I used Holistic Healing 4 Children’s Mindfulness Books as a tool with the children at Mindvalley University this past summer in Croatia. Over the four weeks period of using both books, I saw how the children expanded their awareness and imaginations.They learnt how to balance themselves emotionally within by using the appendix in each book. I then asked the children to take a image from one of the pages of the books that represented them and asked the children to make an art piece out of what they connected mostly to they reflected them and expand on it. We decorate the classroom with each persons creative image of their unique qualities, it was magical to see how each child saw their uniqueness and what they had to offer this world. At the end of the four weeks the children where more imaginative, creative, balanced, calmer, confident, more emotionally aware and empowered. Over 30 years of working with children around the world, both books where a unique powerful gem and i was so blessed and honored to have had the chance to work with them.
Love Rev Leon Cambell
Director of Youth & Family at Agape International, Beverley Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Terri held Mindfulness workshops for children here at Agape International. She used both Magical Books with the children of ages 4 upwards. Both sessions were powerful in a way that she helped the children open up their imaginations to a whole new level. They connected deeply with how they felt and shared their emotions wtih each other, which gave the children tools to have with them as they navigate through life. Each parent received a book to compliment the classes with them to use as a tool within the home. Both books are a gift to our world.
Rev Leon Campbell, Director of Youth & Family, Agape International.
Los Angeles, California, USA
Session and Books
Terri was Amazing! Incredible! A powerhouse of a woman and a beautiful soul. My kids (7) and (9) LOVED the books. They are fun and interactive and really allow the kid’s imaginations to run wild. I feel like with modern-day technology kids forget how to be creative and these books brought out that spark in them. The incredible part is the books are helping us understand what’s going on with the kids psychologically without them even knowing about it. As parents, it gives us a window to what’s happening with them inside without any invasive questions or traditional therapy. It’s a very magical way to work with kids. My son had a very traumatic experience with a friend attacking him with a knife after an argument and as a parent, we’re devastated as to how to get my sons emotions and feelings out of him. He was bottling them up and we could tell he needed to talk and understand it, but we couldn’t get him to express it until we read these books to him. It was a complete shock to me but after 2 private sessions with Terri and going through the books a few times I feel my son has completely let go of the incident and understands why that experience happened to him. I also feel he has a very solid grasp of forgiveness for the situation and has moved on from it completely. After very short sessions with Terri I am 100% confident my son is 100% OK, and that is PRICELESS! I am forever grateful for these incredible books and to Terri. She was so patient and giving with her time. Besides my son’s therapy, she also helped my wife and I understand what we we’re going through and helped us to move on as well. Honestly, I have no idea how she did it so fast I feel like what she did for us would have taken years with someone else. Words cannot express our gratitude; we are forever thankful! Much Love!
Brian & Sandra Pascal, Virginia,USA
“Jacqui is excellent. She worked with my son Jed at school over a number of years who, let’s just say, had quite a few issues settling into routines, concentration well you get the picture. With her calm, positive attitude and putting together a set of strategies that one could use when Jed struggled was life changing for him and for us as parents. We still get our ups and downs, and of course with hormones now kicking we have challenging time, but what Jacqui taught us and when we mention Jacqui’s name, we can often get over these times quickly and in a positive manner. We miss you Mrs G!”
Wendy Jackson – Freelance Writer
“Jacqui is both a gifted and skilled practitioner with children. She has the capacity to tune into each child’s way of experiencing the world, identify their needs and develop appropriate strategies for them to move forward positively in education and in life. She does all this with immense respect for the child and the child’s family and she does it with creativity, positivity, humour and playfulness. Children love her and recognise her as a safe, compassionate and wise enabler. Jacqui’s support transformed my son’s experience of school and I will be forever grateful to her for this. I recommend Jacqui most highly”
Moira Spence – Leadership, Management and Life Transition Coach
“Jacqui worked with me for a number of years as a learning support teacher. She had an intuitive sensitivity to the educational needs and social and emotional feelings of the children we worked with, was able to quickly establish a rapport with them and the outcome was always a happier, more confident child. Parents and teachers also felt comfortable with her and she willingly listened, thought and planned on their behalf. Jacqui was able to think ‘outside’ the box when faced with the unusual, the difficult and the puzzling. She saw each child as an individual, set support goals and strategies accordingly and carefully monitored progress. As a result, Jacqui was able to make a positive difference for each child she interacted with; and the approach she has taken since then through her books and workshops reflects this.”
