Flying a dragon over a huge mountain, riding a sea horse to the lost city of Atlantis, or being a superhero with magical powers.
Imagine learning how to make magical thought-balloons or to use the enchanted sleeping cloak for a peaceful night’s sleep.
This is the world of Indigo Dreaming. Indigo Dreaming: A Book of Meditations for Children is a fun and magical way to introduce children to relaxation and meditation. The book contains 49 fully guided meditations for children aged five to twelve. It is an ideal resource for parents, teachers and health professionals. The book includes activities, tips and information on how to begin and end a meditation. It is easy to read and simple to use.
Each meditation will take children on a different journey and explore a different life skill or value. Children will learn to use breathing techniques, muscular relaxation, visualisation and affirmations in order to relax their mind and body and to find that place of knowingness within. These meditations help children develop self-awareness, believe in their potential and encourage their creativity and imagination.
What to Do When You Grumble Too Much guides children and their parents through the cognitive-behavioural techniques used to treat negative thinking. Lively metaphors and illustrations help kids see life's hurdles in a new way, while drawing and writing activities help them master skills to get over those hurdles. And step-by-step instructions point the way toward becoming happier, more positive kids. This interactive self-help book is the complete resource for educating, motivating, and empowering children to work toward change. *Author Bio:* *Dawn Huebner*, PhD, is a clinical psychologist in Exeter, New Hampshire,... More info
Employing a range of innovative and creative ideas, this book is full of tips to engage children and promote their wellbeing. Children are vulnerable to low self-esteem, stress and anxiety because they are still growing and learning. This book looks at what we can do to minimise children's vulnerability to issues such as these, help them to build emotional resilience and teach them effective strategies for dealing with life's ups and downs. The book offers a host of different approaches that adults can use with children, including image-making, storytelling and... More info
A burgeoning evidence base supports that arts, play and other creative therapies have potential to help children in foster care, kinship care or adoptive families to recover from complex trauma. Written by contributors working at the cutting edge of delivering effective therapeutic interventions, this innovative book describes models for working with children in foster care, kinship care or adoption. Covering how to assess needs and contextual considerations for working with children and families, this book presents a range of creative therapeutic approaches spanning art psychotherapy, music therapy and dance therapy. It... More info