Take a look what the professionals and other parents are saying.

Indigo Dreams CD

  • My child, diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome, has always had difficulty falling asleep despite all the bedtime rituals we would follow. His mind would just stay so busy when he was supposed to be relaxing and falling asleep. The Indigo Dreams CD and companion books have been a great help. He is able to concentrate on his breathing and relaxing his mind and body. He falls asleep much more readily. The CD is beautifully narrated and he really enjoys the music too. This is definitely a help for stressed out parents. – Ruth Burns

  • My son has a behavior problem, your CD INDIGO DREAMS, has saved his life. He has calmness about himself NOW. If we have a stressful day, I ask him to close his eyes, and tell me some affirmations and within 5 minutes he has calmed down. THANKS AGAIN FOR YOUR WONDERFUL WORK! – Nancy Yann

  • I love the Indigo Dreams series. It has worked wonders for my son who is diagnosed with Asperger’s and ADHD. He sometimes suffers from nighttime anxiety and restlessness. This has led to many sleepless nights and many nightmares as he struggled to work out the day’s events. Since turning him on to Indigo Dreams he is sleeping sound and falling asleep relaxed. He likes the Boy and the Turtle the best and loves the rainbow imagery. We listen together and he is almost always asleep before he end of the CD! Wonderful and highly recommended! – Laura Hartmann

  • Two of my wonderful grandchildren, brother and sister, now ages 9 and 6 respectively, often sleep overnight at my house. Last year I had bought Indigo Dreams for them and they really enjoyed the stories, each of them having their favorites, A Boy and A Turtle and Goodnight Caterpillar. This past summer they had some upsetting experiences in their lives and felt anxious about going to sleep. They talked to me about their upset and anxieties and didn’t want to go to sleep. We talked about ways to become more comfortable and then, they themselves asked me to play the CD and stay in the room with them while they listened. I could see them relaxing and hear their breathing ease until they were asleep. The next time they came over to stay, my granddaughter asked me to play the “angel music” after the stories. It seems that the Indigo Dreams soundtrack was so soothing to her that she named it her angel music. When my grandchildren are here to sleep we always include Indigo Dreams to do it’s magic. Thank you for your beautiful CD and it’s helpfulness to my grandchildren. – Jean Daly

  • My son enjoys listening to Indigo Dreams at night. If he wakes up after a nightmare we turn it back on in the middle of the night so he can relax and fall back asleep. I would recommend this product to anybody with a small child that has trouble relaxing at night and falling asleep quickly. I have noticed a big difference in the amount of time it takes for him to fall asleep. – S. Anderson

  • I purchased this CD for dual use: for my clients, and for my children. I was hopeful that it would be useful, but since I know I am quite critical of relaxation/imagery CDs given my expertise as an art therapist, psychologist, hypnotherapist who creates imagery, and conducts relaxation training, I didn’t expect to be as impressed as I was. Not only did kids like it, but wanted to listen to it over and over again for entertainment. Even siblings who were not the intended audience enjoyed and requested it. My kids liked the stories loved the details and expressiveness of the characters. I found the voice tone good, and the content of the metaphors remarkably cohesive. It’s now a staple in our car as well as a recommended resource. – TAM

  • My son is Autistic, and he loved the first CD (Indigo Dreams) in this series when I ordered it for him on a whim. The stories have helped teach him to let go of his anger, and by playing them at night when he’s had a particularly overwhelming day I find him having more and more ‘good’ mornings. After story time I step out of the room and can hear him following the steps of what are guided meditations for children. Any of the CD’s in this series is good. My son’s favorite story disc is the one with the Angry Octopus (Indigo Ocean Dreams). With the help of these CD’s he truly understands now that he has control over his own emotions. – M. Basler

  • I bought Indigo Dreams for use as a relaxation activity in an early childhood classroom for 3 to 5 year old children and it’s wonderful. If I could give it more stars, it would have 10! This would be great for your child to listen to at night to help them wind down for bedtime, or in the afternoon for a rest time activity, and it’s great for the classroom. I highly recommend it. – Leslie E. Merry

  • I ordered Indigo Dreams after reading the reviews, as my 6 year old twins were having trouble falling asleep. One of them was having a lot of anxiety as well, including irrational fears. We played a different track of the CD each night for about a week. At first the boys wiggled around, giggled and would not settle down. By about the 3rd night, they were getting into it and relaxing. They would go limp with relaxation as we listened to it in the dark. Our favorite track is The Goodnight Caterpillar, which is followed by very relaxing music. The kids have fallen asleep so much easier than before. I even used the CD in the middle of the night when one of the boys had a nightmare and was upset and agitated. He was able to fall right back asleep, without the usual requests to sleep in our bed. My son with the anxiety problem has gotten much better. He no longer has worries about school or spiders, two things he used to obsess about. These CDs were worth their weight in gold as far as I’m concerned. We are all sleeping much better. We have only had these about a month and there has been such a significant improvement that we don’t need to use them all the time. I think the kids are learning how to relax on their own. If your kids are struggling with sleeplessness or anxiety, don’t hesitate to give these a try. – C. Vargas

  • I bought Indigo Dreams because my five children have a hard time winding down in the evenings at bedtime. Wow, what a wonderful response my children have had. My son who is eleven, goes to bed every night plugged into Indigo Dreams. He seems calmer and more at peace during the day. Best yet my oldest who is fifteen and suffers from an Autism Spectrum Disorder uses this to calm himself. He is begging for another CD and that is why I’m on today to purchase additional titles. I think anyone who has a special needs child, especially autistic should purchase this product for their child. I will recommend to all my friends with children. – Julie Everham

