The Horse & the Hurricane King - a little story about big feelings

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The Horse & The Hurricane King - A Little Story About Big Feelings

Project 2016-04-28 09:23:58 +1200

About this project

The Horse and the Hurricane King is a book for children aged 7-10. It tells the story of an angry boy who learns another way to deal with anger – through breathing and meditation.

 

"He roared with rage!" From The Horse and the Hurricane King

 

"The Horse and the Hurricane King" was inspired by the recent journey my son has been on. He has Oppositional Defiance Disorder and a sensory processing disorder. Managing his anger has been a huge challenge for him and he has struggled in the mainstream education system. 

Developing a mindfulness practice was suggested as a way of helping him cope, but when I went looking for a children’s book that explored the issues he had been facing I couldn’t find anything. After creating this story, it is my hope that it may be of use to other children and their families. 

The illustrations are by Ra Savage and the design and layout by Crawford Communications - both have given their time on this project for free.

 

Why this is important

“If every 8 year old in the world is taught meditation, we will eliminate violence from the world within one generation.” The Dalai Lama

 Wouldn’t it be amazing if children were given tools to manage their emotions from a young age? If they could learn that by taking a few, deep breaths they could calm their little hearts and clear the red mist from their brains? Teaching emotional management to children shows them that they can be in control of those big feelings.

 

Find Your Animal - from "The Horse and the Hurricane King"

 

What will the money go towards?

After over a year of crafting and collaboration and perfecting this book, it is finally ready to be printed. I am hoping to raise $1,500 to go towards the cost of the first print run, so we can begin distributing the printed version to libraries, schools and book stores throughout New Zealand.

The printing will be done in Tauranga, New Zealand.

 

"Anytime, always and forever." From 'The Horse and the Hurricane King.'

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    Pledgers 34

    Shaun Remus
    2016-05-21 09:12:08 +1200

    "Awesome Loretta. I hope you do really well."

    Gilly Hawker
    2016-05-19 17:07:06 +1200

    "Every success with your book - I know it will be a big success. Sorry I completely forgot our coffee date today!"

    Anonymous pledger
    2016-05-18 16:51:43 +1200
    Mark Dobson
    2016-05-18 13:02:30 +1200

    "Children are our future..."

    Anake Goodall
    2016-05-14 19:41:35 +1200
    Lydia Robertson
    2016-05-14 10:40:42 +1200
    Anna GuentherPledgeMe Staff
    2016-05-14 07:23:43 +1200
    Alyn Ware
    2016-05-13 21:03:05 +1200
    Lynne P
    2016-05-13 16:45:17 +1200
    Kirsty Stadnik
    2016-05-13 04:54:44 +1200
    Sarah
    2016-05-12 21:46:55 +1200
    Eva Pick
    2016-05-12 21:28:03 +1200

    "Well done! What a beautiful and much-needed book. Love from Ian and Eva."

    Julia Smithson
    2016-05-12 16:40:40 +1200

    "Book will go to Hikuai School library well after we have read it of course "

    Amanda Phillips
    2016-05-12 14:59:31 +1200
    Dylan West
    2016-05-12 14:46:54 +1200

    "Hey Loretta, Currently working as a psychotherapist in NYC so this is right up my alley. Happy to provide a little support!"

    Jessica Barnett
    2016-05-12 13:47:38 +1200

    "You are so fantastic! Well done, your hard work deserves to be out there for the world! "

    Elly Bucher
    2016-05-12 13:43:21 +1200
    Barbara Jones
    2016-05-12 07:44:17 +1200

    "This a lovely idea, and so needed."

    Kylie Legae
    2016-05-12 06:46:29 +1200

    "Awesome book "

    Yvonne Taylor
    2016-05-11 22:44:45 +1200

    "This book sounds like something that is desperately needed for helping to comfort children at risk or upset by family dysfunction. Kia kaha!"

    Lucy Kebbell
    2016-05-11 22:04:53 +1200
    Katie lochore
    2016-05-11 21:47:21 +1200
    Leah Cray
    2016-05-11 21:43:12 +1200
    Nicki Wrack
    2016-05-11 20:18:13 +1200
    Angela Collins
    2016-05-11 20:10:54 +1200
    Sarah Hudson
    2016-05-11 19:58:45 +1200

    "Go Loretta! "

    Rachael Pratt
    2016-05-11 18:55:11 +1200
    Carin James Arundel
    2016-05-11 18:21:20 +1200

    " I believe this book needs to get out there to help and change so many others lives for the better, both parents and their children's lives "

    Anonymous pledger
    2016-05-11 18:14:00 +1200

    "awesome "

    SamandJanine King
    2016-05-11 18:09:13 +1200

    "Can't wait to snuggle in bed with my two kids and read this to them. It will open up some great conversations in our house."

