Letting Go and Be Positive – mindful workbooks for young people by Dr. Sharie Coombes.
Doodle and reflect and let go of the bad feelings with these brilliant new workbooks.
Finally emotional health is no longer confined to clinics. Young people need space to think about their feelings at all times and the most exciting thing about these workbooks is they are designed like any other colouring or drawing book. Except that the activities are centred around mindfulness.
Letting Go centres around grief and disappointment, while Be Positive is about letting go of negative feelings and increasing self-worth and confidence. Both workbooks feature a range of activities, from mindful colouring to yoga poses to pages which encourage readers to think about specific issues such as setting their own boundaries or recognising their agency in making things better for the future.
These are perfectly pitched for Primary and younger Secondary children. These books avoid the vigorously upbeat tone of so many books about mindfulness and well-being but they always sound calm and bright. This allows readers to feel that their negative feelings are valid but it also encourages them to believe in happier things.
Top marks to this series for encouraging mindfulness as part of our day to day routine.
Thanks to Studio Press for my copies of the books discussed in this feature. Opinions my own.