Join us on Sunday, September 10th from 12:30-2:30PM fro an author signing with Amy Elkins Dickerson, author of Maya's Big Feelings: Stressed for the Test.
Maya is a yellow labrador retriever that is struggling with some big feelings. The morning before a big math test, Maya's Mama notices that Maya is feeling stressed. Maya's Mama then encourages Maya to talk back to the negative self-talk that is making Maya feel so stressed and teaches Maya how to use deep breathing to calm her body down before the test starts. After Maya learns these tools and feels seen and heard by her Mama, Maya feels more confident and knows how to manage her anxiety related to test taking. A note for grown-ups teaches adults how to help their child identify, express and cope with their emotions. The author also includes information on how to access her parenting podcast "Little Ones/Big Feelings with Amy Dickerson".
Amy Elkins Dickerson is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Connecticut and a Registered Play Therapist. She is the owner of AED Psychotherapy, LLC, a private practice in New Canaan, CT. Amy earned a Master of Mental Health Counseling degree from Teachers College, Columbia University and a Bachelor of Arts in Creative Arts in Therapy and Psychology from Russell Sage College. Amy lives in CT with her husband, John, daughter, Sarah and dog, Maya.