Smartview Stories™

“It is in the spaces between thought and experience where Sandy shows us life and wisdom happen."

"I can't say enough for the wisdom within Sandy's book 'Awkward Moments Bloom'. She has taken the process of Focusing and opened it to the experience of a child and the child within us adults. As I read through the pages, I joined their journey. I was able to witness and hold space for the experiences of her characters and as such I received such an opening in me. It truly is in the simplicity of our focusing practice that big changes happen. The simplicity of pausing and becoming still to live from our bodies not our minds comes through on each and every page. A child can do this, as can us old children at heart. It really is this easy, when we let go of the stories in our minds and follow the wisdom of our bodies. I encourage teachers, therapists, guidance counsellors to follow the Smartview Stories and keep these books close as they work with the 'littles' in their lives. It is a treasure to be shared. Thank you Sandy for bringing the simplicity into our awareness and removing the veil of complexity we create in our minds."

~All the best, diane stadnichuk, RSW, MSW

Flin Flon, Manitoba, Canada.

“It felt like being in a focusing class where I feel eager, open, and sensing varying sensations.”

~ Mary Mie, Focuser, New York, USA

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Smartview Stories model ways that families and communities can support each other in feeling safe and finding ways forward in these times of change. 

“I felt a sense of intentional contemplation throughout the story. In many ways, this narration was a form of social story to help model the various focusing skills and practices.”

~Steven Lin, Elementary School Principal, Pennsylvania, USA

“Your stories are wonderful!  You weave authentic emotional reactions with physical reactions (wet and shivery, doubt-worry) within the story.  You have described many strategies and focusing tools very well (come home to your breath) and they are embedded naturally as the story unfolds.  Love it!  It IS hard to be brave when other people do not understand you.  Not alone truly is precious.  So much of the story is relatable to almost all kids.”

~ Cindy Anderson, Retired Reading Teacher, Maryland, USA 

We imagine one might read these stories many many times. With repetition, we may find ourselves practicing these skills in our own lives. 

 

Coming Soon!

For Parents, Therapists, Teachers, Coaches, anyone mentoring others in relational skill development. 

A Facilitator Guide with 90+ exercises to further develop skills covered in Smartview Stories Books 1-3.

Examples of exercises: 

Asking for Help with Big Emotions

Maybe “We” Say Hello to That  

Finding Something Annoyed, Worried and Excited

Come Back to Your Breath

Expanding Awareness of our Senses

Giving and Receiving Appreciations

How I Made a Mistake Better

 

Thank you for finding us here - we'd love to have you drop in to meet us in our Educator Support gatherings or Smartview Conversations FREE Webinars. We are also developing more simple support materials in our Relational Resources section. 

These FREE Smartview Conversations webinars are an easy place to begin or to stay in touch once you've completed some training. We'll be exploring basic neuroscience patterns that can be very helpful in our daily life situations.