Lorraine Wickham – Consultancy in Child and Adolescent Development and Behaviour
“Thank you for delivering your excellent workshop on mindfulness and supporting children to build resilience. Our learners (Teaching Assistants) really found the session interesting and went away with strategies to support children. Several learners have directly supported children with the technique, and this has empowered the children to manage their feelings and behaviour within their educational settings.”
Debra Brokenbrow – Lecturer in Education at Bath College
“I am a lecturer in Education Studies for teaching assistants and Jacqui has now visited several of my classes and I myself have created my own “Magic Garden”. The books are a joy and Jacqui knows her stuff – the students have loved the workshops and have taken the books back to their schools and booked Jacqui in for workshops. Mindfulness is a tool that everyone needs these days and to start young gives children the tools that they need to cope with the stresses of growing up in today’s world with its growing pressures. Jacqui provides those tools in a professional non-threatening way and I would highly recommend her workshops and the books for any young person in any setting-educational or otherwise.”
Katrina Diamond -Senior Lecturer in Early Childhood and Education, University of West England
“The workshop was absolutely fantastic. The children were just so engaged, listening to Jacqui and looking at the pictures
I have a boy in my class with Autism and just watching him interact with Jacqui and engage with the story and the visual images, I think it will really help him. He suffers with anxiety so it’s a perfect way for him to deal with that. He was putting his hand up and joining in which was lovely to see as he doesn’t normally do that.”
Wonderful visit by Terri Who conducting authors visit and workshops with our students and staff. It offered insightful support and helped us to connect deeper with our students and their ability to be safe and express themselves openly within the classroom.
“I thought the workshop was absolutely wonderful. All the mindfulness agenda that we’re bringing into the school fits in perfectly. The way Jacqui got the children to think about their garden and what’s in the garden and the characters that they were coming out with and the super powers they were coming out with was absolutely amazing, absolutely fabulous.”
My Magical Garden Book and Mindful Garden Programe are unique tools that helps building bridges for our children to a brighter mindful future of conscious living. Both Books are a supportive tool solidifying the link between school and home learning.
“The imagination of the children during the workshop was incredible, and I found it a really relaxing experience. The thing I liked especially was the way that we can bring it into the curriculum and the classroom,”
My Magical Garden and My Magical Tree Mindfulness Books are able to tap into a children’s imagination like no other books I have worked with as a teacher. They create a safe place for themselves that they can go to when they need to access their imaginations and balance their emotions.
I love these books! Both books opened up my children’s creativity, really helped them dive in and connect to their inner selves and their imaginations on a daily basis. I love the appendix in the back of each book, seeing what both my children had chosen and then going to the appendix to see where they are and what they need emotionally within themselves, that was the most important and insightful tool for me as a parent. It helped me gain so much insight into what my children needed. Terri also conducted a one on one Holistic Healing Therapy Session with my daughter age 7years. This helped us to really to understand Charlie’s needs and way to being in new holistic modalities into our family as a whole, to be more mindful and grounded as a family. Charlie found it hard to relax and go to sleep, but after using both books and the downloadable meditations in the back of each book she went out like a light!
The workshop was amazing! The children responded, were engaged, they were fascinated and had incredible imagination so it’s definitely a tool going forward to help them.
I meet Terri in Los Angeles and purchased both Mindfulness books, My Magical Garden and My Magical Tree.
My daughter was suffering badly from school, she had very low self-esteem, lacked focus, and didn’t like attending school at all. My daughter and I navigated through the book together and found out that she needed solitude and time to be creative. After just one week the transformation was incredible and so transformative. My daughter is now more focused, happier in herself , grounded and has more love for herself. I am so grateful to Terri and Jacqui for creating these beautiful books.
The workshop was absolutely fantastic. The children were just so engaged, listening to you and looking at the pictures. I myself have bought a book because I think it’s a lovely opportunity to share with the children in my class. In particular I have a boy in my class with Autism and just watching him interact with you and engage with the story and the visual images, I think it will really help him. He suffers with anxiety so it’s a perfect way for him to deal with that. He was putting his hand up and joining in which was lovely to see as he doesn’t normally do that.
Nowadays there’s so much more heightened awareness about mindfulness and the importance of it and this is a lovely way to approach it.
