Super Ollie Outsmarts Overwhelm
In gym class, Olivia—or Ollie, as she likes to be called—cannot jump rope. Every time she tries, her feet get tangled up and her frustration rises. As the room fills with the Thwick and Thump of her friends jumping rope, Ollie’s heartbeat quickens and her face feels hot. Before she knows it, Ollie has a case of The Overwhelms. The Overwhelms threaten to ruin her day, but Ollie knows what to do! This is a job for Super Ollie! Activating her superpower called supercalm, Ollie knows the best way to stay focused is to take deep breaths and concentrate on a thought that helps her feel happy. In no time, Ollie’s power of supercalm shines bright. Will she be able to solve the case of The Overwhelms and learn to jump rope? Using HeartMath® techniques of Shift and Shine™, the tale of Super Ollie guides young readers through the familiar experience of feeling overwhelmed and offers step-by-step tools for remaining calm and grounded in the moment. Simple, gentle, and quick, Super Ollie’s supercalm tools offer kids the opportunity to develop a foundation for emotional wellbeing. This book offers tips, classroom discussion questions, and creative activities to further engage the message of supercalm powers. Super Ollie Outsmarts Overwhelm will help empower kids of all ages. The adults in their lives just might learn something from Super Ollie, too!
Carolyn Dibb is passionate about helping people discover their inner superpowers. As a therapist, HeartMath® coach, and a mom, Carolyn knows the importance of cultivating emotional wellness. Although stress is on the rise in our fast-paced world, Carolyn believes everyone can create space to enjoy life if they have the right tools. She holds a master’s degree in counselling psychology and is the author of Natalie and the Night Sky. She lives on the rainy West Coast of BC with her family, where she likes to practice jumping rope and activating her powers of supercalm. Visit her at http://www.carolyndibb.com.
- Carolyn Dibb
- Nicola Nelson