  • I bought Indigo Dreams for my 10 year old daughter last year. She is now 11, in 6th grade and it still is a comfort for her. She has minor anxiety issues and developed OCD, picking her eye lashes and brows. We thought she was ADD which we still think but also anxiety as a co-morbid condition. This CD she loves and gets her restless mind to sleep very quickly. She still listens to it at night. I’m surprised she isn’t sick of it. I would highly recommend this CD to help de-stress and relax your child. – Maureen

  • Lori Lite’s first CD, INDIGO DREAMS consists of her reading A Boy and a Bear, complete with gentle [boy and bear] snoring at the end of the reading. My son often drifts off to sleep with them while listening to the CD at night. I’m a parent looking for stress management for my tightly-wound little boy, a grownup still learning to manage my own stress, and an early childhood teacher hoping to help my students learn to relax themselves. These are excellent tools. I’m most grateful to Lori Lite. Highly recommended! – Art C., Teacher

  • I was a little afraid that my two boys, ages 7 and 8, when I got them the CD eight months ago, might find Indigo Dreams a bit childish. No worries. They love listening to it and play it every night as they go to sleep. They seem to recognize that it helps them. In fact, if we continue to talk after I have started the CD, they ask me to start it over so they can hear it from the beginning. The boys have been through a painful divorce, their father’s immediate remarriage, and are now living in two extremely different and antagonistic households – switching back and forth every other week. The older of the two boys used to lay awake for an hour or two after bedtime but now goes to sleep quickly and easily. The younger used to be plagued by nightmares but those too have all but disappeared. – EJS

  • I am a Hurricane Katrina victim from New Orleans. I have two girls, ages 10 and 12. Indigo Dreams is the best present I have received to help my girls and me cope with all the horrible events involved with Hurricane Katrina. – Lisa Williams

  • I bought Indigo Dreams for my five year old daughter so she could learn to wind down and relax at the end of the day. She has Sensory Processing Disorder so a typical school day can be very stressful for her. The music, stories, imagery and breathing exercises found throughout the stories are a real delight to her (and to me and we do it together before bedtime!). I love that we have a practical tool to use to prepare for a good night’s sleep. – T. Brayer

  • Indigo Dreams is amazing! My son, age 6, has sensory integration dysfunction and generalized anxiety disorder. We now are peacefully going to sleep and staying asleep through the night. Every night my son listens to one of the stories and drifts off before it has even ended. These calming stories relax my son, help him to forget his anxieties and give him added self-confidence. I would recommend it to all parents for a peaceful night’s sleep. It is wonderful and has done wonders for my little boy. – Mom of Two

  • I would like to thank you for the Indigo Dreams CD. I have foster children with special needs and had been looking for a way to teach them how to be okay with themselves, relax and deal with their feelings in a positive manner. Not only do I love this CD, but so do my children. I notice that there anger and acting out has significantly decreased since using your CD.
    — Betty B.

Indigo Ocean Dreams Audio CD

  • I bought Indigo Ocean Dreams for my 10 year old daughter who has terrible trouble getting to sleep at night. She would still be awake at midnight some nights and be very ratty in the morning due to lack of sleep. The first night I used this CD, she went to bed at 8pm and was asleep by 8.35pm; An absolute miracle for her. She woke up the next day brighter and happier than I can remember. Have been using for nearly a week now and the change in her sleeping habits is fantastic. I have also been using it for my 7 year old son as he also wanted to have his CD player on at night, he does not have sleep problems but is a very active and excitable child and it seems to have calmed him down a bit. Overall a great product and I will definitely be trying the other CDs in the series. – Smarts

  • My son absolutely loves Ms Lite’s Indigo Dreams CD. Many children with Autism Spectrum Disorders have a hard time adjusting to changes, so it took a LONG time for me to convince my son to try Indigo Ocean Dreams CD. He loves that one now, too. The sounds and stories are so relaxing, it is much easier for him to relax and fall asleep with them. I would definitely recommend both of these CDs and books to any parent whose child has a hard time relaxing and falling asleep. – Ruth Burns

  • I have an eight year old daughter with serious anxiety problems. I bought this CD because my daughter’s therapist recommended getting a relaxation CD to listen to. I searched for a children’s version and found this one. My daughter loves it! It helps her to go to sleep. It helps her feel better when she is having a bad day. It helps calm her when she is mad or scared. She is using the techniques on her own when she is unable to listen to the CD or when she needs a quick calming down. It is very kid friendly, and teaches them, in an indirect way, how to calm themselves on their own. At the end of the stories, there is a quieting audio track that is just music and sounds that she really enjoys. I would highly recommend this product for anyone who is looking to teach their child self calming techniques. It is awesome! – Elizabeth H.

  • Indigo Ocean Dreams is a miracle. I have a four year old and a six year old who have a very difficult time falling asleep and allowing themselves to relax. It is a struggle every night. If I didn’t see this for myself, I would have never believed it. Within ten minutes, both of my children were fast asleep. – D. Barrett

  • My son is 10 and has ADD. Needless to say going to sleep at night has always been a battle. Up and down, I need water, etc…. His therapist recommended buying him a meditation CD. I came to this website and took a chance on this CD, it has been amazing. He can’t go a night without it now, he needs Indigo Ocean Dreams to help fall asleep. He does all the exercises and is usually asleep by track 3. Wonderful product, even for a 10 year old boy! – A. A. Sample

  • I rely on these reviews to buy so I know how important they are. I bought the CD because my 8 year daughter old has been suffering from “tummy aches” and panic attacks at night. She really enjoyed the stories. The guided meditations helped calm her down. My 5 year old son just enjoyed listening to the bedtime type stories as he drifted off to sleep. He requests to listen to it several nights a week and doesn’t seem to get sick of it. – Julie T.