Terri visited our school using her follow on Mindfulness book My Magical Tree. The children were easily able to tap into their imagination and create a place for themselves that they can go to when they need to access their imaginations and mindfulness moments. The children helped to show me what was going on with them emotionally in their lives from what they chose from each page of the book. It gave more insight as to what was going on with each child after the session. The children felt a lot safer and secure in their thoughts and emotions, connect openly with each other and learn how to be more mindful on a daily basis. We will be using both books on a daily basis with the children as a part of our curriculum, working with the whole child. Terri’s teaching and sessions are fun, empowering, and magical to any classroom and child. Both books are powerful tools unique tools.
I thought the workshop was absolutely wonderful. All the mindfulness agenda that we’re bringing into the school fits in perfectly. The way you get the children to think about their garden and what’s in the garden and the characters that they were coming out with and the super powers they were coming out with was absolutely amazing, absolutely fabulous. I think it really helped the children to zone into having a calm state of mind whenever they need to. I think it will work really well with our children; we’ve got some behavioural issues so it will work well for that.
It just sets the tone beautifully for the Mindfulness agenda that we’re bringing into the school and this was a great start for the children to get into it.
After Terri Allen training session –
I thought Teri was a great presenter. I especially liked the meditation at the end. I would love to try it with my class.
It was really great… felt so much more relaxed and centered afterwards.
I think this was just what I needed today; normally this wouldn’t have been appealing to me but I really appreciated the pacing and the practice and the calm that Terri provided. I learned a lot about myself and was shocked at how true all my results were for me. Thanks for setting it up!
Loved it! Plan to test it out on my daughters!
Loved it! Been thinking about meditation for my family!
I enjoyed it very much. I think the students will enjoy it too.
A great mindfulness workshop! Thank you for arranging. I know the students will love the visits next week.
Enjoyed the meditation. Got me thinking about starting a 15 minute yoga meditation time during lunch. Would like some more background and want to see other books.
The imagination of the children during the workshop was incredible, and I found it a really relaxing experience. The thing I liked especially was the way that we can bring it into the curriculum and the classroom, so we’re going to do some writing in English where we can actually explore our gardens more just to instil that whole mindfulness experience so that they’ve got a definite picture of it and a place they can visit.
Terri Allen visited our school and conducted Mindfulness Training Sessions with all of our Teachers using her Mindfulness Book, My Magical Garden and The Mindful Garden Programe, she then went on to run her authors mindfulness session with all of our pupils and parents.
We were so fortunate to have Terri conducted her training with us. The feedback was over whelming across the board. My Magical Garden Book and Mindful Garden Programe compliments beautifully our 360 Programe which looks at the whole child here in Los Virgines, LAUSD district. We purchased books for all of our teachers and classrooms for them to incorporate into our Programe and Classrooms to use on a daily basis. Our parents also purchased My Magical Garden Book to use at home, so there was a strong Home to School connection.
I highly recommend My Magical Garden to all parents for their children. It has allowed my daughter to communicate her feelings to us in a way we didn’t know possible. It has become her favorite book that must be kept beside her bed! She takes comfort in the book as the description of her choices always seems to be accurate and helps us meet her emotional needs confidently.
My daughter absolutely loved your book. She was so excited and enthralled to read through it and choose the various colours; cloaks; gem stones and build her magical garden to suit her mood. The illustrations are beautiful and enchanting too. She avidly listens to the relaxation tape nearly every night before bed and at her suggestion I have laid with her on many occasions making my choices too. Her choices do vary and it’s great to be able to see what they mean. She often suggests that Daddy and her brother have a go too. I have noticed that when situations occur that upset her she does handle them better, calming down a lot quicker than before. We lead such hectic lives nowadays that learning how to relax is a priceless tool to teach children. They and we can only benefit. Beautiful!
I happened upon Terri’s Holistic Healing For Children site while searching the internet for alternative approaches to occupational therapy for sensory-sensitive kids. I immediately felt that intuitive sense that this woman was someone I absolutely had to contact. Her description of the common misunderstanding of sensitive kids really hit home with me, and her and her partners expertise and peacefulness put me at ease. We communicated via email due to our time difference, and I was intrigued at the level of detail she wanted to know regarding our family’s lives. When Terri asked about my daughter, although I’d never even told her I had one, I knew that her clairvoyance and other amazing abilities were very real. My husband and I were particularly fascinated by Terri’s analysis of our son’s drawings. Terri’s gentle yet clear recommendations about how to begin helping our son heal spiritually were fascinating, exciting, and incredibly rewarding as we saw incredible improvements in our son’s disposition and behavior after just a couple of weeks. But the most beautiful part of it all was that the instructions also applied to our entire family, and actually to the whole world! We were opened up to a whole new way of thinking about physical manifestations of inner hurts that need healing. Terri is an incredible light worker doing her part to further humanity’s spiritual ascension. We are honored to have been touched by her.
