Mindfulness colouring with affirmations for kids and adults is a unique resource that can be used by health practitioners, educators, parents and carers to help unwind, distress and be in the moment with children. Colouring brings about a peaceful state of mind which is a proven way to to decrease stress and anxiety whilst improving memory, focus and general well being. The aim of this book is to encourage love and connection with children and adults and to be in the present moment without distraction. The 104 pages of life affirming messages are designed to increase confidence and self worth within kids and adults. The aim is to develop a positive mindset and a healthy self esteem. Key messages used within this book are to embrace gratitude, kindness, courage, love and connection, respect, learning, self belief and positivity.
This unique resource will help to bring an awareness to children right from the start about the power of their own minds, to help them understand that their thoughts and words can greatly effect how they live out their days and ultimately their lives. A wonderful reminder for adults to be positive role models vital for kids to mirror.
About the Author:
Kylie Johnson is an artist, author and business owner. She resides by the seaside in Sydney, Australia. She loves being creative and is passionate about design, drawing and painting. After a long modeling career over seas combined with her love of travel she proved that "life does not have to be ordinary." Later after designing her range of kids clothing called Meemini., based around inspirational messages to wear and share. She soon realized all you have to do is find what you love, believe in yourself and let yourself evolve.
It has always been in her nature to help those around her to see the bright side of life. Her strong desire to help others see the positives and to live more in the present moment has led her to create her first colouring book.
Kylies natural curiosity around psychology and her own learning journey has compelled her to gain more knowledge from professionals in the areas of self-empowerment and wellbeing. She understands the power of being present with children and the importance of adopting a positive mindset. Kylies own creativity shared with her daughter reinforced her belief for this book. Whilst both practicing this mindfulness activity together she believes this brings the perfect opportunity to practice positive self-talk with the use of affirmations. Her passion is to help children and adults to live more mindfully together and to lead fulfilling happier lives. Her hope is that adults can mindfully set good examples being the role models by demonstrating a positive mindset vital for kids to mirror.
Mindfulness is a key tool that can be used to create the gentle and accepting kind of awareness that bonds a parent and child together. This beautiful book, with affirmations for both adults and kids, will bring peace and colour into your family home. Enjoy!
Professor Lea Waters (PhD), Gerry Higgins Chair in Positive Psychology
Mindfulness is increasingly referred to as the foundation of a flourishing life. Whilst children naturally appear to be more mindful than adults, there are times when a mindful activity for children can provide a breathing space for both children and parents. There's also increasing scientific support for the use of mindfulness highlighting the significant benefits for both children and adults. Kylie has created a beautiful mindful colouring book with positive affirmations that will encourage children and adults to be more mindful and optimistic and experience an increased sense of calm, which is now more than ever required in our busy lives. My hope is that it will also help families to flourish.
Dr Suzy Green, Clinical & Coaching Psychologist, CEO & Founder of The Positivity Institute
Kylie's Mindful Affirmations Colouring book offers something unique to the known psychological benefits of colouring in, adding the powerful adjunct of affirmations, or positive self talk. My work with children and adolescents has shown how this simple exercise of engaging with a parent/carer in an activity of mindfulness can be hugely beneficial in developing the life skill of emotional regulation. Treat your child, and yourself, to the wonder of mindfulness and the power of positive self talk with this inspirational resource.
Jac Payne (Registered Psychotherapist/Counsellor), BA (Psych), B Sc (Hons) Psych, MCAP
I love the book that Kylie has created! As a developmental psychologist, I can't emphasise enough the importance of good role-modeling. Children typically don't listen to what we say but watch what we do. How wonderful when we can provide them with tools to help them calm their minds, dealing with stress, to become aware of their inner world and connect with their emotions. Practising mindfulness is a skill that children can easily learn, just like learning how to ride a bike. With these wonderful colouring pages, practising mindfulness together is fun!
Monique Daal, Developmental Psychologist (MSc), Coach and Author of "No Limit Parenting; Do What You Love and Inspire Your Children!
A young person with a strong and powerful self-concept is even more important today than it has ever been before. Building the feelings of self worth whilst having fun colouring and repeating affirmations is a unique strategy for parents and child to bond and further develop attachment that is vital for building resilience, risk taking and future success. The mindfulness technique of quietly creating a beautiful visual while constantly seeing the words that have deep meaning enable a calmness in the young person and adult that is so necessary in the busy day to day life. This is just as important for the adult as it is for the child.
As a grandma and great aunty it will be wonderful to have another strategy to have meaningful time with each special young person in a calm relaxed atmosphere. I am grateful to Kylie for developing a resource that I can use to build that important bond with the important young people in my life.
Judy Hatswell, Registered Psychologist, Senior Faculty William Glasser Institute