Guardian Angels Bring Sweet Dreams to Little Girl

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Guardian Angels Bring Sweet Dreams to Little Girl

For months Leanna* had been having nightmares.
Thanks to Guardian Angels like you, she now sleeps like a baby.

Leanna loved the steady, loving presence of her mum Katie* and their regular routines. Katie would read Leanna bedtime stories and brush her long brown hair before and after school.

So when Katie had to move away for a year and Leanna moved into the home of an older cousin who had four young children of her own, Leanna felt overwhelmed and missed the precious time she had spent with her mum.

When Katie returned to be with Leanna, she noticed her daughter was having nightmares and would become excitable and scared during the day for no reason. So she called Family Works to arrange counselling for Leanna.

Thanks to Guardian Angels like you, children like Leanna have found counsellors to help them through their unspoken fears.

Family Works counsellor Keira* used Interactive Drawing Therapy to help Leanna understand her nightmares and takes steps to make them stop.

This included getting Leanna to draw pictures of how she felt safe and how she could use a “magical sword” to ward off some of the “monsters” who were scaring her.

On Keira’s advice, Leanna and her parents devised a Family Plan to help her to sleep on her own. Leanna can now fall asleep while her mum sits outside the door and, at her own pace, Leanna is developing into a confident, independent young girl.

Best of all, Leanna’s nightmares have stopped. She now feels settled during the day and sleeps well at night.

Thanks to Guardian Angels like you, children like Leanna have found counsellors to help them through their unspoken fears.

Thank you for being Leanna’s Guardian Angel!

*Names changed and model used to protect identity.

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