  • I bought Indigo Ocean Dreams for my son a couple of years ago. My son, who is now almost 7, suffers from ADHD and Anxiety, and the anger and frustration that go with it. He STILL listens to this CD at bedtime at least 3 times a week. He LOVES IT! In his words, “It is soothing. I really like Bubble Riding because it is fun and I can imagine floating along in colorful bubbles.” I personally like Angry Octopus, as this one has really helped him control his anger and realize that he is not the only one who gets quickly angered. This CD gave him a fun and easy method to calm down and relax. Thank you so much!
    – Kelly Giaquinto – Pediatric Occupational Therapist

  • I am an Early Childhood professional and bought Indigo Ocean Dreams for the teachers I train to use at nap time. I first tried it out on my 10 year old son who had been having a lot of trouble sleeping since his father died. Two nights in a row he fell asleep within 10 minutes. Even my teenage daughter found the CD relaxing. I can not wait to introduce it to the teachers and parents I work with! Please make more! – C. Hoffman

  • My 7 year old daughter was having an extremely hard time dealing with the stress in her life and having significant behavior problems. Indigo Ocean Dreams has taught her ways to tune into her body and relieve some stress through deep breathing, relaxation techniques, and affirmations. There is not a night since we got it that she doesn’t sleep with it playing. Most of the behavior issues have now resolved. Now she chooses what story she wants to hear and quickly drifts off to sleep. She used to have frequent nightmares and they are gone! This is an absolute MUST TRY!!! – Christina Winstead

  • I would highly recommend this Indigo Ocean Dreams for mental health workers who have children on their caseload. Finding resources for children are very difficult so I was very happy to locate this product. I have been working with several children experiencing anger management and anxiety problems and they really enjoy Indigo Ocean Dreams. Also, their parents benefit from the techniques and the time spent with their children practicing the techniques. – Michelle Rosenthal

  • My neighbor’s 10 yr old daughter is very anxious. I suggested Indigo Ocean Dreams CD a while ago but her mother didn’t buy it. Finally, after they had yet another sleepless night due to some bad night terrors, I walked down and physically handed one of our CDs to them so they would try it. She said her daughter loves them and zonks right out. I never did hear if they have “cured” her of the night terrors and anxiety but I do know they bought their own copies the next day! – S.C.

  • I have been using Indigo Ocean Dreams to help soothe my active grandchildren to sleep. They both love the ocean theme and take turns pretending to be the sea child, angry octopus, sea otter, turtle or even the hermit crab. I listen with them and the relaxation techniques work for me as well. All three of us have a deeper more relaxed sleep the nights we listen. I just ordered Bubble Riding and Angry Octopus. I can not wait for them to see the characters we have imagined come to life on paper in a book. – Goombah

  • Indigo Ocean Dreams is a great CD for all kids. The man’s voice is so wonderful and the background music is beautiful. The stories are great because most kids love animals. I highly recommend it for those with more spirited children as well. Use the Angry Octopus when the feelings are strong and it really helps. We use it at night before bed. – Gregg J.

  • I got Indigo Ocean Dreams for my 9 yr old to help him get to sleep on school nights when he claimed he wasn’t tired. It worked like a charm. Every night he would try to stay awake to hear it to the end. Two months later he is still trying to hear the end. I also have Indigo Dreams for my 5yr old. When he went to his first sleep-over I sent it with him just in case he started feeling scared at bed time. The friend’s mother said he didn’t need it but listened to it herself and loved it and asked where I got it. She had a 10 yr old who was having trouble the night before she had a test. I offered her Indigo Ocean Dreams for a few days. When she returned it, she informed me that she had purchased both CDs for her kids. Keep up the great work. Highly recommended.
    – T.L. Haldeman

  • Indigo Ocean Dreams has been an important tool in teaching my eight year old affirmations. If you believe that your thoughts become your reality, you know that it’s never too early to tell yourself how special you are! I am a Montessori teacher and I use the techniques and stories with the children. The CD has brought the children an interesting self-awareness. I am very happy with both Indigo Ocean Dreams and Indigo Dreams. – C. Smith

  • Our four children; age range of 5 to 12 years, love the Indigo Ocean Dreams CD. The stories and the relaxing music at the end are fantastic. We have everything from a stressed out “tween” to a hyper 5 year old, and they feel that the music combined with the relaxing voice of the stories really help them. We give this information a 5* rating, we love it as a family of 6.
    – The Ryan Family

  • Both CD’s are a wonderful experience for a child as well as an adult. My six year old loves listening to them at bedtime with her father. They are a great way to teach your child self awareness, assist them in focusing and visualization as well as relaxation. A must for anyone with children! – V. Lagoudis

  • My 8 year old son & I really enjoyed Indigo Ocean Dreams & its visualization exercises. We will definitely be using this in addition to his Occupational Therapy that he receives. I have been able to share it with other as well!! Great audio quality & value! – Sandra M. Armstrong

  • I love this CD! I purchased both the Indigo Dreams as well as the Indigo Ocean Dreams together and we absolutely love both of them! My children (3 boys in the same room) ask for the CD every night. We even will listen to them together just before bedtime on the couch for some down time. They love to lay still with their blankets and I watch their tummies go up and down as they automatically follow the breathing pattern within the stories. The music and voice of the reader are very soothing and within 2 stories my kids are asleep! I love the messages that are being told within the stories – they teach how to relax, have confidence and help relieve the stress of the day. I am so, so happy I have found these CDs! I would recommend them to EVERYONE!
    – J. Peterson

  • I’ve ordered and listened to both your Indigo Dreams CDs with my 6 1/2 year old daughter and they’re fantastic. I am also recommending them to my clients. I am considering purchasing the curriculum and using it to educate children in the area on stress management and relaxation very exciting and much needed. I would promote Lori Lite’s resources through the group to the parents. – Renee P.

