Emotions can be complicated at the best of times. If something goes wrong right at the beginning of someone's life things can often feel painful and confusing. This book will help explain that there are always good reasons why a person feels the way they do. It will help you learn about emotions like anxiety, how you can live with these emotions, and how safe adults can help you build a calm, strong place inside yourself! Designed to help build emotional awareness, this book offers friendly support for children aged 9+ who have attachment disorders, anxiety or are overcoming early trauma and is an invaluable tool for anyone supporting children with extreme emotions or attachment issues, including parents and carers, support workers, teachers, and therapists.
Foreword by Louise Michelle Bomber. Introduction. PART ONE 1. How It Started - A Story of Two Babies 2. Two Toddlers. 3. Young Children At Home. 4. At School. 5. Feelings...Oh No! 6. Looking for Evidence 7. Footprints in Our Brain. PART TWO. 8. Getting Help . 9. Finding Your Team.
K.L. Aspden's marvelous book is a wonderful contribution to helping people of all ages who are suffering from the continuous sounding of [their] survival alarm. With solid information, good humor, engaging cartoons, and helpful suggestions, this small book speaks volumes for helping young and old to heal from trauma. -- from the foreword by Babette Rothschild, author of Help for the Helper: The Psychophysiology of Compassion Fatigue and Vicarious Trauma.