Hello, I’m Cheryl Davies and I am a children's picture book author and mindfulness and wellbeing practitioner based in Staffordshire, UK.
I have three wonderful, strong willed daughters who really keep me on my toes, there’s certainly never a dull minute in our house. I also live with my husband and our crazy French Bulldog - Meeko. I’m not sure out of the 5 of them who causes me most trouble, but I love them all dearly and I wouldn’t change a thing.
My desire and passion to help children has always been the driving force behind my career aspirations. Many years ago now I completed a BA Honours Degree in Childhood Studies. I then spent almost 20 years supporting children who had experienced trauma through 1:1 and group support. After this I took some time out to complete my lifelong ambition of writing a children’s picture book. I am now extremely proud to say that I have recently published my 3rd book with more on the way.
I decided to further my studies by completing a post graduate certificate in Children’s Psychological Wellbeing Practice. Providing guided self-help to children and young people who were experiencing worry, anxiety, panic, low mood, phobias and low level OCD. Whilst completing this course I became really interested in the power of mindfulness and self compassion and I began studying to become a creative mindfulness kids practitioner and I completed Louise Shanagher’s fabulous Creative Mindfulness Kids course which enables me to teach creative mindfulness. I am now fully qualified to deliver the amazing Mindful Heart Curriculum within schools, as well as being able to offer creative mindfulness and wellbeing classes to children within community settings.
I am extremely passionate about the preventative side to mental health and I believe that introducing mindfulness to children from a young age in a fun and creative way, can enable them to overcome and manage many of the obstacles that inevitably life will deliver at some point in their lives.
If you are interested in booking an author visit or mindfulness sessions for your school please head over to the school visit page to find out more. I really hope to be able to inspire more and more children to find their magic within!
If you would like to purchase a signed copy of any of my books head over to my shop where all books can be signed to a person of your choice free of charge.