by Tsara Shelton -
International mental health expert and neurofeedback practitioner Lynette Louise aka THE BRAIN BROAD of Brain and Body–and host/creator of the international reality series FIX IT IN FIVE with LYNETTE LOUISE aka THE BRAIN BROAD airing on The Autism Channel– travels the globe as a playful therapist and brain expert. Visiting homes of families struggling with a myriad of special needs and other challenges, she is always able to offer actionable answers that change the trajectory of lives.
In her latest book, The WingMaker, Lynette Louise shares a tale that invites the reader to journey with her. A rhyming picture book, The WingMaker is based on the true story of a struggling mom, a playful therapist, and a young girl with Cerebral Palsy. Facing hardships both real and imagined the three come together to discover the power of play, neurofeedback, and of believing in impossibilities. Just as happiness replaces the hardship in life’s work, the young girl becomes deathly ill. It is at this point that the therapist must discover her own reasons to play and create change.
This book offers insights not often enough shared. It’s excellent for families living with disabilities, mental health issues, or dealing with loss. It is also an inspirational resource for neurofeedback clinics, therapy centers, and schools. The writing style is geared for older children and adults, while the pictures invite interest and discussion for all ages.
“Sometimes a story haunts you until you write it down.” Louise admits when discussing why she wrote the book. “That was the case here. This child enlightened me in so many very profound ways that I just had to share her story. Now it can enlighten, or at the very least lighten, you.”
When asked what she hopes readers will learn from the book, Louise says, “There are so many things. But I especially want to example the power of play. I want readers to feel the fun that we can choose when living our challenging lives. And living with extreme disabilities is challenging.”
The WingMaker examples all of that with surprising insight, a collage of pictures, and thoughtful prose.
To purchase your copy of The WingMaker on Amazon, follow this link: The WingMaker by Lynette Louise