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  • Binnie the Baboon Anxiety and Stress Activity Book: A Therapeutic Story with Creative and CBT Activities To Help Children Aged 5-10 Who Worry

    Binnie the Baboon Anxiety and Stress Activity Book: A Therapeutic Story with Creative and CBT Activities To Help Children Aged 5-10 Who Worry

    by Karen Treisman

    Binnie is a creative and energetic baboon, who bounces around the lush green mountains of Rwanda in East Africa. But like many of us, Binnie often feels worried and stressed, and these worries can get in her way! What if she gets lost in the jungle, or her family gets sick? What if no one likes her? Sometimes she even worries about the fact she's worried; and if she isn't worried, well why not?! This activity book has been developed by expert child psychologist Dr Karen Treisman. The...

  • Cleo the Crocodile Activity Book for Children Who Are Afraid to Get Close: A Therapeutic Story With Creative Activities About Trust, Anger, and Relationships for Children Aged 5-10

    Cleo the Crocodile Activity Book for Children Who Are Afraid to Get Close: A Therapeutic Story With Creative Activities About Trust, Anger, and Relationships for Children Aged 5-10

    by Karen Treisman

    Amongst the beauty of the Okavango delta in Botswana, Cleo the Crocodile loved having fun with all of his animal friends. That is, until one day Hogan the Hippo, who was supposed to look after Cleo, started to act mean and hurt him. Cleo has to leave the swamp to find a safe new home - he's scared and puts his prickles up for protection, so all the other animals are afraid of him. How can Cleo find a new safe home? How can he make new...

  • Counseling Outside the Lines: Creative Arts Interventions for Children and Adolescents—Individual, Small Group, and Classroom Applications (With CD)

    Counseling Outside the Lines: Creative Arts Interventions for Children and Adolescents—Individual, Small Group, and Classroom Applications (With CD)

    by Ann Vernon and Catherine Barry

    Creative arts interventions have proven a powerful approach to counselling, especially for younger clients. A must-read for seasoned professionals and new counsellors, this book offers an invaluable opportunity to access numerous clinically practical and theoretically sound creative arts interventions for children and adolescents. Interventions are offered in seven areas: Play and games Music Visual arts Expressive writing Literature Drama Activity-based/experiential interventions Each creative intervention is simple, applicable, and practical. All can be used with boys or girls, and most are applicable to children and adolescents from diverse cultures. Most...

  • Creating Children's Art Games for Emotional Support

    Creating Children's Art Games for Emotional Support

    by Vicky Barber

    Game playing is a highly effective way of engaging children and has long been acknowledged as an important psychological intervention. Vicky Barber has compiled this book of games to help children to confront personal problems and issues in a light-hearted yet meaningful way. These are games with a difference, as they must be constructed before they can be played. The creation aspect involves collaboration and cooperation within a team, and instils an empowering sense of ownership in the creators. By the time the game is ready to be played,...

  • Fuzzy Buzzy Groups for Children with Developmental and Sensory Processing Difficulties: A Step-by-Step Resource

    Fuzzy Buzzy Groups for Children with Developmental and Sensory Processing Difficulties: A Step-by-Step Resource

    by Fiona Brownlee and Lindsay Mun

    Children with sensory and cognitive difficulties can struggle to interact with their peers, be easily distracted, and have problems coping with change. Fuzzy Buzzy Groups for Children with Developmental and Sensory Processing Difficulties has been devised to address the needs of children with sensory processing difficulties and development delay in specialist and inclusive settings. This easy-to-follow resource will enable professionals to engage with children in a relaxed and fun way that explores sensory experiences. It contains everything you need to run a Fuzzy Buzzy group: from advice for choosing sensory...

  • Game Time: Games to Promote Social and Emotional Resilience for Children Aged 4 to 14 (Inc CD)

    Game Time: Games to Promote Social and Emotional Resilience for Children Aged 4 to 14 (Inc CD)

    by Robyn Hromek

    These games will be invaluable for those working with small groups of young people who find it difficult to behave and co-operate with their peers. They are progressive in terms of skill development and complexity and have a strong focus on early intervention (age range from 4 to 14). The games may be used sequentially over 6 to 8 sessions to practise a range of social and emotional skills; or in a one-off session to cover specific skills. Socio-emotional development addressed includes: Social and friendship skills Anger management...

