The Moody Experience!
HELLO! I WOULD LIKE TO INTRODUCE YOU TO A FRIEND OF MINE
This is My Moody Monster and I created them to help kiddos to better cope with their frustrations in a safe way. When they are better able to cope with their emotions, it is a lot less stressful for their family, as well.
To give you a little background on how I started working on my monster, I live with PTSD and Depression and also have a 19-year-old son with ADHD and Major Depressive Disorder. My son had trouble controlling his anger and frustrations throughout his childhood and I am always looking for ways to help him better cope with his behavioral issues.
One day when I was frustrated with my own Mental Illness, I mentioned in my support group how I wished I had a monster that I could beat up and rip apart and bang against the wall. The group replied – “Yeah, you should have one!” Learn more about me and my mission.
They have detachable arms, legs and head so that when you really want to let your anger out on something, they're ready to handle the impact! You can tear them apart, throw their head across the room, punch their belly and bang their arms and legs on furniture - all without causing harm to your personal belongings.
The best part about My Moody Monster is that you can let out all that pent-up emotion by detaching their parts, but then you get to put them back together so you can come to terms with your outburst (hey, it's totally okay to have your emotions!) and love your monster because they are a part of you. They are your emotion buddy!
There are valid reasons for the emotions you have. Whether it's out of fear, or anger, or sadness (to name just a few!) our emotions come from deep inside and you have them for a reason! When we don't understand that it is okay to feel the way we feel, that can cause unnecessary SHAME.
That's where this critter comes in!
They're here to say - IT'S OKAY! You can have an outburst because it may help you feel better. But HOW you have your outburst may help to make the outcome less stressful for yourself - and for your family.
MOODY CAN BE:
- A transitional object for a child (like a blanket or dolly)
- A calming object for people in traumatic situations (such as a car accident or house fire)
- A sensory object for people with Autism
- A therapy doll to help therapists communicate with their clients.
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