  • I have received Indigo Ocean Dreams and my kids love it! It is really helping my son Daniel (nearly 8) deal with expressing emotions and my daughter Emily (just 6) loves anything to do with dolphins and water so she is in meditation heaven.
    – Carmel

  • The Indigo Dreams Series is exceptional: The writing is delightful, the narration gentle and soothing, the music is dreamy and non-intrusive, and the relaxation techniques effective (even on a kid in her 5th decade of life!) Because I create guided meditation CDs for adults, I am extremely familiar with what is in the marketplace. More often than not I’m disappointed, but I’m happy to say that Indigo Ocean Dreams delighted me. Not only does this CD help the listener to relax, it gently addresses some of the issues that can cause stress; anger, anxiety, poor self esteem, etc., helping kids to find constructive ways to have more calm in their waking life as well. – Kerstin A.

  • Lori Lite hit another home run with her second CD, Indigo Ocean Dreams. My 11 year old had experienced an increase in anger towards the end of his school year. My 9 year old is dealing with fear and anxiety due to a recent challenging family event. The first night of listening was a great experience for my daughter. She learned new self-calming techniques and was walking around the house the next day practicing her sea otter breathing (belly breathing). My son learned how to release his anger and loved the Angry Octopus story. I listened to the CD after both kids were asleep and I was amazed at how relaxed I, as an adult felt. I felt calm, peaceful and happy. I actually can not remember when I fell asleep. I just know that I had the best sleep I’ve had in months. The techniques of breathing, affirmations, muscle relaxation and visualizations presented in these stories are working for my kids. – Jacques

  • I have in the past tried to show my kids some of these same techniques (deep breathing and meditation) but it was hard for me to put it in a way that would be meaningful to them at their age. These CDs were the answer. They are written and produced with children in mind. Lori Lite’s idea of using stories is a brilliant way of making these techniques appealing to children! If you are already familiar with Lori Lite’s work you certainly won’t be disappointed with Indigo Ocean Dreams. If you are presently unfamiliar with her work but are looking for a wonderful way to introduce your children to deep breathing, affirmations and relaxation techniques, this CD and the first Indigo Dreams CD is sure to be a welcome guest in your home! – Yoga Dad

  • Lori Lite has created a series of great work that has made an important difference in the attitude and behavior of my 14 year old son who has been suffering from OCD for the last 2 years. The change in him has been more dramatic than all the different medications he has been on! I wish I had the Indigo Dreams Series 2 years ago! A must for any child and parent!
    – R. Bower

  • Indigo Ocean Dreams CD has been a wonderful boon for my children, especially my 8 year old daughter who has suffered from nightmares and had trouble going to sleep. The tracks are very calming and age appropriate, the imagery is fun and supports positive self esteem and connection with others. I would recommend this to any parent as a wonderful reinforcer of positive feelings when your child is relaxing or preparing for bed. Beautifully done! – Heather Nelson

  • I hope to put into words how transformational Indigo Ocean Dreams is. My 8 year old son has a lot of anxiety due in part to his reading disability. So whenever I introduce a new concept to him (home charter school), he immediately thinks he can’t do it, he gets extremely frustrated, and gives up before even trying. I set up his CD player with headphones, and explained to my son that during school, I will set aside time whenever needed for relaxation station. He was excited to try it out. So on the first day of school, he got overwhelmed with his phonics lesson. So shortly after, off he went to relaxation station. He was sitting up on the cushion, against the pillows. Literally, ten minutes later, he was nestled in, and sound asleep. He LOVES “The Angry Octopus”. That is his favorite. He says that he uses his imagination to see the story. When the octopus is angry, he feels angry too. And when the octopus breathes to calm himself, he does it too. He sees colors and the characters and the environment. He loves the sounds of the ocean. He says that it relaxes him and makes him feel good. Since using relaxation station on an as needed basis, my son no longer has the outbursts as I described earlier. He still gets frustrated from time to time, but now he is becoming an eager learner! He is progressing in school like never before! There are still challenges, but this CD helped remove one of the barriers, which was anger/frustration. Awesome! I have recommended this to elementary teachers, special education teachers, and physical and occupational therapists. I have recommended it to moms of kids who are perfectionists or have anxiety or anger issues or are highly sensitive. I am so glad I found this product. Even my skeptical husband admitted to its success. :) My 6 year old daughter also enjoys this CD. She especially likes the breathing exercises. Although she does not share the same challenges as her brother, she still does benefit from the stories. I would highly recommend this to parents, teachers, therapists, and specialists who work with children. – Homeschooling Mom

Garden of Wellness Audio CD

  • My 9 year old daughter is the youngest of 4 and the only girl. We have recently become a blended family with many adjustments. My daughter listens to Indigo Dreams: Garden of Wellness every night and when it is over, she falls asleep peacefully and fearlessly. The narration is animated and the sound effects are soothing. The storyline is so versatile to many of life’s’ difficult situations. It creates a great basis for meaningful conversation and great communication. My boys (14, 13 &12) are usually not into “kids stuff” but they listened to the CD in its entirety and really liked it. I have even often found them using the coping techniques taught at the end of the story. It has made an enormous impact on our family. My kids have become more confident, self controlled and compassionate. – C. Gunther

