Find Your Calm: Activities to Help When You're Feeling Anxious (Thoughts and Feelings #1) (Paperback)
This sensitive, empathetic activity book is perfectly designed to help children discuss and process their feelings.Developed in consultation with professional child psychologist Dr. Katherine O'Connell, this selection of 30+ drawing, coloring and puzzle-solving activities offer a chance for all children to explore and express emotions in a safe way. Accompanied by wonderful full-color illustrations by Mel Howells, these activities include:
- Making a list of the sounds you hear in nature
- Drawing around your hand, and writing 5 things that make you calm on the fingers
- Writing calming phrases on slips of paper and putting them in a jar to pull out when needing reassurance. Each fun activity builds resilience, releases inner calm, improves understanding or emotions and encourages positivity. Perfect for kids age 6+. ABOUT THE SERIES: The beautifully illustrated Thoughts and Feelings series allows children to understand and express their emotions through a series of practical activities and write-in exercises, devised by childhood development experts.
Dr. Katharine Dunson O'Connell, PhD, L.P. is a child clinical psychologist, family and community educator, and independent consultant. She specializes in early childhood development and the neuroscience of attention deficit disorder, learning issues, anxiety and depression, and related psychological conditions. Dr. O'Connell earned her bachelor's degree in Psychology and Writing-Intensive English from Marquette University in 1990, and her Master's and PhD degrees in Child Clinical Psychology from DePaul University in 1996. She completed her clinical training at the University of Chicago. Dr. O'Connell resides in Wellesley, Massachusetts USA with her husband and four children. She currently serves on the Board of Trustees of the Walnut Hill School For The Arts. Lisa Regan is the author of more than 200 published titles, including puzzle books, children's reference, licensed characters and curriculum-linked workbooks.Mel Howells has been drawing seriously since the age of seven when she discovered she could draw horses legs. She worked as a bookseller and in publishing but always preferred doodling. She draws using ink, watercolour and scratchy dip pens. She has a tiger-striped rescue lurcher named Ted and loves travelling to interesting places.