In a deep dark forest, Little Coyote grows up with a tough gang of big strong coyotes. They are cruel, call him names and order him about all day long.
Little Coyote is too small to run away or to stand up for himself, so he learns to do what he's told and makes his body small so nobody notices him. Then, one day he goes on an adventure and ends up discovering new hidden strengths that he never knew he had.
This therapeutic picture book is written to help children aged 4-10 and adults to talk about difficult experiences growing up (including things they may still be going through), and explores how they can affect how your body feels and reacts to things. It is followed by easy to read advice for adults on how to help your child.
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.