  • I purchased Indigo Dreams: Garden of Wellness to use with my two younger sons, ages 6 and 8. All of my boys are somewhere on the autism spectrum and I was hoping this CD would hold their attention AND make an impact! It did! We have been trying to focus on making good choices, not just about food, but positive choices in general and this CD help to gently reinforce how making wise choices versus not-so-wise choices affects us all. As we were preparing lunches to take to school this morning, both boys commented that they didn’t want to be like “the first two caterpillars” in the story (who made bad food choices). I was pleasantly surprised they remembered the story and grateful that the Lite’s had produced something that appeals to maybe the “not-so-typical” children. The boys’ Montessori school has Indigo Ocean Dreams available for parents, so I’m going to suggest they purchase this one as well. I highly recommend this CD not only for parents of those with special needs, but for all young children to aid in their decision making capabilities. – J. Foster

  • My 9 year old daughter loves the story entitled The Perfect Club and the Bubble Blowing practice session on Indigo Dreams: Garden of Wellness. She said it helps her go to sleep and not be scared when she wakes up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom. She says that it takes away all her bad dreams. She also feels relaxed and safe while listening to the music soundtrack. We have been using the original Indigo Dreams CD for years. My daughter treats it like gold. She exercises much caution so as not to scratch it! We are thrilled to add this CD to our collection. – Sheila

  • My 10 year old won’t go to sleep without Indigo Dreams: Garden of Wellness. I purchased this CD for my highly anxious then-9 year-old daughter about a year and a half ago. Bedtime was always a struggle and she typically lay awake for over an hour each night after going to bed. Listening to this CD, she is typically asleep in a very short period of time, i.e. 10 -15 min. It quickly became her favorite CD in the series! Since that time, various life circumstances have created much upheaval in her life. Listening to this CD at bedtime has helped her relax and fall asleep much more easily in a new environment. I put in the CD every night after tucking her in, and if she wakes up in the middle of the night, she always asks me to put it on for her again. I highly recommend this CD not only for anxious children who need help learning to relax, but also for a child who may not be able to unwind enough to get him/herself settled at bedtime, or for children who are afraid to be alone at bedtime. The soothing voice is not only comforting and relaxing, but gives my child a feeling of not being alone. By the time the music begins, she is always out like a light! – Jennifer Byrnes

  • I originally bought for my daughter who has some anxiety and anger issues. After listening to Indigo Dreams: Garden of Wellness, she was practicing some of the techniques and understanding their values. I listened to the CD myself this morning and I can see why she was so positive about it! Also there is the “Light Shield” technique in which children learn to imagine an inner light shield to protect themselves from external situations where others may be making them uncomfortable emotionally. This has also helped her to deal with 2 deaths close to her in our family! – D.V. Birden

  • My eleven year old son’s ADHD doctor recommended Lori Lite’s relaxation techniques to help my son relax so he could sleep. I purchased the book A Boy and A Bear as well as the Indigo Dreams and Indigo Dreams: Garden of Wellness. Of the three products I purchased the Garden of Wellness is the CD my son picks to listen to every night. It is his favorite. Many nights my son would still be awake at midnight distraught that he could not get to sleep, because he was unable to quiet his mind and body. The last two weeks I have seen a change in my son for the positive. He has yet to hear the end of the CD because he is asleep before the CD ends. His anger has diminished; his dread of going to school has diminished; his self-consciousness of being different has also diminished. The Garden of Wellness CD has truly helped my son on many levels of his life and I am truly grateful to Lori Lite. I must also add the CDs have been very beneficial for me also and the children I work with on a daily bases. The two CDs and the book have helped all our lives become much more peaceful! – Stephanie Lewke

  • My 8 year old daughter loves the story entitled The Perfect Club and the Bubble Blowing practice session on Indigo Dreams: Garden of Wellness. She said it helps her go to sleep and not be scared when she wakes up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom. She says that it takes away all her bad dreams. She also feels relaxed and safe while listening to the music soundtrack. We have been using the original Indigo Dreams CD for years. My daughter treats it like gold. She exercises much caution so as not to scratch it when using her CD player for other things during the day! We are thrilled to add this CD to our collection. I can’t wait til Lite Books makes other products. My daughter’s days were literally happier 4 years ago after ordering the first CD. – Mother Henri


    # My nine year old son asks to listen to Indigo Dreams: Garden of Wellness every night. He is overweight and has struggled with body image and self-esteem. The story called Caterpillar choices encourages him to make healthy food choices and add exercise to his life. He loves the practice sessions and usually falls asleep while listening. The stories and practice sessions are very relaxing and encouraging. I recommend it for all ages. – Adreama

  • What a great tool Indigo Dreams: Garden of Wellness has been for both of my children. I originally bought for my son who has some anxiety and anger issues. A doctor wanted to put him on meds and we were not ready for that approach. After listening to the CD he was practicing some of the techniques and understanding their value. He is 7. My 4 year old daughter is enjoying the

    stories and gaining an understanding of her own emotions. WOW!! We love it. Thanks – C. Newman
  • The stories in Indigo Dreams: Garden of Wellness have helped my children cope with the many issues they are facing. Caterpillar Choices has been a tool in helping my daughter make healthier food choices. She loves the affirmations that are designed to help her self-esteem and support her decision to eat healthier. My sensitive child gets her feelings hurt easily by the kids on the bus and at school. The Perfect Club story is one she connects with. She loves listening to the story and then uses one of the practice sessions to actually get rid of her hurt or angry feelings. I have personally used the techniques and we are all feeling better. The narration is upbeat, positive, encouraging and relaxing all at the same time. My third child loves the music and downloaded it to his i-pod to listen to in the evening. All in all we have used and love all of the CDs in this collection. I would like to thank Lori Lite for thinking of our children and the issues they face in today’s society. – Monika

