NEWS & EVENTS
Book Signing with Susan Berry
Saturday, December 21
Local resident, educator, consultant, and natural health enthusiast Susan Berry will be here to sign her first book, Please See Me.
Berry has been a full-time resident of Wolfeboro since 1994, but has summered in and loved the area since she was a child. Always interested in wellness, education, and natural healing, she served as a founding member of the Carroll Country Health Education Network and was on the steering committee of the annual Huggins Hospital Health and Wellness Expos. Additionally, she created and taught children's programs at The Libby Museum of Natural History including Lil' Sprouts and Roots and Wings for over 20 years. These children's programs became "Ancient Ways" for teens which was offered to KRHS students through School to Work and at Kingswood Youth Center where she was Program Director and Interim Director for a number of years. "Ancient Ways" became "Earthkeepers" and Berry now serves as an instructional assistant and as the "Earthkeepers" Educator in the GWRSD.
Please See Me is a novel that offers a compassionate approach to support all children, especially those who have experienced trauma, and illustrates the beauty of nature education as a protective factor. "Today all children grow up in a world that can be scary, dangerous and violent," says Berry. "Educators, administrators, parents, grandparents and community members must understand the critical need for trauma-informed education, social and emotional learning, and community wraparound services …, and these things must happen on a scale that is large enough to make a fundamental difference in the lives of millions. We need a fundamental paradigm shift around our responsibility to provide holistic wellness to all children."
Berry's novel fosters a love and appreciation of nature which places a child in “right relation” to his world through the concept of “the web of life.” It explores the development of the whole child – body, mind, and spirit and celebrates the unique qualities of the individual building on our unique strengths to create a sense of community and a sense of belonging based on mutual respect, caring and trust.
To reserve a copy of Susan's book or if you have any questions, give us a call at (603)569-6030.