Awards for Mind Hug
Best Children's Book 5+ 2017 – Junior
Best Picture Book 2017 – Smallish
Jack is feeling fizzy. He is chasing every thought! Soon he is tired, grumpy and feeling flat. Time for a HUG. But it’s not a normal squeeze Jack needs – it’s a Mind Hug – and it starts with one big breath.... When Sarah has some mixed-up feelings, Jack tells her about the Mind Hug to see if it might help. Sarah tries her own Mind Hug and has an idea to make it even better.
This story introduces children to universal mindfulness in a gentle and open way. It's a journey that explores self-soothing, emotional regulation and empathy.
Moments in the story are easy to link with mindfulness exercises if you wish to. Our free introductory guide has tips for how to help children become aware of their breath, ideas for breathing games and playful mindful moments, and includes story-themed activities to print.
Dr Sarah Temple
GP with a special interest in neurodevelopment, emotional and mental health. Founder of EHCAP.