  • My children enjoy the new stories on Indigo Dreams Garden Of Wellness. The stories encourage them to make healthy food choices, accept others and deal with hurt or angry feelings. The practice sessions, (which are different than the other Cds) are VERY effective and the music is equally soothing. They are already asking for specific tracks for specific feelings. – Thomas

  • My 9 year old daughter has a difficult time with separating from us and with transitions. Bedtime can be a trying time as she gets overtired, but wound up at the same time. We started listening to the first CD about two years ago and quickly added Ocean of Dreams (which was her favorite). I just bought Garden of Wellness and she was so happy! She willing turns out the light and lies down and when we peek in she is sound asleep. She had problems being bullied last year, so we are interested in seeing if this is helpful. She is very thin, so I hope the message about eating healthy food and staying fit will be the right one since she does not need to lose weight. She is asking me for the teen one now, too. – KCT

  • We love Indigo Dreams: Garden of Wellness! This is the 3rd CD we’ve purchase in the series and it’s just as good as the original Indigo Dreams and Indigo Ocean Dreams. My nearly 5 year old daughter has rest time every day when she can listen to something of her choice, and she’s picked Garden of Wellness every day since we received it a week ago. The whole series of CDs are so positive and soothing for her. She focuses on the stories and we discuss them after they’re done. She can relate to the characters, and the positive messages about eating and self-esteem are simple and straightforward enough to resonate with her. They are a great way to help kids relax and get some much-needed down time during the day without having to turn on the TV. I plan on using the Indigo Dreams CDs with my 2 year old daughter as well, when she begins to grow out of her naps. The CDs have been a great way to extend the “rest time” habit with our older daughter. – Margarita Vacanti

  • I was originally introduced to Lori Lite’s work when searching for something to help my then 8 year old daughter deal with anxiety and difficulty sleeping. After much searching I ordered her original “Indigo Dreams” CD and it was miraculously effective! We then ordered “Indigo Ocean Dreams” which had the same result. Now we’re fortunate enough to have another offering from Lori Lite, Indigo Dreams: Garden of Wellness. In fact my daughter who is now almost 10, listened to it last night for the first time and gave me the biggest smile this morning when I asked how she liked it! In fact my daughter loved it so much that before she left for school today, she left it playing in her CD player for her favorite stuffed animal named Quackers (a stuffed duck that she’s had for many years). She tucks him in every morning before she goes to school and leaves a CD on for him so he won’t be lonely. For her to leave it on for Quackers is the ultimate compliment! :) I listened to the CD myself this morning and I can see why she was so positive about it! This CD deals with issues that all kids have to deal with in some fashion. It deals with making good food choices, being able to deal with bullying/exclusion from the “in” group as well as other situations that can be stressful. I think it’s wonderful that this program starts with a story dealing with food choices because it really helps children become aware of how their choices affect the way they feel. In this and other tracks children learn to use affirmations and other techniques that will empower them to deal with various situations. There is the Bubble Blowing technique where you imagine putting a difficult emotion into a bubble and then being able to pop the bubble (and the emotion) to release oneself from it. This seems very simple but it is effective. Also there is the “Light Shield” technique in which children learn to imagine a light shield to protect themselves from external noise or situations where others may be making them uncomfortable emotionally. Those techniques along with affirmations help children become empowered internally which is the greatest thing they can learn. Highly recommended!
    – S. Fish

Indigo Dreams 3 CD Set

  • Not often do I reach out beyond friends, family and our doctors for help when it comes to challenges we have with our anxious child. We sought out help from teachers, doctors and from within – and this series of CD has nurtured our lives! The CD’s by Lori Lite have been the beacon of light for us on sometimes stormy nights. The relaxing bedtime CD’s have transformed our evenings into pleasant, happy moments we now cherish with our child. My daughter (age 6) can’t wait to put on her CD and enjoy the stories that lull her off to bed without a concern in the world – and I’m not even speaking to how empowered she is in the morning. Thank you so much for producing this series – it’s been our lifesaver in many different ways! –Mom’s Life Saver

  • My daughter loves these tapes. She has a hard time winding down and getting to sleep. At first she said she thought they were a little boring, but I explained that bedtime tapes aren’t supposed to be fast-paced and exciting. Within a week she was asking for them every night. She started telling me what she was learning from them: how to relax, what to do if she felt mad during the day, focusing on what makes her happy and content, etc… Not only have they helped her fall asleep, I really think they have helped her deal with her emotions during the day as well. -Colorado Mom

  • My 10 year old daughter has been going through a tough time…lots of drama related to her friendships and anxiety about the foregoing issues led to pretty severe bouts of insomnia. I ordered these cds based on the reviews, and was so pleased. My daughter listened to them at bedtime, and the first night, slept the entire night through. She was able to relate to the stories, and the positive affirmations were something new to her that she truly embraced. I highly recommend that parents buy this series for their kids if they are struggling with anxiety or social concerns. I listened to them too, and found them helpful as well. – Bonita
  • My children ages 5, 7 and 9, love all 3 of these CDs. The narrator of Indigo Dreams has a voice that can lull them to sleep even on the most difficult nights. They love the Ocean CD with the sea child/mermaid character and can really relate to the angry octopus. They now remind each other to take a deep breath like the octopus when they are losing their tempers. It is quite funny. All of my children are now using the techniques from the stories including positive statements like the dolphin. My oldest has been having trouble sleeping due to stress and worry about school. He constantly asks for The Garden of Wellness CD. The stories hit you in the heart and the practice tracks help him get rid of his worries and fears and anger and fall asleep quickly and soundly. I highly recommend this set. – Richie

