Sleep Easy: A Mindfulness Guide to Getting a Good Night's Sleep
By Paul Christelis
Illustrated by Elisa Paganelli
Beautiful picturebook stories which include simple mindfulness activities throughout
Help your child to get a good night's sleep. This mindfulness story book for children includes simple mindfulness activities, which have been shown to help relieve stress and anxiety and improve health and mental well-being.
This story follows the adventures of twins, Billy and Betty, as they struggle to get to sleep. Billy's mind is noisy, constantly chattering, keeping him awake. Betty finds, as soon as her eyes close, that she starts to worry about what will happen the next day at school: will her friend Helen want to play with her? And what about that spelling test!
The story shows how they use mindfulness to help them fall asleep.
Mindfulness practices (exercises) are integrated into each story, and expanded on in the 'Notes to Parents and Teachers' section at the end of the books. Readers are invited to PAUSE at various points in the story to notice their own present moment experience.
The four stories in the 'Mindful Me' series explore how a mindful attitude to life can enhance enjoyment, promote a sense of calm and confidence, and provide young people with a 'friend for life'.
The books can be used at home or in the classroom, for storytime or as part of the PSHCE curriculum.
The other titles are:
Breath by Breath: A Mindfulness Guide to Keeping Calm
Emotions and Me: A Mindfulness Guide to Exploring Emotions
Get Outdoors: A Mindfulness Guide to Noticing Nature
Paul Christelis (Author)
Paul Christelis has worked as a clinical psychologist, psychotherapist, clinical supervisor, writer, group facilitator and teacher for over twenty years. He is director of School of Moments (www.schoolofmoments.com), an organisation dedicated to teaching mindfulness to individuals, groups and communities.
Elisa Paganelli (Illustrator)
Elisa Paganelli was born in Modena (Italy), and since childhood cannot resist the smell of paper and pencils. She attended the Institute of Art and subsequently graduated from the European Institute of Design (IED) in Turin with a degree in illustration. As a post-grad, Elisa worked as a graphic designer for a communication agency. However she realized that this wasn't the life for her, so she decided to set up her own art and design studio. (She also ran a successful design shop for 6 years, but this is another story.)
Elisa devotes most of her time to her passion for images and words. She thinks of herself as a kind of hermit, immersed in her quiet world of nature and books, accompanied by a cup of tea and her beloved pet-assistants. She now collaborates with publishers and advertising agencies all over the world, and also writes for a newspaper's lifestyle column.
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25 Jan 2018
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