Saturday, June 22, 2013 Book Review – Imagine Me With The Three Owls
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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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By Mel Fabrikant Monday, June 17, 2013, 06:35 PM EDT
Picture book emphasizes the importance of self-acceptance, teaches children to relax. 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.” For more information, visit www.lisahemmings.com or www.pathofcalm.com . Imagine Me With The Three Owls By Lisa Hemmings & Allan O’Keefe Paperback, $13.95 Kindle, $3.99 ISBN: 978-1-45250-551-0 Available at www.amazon.com , www.bn.com and www.balboapress.com . About the authors Lisa Hemmings has been working with both adults and children throughout her career as a massage therapist. In addition, she runs “Chill Skills for Kids” classes and works individually with children on a range of issues. Allan O’Keefe is a counselor who works with children and adults and he facilitates a men’s anger management program. He also works as a part-time massage therapist. They reside in Shepparton, Australia.