Books by Sarah Wood Vallely
Sensational Meditation for Children - Mindfulness, Guided Imagery, and Other Child-Friendly Meditation Techniques (Second Edition)
By Sarah Wood Vallely
Higher self esteem, improved focus, better reading skills, closer family relationships and better health - these are just a few of the outcomes parents, therapists and teachers who've used Sensational Meditation for Children are raving about.
Considered the bible for teaching meditation to children, this book provides a step-by-step roadmap for introducing, inspiring, and supporting children to meditate. Rich with philosophy, supporting science and practical examples, this book clearly explains the benefits of meditation for today's young generation. Included are 14 meditations and a variety of fun-filled exercises to help you get started right away.
First edition endorsed by Tobin Hart, Ph.D., a university professor, psychologist, and author of The Secret Spiritual World of Children.
"Sensational Meditation for Children is a valuable resource that provides straightforward but not simplistic explanations and exercises for nourishing the minds of children." Dr. Tobin Hart
The Magic Gum Tree - A Children's Fantasy Story about Meditation
by Sarah Wood Vallely
Honey, Felix and Timber, three possums from Australia, accidentally gain the power to travel through time. The curious possums quickly realize they are on a journey to become wizards. The characters travel to ancient India, explore mythical kingdoms, and earn their first wands. Young readers are swooped up in a thrilling adventure. At the same time, they learn ageless wisdom and valuable meditation practices. Techniques include breathing, mindfulness, and chakra balancing.
"The Magic Gum Tree” is a perfect book for parents to read to their kindergartners and preschool children. Beginning readers, six to ten years old, will enjoy reading the tales themselves. Moreover, “The Magic Gum Tree” kicks off a chapter book series children will delight in reading all the way to the climactic end.
Children who love The Magic Tree House series are sure to adore The Magic Gum Tree, the first book in the new series titled, Powers of Marvich.
Prayer and Panic: A Memoir
By Sarah Wood Vallely
Sarah Vallely's compelling memoir of self-discovery, Prayer and Panic, takes readers on a riveting journey through family history, clinical anxiety, alcohol abuse, divorce, bankruptcy, and--ultimately--spirituality and healing. The story begins with a childhood spent in Hindu ashrams, Christian communes, and Greyhound buses that crisscross the United States, then moves through a college experience that culminates in a drunken plunge from a dormitory window ledge. Finally, hitting rock bottom while hyperventilating on a kitchen floor in a house she can't afford, Vallely explores what it means to be broken, what it means to be whole, and what it means to rebuild.
Attention deficit disorder is at the heart of the memoir, and the book raises important questions about the effects of untreated ADHD. It shows the ways meditation and prayer change this disorder's physiological causes while investigating whether having ADHD makes it difficult to meditate and pray.
Everyone will relate to Vallely's struggle to find acceptance, normalcy, and peace in a world that often feels upside down and inside out.