The Machine Inside Me:
Empowering Children and Teens To Understand Their Emotions and Thinking
Equipping Children & Teens To Manage Today's Challenges
What if children and pre-teens had buttons and switches that would allow them to turn off or tone down emotions such as anger or hurt and turn up love and compassion? That’s the central question author Michelle L. Steffes asks them to consider in “The Machine Inside Me,” a new educational novel designed to build resilience in post-pandemic youth.
Michelle draws on her years of research into complex topics such as resilience, neuroscience, and emotional intelligence, which has fueled her success as a transformative corporate trainer, executive coach, speaker, and author of “Reframe & Rewire: Greatness Through Daily Routine.” She is gifted at breaking down complex material into simple action steps.
Brilliantly illustrated by Rob Rice, “The Machine Inside Me” is a whimsical depiction of the power and plasticity of the human brain. People of all ages can join Michelle as she breaks down the power of positive thinking with exercises and metaphors to make sense of their complex inner workings.
What This Book Includes
"Michelle Steffes’ book "The Machine Inside Me" is one of the most effective books I’ve read on the power of reframing thoughts and rewiring the mind. Remarkably, The Machine Inside Me can be effectively used with both adults and children because of its simple and practical presentation.
I recommend it for counselors, therapists, educators, parents, grandparents, employers, ministry workers, health providers and anyone else who wants to learn how to guide our children to learning how to heal their brain by reframing negative thoughts and transforming their thinking."
"I had the privilege of reading this GAME-CHANGING book for children. Wow! The Machine Inside of Me teaches children about the amazing and powerful things their brains can do and how. It teaches children to navigate their own emotional triggers and employ self-leadership skills. This is what makes a strong, confident adult. Based on settled brain science, I have SEEN first-hand this information change lives. Education/Information are the key and THIS book is a great place to start."
"The Machine Inside of Me gives children and adolescents enmeshed in negative self-talk an understanding of how such thoughts impact the wiring of their brains. The author, Michelle Steffes, uses kid-friendly imagery and vocabulary to make sense of the role hormones can play in either perpetuating or reducing negative thought cycles. Best of all, she leads readers through simple yet powerful exercises and activities to help them make new habits that lead to improved mental health. If you love children who are struggling with unresolved trauma, depression, or anxiety, get them this book."
As a clinician, I appreciate how clever and informative this book is. Even though it is written for children, I would recommend it to adults too. It breaks down the concepts of neuroplasticity and offers the reader easy ways to transform their thinking."
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Helping Children and Teens Master Inner Turmoil
The Machine Inside Me, written by Michelle L. Steffes and illustrated by Rob Rice, is a whimsical depiction of the power and plasticity of the human brain. An expert on the relationship between neurochemistry and thought patterns, Steffes breaks down the power of positive thinking in child-oriented byte-sized bits with exercises and easy metaphors to make sense of their complex inner workings.
A Simple but Life Changing
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Michelle L. Steffes
Michelle L. Steffes, CEO & Founder of IPV Consulting, has 20 years of experience as a Leader, Director, Team Builder and Business Builder. She is a Certified Professional Leadership Coach and Certified Public Speaker with additional certifications in Cultural Diversity and Facilitation. She has completed more than 10,000 hours of study on human behavioral science. Her cognitive methods help transform self-defeating mindsets and increase performance. She is the author of Amazon #1 New Release “Reframe & Rewire: Greatness Through Daily Routine.” It is her passion to see others succeed in the face of adversity.