About the Book
Stress is not a word commonly associated with children, but in this increasingly busy and demanding world children are facing the realities of living with stress earlier and earlier in their lives. Lisa Hemmings and Allan O’Keefe, who have extensive experience working with children suffering from a variety of problems from stress to anxiety, have developed a number of resources that teach children how to manage their stress.
Imagine Me With The Three Owls is a children’s picture book that teaches children how to use their imaginations and the importance of self-acceptance. This book takes readers or listeners on a relaxing journey through the magic of nature during nighttime and is a great activity that parents and children can enjoy together.
“We wanted parents to be able to do this activity at home with their children,” said Hemmings. “Both the parent and the child will both feel more relaxed after reading the story and these feelings can have a positive effect on the whole family.”
Hemmings teaches ‘Chill Skills for Kids’ classes that show children techniques they can use in order to relax. After the success of these classes, Hemmings and O’Keefe wanted to supplement their classes with take home activities for parents, which is how Imagine Me With The Three Owls was born.
“This book is intended to help children and parents to manage issues,” said Hemmings. “It is meant to help bring more calm, happiness, confidence, resilience and positivity into the lives of all families.”
About the Authors
The authors of this book, Allan O'Keefe and Lisa Hemmings facilitate their program designed to connect kids to calm and confidence. Listening to a relaxing story is an important part of the skill of learning to relax and be calm. By following along, listening to the story and closing their eyes or looking at the calming pictures the children learn how to put positive calming images and thoughts in their minds. Simply by making some quiet time each day is the first step towards learning how to create calm. This book is part of our chill skills program for kids, for more information about our other products that compliment the stories go to our website or contact the authors at www.pathofcalm.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
My Take on the Book
I have tried relaxation guided visualizations in the past but have never tried them with my children before. Tonight I tried it with both of my kids. Seeing that they had never done this before, I think they thought it was a bit strange, but I found that my youngest fell asleep very soon after I read her the story. My oldest seemed to be able to visualize the imagery better and she said that it made her feel relaxed and that she could see some of the images. I can tell that both girls could easily grow into using this visualization event more in the future and its' effects could easily be more long lasting and profound.
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