One sunny day, Bomji the rabbit and his friend Spotty the cat meet something very scary while picking flowers in the woods.
The friends manage to escape, but afterwards Bomji just doesn't feel safe anymore. His body feels a bit different and he starts to have bad dreams. His friend Spotty is worried about Bomji - how can her friend be helped? Luckily, wise Teacher Owl is there for them.
This therapeutic picture book allows children and adults to talk about a frightening experience. The story is followed by helpful guidance for adults on how to help their child. It explores how your body and how you feel is affected by scary experiences, and explains how you can use your body to help to recover too.
About the Authors:
Anne Westcott is a clinical social worker and has dedicated her career to addressing the impact of chronic stress and trauma on people, young and old. Anne is committed to helping clients, caregivers and clinicians understand the importance of the body in healing from developmental trauma. She is a senior faculty member of the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute, and co-developer of The Trauma Center's SMART program. Anne lives in Concord, Massachusetts with her husband and two daughters, and loves to be outside and moving, no matter what the weather.
C.C. Alicia Hu is a practicing psychologist in Moscow, Idaho, and Pullman, Washington. Growing up with manga (comics) in Taiwan, Alicia enjoys using metaphors and role-play in her clinical work. She is a Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Training Level II graduate. Alicia is also interested in bringing simple yoga and qi-gong movement practice to facilitate centering experiences with her clients and students.