  • I was originally introduced to Lori Lite’s work when searching for something to help my then 8 year old daughter deal with anxiety and difficulty sleeping. After much searching I ordered her original “Indigo Dreams” CD and it was miraculously effective! We then ordered “Indigo Ocean Dreams” which had the same result. Now we’re fortunate enough to have another offering from Lori Lite, Indigo Dreams: Garden of Wellness. In fact my daughter who is now almost 10, listened to it last night for the first time and gave me the biggest smile this morning when I asked how she liked it! In fact my daughter loved it so much that before she left for school today, she left it playing in her CD player for her favorite stuffed animal named Quackers (a stuffed duck that she’s had for many years). She tucks him in every morning before she goes to school and leaves a CD on for him so he won’t be lonely. For her to leave it on for Quackers is the ultimate compliment! :) I listened to the CD myself this morning and I can see why she was so positive about it! This CD deals with issues that all kids have to deal with in some fashion. It deals with making good food choices, being able to deal with bullying/exclusion from the “in” group as well as other situations that can be stressful. I think it’s wonderful that this program starts with a story dealing with food choices because it really helps children become aware of how their choices affect the way they feel. In this and other tracks children learn to use affirmations and other techniques that will empower them to deal with various situations. There is the Bubble Blowing technique where you imagine putting a difficult emotion into a bubble and then being able to pop the bubble (and the emotion) to release oneself from it. This seems very simple but it is effective. Also there is the “Light Shield” technique in which children learn to imagine a light shield to protect themselves from external noise or situations where others may be making them uncomfortable emotionally. Those techniques along with affirmations help children become empowered internally which is the greatest thing they can learn. Highly recommended! – Y. D.

  • I have purchased all the Indigo Dreams CDs for my 6yr old daughter. She absolutely loves climbing in bed and listening to these CD’s just about every night! I was first introduced to the Indigo Dreams series a year and half ago when my daughter was battling a serious illness. Throughout her treatment and recovery, these CD’s and techniques have helped to reduce her stress and anxiety. I would highly recommend these to anyone who has a child that maybe going through some type of stressful illness. – A Thankful Parent, T.C.

  • My family loves the Indigo Dreams stories by Lori Lite, for we often listen to her CDs to help the children relax and fall asleep. The stories are very reassuring, calming and sweet. Sometimes, I get so relaxed that I fall asleep, too. – S. Hargreaves

  • I bought all 3 of the Indigo Dreams CDs for children/teens. I have 2 daughters who deal with anxiety. My youngest anxiety was so severe that she ended up in ER with a panic attack, which increased her anxiety even more – it was a horrible cycle. In searching for techniques to help her, I found this CD series. It has been a godsend. She quickly downloaded both of the “non teen” CDs to her iPod, allowing her to take the relaxation “on the road” and to choose her favorites from both CDs. She’s been using these for almost a month and now her bedtime is so peaceful and easy – no longer does she stew and fret and end up being awake for hours. She is always asleep within minutes. My eldest daughter likes her teen CD as well, though she declared it was “stupid” before she listened to it. Now she has it on every night. These are great, great products! – Sfshaza

  • I am a full time social worker, and I have found this “series” very helpful as a clinician. – L. Littman
    We love Indigo Dreams: Garden of Wellness! This is the 3rd CD we’ve purchase in the series and it’s just as good as the original Indigo Dreams and Indigo Ocean Dreams. My nearly 5 year old daughter has rest time every day when she can listen to something of her choice, and she’s picked Garden of Wellness every day since we received it a week ago. The whole series of CDs are so positive and soothing for her. She focuses on the stories and we discuss them after they’re done. She can relate to the characters, and the positive messages about eating and self-esteem are simple and straightforward enough to resonate with her. They are a great way to help kids relax and get some much-needed down time during the day without having to turn on the TV. I plan on using the Indigo Dreams CDs with my 2 year old daughter as well, when she begins to grow out of her naps. The CDs have been a great way to extend the “rest time” habit with our older daughter. – Margarita Vacanti

  • First I will begin by listing the programs/CD’s/books that I have purchased from Lite Books. 4 books: A Boy and a Bear, The Affirmation Web, A Boy and a Turtle and The Goodnight Caterpillar plus 5 audio CDs: Indigo Dreams, Indigo Ocean Dreams, Indigo Dreams: Garden of Wellness, Indigo Teen Dreams and Indigo Dreams: Adult Relaxation plus: Children’s Stress Awareness Curriculum Designed for Youth Education.
    Next I will say “THEY ARE ALL AMAZING!” For 9 years I worked as an advocate for children in a homeless shelter for women and children. I was constantly challenged with finding resources that were short, effective, and held the attention of the children. I was able to find resources but not all in one spot, I had to piece a little of this and a little of that to reach a fully rounded program that worked. The tools that Lori Lite created within each book and each CD offer short, highly effective programs that hold the attention of children. And best of all it is a package deal! You do not have to pull from any other program because the tools that she gives you are all you need. I am now an HHP and use the books and CD’s when working with children of any age to simply give them powerful tools that they can use in daily life and hopefully carry into teen and adult hood. In my opinion Lite Books offer the best resources available to the health and wellness of children on the market. Within my own life I use the CD’s as a nightly staple within the bedtime process of my children. They have not been able to stay awake long enough to finish even one of the stories on the CD yet. That is how relaxing the CD’s are. For myself I have to stay sitting up when tucking them in and listening with them because if I get comfortable I am waking up in the middle of the night still in my kid’s room! During daylight hours and when my children are well rested I have worked each session on the CD’s with them from beginning to end. Now when they are feeling overwhelmed, frightened, angry, etc… I will see them use the techniques they have learned through Lori’s programs, they move quickly from the negative feeling to a positive approach and positive result.  Lite Books offers professional and friendly customer service, with great shipping time. I am so grateful to have found this amazing resource and look forward to being one of their strongest professional advocates as well as personal customers! – T. Hartley

