What Educators Say About the SEJ

Mrs  Swati Patel, BPharm, MSc, PGCert, MRPharms

Senior Lecturer in Applied Pharmacy

Year Lead (Level 4)

Pharmacy Department

Personal Tutor

Swati shares with you her experience as one who has just started the SEJ training.








Dr Mariko Kishi

Senior Lecturer in Materials and Polymers

Course Director Foundation Pharmacy Extended Degree

School of Life Sciences, Pharmacy and Chemistry

Faculty of Science and Engineering and Computing

Pastoral Tutor
Personal Tutor

Kingston University

Mariko shares with you her experience of the SEJ having used the process for many years




















Deputy Headteacher - Primary School

Jacqueline has met with a number of our pupils this year on a regular basis to use SEJ as a way to help support them through any personal difficulties they may be experiencing.

Despite our best efforts, sometimes it is hard for teachers to pinpoint what exactly has changed for a child and to understand the reason why they are not their usual self. Children do not always have the skills to understand and communicate to us why they feel different and why their behaviour has changed. Why they feel unhappy, withdrawn, anxious and tearful or angry or emotional. We turned to Jacqueline and have found her input invaluable. Our children have thoroughly enjoyed her sessions; meeting her one to one and chatting, sometimes drawing - always on their terms and with their agreement. They have benefited from Jacqueline’s sessions to be able to explore their feelings and some of the behaviour often associated with them – angry outbursts, temper tantrums, bullying, tearfulness.

Jacqueline Phillips’ ”Self Empowerment Journey” sessions have given our children the opportunity to find their voice and to explore and reflect on their feelings. Jacqueline is so skillful in her questioning; gently supporting each child to help them to help themselves! Children learn to manage their own feelings and reactions and to communicate in a way that is healthy. The transformation in children has in many cases - been remarkable! It has been so rewarding to see the positive impact of Jacqueline’s sessions on the children but also on their families.

Teacher - Primary School

When I was first introduced to the idea of self-empowerment and its application in the school situation, I have to say I was a little sceptical; but as many children in my class had issues that didn't fit neatly into a pre-existing 'box', I was prepared to give it a go.

As a teacher with many years experience, it has been rewarding to be able to share my concerns that, 'something isn't quite right' and have someone with the knowledge and ability to change a child's school experience from bad to good. Talking with, and learning from, Jacqueline has made me evaluate how I teach some children, helping me to help them.

Every school needs a Jacqueline in order to show teachers how to help children, for whom every day is difficult. If TAs are given just some of Jacqueline's knowledge, they will be able to help teachers support those children who can sometimes slip through the net.

               "It is our dream that all teachers, and T. A.'s will study the SEJ, and integrate this powerful process
               into their work. Not only will it be life changing for the students they work with, but also for the one who uses it".   


                                                                      Jacqueline Mary Phillips

"The only reason I am successful when working with the children, the one and only reason, is that I see them for who they are - the one who can truly see the child is the one who gives the child freedom. The SEJ will enable all educators to do the same."        

                                                           Jacqueline Mary Phillips