Review of “Know Thyself” from Children’s Mental Health Network

The Children’s Mental Health Network has provided a review of my book, saying the illustrations are “wonderful” and that the book serves as a good tool for helping children build their Observer.  Read the review here: via Know Thyself: A Kid’s Guide to the Archetypes – Children’s Mental Health Network.

Still Time to Get Your Free PDF of “Know Thyself”

Thanks so much for all the requests!  It is fun to hear from people all over the world, and the response from readers so far has been overwhelmingly positive! It has been an amazing journey creating this book, and I am very excited about its publication and the potential it has to help children become…

Come to my Free 6-week Writing Workshop Using the Archetypes

UPDATE:  This workshop starts tonight!  Looking forward to it! Innocent ❂ Wounded Child Warrior  ❂ Caregiver Explorer ❂ Soul Mate  ❂ Destroyer  ❂ Artist Leader ❂ Guru ❂ Healer  ❂ Fool “Creative Writing Through the Archetypes” a 6-Week Writing Workshop When:  starting Thursday, April 5th, 2012, from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm Where:  William H….

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In this video, Jon Kabbat-Zinn, who I think bares an uncanny resemblance to the late Steve Jobs, talks about how meditation works on the brain and ultimately on our emotions, particularly in times of stress. Of particular interest to me was his vision about equipping all children with the…

Studies of the Archetypes in Young Children: The Innocent

We all start out as innocents — sentient little beings wondering at the world in all its intricate and magnificent glory. The innocent is the child amazed at studying a flower or hearing a new kind of music, or in the case of the baby above, ripping paper. This to him is amazing and hysterically…

Develop Your Brain and Your Heart with Fiction

Here’s some news I feel like I’ve always known intuitively: writing fiction fine-tunes the brain. For more than two thousand years people have insisted that reading fiction is good for you. Aristotle claimed that poetry—he meant the epics of Homer and the tragedies of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides, which we would now call fiction—is a…

In Treating Reactive Attachment Disorder, Closeness Fosters Growth

Over the years I have treated many children with reactive attachment issues and, while sometimes heartbreaking, there is also a great deal of joy in the work. Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD) is a cluster of behavioral and emotional issues that are believed to relate to a child’s lack of appropriate early bonding with a primary…