Visiting Feelings is a gentle way of explaining feelings to children. On the brightly colored pages the Author Lauren Rubenstein matches feeling intensities to everyday situations. Visiting Feelings gives permission for children and adults to list to their bodies and feelings.
“Was It the Chocolate Pudding?” By: Sandra Levins Illustrated By: Bryan Langdo
“Was It the Chocolate Pudding?” is the story of two brothers and their experience with chocolate pudding. After the brothers have a little too much fun with their chocolate pudding, they see and hear their parents arguing. Shortly after, their parents separate and divorce. This story is about the perception of the brother’s chocolate pudding experience causing the divorce. At the end of the story, the brother’s learn that divorce is not caused by the children, but rather because of grown-up difficulties.
I love Biblio-therapy! Biblio-Therapy is when a story is used to generate conversation in therapy. Books used in Biblio-Therapy are specifically chosen by the therapist for their content.
Biblio-Therapy pairs perfectly with Play Therapy! It is often easier for children to talk about and or play out parts of a story from the book character’s perspective.
As a Play Therapist, I enjoy using Biblio-Therapy to approach ideas and or concepts with my clients. Using Biblio-Therapy allows the client to be open to the idea from the perspective of the character, without fear of blame, shame or guilt. Biblio-Therapy can also reduce feelings of isolation, or difference.