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.
Trauma-Informed Practices with Children and Adolescents is a sourcebook of practical approaches to working with children and adolescents that synthesizes research from leading trauma specialists and translates it into easy-to-implement techniques. The approaches laid out address the sensory and somatic experiences of trauma within structured formats that meet the "best practices" criteria for trauma informed care: safety, self-regulation, trauma integration, healthy relationships, and healthy environments. Each chapter contains short excerpts, case examples, and commentary relevant to the chapter topic from recognized leaders in the field of trauma intervention with children and... More info
Rich in practical tips, as well as providing some much needed humour and 'ah ha' moments ... As a parent you know that your 'child' is not just another teenager, struggling to grow up. She is your daughter. That in itself makes her the most unique and important teenager in the world. But when your sweet little girl suddenly stops talking, won't do anything you tell her to do, and starts dressing like she stepped out of a celebrity magazine, you start wondering what went wrong. Michelle Mitchell has... More info
Pain, suffering and stress can be intolerable - but it doesn't have to be this way. Mindfulness for Health reveals a series of simple practices that you can incorporate into your daily life to relieve chronic pain and the suffering and stress of illness. Clinical trials show that mindfulness is at least as effective as the most commonly prescribed painkillers such as Tramadol and codeine. A recent study published in the Journal of Neuroscience demonstrated that it is more effective than morphine. Mindfulness can also significantly reduce the anxiety,... More info