A Journey in the Moon Balloon
When Images Speak Louder than Words
This colorfully illustrated interactive journal with a delightful story line has been used to help children of all ages express their emotions and feel better about themselves and the world through writing, drawing, and symbols. This fully updated and expanded edition is overflowing with new stories and activities to unleash creative expression and allow images to do the talking.
A Journey in The Moon Balloon® is an indispensable tool for parents, teachers, counsellors, art therapists, health care professionals and all those concerned with bringing emotional healing to children.
There are all sorts of people in the world and sadly we usually hear about the naughty ones! But not in this case. A book written to help children of all ages address their fears, hopes and dreams through a series of amazing well thought out ideas and images.
It’s primarily aimed at children in the hospital setting, but I feel that the concepts used could easily be translated to be used with children with emotional difficulties, learning disabilities and autism. In the book we are given it’s use in a range of age groups from toddler to high teens and with conditions such as brain tumours, post suicidal attempts and those undergoing chemotherapy.
What a great idea to put on the pain free hat pre treatment or asking them ‘What colour anger is?’ Addressing and admitting our demons is always half the battle. This book acts as an intermediary in helping health care professionals and families provide the care that children actually need and not just what they think they need.
if only it was as easy with grown up medicine…..