OverviewA powerful tool for Spanish-speaking children and teens with health challenges, this visually stunning guided journal provides the empowerment they need to take an active role in their emotional health. Bright and engaging art fills each page and will inspire kids to explore their deepest feelings while working through dozens of relevant and meaningful exercises. Through sections such as Exploring My Life, Love and Gratitude, and Your Journey and Heart's Desires, children will learn how to communicate better with everyone around them and discover their own inner strength. This book is designed to promote emotional growth and understanding that will help kids regain the self-confidence and control they need to heal.
Reviews"We know that journaling can help support a child or teen emotionally during an illness or while recovering from injury, and that resources for Spanish-speaking youngsters are harder to find. Explorando Hondo is a world-class resource and one I'm all for making available to our patients!" —Alan Schroeder, M.D., Director of In-patient Pediatrics and Pediatric Intensive Care, Valley Medical Center
"Digging Deep is a remarkable resource for children and adolescents living with serious illness. The simple, yet powerful, words and the vibrant images gently guide them through their experiences. By digging deep, these young people will, in fact, emerge into clarity and light." —Barbara M. Sourkes, PhD, professor of pediatrics, Stanford University, and author, Armfuls of Time: The Psychological Experience of the Child with a Life-Threatening Illness, on Digging Deep
"Therapists tell us that children and teenagers with chronic illness can also benefit from processing their pain and fears in a journal. Now, a book called Digging Deep: A Journal for Young People Facing Health Challenges can help show the way." —Dorothy Kupcha Leland, VP for Education and Outreach, lymedisease.org, on Digging Deep
Author BiographyRose Offner, MFA, is an award-winning author, passionate artist, and instructor. She inspires people to write and illustrate their deepest feelings, provoking thoughtful self-examination and capturing their stories in her books and ongoing workshops. She believes that everyone has a story to tell, and that through the process of writing and sharing, people can come to a place of peace and healing. She is dedicated to taking kids, teens, and adults on creative inner journeys, helping them to connect with their personal narrative and unique voice and wisdom. She is the author of Journal to Intimacy, Journal to the Soul, Journal to the Soul for Teenagers, and Letters to the Soul. She lives in Castro Valley, California. Sheri Brisson, MA, has a lifetime devotion to working with children with special health challenges and has facilitated support groups for children with illness and their families for over twenty years. She has developed trainings and conferences for issues surrounding chronic and life threatening illness for professionals, volunteers, and families. She lives in Atherton, California.