Coping with Divorce – Positive Touch for Children

This beautiful and heartfelt Story Massage was written by a grandmother for her granddaughter who is coping with divorce and the difficult emotions she is experiencing towards her parents.  It contains a powerful message of love and hope through positive touch. 

Please share with members of your own family or others who could benefit from the therapeutic combination of positive touch and gentle affirmation.
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Your family is not broken…

Mummy has gone one way. (The Half Fan)

Daddy has gone another. (The Half Fan)

It’s still okay to love Mummy. (The Circle)

It’s still okay to love Daddy. (The Circle)

Mummy and Daddy love you. (The Circle)

Sometimes you get angry. (The Drum)

Sometimes you get sad. (The Sprinkle)

But that’s okay. (The Calm)

It feels like your family is broken. (The Sideways Wave)

But it’s not. It’s only cracked. (The Wave)

For everyone is still here. (The Circle)

Aunties, uncles, cousins, Grandad, Nanny. (The Circle)

You are very loved. (The Circle)

Training in Story Massage

Our Story Massage book, resources and training options are based on ten positive touch strokes. The massage strokes, all with descriptive names such as The Wave or The Fan, are easy to remember. They can be readily adapted for familiar stories or used to create your own special story massages for children and adults. Information about our Story Massage training days can be found here: Story Massage Training.


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