Our Stories - The Ripple Effect - Work of Jean Morrison

Jean Morrison's company might be called The Ripple Effect but the impact of her work with children is more like the Snowball Effect.
The qualified massage therapist began working on an occasional basis for the Teddy Bear Foundation two years ago, visiting schools around the west of Scotland.

But her vital work was having such an impact on kids, it was decided they should get the benefit of her treatment on a full-time basis.

"I am loving it," said Jean of her new role.

"At first, I was providing massage sessions for kids. Then I was introduced to children with behavioural issues and found that my techniques were having a positive effect on them as well.

"A lot of my work now is providing breathing and calming techniques for children with Autism or for those who have been self-harming or harming others.

"I am also working more closely with the staff in each school, trying to discover the fuller picture behind each child; how they perform in class, for example." As a result of the Teddy Bear's funding, children from a greater spectrum are now feeling the benefits that result from Jean's work. They include kids in Kilmarnock, Paisley, Port Glasgow as well as some deeply deprived parts of Glasgow.

Added Jean:"I don't think words can describe Barry and his generosity. The service is just wonderful for children who have little else to look forward to."

Children can really feel the benefit of Jean Morrison's
theraputic massage.



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