Healing Images for Children: Teaching Relaxation and Guided Imagery to Children Facing Cancer and Other Serious Illnesses*
- Beautifully illustrated guide for families & health care givers
- Techniques to enhance the child’s healing process
- Calm breathing, muscle relaxation, visual imagery, stores, music, affirmations
- Medical scenarios and vocabulary explained for kids
A comprehensive guide for families and health care providers with educational information relating to medical treatments and relaxation strategies. The first section of the book provides background information on research describing the healing power of relaxation, music, imagery, and humor. The second section includes 27 stories designed specifically to help children develop coping strategies to reduce the pain and anxiety of medical procedures and treatments. The guide is beautifully illustrated. It is a valuable adjunct to traditional medical interventions.
Muscle relaxation, calm breathing, visual imagery, stories, music, humor, and positive affirmations are techniques that enhance a child’s healing process. This book helps children with serious illnesses overcome the associated stresses of being sick by focusing on the connection between the mind and the body. It also offers parents and caretakers encouragement to face the emotional challenges of their child's illness. Medical scenarios and vocabulary are explained for kids to help them better understand what is happening. Ideas for meeting doctors, easing hospital visits, coping with pain and nausea, taking medications, and building fun and friendship into recuperation will help children and parents through difficult times.
Softcover, 7 x 10 inches, 280 pages
Nancy Klein, M.A., combines twenty years of teaching with the lessons learned from her own experiences with cancer in developing resources for children facing serious illnesses. Nancy offers a way for parents and other support people to actively participate in a child’s recovery. As a speaker and educator, Ms. Klein’s teaching covers the full spectrum from elementary school to university classes.
"Healing Images for Children is an important resource for helping children find new ways to mobilize their courage." -- Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D.
“Read, learn and become strong with Healing Images for Children." Bernie Siegel, M.D.