Why we are 'Dolphin Tribe'

Why we are Dolphin Tribe? Dr. Makielan explains:

 

The pleasure of naming my practice was similar to the experience of naming a baby. 

 

Here’s why I chose the name Dolphin Tribe:

 

The vision for my practice was family-centred care. I believe that to care for and understand any infant, child or adolescent, you must understand the child’s broader context. It’s a series of embedded, evolving and dynamic exchanges over time between the child, parents, family, neighbourhood, school, society and culture.

 

As I thought about this, I recalled joyful sightings of dolphins pods off the beautiful northern New South Wales coast. Dolphins are incredible – they are intelligent, joyful and playful creatures that share many emotional similarities with humans. Dolphins interact with one another, swim together, protect each other and hunt for food as a team – they are social creatures, not unlike our human tribes!

 

Like dolphins, human babies are born to connect – infants and children need others for protection and nourishment; adolescents and adults continue to need others emotionally and physically to reach their full potential. It’s a lifelong journey for the whole family – the whole tribe, just like with dolphins.

 

We all have our challenges as a family and we hope Dolphin Tribe will be able to support the emotional wellbeing of your infant or child by supporting your tribe. Find out more about our services.

Our location is easily accessible from most parts of Sydney.

Dolphin Tribe

Unit 4, 550 Blaxland Road

Eastwood

NSW 2122

Referrals: 

By Healthlink (dolphint) or reception@dolphintribe.com.au

Fax: 02 9167 7119

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