Area of expertise: Parenting and Education

Debi John

Executive Director of Play Healing CIC

Associate Bio

Debi John, play consultant and creator of the PAUSE, PLAY, CONNECTⓇ Parenting Flow, is a passionate advocate of the transformative power of play as a mechanism for social impact and healing.

Drawing from over 20 years of experience in creative arts, safeguarding, and education, Debi works to help parents worldwide to discover, or rediscover a place of deep, playful connection with their children. She also works extensively with traumatised young people to heal and thrive through coaching that merges play, therapy, psychology, and psycho-education.

Debi’s energy and passion for playful parenting prevention strategies permeate through her work, evident in her own unique Parenting Flow of pausing, playing and connecting, to help parents become closer to their children, and discover healthy ways of coping with emotional and behavioural challenges through simple, digestible, and practical support.

Current / Notable Projects

Play and Parenting Consultancy.

Author of the PAUSE, PLAY, CONNECTⓇ Parenting Flow, that has been incorporated into hundreds of households and is now taught within corporations throughout the UK. Parenting 12-Week Mastermind.

Current / Previous Clients

Regularly asked to speak as a parenting expert on BBC radio, worked with SONY Entertainment and other Law Firms and Tech companies as well as teacher training and working with the staff at Wiltshire County Council.

Consultant for the Caper App part-funded by LEGO.

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