    Followers 3

    Followers of The Horse & the Hurricane King - a little story about big feelings

    The Horse & The Hurricane King - A Little Story About Big Feelings

    Project 2016-04-28 09:23:58 +1200

    About this project

    The Horse and the Hurricane King is a book for children aged 7-10. It tells the story of an angry boy who learns another way to deal with anger – through breathing and meditation.

     

    "He roared with rage!" From The Horse and the Hurricane King

     

    "The Horse and the Hurricane King" was inspired by the recent journey my son has been on. He has Oppositional Defiance Disorder and a sensory processing disorder. Managing his anger has been a huge challenge for him and he has struggled in the mainstream education system. 

    Developing a mindfulness practice was suggested as a way of helping him cope, but when I went looking for a children’s book that explored the issues he had been facing I couldn’t find anything. After creating this story, it is my hope that it may be of use to other children and their families. 

    The illustrations are by Ra Savage and the design and layout by Crawford Communications - both have given their time on this project for free.

     

    Why this is important

    “If every 8 year old in the world is taught meditation, we will eliminate violence from the world within one generation.” The Dalai Lama

     Wouldn’t it be amazing if children were given tools to manage their emotions from a young age? If they could learn that by taking a few, deep breaths they could calm their little hearts and clear the red mist from their brains? Teaching emotional management to children shows them that they can be in control of those big feelings.

     

    Find Your Animal - from "The Horse and the Hurricane King"

     

    What will the money go towards?

    After over a year of crafting and collaboration and perfecting this book, it is finally ready to be printed. I am hoping to raise $1,500 to go towards the cost of the first print run, so we can begin distributing the printed version to libraries, schools and book stores throughout New Zealand.

    The printing will be done in Tauranga, New Zealand.

     

    "Anytime, always and forever." From 'The Horse and the Hurricane King.'

    Comments

    You need to pledge to see this update.

      Shaun Remus
      2016-05-21 09:12:08 +1200

      "Awesome Loretta. I hope you do really well."

      Gilly Hawker
      2016-05-19 17:07:06 +1200

      "Every success with your book - I know it will be a big success. Sorry I completely forgot our coffee date today!"

      Anonymous pledger
      2016-05-18 16:51:43 +1200
      Mark Dobson
      2016-05-18 13:02:30 +1200

      "Children are our future..."

      Anake Goodall
      2016-05-14 19:41:35 +1200
      Lydia Robertson
      2016-05-14 10:40:42 +1200
      Anna GuentherPledgeMe Staff
      2016-05-14 07:23:43 +1200
      Alyn Ware
      2016-05-13 21:03:05 +1200
      Lynne P
      2016-05-13 16:45:17 +1200
      Kirsty Stadnik
      2016-05-13 04:54:44 +1200
      Sarah
      2016-05-12 21:46:55 +1200
      Eva Pick
      2016-05-12 21:28:03 +1200

      "Well done! What a beautiful and much-needed book. Love from Ian and Eva."

      Julia Smithson
      2016-05-12 16:40:40 +1200

      "Book will go to Hikuai School library well after we have read it of course "

      Amanda Phillips
      2016-05-12 14:59:31 +1200
      Dylan West
      2016-05-12 14:46:54 +1200

      "Hey Loretta, Currently working as a psychotherapist in NYC so this is right up my alley. Happy to provide a little support!"

      Jessica Barnett
      2016-05-12 13:47:38 +1200

      "You are so fantastic! Well done, your hard work deserves to be out there for the world! "

      Elly Bucher
      2016-05-12 13:43:21 +1200
      Barbara Jones
      2016-05-12 07:44:17 +1200

      "This a lovely idea, and so needed."

      Kylie Legae
      2016-05-12 06:46:29 +1200

      "Awesome book "

      Yvonne Taylor
      2016-05-11 22:44:45 +1200

      "This book sounds like something that is desperately needed for helping to comfort children at risk or upset by family dysfunction. Kia kaha!"

      Lucy Kebbell
      2016-05-11 22:04:53 +1200
      Katie lochore
      2016-05-11 21:47:21 +1200
      Leah Cray
      2016-05-11 21:43:12 +1200
      Nicki Wrack
      2016-05-11 20:18:13 +1200
      Angela Collins
      2016-05-11 20:10:54 +1200
      Sarah Hudson
      2016-05-11 19:58:45 +1200

      "Go Loretta! "

      Rachael Pratt
      2016-05-11 18:55:11 +1200
      Carin James Arundel
      2016-05-11 18:21:20 +1200

      " I believe this book needs to get out there to help and change so many others lives for the better, both parents and their children's lives "

      Anonymous pledger
      2016-05-11 18:14:00 +1200

      "awesome "

      SamandJanine King
      2016-05-11 18:09:13 +1200

      "Can't wait to snuggle in bed with my two kids and read this to them. It will open up some great conversations in our house."

      Followers of The Horse & the Hurricane King - a little story about big feelings

      This campaign was successful and got its funding on 25/05/2016 at 3:00 AM.