This indispensable guide for both parents and professionals offers fascinating ways to better understand the emotional world of children and what is important to them as represented by their drawings. It presents cases of children and adolescents coping with a variety of life challenges and clinical issues by way of interpreting their artwork. Parents, educators, clinicians, and doctors will find this practical guide highly beneficial for understanding children's strengths, weaknesses, and the reasons for their behaviour in cases of ADHD, fears and anxiety, coping with divorce, stubbornness and power struggles, sibling rivalry, difficulties with weaning, tantrums, a new baby in the family, learning disabilities, obesity, a lack of emotional intelligence, and many more. The book can also effectively aid them in initiating a fruitful emotional dialogue based on specific insights from the drawings.
The wisdom in this book is based on extensive psychological studies, innovative independent research, and vast clinical experience. Using over 250 real-life examples of children's drawings, Wimmer offers more than 100 effective coping tools and solutions inspired by this artwork that can be extremely useful in enhancing children's self-confidence and family relationships.
Michal Wimme is an art therapist and international expert on the analysis of children's drawings. She is a sought-after lecturer on this subject who also provides expert witness testimony to courts of law in cases of abuse and children at risk.
This beautiful, non-judgemental book on Loss and Grief is the perfect gift for yourself or others in times of deep sadness. It can be sent instead of flowers to remind people that they are not alone in their experiences and emotions. Liz Crowe has taken the complex theories of loss and grief and created a book with simple, easy to read text that is complemented by gentle illustrations. This book while designed for adults is accessible to people of all ages - including children and people with a... More info
Our early attachment experiences with our primary caregiver influence the adult that we become. These experiences forge our patterns of communication, emotional experience, intimate relationships, and way of living in the world. If our early attachments are secure, we learn to access and communicate adaptive feelings, thoughts, and behaviours. In contrast, if our early attachment experiences are insecure, we may struggle with dysregulated, maladaptive emotions and have difficulties in our intimate relationships — leading to anxiety, depression, and excessive or misdirected anger. This book presents an attachment-based approach to therapy that... More info
Talking To My Mum is an activity pack for 5-8-year-olds whose families have experienced domestic abuse to help and encourage them to open up to their mothers about their distressing experiences. Based on the authors' work with families who have experienced domestic abuse, the book is full of illustrated worksheets featuring animal characters who encourage the young reader to explore a range of memories, such as changes in the family's living arrangements or happy memories with siblings or favourite toys that each prompt a particular emotion. These activities are accompanied... More info