Book Bites for Kids – Jill Osborne

Suzanne Lieurance of Book Bites for Kids interviewed Jill Osborne, author of Sam Feels Better Now!  An Interactive Story.  Suzanne spoke with Jill about how the book was written and published, who can benefit from using it, and what are the therapeutic techniques which it employs.Osborne’s new book, grounded in the latest research from Traumatology and Play Therapy, leads children on a journey to find out what happened with Sam and along the way discover their own hidden feelings and fears and begin to discharge their trauma.  Recommended for young children who have witnessed domestic violence or other forms of abuse.  The book is designed for use by professional therapists but the principles contained in this book will be valuable for any parent. Jill Osborne
Sam saw something awful and scary! Ms. Carol, a special therapist, will show Sam how to feel better. Children can help Sam feel better too by using drawings, play, and storytelling activities. They will be able to identify and manage their own feelings and difficulties in their lives following a traumatic event, crisis, or grief.Therapists’ Acclaim for Sam Feels Better Now
“This beautiful little picture book is the ideal guide for a series of therapy sessions that will focus the child’s attention on positives and help to deal with the traumatic memories”
– Bob Rich, PhD.,

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