Lotus Flowers and Superpowers takes the reader on a mindfulness-inspired adventure into science and nature. Generously sprinkled with humor, quirky and fascinating facts about wildlife, and the concepts and core processes of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), we are invited into the magical world of Fry, a Koi fish born into the "little pond nestled between two pine trees whose tops touch the sky.”
Fry's colorful and imaginative journey teaches us that unhooking, making space for painful or challenging thoughts, feelings, and emotions, and bringing our attention to what is happening here and now can make life a little easier. While practicing self-compassion, we can invest our energy in choosing actions that bring us closer to our values—who we want to be, and the people and things we care about—to live a happier and more meaningful life.
Lotus Flowers and Superpowers weaves social-emotional learning into a classroom or conversation in a playful, engaging, and thoughtful way. It provides a framework for building a culture of belonging and understanding who we are. Fry's story models the exploration of thoughts, physical feelings, and emotions flexibly through acceptance and mindfulness. It teaches skills that will help the reader discover and practice adaptive responses to life's challenges, stay true to their values, and take purposeful action even when things are hard - what Fry would refer to as "living with all your heart."
Academic and SEL Resources and Extention Activities
Lotus Flowers and Superpowers is available in independent bookstores worldwide,
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