Who is recommending Surfing Rainbows?
“Surfing Rainbows has been a wonderful vehicle to raise the issue of feelings and emotions with children for 4 – 12 years old. The animal characters and engaging stories help children to identify with a range of emotions. The children relate to the personalities of the animals and can see that with ‘positivity’ a different approach to life is open to them. By focusing on animal characters, difficult issues can be tackled generally, thus enabling staff to draw out solutions to problems, without getting too close to individual children’s ‘soft spots’.
Pilots trialled in the school with children on the child at Risk register, have shown that children are very reluctant to show feelings of compassion, empathy, or kindness are able to exhibit these feelings through the use of this programme.
As with popular traditional stories, the animal characters speak to children in a way that fictional ‘human’ characters could not manage as effectively. Surfing Rainbows begins the quest to help the next generation appreciate they can take control of their journey through life and it provides teachers with a resource that opens an important dialogue to
support and strengthen emotional development.”
“The promise of Surfing Rainbows for Children is a gentle way for parents, carers and teachers to guide children in the magical world of feeling good about themselves. A simple “can do” recipe inviting children to live their dreams. Beyond that, when feeling good, children are more inclined to excel in the all important academic areas of their lives including day-to-day studies and in passing exams”. Georgina Hood. Georgina, has been working with young children and their families for 25 years. She is the Founder and Principal of Paint Pots Montessori Schools and Creative Classes, and actively continues to teach. Georgina is the proud mother of 4 children, 2 girls and 2 boys, including twins and a child with special needs. When the twins were born, her eldest child was 4 years old! With this wealth of hands-on experience weaved together with her professional practice, Georgina’s insight is both empathetic and practical.
“The Surfing Rainbows story book is a charming, metaphorical way to introduce some quite profound ideas and techniques. Do not be fooled by the accessible style in which it is written; this book is about the deadly serious business of maximising
personal and team performance. We all too easily forget that this happens at a number of levels, some of which we ignore at our peril, and the book alerts us to many of these. It is a great ‘primer’ for the astonishing and leading-edge concepts
which underpin it”. Dr. Alan Beggs. Sports Psychologist and trainer of many Olympic gold medallists including sailor Ben Ainslie.
“Increasingly, corporations are embracing the concepts of workforce well-being to ensure that they maintain a competitive advantage in an increasingly adverse business environment. The Surfing Rainbows storybook is an easy-to-read book that can encourage workforce well-being and employee engagement through understanding and applying its insightful message.” Peter Cheese, Chairman, Institute of Leadership & Management.
“Surfing Rainbows highlights the benefits of engaging the mental will for positive thinking with the inner emotion. When combined, it realises an energy that enables one to bypass the frustrations or worries that we all encounter, whether from work
or home. I believe the Surfing Rainbows theory is a refreshing approach to improving ‘workforce’ well-being in the business environment, particularly when teams are encountering a challenging period of change.” Liz Cope, Board Member and Marketing Director for VAX which is one of the largest global manufacturers of floor-care products.
“When things just seem so bad, or like they can’t get any worse, start surfing rainbows…”
Liz Murray who was made homeless at 15 when her mother died of AIDS. She supported herself and her sister while going to school and was accepted at Harvard University in 2000. Liz now has graduated with a degree in psychology.
Your Inner Brilliance…
“Believe in yourself even if no one else does…The Promise of Surfing Rainbows will help you find the power and passion within yourself to create a life beyond your wildest dreams.”
Deirdre Bounds recovered from ruinous addictions to build a company without any commercial training. Within ten years she sold her company for millions of pounds.
“Whether you are looking for a job for the first time, currently out of work, or maybe at the senior level of the corporate or legal ladder…The Promise of Surfing Rainbows will boost your energy, drive, enthusiasm and also improve your self-confidence and self-respect, encouraging others to have more confidence,
respect and belief in you too.”
Sophie Turner, with over ten years experience as the Head of Learning and Development for two global law firms.
“…I wrote my first book in a factory toilet where I was hired to sweep floors. My world was so small that I did not even know anyone that owned a typewriter. And yet that first book, Watch My Back still went onto become a Sunday Times Best
Seller, and a BAFTA winning film.
I am an ordinary person, let us have no doubt about that. So if I can attract an amazing life I know that anyone can do it. I wish I’d have known about Surfing Rainbows way back when I started; it would have saved me a lot of time. I love these beautifully presented books and I love this inspirational message and I highly recommend this work to anyone wanting to live a successful life.”
“The Promise of Surfing Rainbows helps set a foundation for life skills…I recommend these positive and affirming books for the children of our clients when they are going through a divorce”
Fiona Read, member of the UK’s Lord Chancellors’ Child Abduction Panel, and partner in the Family Law department at Russell-Cooke; a Top-100 legal firm.
“The Promise of Surfing Rainbows shows how hope can be converted into reality. It will inspire young people in the way that Dorothy did in the Wizard of Oz to the characters she met on the Yellow Brick Road.”
Tim Griffiths. Deputy Headmaster of Rickmansworth School, Hertfordshire, England.Rickmansworth is a Secondary School, providing education to boys and girls aged 11 to 18 of all academic abilities. Section 7.3
“Having been a Secondary School teacher, and vicar’s wife – running groups of all
ages…I would suggest “The Promise of Surfing Rainbows” is a guide for any of us concerned with the life of others. These delightfully simple yet profound books will, I believe, help any and all parents and teachers (and thereby their children) regain their serene inner selves.”
Alice Sumner, Secondary School teacher, and vicar’s wife.
“My son (aged 14) read The Promise of Surfing Rainbows Storybook from cover to cover and loved it. Since then he has begun to find life a kinder and safer place. He is now more positive and this has created more confidence and openness within him, which is a delight to live with.”
Marika (Cranial Osteopath).
“Surfing Rainbows approaches fundamental spiritual issues without recourse to religious language. The series is groundbreaking in that it seeks to make these concepts intelligible, encouraging and heart-warming to the very young person.
The series also has profound things to say for the adult who has suffered any sort of emotional upset…”
The Revd John Sumner & Bishop of Worcester’s Adviser.
Surfing Rainbows for Everyone
Surfing Rainbows is also used to improve business performance…
“Surfing Rainbows is enlightening.” says Patrick McAleenan, Head of PR & Marketing for Red Letter Days, which is owned by Peter Jones and Theo Paphitis, from the Dragon’s Den.
…and Surfing Rainbows is being used in prisons…
“I liked the subject that you have spoken about. Surfing Rainbows gives the knowledge that in my situation everyone must have for an easier and better life in the outside world. I am going to speak to our authorities so that they will allow someone from your organisation to come here and visit us on a regular basis.” Mr. E. Carter