Night Knight. Therapeutic Bedtime Stories. Rosador and the Dark Forest.
Author: Mark Turner, Emma Piers
Format: Kindle Edition
Publisher: Emma Piers UK Ltd
Release Date: January 15, 2011
These stories are aimed towards helping children ages 5 - 12 years develop confident, happy, contented self identity, particularly during challenging times. The stories explore four themes common to many children; childhood bereavement, separation, bullying, and childhood anxiety and depression. Written in third party to enable the child to impersonalise themselves from the story content, rich metaphor and imagery is used through out to help the child absorb healing messages that will help build self loving identity.
The author uses her background experience in counselling and personal transformation to help children who are struggling with feelings like guilt, shame, depression, and other immobilising and self destructive emotions. During times of change and challenge, it is very easy, and often inevitable, that a child can assume they they've done 'something wrong' and there's 'something wrong 'with them. The author uses various fantasy characters who undergo various challenges, and are shown by their friends, in ways that children can respond and relate to easily, that they are not the cause of the circumstances. The book has been carefully crafted to help children develop a sense of wholeness, happiness, peace and self confidance. This helps them avoid self injurious preoccupations with seeking other's approval, or needing to control and dominate, during their ongoing development.