Looking for some fun guided imagery tools to share with your child? This is the book for you: The Power of Your Child’s Imagination by Charlotte Reznick, Ph.D. Dr. Reznick, www.imageryforkids.com, shares nine essential tools that parents and educators can use to support children in applying guided imagery to heal stress and/or strong emotions and to support healing and health, emotionally, physically, and psychologically. She has presented the tools in a clear, easy to apply manner. The tools are developmentally sensitive to a child’s growth and understanding and are fun and engaging.
Another book that I love is Guided Imagery for Healing Children and Teens by Ellen Curran. She does an excellent job at explaining the various stages of the guided imagery process and the science behind why it works. Her guided imagery scripts are easy to read and are divided between younger children and those for teens. The scripts are specifically oriented toward supporting children with a physical health concern, but could be easily adapted for other uses. Next time you want to support your child who isn’t feeling well, try out this book to support him in relaxation while he heals.