The guidebook is accompanied by The Day the Sea Went Out and Never Came Back. A sympathetically illustrated story about Eric the sand dragon who loves the sea very much, until one day the sea goes out and never comes back again. Eric feels as if he has lost everything. After a while, Eric saves a wild flower and starts making a beautiful rock pool garden and, as he does, he finds the courage to feel the full pain of his loss, instead of closing his heart. This practical set enables child professionals to recognise the unresolved feeling behind the behaviour and to respond correctly to help the child work through their feelings to the point of resolution.
The storybook and guidebook to help children who:
- Are suffering from the pain of loss or separation
- Have had a parent, relative or important friend leave or die
- Are obsessed with their absent parent • Have lost someone but never really mourned
- Are trying to manage all their painful feelings by themselves
- Feel they have lost the love of someone
- Are suffering separation anxiety
- Are adopted or fostered and miss their birth parent terribly.
“The first chapters include a clear and helpful discussion of… sensible and essential advice… Each chapter has a Sutherland’s wealth of practice skills.”
Guidebook, 90 pages; Storybook, 32 pages
Also available as part of the Helping Children with Feelings Set for a discounted price on all of the Helping Children… books!