A practical and empowering book about mindfulness for parents to practice with their children.
Stand Tall Like a Mountain is specifically designed to help parents empower their children to:
- Learn tools for dealing with everyday emotions
- Express how they are feeling
- Learn about their bodies and minds in easy-to-read and understandable language - Develop tools for nourishment and coping with challenges
- Use easy and fun yoga poses to promote positive feelings
We teach our children how to brush their teeth and cross the road safely; this book is about broadening their toolkit to include emotional first aid. Suzy Reading introduces practices to encourage noticing emotions, feeling calm, expressing feelings, falling asleep more easily, coping with anger and feelings of anxiety and nurturing confidence and kindness.
Children are natural masters of curiosity and mindfulness, so the learning is not a one- way street. The book encourages parents to observe and seek opportunities to learn from their children too.
"It's not easy to remember to care for ourselves and connect with our loved ones in this fast-paced life. Stand Tall like a Mountain gently stops you in your tracks, reminds you to breathe and gives practical support for living a kinder, calmer family life." - Lauren Seager-Smith, CEO Kidscape
Recent articles from the Daily Mail and Telegraph have championed the benefits of yoga for children, claiming it improves mental and physical health.
This is a modern, appealing and easy book for parents to share with their children. Millions of children are thought to face mental health issues - as many as three per classroom.
Suzy Reading is a chartered psychologist (B. Psych (Hons), M.Psych (Org)) and qualified yoga teacher from Australia, specializing in wellbeing. Her offerings include face-to-face coaching, walk & talk sessions, private and group yoga, mummy and baby yoga courses, Skype coaching, workshop presentations on self-care and other topics such as sleep, rest and relaxation, and how to make sustainable lifestyle changes. Suzy is also the Neom Organics Psychology expert and a Contributing Editor on Psychologies Magazine. She has contributed to journals on the subject of self-care.