November 22, 2011
One Small Leap for Frog, Four Great Breaths for Childhood
“One warm sunny afternoon the Frog sat by the rivers edge looking very very, very, very sad.”
So starts the story of a little frog with a BIG worry. He has to make a speech in front of all the pupils at Frogs’ School - the very next morning. No wonder he is worried. Can Frog calm his anxiety and deliver the perfect speech? With help and advice from his intriguing friends, crocodile, lion, humming bee and Mr Gumble the Woodchopper, Frog learns four simple life enhancing breathing techniques.
Frog’s Breathtaking Speech written by Michael Chissick and illustrated by Sarah Peacock (RRP £12.99 ISBN 9781848190917) is a new book published by Singing Dragon that uses simple yoga breathing techniques to help parents and teachers teach children how to deal with anxiety, tension, anger and even headaches.
Discord in the family, unfair and unrealistic expectations, peer pressure, media influence and low self esteem are some of the many complex issues that can contribute to a child’s unhappy and stressful life. If we are going to improve children’s well being and strengthen their mental health and resolve we need to give children the tools to address stressful situations - tools that will stand them in good stead through childhood,adolescence and into adulthood.
“Frog thought for a moment how he had changed his sadness to happiness. He felt strong inside knowing that if problems came his way, he could at least solve some of them by using his breath”.
So ends the story, convincingly punching out the message to children that they can learn to deal with problems and have happier lives. If you would like to speak to the author, or request a copy of the book, please contact Ruth Tewkesbury on 0207 833 2307 or email firstname.lastname@example.org