Frontline, Angelina Veiga, Psychotherapist, Centre for Professional Therapy
This book is a wonderful introduction into the field of Autogenic Therapy and can extend into the practice of mindfulness. It gives children tools that they can use throughout their lives. I would recommend this book to parents or anyone working with children who want to introduce a reflective and calming exercise or the tools to self-soothe during heightened emotional states.
This is a slender volume, and a very practical book, with lots of pictures and diagrams and exercises. The author says the book was a "real pleasure" to write; it was a joy to read too! After a short explanation about relaxation and why it is important, the book teaches some simple and easy to use relaxation techniques that can be used with children... I recommend it to all Cafcass practitioners, but my quess is that Family Support Workers will find the most use for it.
Emma Coore, GP Hereford, Herefordshire, West England
A truly inspiring book that encouraged me to give my children the gift of relaxation. I was amazed by my son’s responsiveness to the stories and Deeno, the main character. A wonderful resource to be used by parents and other professionals alike.
Janet Donnelly, Consultant Community Paediatrician in Kendal, Cumbria, UK.
As a paediatrician I see many children who need to learn how to relax and this book gives parents, teachers and the children themselves a wonderfully imaginative way of learning this skill.
The Midwest Book Review
Provides a fine introduction to special relaxation techniques for children... Any adult seeking to guide kids to calming relaxation techniques will find this child-oriented approach to be different and useful.