The Sky Belongs to Everyone: Stories for Resilience
Teresa Henkle Langness
(North Pacific Press, May 1, 2020)
Help your children, students, and other young people in your life hone their own sense of capacity, resilience and self-respect through these guided imagery stories. When read aloud regularly, these stories help shape the character development, emerging social strengths, and budding leadership potential of children. Suitable for home and school. “Imagery is a powerful tool that impacts the mind, body and spirit. In pediatric pain and integrative oncology at UCLA, I have experienced the remarkable use of imagery to manifest a reduction of pain and anxiety, and influence positive growth and healing in children and adults with chronic pain and/or cancer. Guided imagery can help integrate universal values of kindness and love. In Teresa’s work with children throughout the world for the past 28 years, she has utilized her story-based imagery and music to help children form stronger character-based identities, relieve stress and pain, and manifest positive change as a natural part of their education.” Dr. Kathryn de PlanqueUCLA Children's Pain Specialist and Former Psychological Services Director for La Canada School District“Dr. Teresa Henkle Langness provided priceless assistance to me and our family during our little grandson’s experience with his parents’ divorce. Her humbleness, kindness, perception, and practical suggestions for creating a positive environment through activities and guided imagery helped immensely to get through this period and to move to a happier time. We are eternally grateful for her wisdom, support, and love.”Prof. Dr. Nancy Lee HarperSenior Lecturer – Piano (ret.)Associate Professor with AggregationDepartment of Communication and ArtUniversity of Aveiro, PortugalDr. Harper is a grandparent and educator who used these stories as redirecting exercises for a six-year-old. “It is hard to imagine how quickly the body and brain and soul grow together with such careful nurturing and pruning! [I tell my daughter] I am so very pleased with her for memorizing these quotes and even more joyful that she understands them and wants to dedicate her life to letting her light shine.”Davidson Efetobore, Full-Circle Learning Continental Program Director and Parent of ToddlersMr. Efetobore is a father whose 3-year-old memorizes lines from these bedtime stories.