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Blowing my trumpet!

Updated: Apr 21, 2021

Sharing a rather lovely review of my new book 'Empower your Kids!'

I'd love to share this review with you. Writers find it hard to blow their own trumpet so it's so lovely when someone else does because I'm not kidding, it's really hard work to write a book. It's wonderful when a publisher takes it up and tells you they want to publish your book.

Not everyone shares my passion. The other day on a dog walk with a friend, I was telling her that my book was being published soon. "What's it about?" she asked.

"It's for parents to help their children when they're struggling" I explained.

"How boring" she said.

Then while I was still reeling in shock as she's the grandmother of six small children and mother of a teacher, she continued,

"Why don't you write a bodice ripper..... I'd read that."

No words.I don't know anything about that subject anyway! Also my kids would probably disown me.

None of my family have read anything I've ever written and I've written a lot.

So when I share this review, I'm hesitant but it's necessary because what I write comes from a hurt place where things were not always easy for me as a child or a parent so whatever I can do using my experience to share with other parents what I have found works, then it's important to me to do this. So here goes!


Empower your kids! A coaching guide for parents

Judy Bartkowiak, 2021

ISBN: 978-1-911-38356-7

As soon as I started my own NLP and EFT training traject at UNLP, Amsterdam last year, I learned and experienced that this powerful technics could be very helpful in my work as a paediatric physio/occupational therapist.

I was surprised that there was not much known or written worldwide about this specialism, until the books and work of Judy Bartkowiak crossed my path.

She just finished her new book, and I was so lucky to be one of the first readers!

This book starts with the beautiful words full of hope, empathy and respect :

“For parents everywhere, you are amazing.”

As a mom myself and having the privilege of coaching so many children and their parents in my work, these words represent to me the most important lesson I learned in over 30 years, a positive mindset is the best way to start the process and sincere communication with children, teens and parents.

Judy Bartkowiak managed to write a complete guide about how to use the basic principles of NLP and the tapping method EFT in your everyday life when you want to improve your communicating with children. The book is a clear introduction in the powerful world of NLP, useful in the fantastic body-mind combination with the EFT-tapping technics.

An interesting blend of theory and practice with many activities, examples and practical coaching skills to encourage the child to cope with (sometimes difficult) emotions and feelings.

The ‘how’ and ‘why’ you learn in this book is not only an eye opener and a big help for parents, but also for all the professionals working with children and interested in empowering both children/teens and parents.

‘Give a child the solution and we fix them fort the day.

Coach a child to fix it for themselves and you empower them for life.’

I can’t agree more.

February 2021,

Katinka Zomerschoe, BSc

Leeuwarden, The Netherlands

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