Help! I’ve Got an Alarm Bell Going Off in My Head!

‘Even last week I was reading one of your books with one of my clients; kids just ‘get it’ when they hear your stories.’
– Jane Hollobone Therapeutic Life Story Work Practitioner

‘This really helped my daughter find language to speak about her situation she felt so understood and accepted. A compassionate and kind approach from a skilled therapist and talented writer.’
– Anne B Parent

‘This has got to be one of the best books I’ve used to help teach youth (ages 8 to 18) about “false alarms” arising out of trauma (as well as their families).’
– JH United States

‘I bought this book as I am a secondary school teacher and sometimes come across students with anxiety issues. Shortly after it arrived, I gave it to a student who was experiencing some difficulties, who found it very helpful. I bought another one and use some of the techniques myself from time to time if I am experiencing stress. Though the book targets a younger age group, I would recommend it for anyone experiencing anxiety issues.’
– J G Secondary School Teacher

Rose aged seven – says she has read Help! I’ve Got an Alarm Bell Going Off in My Head! ‘lots of times.’ She uses the ideas in the book when she gets upset or angry and it helps her calm down ‘in just one second!’

‘With good humour, engaging cartoons and helpful suggestions, this small book speaks volumes for helping young and old.’
– From the foreword by Babette Rothschild.  Internationally renowned Trauma Therapist and Author

‘This is delightful and accessible book that allows people, especially young people, to understand their feelings and muddles.’
– Dr Sue Jennings   Drama Therapist and Author

‘I think this book is good for those who are going through panic, anxiety and/or stress. It helps them know how to cope with it and for them to realize what’s going on in their body. It’s also good for them to understand that they are not alone in this and other people are going through it as well.  I would recommend this book to friends that are struggling or to friends that aren’t so they can what other people might be going through.
– Book review by Martha, aged 10.

‘There are triggers that can set off a panic attack, stress, or serious anxiety… There are ways to switch off the problem, and one of the greatest strengths of this little book is the explanation of how to do this, with lots of coping strategies… The comic black stick figures that are continually found through the book make a great way to help understand the text, and the text itself is clear and unambiguous. Managing to couple humour with serious information is a talent one doesn’t often find, but it is here in abundance. Great for any over-anxious kids.’
– Elizabeth Schlenther   Healthy Books blog