JOHN COXHEAD'S FIRST ENTRANCE INTO THE WORLD OF CHILDREN'S WRITING, WITH A HEART-WARMING PUBLICATION HELLO DARK. INTRODUCING THE HEART WARMING RENDITION OF A CHILDS JOURNEY THROUGH HIS FEARS
"As we get older and see so many things, our mind records images, along with emotion, matching feelings with moments in time, smells, feelings, fears, and sounds.
When the mind captures a moment as an image or remembers a sound that it has seen or heard before the feeling can repeat, as human our fight or flight mechanism is there for a reason, however we can overthink these feeling.
Fundamentally changing the emotion that we related to different situations is key in changing the way you feel about a certain matter.
Simply saying 'Hello Dark' evoking happy, warm, family feelings of comfort and humour allows the mind to feel safe and changes your child's mind in relation to the Dark with these warm feelings, replacing fears of panic, fears and anxiety.
What has been a wonderful feeling is seeing so many children enjoying reading Hello Dark, but also the comments from Parents, Grandparent, Auntie's and Uncles, Brothers and Sisters who have shared their experiences with me."