Brain Tricks encourages children to learn to implement simple strategies to manage
emotional pain, as both physical and emotional pain is an ordinary part of growing and learning.
This important developmental process of knowing the difference between physical and emotional
pain is integral to children developing into robust resilient young people.
The ideas explored in this book will help promote emotional literacy and holistic wellbeing.
Belinda Blecher - Child & Adolescent Psychologist, Sydney, Australia
Brain Tricks is invaluable for supporting children who hurt deeply from major change in their lives. Learning a little about the science behind physical and emotional pain gives children understanding of their own pain and enables them to develop some control over their reactions. Brain Tricks is beautifully illustrated and easy to read for even very young readers and allows for deeper discussion for the older child. Brain Tricks will be a great resource for the Seasons for Growth programme.
Sue Devereux - Master Trainer, Seasons for Growth, Aotearoa - New Zealand
Emotions in Motion
I have used Emotions in Motion in my role as a counsellor with many children. It supports
understanding what emotions they are experiencing through its wonderful illustrations and
appropriate text. It has supported growth in understanding and naming feelings and then being able
to work to manage them more effectively. An amazing resource I wouldn’t be without.
Caroline Loo, Manager Hope Resources, Loss and Grief Centre Director
Bachelor of Social services, Provisional Member Registered with NZAC
The children we work with listen wide eyed, glued to the words and illustrations which
explain a range of feelings in a non-threatening way for them to totally understand.
Many kids nod as we read and then openly share their own experiences of times they've felt
lonely, confused, worried, loved and just about every other emotion depicted in the book.
It helps children start to identify their own feelings and manage these feelings in positive ways.
Candice Thum, Coordinator - Seasons for Growth, Howick
Tilly's Big Problem
All 3 Original Books