Tanya Curtis is the author of educational and picture books for children and adults.
Her love of writing is evident and she is dedicated to sharing with the world what she has learnt and applies daily to put a stop to the ever-escalating negative mental health statistics and the decline in true well-being for all.
As far as Tanya is concerned, life is not meant to be drudgery and hardship but full of joy and lived with vitality and zest, from the inside out.
She whole-heartedly supports and dedicates her work to the true welfare of all so that every person can live to their full potential, no matter their diagnosis or particular circumstances.
THE BODY LIFE SKILLS PROGRAM
3 simple steps to understanding and changing behaviour
The Body Life Skills program presents a series of books that will revolutionise Behaviour Change, Psychological Well-Being and Mental Health for all those ready and willing to take an honest look at the current approach and appreciate that we need another way.
The Body Life Skills program is suitable for anyone ready to truly understand and change unwanted behaviour used by self or any other person right across and including government agencies, organisations, professionals, families and individuals.
In short, the Body Life Skills program is for those who are serious about bringing true and lasting change.
The Body Life Skills program offers a simple, practical, user-friendly and life-changing 3-step process that brings about lasting behaviour change.
Individuals, families and industries related to challenging and/or unwanted behaviour, mental health and psychological well-being are reporting a steady and at times steep rise in negative statistics. This is concerning and suggests the current and traditional approach is clearly not working.
Book 1: Introducing The Body Life Skills Program
3 Steps to Understanding and Changing Behaviour
The Body Life Skills program offers a simple, practical, user friendly and life changing 3-step process that brings about lasting behaviour change.
Individuals, families and industries related to challenging and/or unwanted behaviour, mental health and psychological well-being are reporting a steady and ever-worsening increase in statistics. This is concerning and suggests the current and traditional approach is clearly not working.
The Body Life Skills program presents a series of books that will revolutionise behaviour change, psychological well-being and mental health for all those ready and willing to take an honest look at the current approach and appreciate that we need another way.
The Body Life Skills program, when implemented successfully, brings about positive and lasting change for individuals, families, groups, organisations and government departments, even and especially in cases where all other interventions and attempts have failed.
Book 3: Practical Skills for Lasting Behaviour Change
This book offers a way forward to bring about Lasting Behaviour Change
Have you ever wanted or even tried to change your own behaviour or the behaviour of other people? No doubt the answer is yes. Have your attempts at behaviour change been successful in the short term as well as the long term? All too frequently the answer is no. Our society is filled with an array of behaviour change models that all fall under the category of management, relief and solution-based strategies; and herein is the error. It is these strategies that are failing our society and all of us as they, at the very best, offer short-term behaviour modifications but rarely LASTING behaviour change.
When observing what is going on daily, you will see behaviour challenges in the areas of education, mental health, justice, disability and that societal life as a whole is getting worse. This does not make sense in a world where there are more resources than ever before … unless of course, our current resources are not truly supporting.
The Body Life Skills program embraces that lasting change is our way forward if we are to bring true change to the quality of the life of individuals, families, workplaces and society as a whole. This third book in the Body Life Skills series introduces simple, practical and effective ways that support lasting behaviour change in both a personal and professional capacity.
SUNLIGHT INK CHILDREN'S SERIES
Books for our Being
As part of Fabic Publishing, Tanya introduced the Sunlight Ink Children series, books for children and adults alike that were authored and illustrated by her and Désirée Delaloye.
Through Tanya’s clinical experience she has come to realise that people’s poor psychological well-being has a lot to do with living in reaction to the world rather than living from the natural and innate amazing beauty that is inside us all. And the key to supporting people to live from their amazingness rather than from their reactions is in supporting them to let go of striving to be perfect.
In 2014 Sunlight Ink published their first book, I am Beauty-full Just for Being Me, written by Tanya Curtis and illustrated by Desiree Delaloye.
Tanya had already written a book to address the ‘perfection constructs’ that bind us. Aptly titled Whoops! … is One of my Favourite Words it is a message that people of all ages will benefit and draw inspiration from.
As Tanya shares:
"Because of the issues that humanity is facing on a daily basis, I have been left to question why and looked at ways to prevent these issues in the first place. The books that I write with Sunlight Ink Children’s Series are designed to make my job at Fabic redundant – if we support people to have these messages from early on, then they are less likely to experience the anxiety and psychological and behavioural issues that these days so many people accept as part of life and a normal way of living.”
Book 1: I Am Beauty-Full Just for Being Me
We are ALL Beauty-Full inside
A powerful message for children to learn early in life that nothing we do nor the way we look determines our beauty, as our TRUE BEAUTY was already there at our birth and will be in us forever, no matter what our life challenges are. Our true beauty comes from our innermost and is not based on what the world judges. This message shared will support children of all ages, colour and origin (including all adults) to accept themselves just for BEING them!
Imagine a world filled with people living in the knowing of their TRUE INNER BEAUTY – knowing they are beauty-full just for being them.
Book 2: I Am Beauty-Full Just for Being Me (Colouring Book)
For all artists we offer this book also as a ‘colouring’ book.
As each page is uniquely designed by each person, they can bring close attention to the messages … a great point of insight and discussion, allowing each message to be explored more deeply during the colouring process.
Book 3: Whoops! ... Is One of My Favourite Words
Defeating perfectionism – so it won’t defeat us!
Making mistakes, being corrected, being told you’re wrong, losing … these are common triggers for increased anxiety and unwanted behaviour. Why? Simply because we forget we are ‘human beings’ and not ‘human doings’ – we think we are worthy based on what we ‘do’ and feel bad when what we ‘do’ is criticised or corrected.
The messages in this book share with children of all ages (0 to 100+) that we are all already perfect just for being us. We learn that what we do will sometimes be perfect and sometimes not – and that every mistake we make is simply a learning opportunity! Our doing might not always be perfect, but OUR BEING WILL ALWAYS BE PERFECT.
Book 4: My No. 1 Job
Once we do our Number 1 Job, all our other jobs can be done willingly and joyfully.
We all have many jobs to do — keep our room clean, go to school, do our work, tidy up, feed the pets, etc. But which one is our most important job? This book introduces that we all have many important jobs to do … but … we ALL have one very important job — our number 1 job. And what is our number 1 job?
This book explores the value and practicalities of loving our self in the knowing that, when we learn to love ourselves first, we can then truly offer love and support to other people.