The meaning of Here, your Heart

What does “Here, your Heart” mean?

After 7 years, a little voice at the back of my mind started nagging that the name of my business, “Fairy Caravan”, no longer felt right.

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How to help children with anxiety

How to help children with anxiety

Play therapist Lenka and I have shared many ideas about how to help children with anxiety in our children’s book What if worries weren’t wild / Hoe om kommer-goggas mak te maak. We have woven some wonderful ideas and exercises into the story itself. But did you know that we’ve also included a guidance section for…

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Therapeutic book review

Therapeutic book review: Owl Babies by Martin Waddell

Lenka and I thought that you might enjoy it if we did a therapeutic book review every now and again! The first book that we’ve chosen to review, is Owl Babies by Martin Waddell. The book has beautifully detailed illustrations by Patrick Benson, and was first published in 1992.

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caring stories for children

Why we create caring stories for children

When I started working with play therapist Lenka in 2017, we immediately saw how we could help children by addressing emotional challenges through the stories that we worked on together. We wanted to create stories that would be helpful in everyday situations as well as in therapy.

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picture book for anxious children

Why we created a picture book for anxious children

Play therapist Lenka and I sometimes get asked why the first book we created was a picture book for anxious children. I think the simple answer is because anxiety seems to be such a common problem. Everyone, from very young children to teenagers to adults, seem to be either struggling with some form of anxiety,…

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5 things about me

Find out 5 things about me!

I’ve met so many new friends recently! I thought it might be fun to share 5 things about me with you!

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need a children's book about anxiety

Do you need a children’s book about anxiety?

A few weeks ago I shared a few thoughts about how our new book can assist children who suffer from anxiety to deal with their worries. This made me think about all of the different people who may need a children’s book about anxiety. Today I would like to share these ideas with you!

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children's book to help with anxiety

Why I wrote a children’s book to help with anxiety

Depending on the way you look at it, it is either a little ironic or very fitting that I wrote a children’s book to help with anxiety.

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Feedback from our first readers

Feedback from our first readers – Preschool teacher Linda

Once our book was almost ready to be sent into the world, Lenka and I asked a few people who have children in our target age group, to read our book to their children. The feedback from our first readers has been so lovely!

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Introducing play therapist Lenka de Villiers-van Zyl

Introducing play therapist Lenka de Villiers-van Zyl

Some of you may already know that I’ve partnered with play therapist Lenka de Villiers-van Zyl to write a children’s book about anxiety. I thought that now would be the perfect time to introduce you to Lenka!

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