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Emotional well-being for non-verbal communicators, using Alternative and Augmentative Communication

What is Shift?

Shift is a tool to quickly and effectively identify and process emotions of everyday real issues. Shift then presents personalised strategies or mini - interventions to build resilience and emotional well being.

About Us

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Tracy-Kim is a Speech-Language Pathologist and has over 18 years experience in Alternative and Augmentative Communication (AAC) and over 25 years experience working with mindfulness and emotional/mental wellbeing. She has worked and studied in South Africa, Hong Kong, USA and now lives in Australia.  It is her passion to support all people, but especially those with little or no functional speech, and their families, to gain access to resources and tools to support inner wellbeing.

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I am 19 years old and I live in Hong Kong. I love being out and about. I am passionate about yoga, well-being and mindfulness. I love music, travelling and hanging out with family and friends.  I am the ambassador of the YAMA Foundation and a “well-being” advocate for non-verbal people and people with special needs. I have Cerebral Palsy (CP) which is a physical disability that affects movement and posture. It is a life-long condition which is due to damage to the developing brain either during pregnancy or short after birth. However, I hear, see, think and understand just like you. I am unable to speak, but I communicate with my eyes, my body, a computer and a communication board

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Kim Anderson lives in Hong Kong.  Her youngest daughter, now a young adult, has cerebral Palsy: is a wheelchair user and being non-verbal she uses an alternative communication system which she accesses with her eyes.  Kim founded and coordinates the Special Needs Network Hong Kong which is a platform for parents of children with Special Needs to connect, support, empower and share information. Kim is a strong advocate for special needs and looks for ways to support the individual's mental and physical well-being through a variety of avenues. She is currently collaborating with her daughter and team to develop a “well-being program” for young people with disabilities.

Shift Blog

Reconnect to the Stillness within You!
It’s a crazy time of year where so much has been happening and we are now slowly getting back to[...]
Yoga and Wellness
Catrin is the Ambassador of the YAMA FOUNDATION, please enjoy this YOGA demonstration which: Shows a Yoga Class Outline for[...]
ISAAC Presentation – Coming Soon!
Catrin, Kim and Tracy-Kim are presenting at ISAAC 2018. They are recording their presentation, for you to watch again. Comin[...]
Yoga for wellness
Courtesy of the YAMA FOUNDATION for which Catrin is the Ambassador, please enjoy this simple wheelchair YOGA practice which can:[...]
How To Make Your Own SHIFT Tool
We realise that there are many access means and varying circumstance that need to be accommodated, but as a start,[...]

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Shift Resources

Please find several resources below which are downloadable and adaptable. Given with love and the hope that emotional wellbeing is just a Shift away! Share with all your family and friends... We all need a little Shift


THE Shift  Manual Board Option

THE Shift  Process pODD BOOK

THE Shift  labels


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