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  • Feeling Better: A Kid's Book About Therapy

    Feeling Better: A Kid's Book About Therapy

    by Rachel Rashkin

    Using a journal format, 12-year-old Maya chronicles her emotional ups and downs and describes the process of psychotherapy. She begins by describing a change in her feelings and functioning: a lack of interest in things she used to love, difficulties in school, and problems getting along with her friends and family - none of the problems are extreme but serious enough to merit attention and intervention. The problems are portrayed as quite general, in order to reach the widest possible audience. The focus is not about resolving Maya's particular...

  • Harry the Hypno-Potamus: Metaphorical Tales for the Treatment of Children Volume 1

    Harry the Hypno-Potamus: Metaphorical Tales for the Treatment of Children Volume 1

    by Linda Thomson

    This book is written for mental health professionals working with children who have an understanding of child development as well as previous training in hypnotherapy. Harry the Hypno-potamus is a collection of metaphorical stories that deal with a variety of physical and behavioural problems faced by children. Imbedded in each story is a metaphor as well as hypnotherapeutic techniques that can be used as part of a comprehensive approach to the diagnosis and treatment of a host of disorders both physical and emotional. Reading the title story, “Harry the...

  • Harry the Hypno-Potamus: More Metaphorical Tales for Children - Volume 2

    Harry the Hypno-Potamus: More Metaphorical Tales for Children - Volume 2

    by Linda Thomson

    This second book of metaphors for children will entertain and delight while the therapeutic message, cleverly embedded in the story, slips into the unconscious mind of the child. The tales enhance empowerment by exposing children to new possibilities, new perspectives and differing philosophies. For the clinician, the metaphors offer a treasure trove of techniques and hypnotic language that can be adapted for a variety of situations and problems.  "'Harry the Hypno-potamus: More Metaphorical Tales for Children' is an original and involving book that provides a framework for developing knowledge and...

  • Making Mummy Better

    Making Mummy Better

    by Denise Scott

    A Child’s experience of postnatal depression. A wonderfully illustrated, large picture book telling the story of Sally, whose mum has had a new baby and is now suffering from post-natal depression. Written for 3-9 year olds whose mother is in the same situation, this book provides comfort and reassurance that, with help, support and time, their mum will also get better again. Denise Scott lives with her 2 children in Canberra in the A.C.T. She suffered antenatal and postnatal depression with her second child. Her work experience has included...

  • My Mom and Dad Don't Live Together Anymore: A Drawing Book for Children of Separated or Divorced Parents

    My Mom and Dad Don't Live Together Anymore: A Drawing Book for Children of Separated or Divorced Parents

    by Judith Rubin

    Some things are easier to say with pictures. When parents decide to separate or divorce, children need ways to sort through all the feelings, thoughts, and worries they are facing. This drawing book encourages kids to explore their inner world through both pictures and words, helping them to understand themselves and feel better during a difficult time of change. A Note for Parents discusses the impact of separation and divorce on the family, and describes the value of art therapy in coping with stressful emotions and experiences.  For children...