The Fabulous Fight or Flight Stress System
The Fabulous Fight or Flight Stress System ~ Neuroscience & Polyvagal Theories through Animal Metaphors is an innovate bibliotherapeutic resource to help children and their caregivers understand how the brain functions in terms of its stress response system. Complex neuroscientific theories (Polyvagal Theory, Window of Tolerance, Sensory Processing, the “6Fs” of the Fight-or-flight stress system) are presented through a child-friendly and inclusive explanation using animal metaphors.
This book will be most effective when read by a caregiver and child together. The terms caregiver and child are used throughout this book to support familial and relational diversity through gender-inclusive, non-binary language, allowing all children to be able to connect and identify to the images within the story.
The animal metaphors provided within The Fabulous Fight or Flight Stress System ~ Neuroscience & Polyvagal Theories through Animal Metaphors are presented in a patterned, repetitive, rhythmic manner in order to provide a rich, developmentally appropriate, and engaging discussion of complex theories. The illustrations provide visual reinforcement of these these metaphors, while the background photographs provide a calm, peaceful, and regulating background to the information provided.
Throughout the book there are several seek-and-find activity pages placed throughout the book, and the reader can use the imagery to facilitate discussions, connecting right-brain imagery with left-brain language, providing access to metacognitive functioning in a playful way. This allows for multi-modal learning to occur, accessing all areas of the brain! Additionally, there are special "sticky notes" included within the book to provide additional knowledge and information outside of the general story.
If you enjoy this story, please look for The Fabulous Fight or Flight Stress System ~ Neuroscience & Polyvagal Theories through Animal Metaphors ~ Activity Book (sold separately) which provides additional resources, child-friendly activity pages and handouts, strategies, techniques, and more! The activity book was created upon request to highlight and follow the examples given in the book, in detail, for caregivers, therapists, and teachers to use when working with children.
|Dimensions||8.5 × .16 × 8.5 in|