The Seeds of Hope Bereavement & Loss Activity Book aims to help children and young people manage feelings of loss and change of all kinds through activities all based in Nature.
When my baby, Laura, died and her brother and sister began asking questions about her, I started to look for ways to help me talk to them about death and loss. Nature seemed a good place to start. So much in Nature echoes the changes that happen in life. None of us can live life without change and all change means loss and new beginnings - a pattern repeated over and over in Nature's cycle of life. This Activity Book encourages children to get outside and get exploring - and in doing so, gain an understanding of how loss and change are a natural part of living.
The book is ideal for parents and carers, teachers, therapists and counsellors to use with children aged 5+ who have suffered any type of loss or are dealing with change or who are bereaved.
"...death for all of us is devastating but for a child it will create a wealth of emotions that are incomprehensible. For each it is unique. The Seeds of Hope Bereavement & Loss Activity Book gives a wide variety of ideas to help the child explore, recognise and accept ther feelings in a concrete, thoughtful and healing way. I would highly recommend it....." Yvonne Cameron, teacher
"... a lifetime's experience in this area has taught me that children benefit tremendously from being helped to talk openly about these issues. I highly recommend Caroline Jay and Unity-Joy Dale's wonderful Seeds of Hope Bereavement & Loss Activity Book...." Jenni Thomas OBE, bereavement counsellor