Author(s): Katie Abey
Be Brave! is an interactive self-care activity book for children aged 7+ to colour and doodle their way to feeling calm, safe and in control of their fears. The encouraging and simple activities and exercises tackle phobias and feelings of fear; children will enjoy using their creativity to combat negative feelings, work out why they feel scared and how to put fear back in its place through writing, colouring, doodling and drawing. The quirky illustrations will keep the reader entertained and focused as they work through the book, or simply dip into the pages for ten minutes of calm colouring. Part of Mindful Kids a thoughtful range of activity books for children from Studio Press, that includes No Worries, Hello Happy and Stay Strong. Written by Dr. Sharie Coombes, Child & Family Psychotherapist with an introduction and notes for grown-ups. Dr Sharie Coombes is a former primary teacher, headteacher and local authority adviser who retrained as a child and family psychodynamic psychotherapist, neuropsychotherapist, solution-focused therapist, and specialist paediatric hypnotherapist. Sharie gained a doctorate in education from the University of Brighton in 2007 and is an expert in the therapeutic use of linguistic patterns. Alongside a busy private therapy practice in Brighton, she has worked part-time as a child, adolescent and family psychotherapist at the NHS Tavistock Clinic in London with adopted and fostered children, young people and families. She now works with the psychosocial team in the British Red Cross Refugee Support and International Family Tracing team. Sharie has 2 adult children.