by Dr. Darleen Claire Wodzenski
Mindfulness is a powerful tool for children to self-calm, maintain focus, and reduce anxiety. “I Am Peace … A Book of Mindfulness” by Susan Verde is a wonderful tool for children who suffer from anxiety, ADD, ADHD, or have a history of trauma exposure. Young children who are introduced to this whimsical book about mindfulness can learn to take charge of their thoughts, focus, attention, and emotional state.
Verde introduces the concept of stress and anxiety to children like a big wave that capsizes their boat. Then she teaches children how to pay attention to their breath, thoughts, and feelings inside to create inner peace and calm.
The therapeutic use of books with children is called bibliotherapy, and is a powerful tool for parents, educators, and mental health professionals to use with children.
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