Lou Lou Rose is the creative partnership of children's therapist Louise Shanagher and visual artist Rose Finerty. Lou Lou Rose aim to nurture and promote positive mental health for children through a series of books, videos, affirmation cards.

ABOUT LOU LOU ROSE

The world today can be a complicated and confusing place for children, with childhood anxiety and mental health issues on the rise, Lou Lou Rose aim to navigate an increasingly difficult world for children to grow up in. We are passionate about creating books, animations and other means of promoting positive mental health and well being. We aim to encourage children to love and accept themselves by equipping them with practical self-care ideas that will stay with them throughout life. Through a variety of media such as picture books, affirmation cards and animations, we offer families a refuge from today’s fast-paced world by creating a space for meditation, communication and stillness. We feel that by helping children to understand their thoughts and feelings and by teaching them to care for their mental health from an early age they will be better prepared for life's difficulties and be more resilient to anxiety, stress and mental health issues as they grow older.

THE AUTHOR

Louise Shanagher

Louise Shanagher is a children’s therapist, mindfulness teacher and Psychology Lecturer from Co. Roscommon, Ireland. Louise has a BA and MSc in Psychology and further qualifications in Psychotherapy and Play therapy. Louise loves working with children and is passionate about creating a happier and healthier world for them to grow up in. Her mission is to promote and nurture positive mental health for children while equipping them with valuable self care tools that will last a life time.

THE ARTIST

Rose Finerty

Rose grew up in the beautiful countryside of Westmeath, in Ireland. She studied Visual Communication in Graphic Design in Athlone I.T. and graduated in 2009. While in college she gained a deeper understanding of the relationship between pictures and words. “I have always had a passion for drawing, painting and creating stories. I feel the creative process is a healing force and believe in the transformational powers of art”. Rose works as a painter, designer and illustrator and frequently exhibits her work. You can see her work here

LOU LOU ROSE IN THE PRESS

TESTIMONIALS

​Sarah McLean, Director, McLean Teacher Academy, Founder, McLean Meditation Institute, Internationally recognised meditation expert and Hay House author.

 

“I first discovered Louise and Rose (Lou Lou Rose) at a festival in Ireland. I was presenting a meditation for the attendees, while they were teaching a group of young children to create a gratitude tree. I was so impressed with them and the way they taught, and soon found out they were authors of a great book (now two!) I bought a bunch of them to take back with me to the U.S. The meditation teachers that go through our Meditation Teacher Academy have really enjoyed them. In a few weeks I’ll be returning to Ireland to facilitate a meditation and mindfulness teacher training. I’ve invited them to offer our new teachers meditation tips for children based on their books, It’s Always There, and Where is Happy? We are so lucky to hear their insights and experiences teaching kids.”

Charlotte Reedauthor and illustrator of May The Thoughts Be With You. published by Hay House.

“‘I think ‘Where Is Happy’ is a wonderful book to help children understand that happiness does not come from the material world. It is insightful but delivers its wisdom and message in a way children will understand and enjoy. A great tool for parents who want to help their children grow up happier and more fulfilled.’”

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Srimanju Katragadda, Author of Connect to Your Inner Guide published by Hay House.

“These are wonderful children’s books and cards. Well written and easy to understand for children and adults too with our inner child. Simply written and illustrated. Found them as handy tools to let kids open up for interaction. Wonderful creations for new age kid, look forward to many more to follow... a tool for all parents to have.”

‘I think ‘Where Is Happy’ is a wonderful book to help children understand that happiness does not come from the material world. It is insightful but delivers its wisdom and message in a way children will understand and enjoy. A great tool for parents who want to help their children grow up happier and more fulfilled.

Dr Steve Doherty

Counselling Psychologist

This is a wonderful book promoting the importance of children’s meditation, calmness.

I couldn’t recommend it more, for anyone with a young child. There’s a lovely selection of exercises at the end too.

Aoife .

Partly a story on meditation and calming, partly a workbook, this book seeks to encourage children to focus on their breathing patterns in order to bring calmness and mindfulness into situations they find stressful. A workbook section at the back of the book also encourages children to focus on the here and now (...) Beautifully illustrated, it is rare to find such a delightful book aimed at the mental health and self confidence of younger children.

Ruth .

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