Visiting Feelings (Hardback)
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Visiting Feelings (Hardback)

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Hardback 32 Pages
Published: 16/09/2013
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​Gold Medal, 2013 Mom's Choice Awards
Silver Medal, 2014 Nautilus Awards

Visiting Feelings invites children to sense, explore, and befriend any feeling with acceptance and equanimity. Includes a Note to Parents.

Do you have a feeling that's visiting today? 
Can you open your door and invite it to play?

Visiting Feelings harnesses a young child’s innate capacity to fully experience the present moment. Rather than labeling or defining specific emotions and feelings, Visiting Feelings invites children to sense, explore, and befriend any feeling with acceptance and equanimity. Children can explore their emotions with their senses and gain an understanding of how feelings can lodge in the body, as conveyed by common expressions like “a pit in the stomach” or “lump in the throat.”

Children can cultivate this emotional intelligence and nurture a sense of mindfulness. In essence, mindfulness is tuning into yourself and paying attention to the present moment without judging or analyzing what you are thinking or feeling. Practicing mindfulness can enhance many aspects of a person’s well-being, help develop insight and empathy, and enhance resiliency. Taking the time to practice mindfulness as a family is a remarkable gift for parents to give to their children, and will help children as they navigate the teen years and adulthood.

Includes a "Note to Parents” to provide more information about emotional awareness, and suggests ways to seamlessly incorporate mindfulness practices into your child and family's daily routines.

Publisher: American Psychological Association
ISBN: 9781433813399
Number of pages: 32
Dimensions: 254 x 203 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

Gold Medal, 2013 Mom's Choice Awards Silver Medal, 2014 Nautilus Awards “Visiting Feelings presents an exquisite lesson in mindfulness and dealing with emotions by letting children know it’s OK to feel however they may and simply embrace the experience. The book stresses that feelings are neither bad nor good, they just are. Welcoming your feelings in, and actually making friends with them, is the best way to learn more about yourself and what your emotions are trying to teach you. The lesson is simple yet deep and playfully accessible for children and adults alike.”—AnxietyFreeChild.com “This lyrically illustrated beauty of a book is the doorway into accepting feelings that arise and accepting oneself for experiencing those feelings. From the first page through the last, a light-hearted, rhyming poem encourages the young reader to welcome and listen to feelings, as though they are visitors, inquiring into shape, color image,location in the body, and the origin of the feeling. In the author’s note to parents, she includes activities adults and children can do together to increase meaning and connection between them, along with breathing and self-awareness exercises. Written by a psychologist and yoga teacher, this book belongs on the shelf of everyone who serves children—parents, grandparents, therapists, aunts, uncles and teachers."—LifeForce Yoga “Through a poetic text, children are encouraged to identify and explore their emotions. Readers are asked to embrace their feelings, to treat them like friends…The full-page, digitally created illustrations feature hand-painted textures and overlays. They have a dreamy quality as the feelings swirl around the youngsters in soft pastel colors...The high-quality, appealing art will hold the attention of younger children…The book has a lot of potential for teaching students how to describe their reactions to different situations.”—School Library Journal “A beautifully illustrated children’s book; a soft poem that is a lullaby to children in preschool or primary grades that takes a “mindfulness-based” approach to the many feelings that children will experience. Visiting Feelings is one of those books you can cuddle up and read with a child on the couch or before bedtime. It opens the door to an adult talking to a child about the many feelings that are inside of us, and that even the painful ones are not bad. Feelings are simply feelings, and if we are aware of them and can talk about them, we won’t be frightened of them.”—NEA Vice President Lily Ekelsen Garcia "I wish every child could benefit from the wise and loving guidance offered in Visiting Feelings. This beautiful book offers our children (and their parents as well!) a mindfulness-based approach to navigating strong emotions that can directly strengthen resiliency, happiness and capacity to establish loving relationships with others."—Tara Brach, author of Radical Acceptance and True Refuge: Finding Peace & Freedom in Your Own Awakened Heart "Visiting Feelings is not just for children, as we all need this gentle reminder to love ourselves, our feelings, and accept and embrace who we really are."—Elephant Journal "This gorgeous book is a wonderful gift for the children in your life."—Little Flower Yoga  

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