The Push for a Child Philosophy: What Children Really Need You to Know -- outlines my research findings of The Foundational Needs Model which is the basis for the therapeutic system I developed in my own clinical practice. Childosophy™ combines energetic science and integrative philosophies of the self to support wellbeing and potential growth in childhood.
I train practitioners, teachers and parents in my child-centred wellbeing methods. I also support parents and children in clinical practice to understand their needs through common behaviours that are presenting.