“Terri introduced the Bach flower remedies which Hanna loved to take. She would often remind me when she needed to take them!! She had two courses of remedies which seemed to allow her to open up and speak more. She became very willing to do things especially her homework which had always been a battle for her to finish!
Terri looked at Hanna’s diet which is very balanced. She is sensitive to food colourings and additives so we avoid those. Hanna eats little and often but isn’t a big eater yet! The muscle testing highlighted foods that Hanna ought to eat and those to eliminate.
Terri has introduced Hanna to meditation, the angels and to using crystals. She has started to use this form of relaxation daily, especially to help her go to sleep. The other day she said “mummy, I think I’m psychic!!!” She said she knows what some people are going to say before they say it!
My husband and I have changed the way we treat Hanna. We realise that she is a sensitive child who clearly reflects the dynamics of the family. She wants everyone to be loving to each other and happy!!!!”
“My little boy was having a lot of nightmares and waking up during the night when I took him to Terri to see if there are any negative energy’s around him or how we can help him and improve his quality of sleep. Terri did a cleansing on him, which left him smiling and really happy and then Terri proposed that he takes some Bach remedy Flower drops (a specially mixed potion just for him). He loves that as well.
We made a few sensible changes in his room and also in the house and Armand seems to be a much happier, calmer and relaxed boy.”
“I have seen vast improvements in both my adopted children since working with Terri. I thought her initial consultation about them was extremely thorough with a large range of questions asked. Apart from the changes in their physical symptoms they have also both become so much happier in spirit which has been lovely to witness!
Terri kept in touch constantly over this period of time – either by visiting, phoning, or texting. It was clear she genuinely cared about the condition of my two boys and took all my feedback seriously. I am so grateful for what Terri has done for my family and would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone.”
“Terri is a wonderful person and absolutely marvelous energy healer. It was an awakening moment for myself and my two daughters. Fabulous changes have taken place in our lives and now we enjoy being together as a family. Not only that, but there has been a change in my husband too, We changed our vibrations and thus the mellowing down of my him!
My older daughter has now started expressing herself and actually laughing. My younger daughter is surer of herself as her self esteem has been restored.
I am much more calmer and at peace with life. We as a family and as individuals are extremely happy and enjoying life.
Love, light and gratitude.”
“I can’t thank you enough for the help and insight that you have given me with my daughter. The time spent with you has helped me to understand her better and deal with her differently. Also knowing that I am not the only parent having such issues with their child has also been reasurring. Today I can talk and communicate with her much better and hope to try and better this too. I always wished to have a close relationship with Raima, wanted her to see me as her friend. But I knew that I wasn’t behaving like one. I was being a very stern mom. I still am to some extent but I have definitely become conscious of my attitude with her and control myself. This whole journey for me has been about bringing changes in myself as a person and not just as Raima’s mom.
Thank you so much Jacqui for everything and all the different and interesting ways that you taught both me and Sarah to get closer to each other and solve her issues.”
“My daughter Rose and I went to Jackie for 6 sessions to work through some sleep and confidence issues my daughter was having.
We began with our gardens and the analysts Jackie did was both detailed and insightful. It was pertinent to our home situation and I felt I could understand Roses emotional state more clearly. We did a coloring exercise at home and again the analysis of the patterns we produced proved beneficial to our situation.
Jackie worked gently with Rose to address her sleep issues using a variety of techniques, the flower cards, the flower essences, reward chart, exploring her fears further through drawing, and her elements… We had a successful run of sleep through nights and Rose is far better at staying in her own bed now and getting herself back to sleep. We did meditations together and also the ear candling which brought us closer to each other. I will continue the meditations at home.
We ended our sessions with another drawing of our gardens which again gave an interesting analysis which showed how much we had moved forward.
Rose is a much more confident child who is better able to express her feelings and is beginning to have some techniques she can use herself.
We really did benefit from our sessions and will definitely continue our therapy work with Jackie in the future. Jackie was professional, caring and understanding during the process. She related well to Rose and was able to build a relationship with her where Rose could be by herself with Jackie to do some of the work and didn’t even need me with her.
As for myself I thoroughly enjoyed my sessions and have learnt so much to help me in my own personal journey.”