  • Gilly the Giraffe Self-Esteem Activity Book: A Therapeutic Story With Creative Activities for Children Aged 5-10

    Gilly the Giraffe Self-Esteem Activity Book: A Therapeutic Story With Creative Activities for Children Aged 5-10

    by Karen Treisman

    Even though Gilly the Giraffe has many wonderful things in her life, she sometimes lacks confidence. Why does she have to stand out so much with her long neck, her long black tongue and her mosaic patches? Why do some of the other animals point and laugh at her? Can it be possible to be different and to be cool? This activity book developed by expert child psychologist Dr Karen Treisman combines a colourfully illustrated therapeutic story about Gilly the Giraffe to help start conversations, which is followed by...

  • Helping Children to Cope with Change, Stress and Anxiety

    Helping Children to Cope with Change, Stress and Anxiety

    by Deborah M Plummer

    This book is full of creative ideas for use with children who have difficulty in coping with change, stress and normal levels of anxiety. Supported by a comprehensive but accessible theory section, the practical exercises are a simple and fun way of helping children to learn healthy stress management strategies. Deborah Plummer offers over 100 activities and games specifically aimed at helping children to build emotional resilience. With a mixture of short, snappy activities and longer guided visualizations, these exercises are suitable for use with individuals or groups, and many...

  • Mindful Games Activity Cards: 55 Fun Ways to Share Mindfulness with Kids and Teens

    Mindful Games Activity Cards: 55 Fun Ways to Share Mindfulness with Kids and Teens

    by Susan Kaiser Greenland

    Mindful play is a great way for kids to develop their focusing skills while learning to regulate their emotions and respond to any situation calmly, with kindness and compassion. Here are fifty-five simple and accessible games that can bring mindfulness to your daily routine. These delightful games, developed and tested over many years of working with children and their caregivers, are designed for kids, but they can be just as fun and transformative for adults! The cards are divided into 6 categories: Connecting, focusing, caring, reframing, seeing and quieting. Each...

  • Paper Works

    Paper Works

    by Innovative Resources

    *Tools for thinking, taking and writing* Sometimes simple is best. Here is a set of 12 visual metaphors, each with three questions on the back. These versatile paper tools will open doors to new conversations – super fast! Photocopy both side and use them in: counselling, workshops, self-care, goal setting, storytelling, classrooms, team building, supervision, creative writing ….anywhere meaningful conversations are important. What’s your message in a bottle? What’s your next step? What’s your bright idea? Is there an elephant in the room? Where are you heading? What’s you sparkling...

  • Presley the Pug Relaxation Activity Book: A Therapeutic Story With Creative Activities to Help Children Aged 5-10 to Regulate Their Emotions and to Find Calm

    Presley the Pug Relaxation Activity Book: A Therapeutic Story With Creative Activities to Help Children Aged 5-10 to Regulate Their Emotions and to Find Calm

    by Karen Treisman

    Like all dogs, Presley the Pug loves to play, run, and snuggle up under his warm blanket. But sometimes, Presley gets so excited that his feelings take over. Sometimes it's anger, sometimes stress, sometimes worry. He doesn't know how to calm down! What can Presley do when he feels like this? Luckily Presley's canine friends are nearby with some wise words and they share some of the tricks that have worked for them! This therapeutic activity book was developed by expert child psychologist Dr Karen Treisman. It features a...

  • Sitting Still Like a Frog Activity Book 75 Mindfulness Games for Kids

    Sitting Still Like a Frog Activity Book 75 Mindfulness Games for Kids

    by Eline Snel

    *75 Mindfulness Games for Kids* Mindfulness is one of the most effective practices to teach kids to calm themselves in stressful moments, increase focus and attention, ease anxiety, and promote a sense of empathy toward others. Eline Snel’s Sitting Still Like a Frog has helped thousands of children around the world to become more relaxed and attentive, more aware of their bodies and emotions, and more open toward others. This book is packed with entertaining and useful activities that children ages 5–8 can do alone or with a parent, including:   ...

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