Sticky Brains

Bad thoughts are sticky! But we can make good thoughts stick too . . . just by paying attention.

Sticky Brains is a playful narrative designed to introduce children to the concepts of negativity bias and neuroplasticity in a friendly, accessible manner. Aria learns that seeing the bad more than the good is built into everyone’s brain and that she can train and change her brain just by paying attention in a new way.
Sticky Brains empowers children to understand their minds, change their perspectives, and find more happiness in their lives. The book includes more information on mindfulness and neuroplasticity as well as exercises and activities for children and their parents.

Praise for Sticky Brains

This beautifully illustrated story shows how we can stay mindful and value our blessings. A treat to share with your kids. A bright and creative “Self Reg” book. 

Raffi, Internationally renowned singer, author, Child Honouring founder 

“I loved Sticky Brains, it made me smile. It is so wise and simple.  Kids, friends, and grown-ups will like it and it will change your brain in the best of ways!”

Bob Stahl, Ph.D. Coauthor of 5 books:  A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook, Living With Your Heart Wide OpenCalming the Rush of Panic, A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook for Anxiety, and MBSR Everyday.

Sticky Brains is a playful yet powerful book that will help young children (and the adults who love them) understand the why our brains get stuck on the negative, and more importantly support them in developing the ability to see and enjoy the positive. This is a wonderful practice to do both with your child(ren), and in those moments when your child(ren) are challenging you.    

Dr. Amy Saltzman, author of A Still Quiet Place

Introducing children to neuroscience is profoundly empowering. Describing how our brains work immediately gives youth a sense that they can affect their emotional experience. Sticky Brains is a great story to demonstrate the neuro-habits of the mind.

Megan Cowan, co-founder Mindful Schools