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Helping Children to Cope with Change, Stress and Anxiety

Helping Children to Cope with Change, Stress and Anxiety

A Photocopiable Activities Book

Deborah M. Plummer
Illustrated by Alice Harper

Paperback: £17.99 / $29.95

2010, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 144pp
ISBN: 978-1-84310-960-0, BIC 2: JNH JMC JN JKSN2

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This book is full of creative ideas for use with children who have difficulty in coping with change, stress and normal levels of anxiety. Supported by a comprehensive but accessible theory section, the practical exercises are a simple and fun way of helping children to learn healthy stress management strategies.

Deborah Plummer offers over 100 activities and games specifically aimed at helping children to build emotional resilience. With a mixture of short, snappy activities and longer guided visualizations, these exercises are suitable for use with individuals or groups, and many are appropriate for use with children with complex needs or speech and language difficulties.

This unique photocopiable activity book will be an invaluable resource for parents, carers, teachers, therapists and anyone looking for creative, enjoyable ways of helping children to cope with change, stress and anxiety. It is primarily designed for use with individuals and groups of children aged 7-11, but the ideas can easily be adapted for both older and younger children and children with learning difficulties.

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The Inspiration behind ‘How Are You Feeling Today Baby Bear?’

3 January 2014

Trauma Parenting Specialist and author of  How Are You Feeling Today Baby Bear? Jane Evans explains the inspiration behind the book. Why I wrote How Are You Feeling Today Baby Bear? From the time I was a little girl I have loved children’s books and, for the past 22 years since becoming a parent, step-parent and grandparent...

VIDEO – Mindfulness Play: Reaching students on a deeper level, with Deborah Plummer

2 May 2012

In this series of videos, Deborah Plummer discusses the careful construction of the emotional environment in which the games and activities in her existing books are undertaken, which she calls ‘mindfulness play’, and which is discussed more comprehensively in her forthcoming book, Focusing and Calming Games for Children. A short introduction to mindfulness play Here,...

Help children set goals with this sample activity from Deborah M. Plummer’s latest workbook

8 September 2010

School is back in full swing this week, and with it come new challenges for students – especially those who have difficulty coping with change, stress and normal levels of anxiety. Today we’re offering readers a sample activity from Deborah M. Plummer‘s new workbook, Helping Children to Cope with Change, Stress and Anxiety: A Photocopiable Activities Book, which teachers –...

Deborah Plummer on Imagework and Helping Children to Cope with Change, Stress and Anxiety

26 February 2010

"When a child comes up with an image that represents how he feels about a situation, he is tapping into something that goes way beyond logical thought processes. And when he realises that he can ‘play’ with these images and be creative in forming new images, then he can begin to take more control. Imagework often triggers insights and shifts in perspective which may not come through logical thinking alone."

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