San Francisco Book Review on “The Joy Thief” by Sean McCallum

The Joy Thief is an inspirational tale about overcoming one’s fears. The author, a firefighter and crisis intervention specialist, tells a story about a girl who becomes traumatized by a seemingly ordinary experience. The terrifying day began with a spider jumping on the little girl’s face. When the girl reacted (by screaming), her mother arrived in a huff, insisting that she keep down the noise. When she left, the door slammed behind her, causing the girl to feel an overwhelming amount of fear. This social-emotional rhyming story proves children can experience events that alter their way of thinking.

The girl’s “joy thief” (which is visually represented as a spider) follows her wherever she goes, reminding her of the fear she felt that day and preventing her from experiencing heightened feelings of happiness. She is finally able to talk with her mother and opens up about how she’s felt controlled by her fear lately. Adults may not realize that a certain event can contribute to a heightened state of panic that can continue to grow, making it difficult to participate in daily activities. The author encourages open communication by providing a guide for adults to stay present and open with children.

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Author Sean McCallum
Star Count 5/5
Format Trade
Page Count 32 pages
Publisher Loving Healing Press
Publish Date 01-Apr-2022
ISBN 9781615996667
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Issue June 2022
Category Children’s
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Recovering The Self: A Journal of Hope and Healing (Vol. III, No. 2) -- Focus on Disabilities

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Recovering the Self: A Journal of Hope and Healing (Vol. III, No. 2) April 2011



Recovering The Self is a quarterly journal which explores
the themes of recovery and healing through the lenses of
poetry, memoir, opinion, essays, fiction, humor, art, media
reviews and psychoeducation. Contributors to RTS Journal come
from around the globe to deliver unique perspectives you
won't find anywhere else!


The theme of Volume III, Number 2 is "Disabilities". Inside, we explore physical and mental aspects of this and several other areas of
concern including:
  • Diet
  • Health & Chronic Illness
  • Fitness
  • Parenting
  • Disaster Recovery
  • Child Abuse Survivors
  • Relationships
  • Substance Abuse Recovery
  • Grieving
  • Incarceration
  • Journaling

    ...
    and much more!



    This issue's contributors include:
    Victor Paul Scerri, Mrrinali Punj, Holli Kenley, Susan Busch, Sweta Srivastava Vikram,
    Kristin Lieberman, Vincent Sobotka, Daniel Tomasulo, Barbara Sinor, Kat
    Fasano-Nicotera, Sam Vaknin, Kathy Curtis, Joyce-Anne Locking, Bronnie
    Ware, Rev. Heyward B. Ewart, Bonnie Spence, Sherry Jones Mayo, Shannon
    Willitts Falk, George W. Doherty, Nancy L Day, Stephan Baker, Nancy
    Wesson, Rick Ritter, Richard A. Singer Jr., Diane Wing, Telaina Eriksen,
    Patricia Wellingham-Jones, and others.



    "I highly recommend a subscription to this journal, Recovering the Self, for professionals who are in
    the counseling profession or who deal with crisis situations. Readers involved with the healing process
    will also really enjoy this journal and feel inspired to continue on. The topics covered in the first
    journal alone, will motivate you to continue reading books on the subject matter presented. Guaranteed."

    --Paige Lovitt for Reader Views



    Visit us online at www.RecoveringSelf.com



    Published by Loving Healing Press www.LovingHealing.com



    Periodicals : Literary - Journal

    Self-Help : Personal Growth - Happiness
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