“Surfing Rainbows has been a wonderful vehicle for raising the issue of feelings and emotions in children from 4 – 12 years of age. The animal characters and engaging stories help children to identify with a range of emotions. Pilots trialled in the school with children on the “Child at Risk’” register have shown that those children who are typically 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 Surfing Rainbows’ animal characters speak to children in a way in which fictional ‘human’ characters could not so effectively manage. Surfing Rainbows begins the quest to help the next generation to appreciate that 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.Founder and Principal, Paint Pots Montessori Schools and Creative Classes
“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.
“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 is good everyone…
Surfing Rainbows is also used to improve business performance…
“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.
“Surfing Rainbows has great applicability in the business world and especially for workforce well-being. It will certainly appeal to coaches who are always seeking new ways in which to help clients release negative blockers. It could also be used in leadership programmes with particular emphasis around change leadership where personal blocks result in change being less effective than it otherwise might”
Mike Petch, Business Coach, Henley Business School.
“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…
“The Surfing Rainbows weekly prison workshop provides valuable concepts and meaningful activities for many inmates. The number of attendees speaks highly about the merits of the workshop. The good feedback I receive from the inmates who express how they are learning to shift their negative thoughts and break old patterns of negative behaviour is very encouraging.
They are realizing that they can live a more meaningful life within prison and they are also feeling more hopeful about leading a more fulfilling life once they are back in society. I am sure that the skills they are learning and acquiring from the Surfing Rainbows workshops will help them immensely to readjust more easily when they leave the prison and to help them stay on track rather than to reoffend. The workshops are also inspiring the inmates to aim for goals that will mean that they actually make a positive contribution to society”.
Joseph Vella, Educational Co-ordinator, Corradino Correctional Facility
“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.” Quote given by an inmate.