Today, kids are under tremendous stress in every aspect of their lives, in school, after school, in their social world, and in their families. Dr. Brian Alman’s new book, Less Stress for Kids, shows kids how to help themselves let go of their stress in the most effective way, from the inside out. Children learn to go inside, breathe, relax, and take themselves through a simple 3-step inner process that Dr. Alman calls Going to the Movies.
A short Introduction for Parents and Teachers presents the problem of childhood stress and outlines Dr. Alman’s program for dealing with it. Chapter 1 then explains the Going to the Movies process in language for kids, with a little help from Mickey Mouse in Disney’s classic cartoon, “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice,” and also from Princess Elsa in Disney’s recent hit movie Frozen. Chapter 2 presents the Less Stress for Kids program, thirty-six illustrated mind-body techniques that offer simple and fun ways to practice Going to the Movies. Also, each technique is followed by workbook pages for the kids to draw or write creatively about their experience. And Chapter 3 concludes the program with a compelling story about a confrontation between an Apache boy and a young rattlesnake, a fateful, stressful encounter that helps both youngsters find inside their self-respect–the most important thing for growing up healthy and happy.
By introducing your kids or students to the Going to the Movies process, and by helping them work through the Less Stress for Kids techniques and workbook, you’ll be giving them a gift they can take with them all through life: a wonderful new confidence that they can relax and let go of their stress in the moment and on their own.
Praise for Less Stress for Kids…
“Less Stress for Kids is the best book I’ve read that integrates skill-building with practical steps for self-confidence, self-respect & success-mindedness. I highly recommend this to teachers, parents, staff & students. I’m an advocate for optimizing mind-body skills; this book needs to be part of the curriculum in all schools.” — Eugene Ruffin, CEO EdFutures