Posted by : Mystee Friday, October 1, 2010
Summary from GoodReads: Sam saw something awful and scary! Ms. Carol, a special therapist, will show Sam how to feel better. Children can help Sam feel better too by using drawings, play, and storytelling activities. They will be able to identify and manage their own feelings and difficulties in their lives following a traumatic event, crisis, or grief.
Therapists' Acclaim for Sam Feels Better Now
"This beautiful little picture book is the ideal guide for a series of therapy sessions that will focus the child's attention on positives and help to deal with the traumatic memories"
-- Bob Rich, PhD., AnxietyAndDepression-help.com
"Sam Feels Better Now" provides the child and therapist a safe metaphor for exploring trauma issues. The story teaches children that coming to therapy can be a good thing."
--JoAnna White, Ed.D., Professor and Chair Department of Counseling and Psychological Services, Georgia State Univ.
Visit the author online: www.JillOsborne.com
Book #2 in the Growing with Love Series
From Loving Healing Press www.LovingHealing.com
"Redefining what's possible for healing mind and spirit since 2003."
My Review: Sam goes to see Ms. Carol because he's been frightened. It's caused him to not be eating or sleeping properly. As you go through the book and Same and Ms. Carol talk, your child is able to draw and interact as Sam would be in the therapist's office.
This book points out the importance of security and feeling safe, of having a regular daily routine and how to talk to others about things.
This book even allows you to draw and understand more fully the range of feelings that you can go through. Many of these emotions can be especially difficult for a younger child to understand.
This was a really great book on further exploration of feelings. My six year old really enjoyed it and likes it even more because he got to color and draw.
Review copy of this book provided by the author/publisher in exchange for a fair and honest review. In no way did the provision of the book affect the outcome of my review.