The guidebooks in the Helping Children with Feelings series:
- Include what children themselves have said about what it is like for them; how they have coped with the feeling in ways which cause harm to self or others, and the consequences of that, and how they could have coped well.
- Provide exercises, tasks and ideas for things to say and do to help children. The exercises and ideas are specifically designed to help a child think about, express and process the feeling to the point of resolution. Many of the exercises offered will support children in finding creative, imaginative and playful ways to communicate their feelings.
- Enable child professionals to recognise the unresolved feelings behind the behaviour and to respond correctly to help the child work though that feeling to the point of resolution.
This guidebook will help children who:
- are trying to manage their too painful feelings by themselves
- do not let themselves cry, protest or say that they are scared
- are living with too many unresolved painful emotions from the past
- have had disturbing, overwhelming or confusing experiences, which they have been unable to think through or feel through properly
- are full of unexpressed feelings because expressing them feels far too dangerous
- are full of unmourned grief