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A Journey to Self-Compassion for Children

Embracing Kindness Within: Nurturing Young Minds Toward Self-Compassion

Discover the magic of self-kindness and emotional resilience with "A Hand on Your Heart." Authored by a renowned clinical psychologist, this children's book is a treasure trove of lessons in self-compassion, perfectly tailored for young minds aged 4-12. Dive into a world where emotional well-being is nurtured through engaging stories and vibrant illustrations.

What You'll Learn in 'A Hand on Your Heart'

Journey of Self-Acceptance: Learn how to guide children towards embracing their true selves with love and kindness.

Mindfulness for the Young Mind: Explore techniques to teach children about mindfulness and its role in emotional regulation.

Emotional Resilience: Understand strategies to build resilience, helping children cope with challenges and bounce back stronger.

Practical Life Skills: Gain insights into everyday exercises that encourage children to practice kindness and compassion towards themselves and others.

Compassionate Narratives: Explore the power of stories in developing empathy and understanding in young minds.

Understanding Emotions: Teaching children how to recognize, understand, and healthily express their emotions.


About the Author

Lisa Shetler is a significant force in the field of clinical psychology and self-compassion training. As a registered Clinical Psychologist who has spent over a decade specializing in child and adolescent mental health, she brings a wealth of expertise to her work.

Lisa's influence extends beyond her practice as she serves as a visiting lecturer at the University of Adelaide, psychology supervisor and international self-compassion teacher. Her knowledge and insights are shaping future generations of psychologists and paediatric therapists.

Lisa's vision for FLOW is rooted in her deep-seated desire to ease suffering and improve the quality of life for her clients. She believes in a holistic approach, emphasising the importance of mental, emotional, and psychological well-being.

Her primary focus is working with children, adolescents, and families facing complex challenges, using evidence-based therapies. Lisa's approach is not just about addressing immediate issues; it's about fostering long-term well-being and resilience.

She brings her insights and experience to authorship with "A Hand on Your Heart."

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Lisa Shetler.

(Director & Principal Clinical Psychologist)

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Chris Germer, PhD

Mindful Self-Compassion program

"Lisa Shetler is a top-notch teacher of self-compassion for kids and teens. In this charming book, she gets right to the heart of the matter—treating ourselves as we would treat a good friend—in a delightful rhyme that I wish I learned in nursery school. After that, she gives more tools to parents and explains the rationale behind them. This is just the medicine that kids need to learn and grow from the bumps and bruises in life."

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Evidence-Based Information

The concepts and practices in the book are based on scientifically validated psychological principles, aligning with professional standards and avoiding misleading claims.

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Professional Integrity

The author, Lisa Shetler, as a registered and accredited clinical psychologist, upholds the highest standards of professional integrity, ensuring that the content is both accurate and beneficial to the intended audience.

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This book and its promotional content strictly adhere to the advertising guidelines set by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA), ensuring ethical and responsible communication about health services.

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