Author(s): Lily Murray
Children's Issues & Experiences
Hello Happy! is an interactive self-care activity book for children aged 7+ to colour and doodle their w ay to happiness, calm and confidence. The encouraging and simple activities and exercises tackle anxiety, sadness and stress; children w ill enjoy using their creativity to combat negative feelings, w ork out w hy they feel w orried and how to put stress back in its place through w riting, colouring, doodling and draw ing. Featuring the charming and quirky illustrations of Katie Abey, a UK-based illustrator. Her quirky pictures w ill keep the reader entertained and focused as they w ork through the book, or simply dip into the pages for ten minutes of calm colouring. Part of Mindful Kids, a thoughtful new range of activity books for children from Studio Press. Includes an introduction and notes for grow n-ups by consultant Dr Sharie Coombes, Child & Family Psychotherapist. Dr Sharie Coombes is a former primary teacher, headteacher and local authority adviser w ho retrained as a child and family psychodynamic psychotherapist, neuropsychotherapist, solution-focused therapist, and specialist paediatric hypnotherapist. Alongside a busy private therapy practice in Brighton, she has w orked part-time as a child, adolescent and family psychotherapist at the NHS Tavistock Clinic in London w ith adopted and fostered children, young people and families. She now w orks w ith the psychosocial team in the British Red Cross Refugee Support and International Family Tracing team. Sharie has 2 adult children.