Just the Two of Us – A Parent Child Journal

Just the Two of Us – A Parent Child Journal

Do you parent or care for children who have experienced stress, worry, anxiety or trauma?

The Just Two of Us (a soft place for tender hearts to land) is a powerful resource that teaches you how to use Creative Journaling as a key recovery tool to help and support children (ages 4 and up) with a focus on family self-care.

Young children need a soft place to land when feelings are too much, and words are not enough. This resource offers a trauma-informed approach to using Creative Journaling with children to help heal, build resilience, increase joy and develop mental and emotional well-being.

This workbook is immediately available as a 40 page PDF download and it includes color journaling examples along with practical instructions to parents, caregivers and all those who care for tender hearts.

Buy now and make a difference with your creative caring!

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Family self-care and taking care of tender hearts is a subject matter that is dear to Nicolle’s heart, as an Addiction counselor and as a parent.

This workbook is a tender-hearted guide that outlines a comprehensive, step-by-step instruction with examples on how to use Creative Journaling as a key recovery tool to help children (age 4 and up) to connect emotionally and to process any stress, anxiety and trauma they might be experiencing. Nicolle shares how she developed this trauma-informed approach to journaling and how it was the soft place that helped her family land and recover from a traumatic car accident when her son was only 4 years old.

Creative Journaling offers an experiential hands-on activity and alternative to digital stimulation. Creative Journaling can soothe, stimulate creative imagination, relieve stress, provide enjoyment, interaction, communication and positive connection. Sadly, it is commonly known that anxiety, worry and increasing levels of stress have been on the rise in children for many years prior to Covid-19.  Their world and ours is changing very rapidly because of increased demands on family life, focus on technology and social media.

Just the Two of Us (a soft place for tender hearts to land) offers parents, caregivers and all those who care for tender hearts to support, explore and encourage a creative journaling practice that is a powerful recovery tool for family self-care as well as mental and emotional wellness.

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Table of Contents

Foreword 

  • Introduction
  • A Tender Hearted Approach
  • Mending Tender Hearts
  • The Heart of the Matter
  • Young at Heart
  • Keys to Tender Hearts
  • Heart and Soul
  • Staying Heart-centered
  • Take Heart
  • About the Author
  • Additional Resources
  • Creative Journaling with Nicolle Nattrass

Take time for family self-care, to connect, process and engage in creative journaling as a key resource and recovery tool for children.

Buy now and be nourished by this precious resource.

 

Nicolle Nattrass

Nicolle Nattrass’s professional expertise is a result of her distinct and unique careers in Counselling, Theatre, Writing and Teaching. She is a Certified Addiction Counsellor CAC II and BFA graduate from University of Victoria in Theatre. Nicolle is proud to be part of the IAJW Journal Council with the International Association for Journaling Writing. She is also a Jessie Award nominated actress (CAEA), playwright (PGC), and contributing author of the forthcoming new book, Transformational Journaling for Coaches & Clients: The Complete Guide to the Benefits of Personal Writing (Routledge, 2021) by Lynda Monk & Eric Maisel (Eds.).  Nicolle is the author of four Creative Journaling courses. She has recently published her first book, Just the Two of Us (a soft place for tender hearts to land), a tender-hearted guide on how to use Creative Journaling as a key recovery tool to help children (age 4 and up) to connect and process stress, anxiety and trauma.

A dedicated counsellor and consultant in personal and professional creative self-care, she believes in carrying a message to empower others through her work, whether it is as an actor, writer or as Addiction counselor. Nicolle is a champion for self-care and artistic expression with the focus on ENJOYMENT! She creates courses & workbooks that are easy to use, powerful and inspiring. Nicolle values individual connection and offers a 30 minute coaching (one-on-one) session with her journaling clients. In her courses, Nicolle strives to offer a balance of guidance and freedom for her journaling clients, “no rules but opportunities to tune in for self- care to transform and move forward to the next step in your journey.”

Nicolle is the author of our IAJW course, Creative Journaling for Self-Care – check it out!  She is also the author of our IAJW product,  Just the Two of Us 

'It is a beautiful resource, infused with so much heart.  I think it will serve as a life-line for many." Kate Burns

 

"This is a beautiful and honouring - and authentic - resource." Marie Valenti

 

“I am very grateful for the gift of this new tool Nicolle. All this to say, a form of journaling has taken root in our house. Attached is an image my son, Gabe, created from a week ago today (the “Virus” – just in case you don’t recognize it). Thank you so much for your work to create this guide.” Alyssa Melynk

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