Lauren Stockly is a child and adolescent mental health therapist who specializes in using Play Therapy to treat trauma and support emotional growth for children and families. In addition to her practice, Lauren serves the Play Therapy community as a board member of the California Association for Play Therapy, and shares interventions and free resources through her popular blog, CreativePlayTherapist.com. She is also the founder of Bumble BLS a company dedicated to advancing bilateral stimulation tools for EMDR therapy and emotional regulation in the home.
Facebook Group for therapists: facebook.com/groups/creativeplaytherapy
"Be Mindful of Monsters is a great book to read with your children. The main character of the book is a boy named Ezzy. We follow him along as he moves through situations that cause him to have feelings such as worry, anger, fear, and sadness. The illustrations engage the reader and bring a visual to the feelings discussed in this book. Children face these feelings daily, and they often cannot find the words to express how they feel. They are left to bury negative emotions within themselves, and then negative actions can occur. Be Mindful of Monsters supports children and gives them a verbal and visual definition of worry, anger, fear, and sadness. This book also gives parents and children examples of ways children can “be mindful” of what they are feeling and “be in the moment.” There are tools provided in the book that teach children how to stop and recognize their emotions and how to comfort themselves. I recommend this book to parents, teachers, therapists, and psychologists." -School Psychologist
“I really liked “Be Mindful Monsters” because kids can really relate to Ezzy, I can too. I think this book not only has amazing pictures and a story line, but a real comforting vibe. Ezzy felt worried, angry, scared, happy, and clam, like a handful of feelings. He reached out to his mom and she helped him deal with his emotions. He learned that it is OK to feel different feelings and to accept them. Ezzy then learned, that you have to let them go like a breeze. I super loved your book.” 😊 -Child age 10
"Mindful Monsters Therapeutic Workbook is an exceptional book for families and schools. In this workbook, you will find fun and helpful activities such as a Tic Tac Toe feeling game, Feelings Wheel, Feelings Dice, Make a Monster Face, coloring pages, and more. Author, Lauren Stockley, provides families and schools guided lessons and activities that use therapeutic techniques focusing on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR). These lessons help children understand and work through the feelings of worry, sadness, anger, fear, and more. My children enjoyed the Feelings Dice and Make a Monster Face. Parents, teachers, therapists, psychologists, and children will enjoy the detailed lesson and activities in this workbook. The illustrations are enjoyable and engage children. Mindful Monsters Therapeutic Workbook is a great resource for families, schools, therapists, and psychologists."
"Mindful Monsters Therapeutic Workbook is really fun. I liked the Feelings Dice game and the one where you make the Monster Faces. I liked the color pages because they had funny characters. I think kids will really like to use this workbook." -Child age 10