Indigo Teen Dreams Audio CD

  • This CD saved my sanity. For over one year, my 12 year old had major problems going to sleep after starting middle school, going to sleep over 1 hr past her bedtime, and getting migraines the next day. It continued even into the summer, and I was getting less sleep too. I tried an amateur CD made by a therapist but it didn’t work; I was I went on Amazon and tried Indigo Teen Dreams the night that it arrived, and for 2 months now, my daughter has been able to put herself to sleep in 15-20 min with this CD! There are different tracks – intro, breathing, muscle relaxation, visualization, affirmation, etc. The techniques the kids use will be helpful to decrease anxiety before test, competitions, etc. The narrator’s voice is soothing but not creepy. I’m a physician and have recommended this CD to my teenage patients to help with sleep and not just pop a pill, and the adult Indigo Dreams for my adult patients. – Dr. CMC

  • I am a psychiatric social worker who purchased Indigo Teen Dreams for our unit. We have utilized this wonderful CD on a twice weekly basis as part of our relaxation curriculum. We have a very diverse population of adolescents ranging from kids who are moderately depressed or highly anxious to severely behaviorally and emotionally disturbed. This CD has reached teens across the board and given them the initial realization that they do have some control over their bodies and how they choose to respond to situations and stressors. I applaud Indigo Teen Dreams CD for its usefulness in everyday life in supporting teens with many diverse needs and challenging issues to find a better way to deal with their stressors. – Mary Whalen

  • I’m a very tense person by nature and I get anxious easily, which sometimes disturbs my sleep. Recently, I had a difficult time falling asleep because I was worrying about college and such. I put on Indigo Teen Dreams and almost instantly felt more at ease. The visualizations and images are wonderfully relaxing. The meditation really allowed me to focus in on myself and forget the world around me. And the deep breathing track is something that everyone should do, learning how to deep breathe can make a world of a difference, as I found out. I put the CD on my i-pod and listen to it whenever I need to relax. It’s made my overall mood better and I’m happy to have found something that makes me feel better. I do a lot of theatre and once the school year starts up, I plan to use the techniques to focus and relax myself before an audition. These techniques I can carry with me and use forever; I would strongly recommend it to any teen, I think everyone can benefit from it. - Sarah Gerhard

  • Indigo Teen Dreams is an approachable way to introduce your teenager to harnessing the mind’s power to improve self-esteem, deal with difficult emotional or social issues, and instill calm during the tenuous years between child and adulthood. The introduction provides context for affirmation and positive thinking in a manner that is the perfect combination of welcoming and informative. Teenagers can be very resistant to trying new things, so the guidance is subtle enough to be effective without any over-the-top vibes that might make a teenager giggle or roll her eyes. The music for the exercises is relaxing and calming, devoid of screaming guitars or chest-pounding backbeats. The songs are suitably contemporary and pleasing, providing a seamless background for teens to practice their newfound skills of affirmation, breathing, muscular relaxation, and visualization.
    - Jennifer Sommersby Young (Reviewed in Rewind — Resource Guide 2006)

  • My 13 year old son who has ADHD and anxiety disorders found Indigo Teen Dreams very helpful to go to sleep with and when he has an anxiety attack. - Suzanne M.

  • Used Indigo Teen Dreams every night for about a year now to help my teen sleep. Need I say more? -V. Sarubbi

  • I know from actual teens that this is an amazing relaxation process! It’s very peaceful and understanding. It’s very good for teens dealing with anxiety, anger or just everyday stress! It really prepares you for everyday situations by teaching you breathing exercises and affirmations so you know what to do next time you feel stressed or anxious! A real winner! – Robert Rosenthal

  • I have the Indigo Dreams CD which I use in my psychotherapy practice with younger children. Many of them really enjoy the stories and have been helped with calming for bedtime. However I was excited to try using the Indigo Teen Dreams with some of my younger kids who really needed to know how to specifically practice the Relaxation techniques in order to apply them to other times of increased stress. I have been working with two bright 8 year old girls that have loved adding this CD to their options when feeling stressed or having difficulty sleeping. – J. Logston

  • I work with teens that are in foster care. I use Indigo Teen Dreams to introduce them to relaxation techniques. It is broken down in a way that helps them understand and try the techniques out. The teens that I have introduced it to thus far, have been open to at least trying it and once they have tried it they all say that really works. Excellent! – N. Keeler

  • Obviously I highly recommend this Indigo Teen Dreams for any teen. – Great Stories – Great narration! – Great music! I never expected my son to want to listen more than once but I was willing to give it a shot. After all, I already invested thousands of dollars on therapy. To my surprise he loved the stories and asks for it every night. His whole outlook on life has improved and he is now telling me to breathe deeply and relax! Unbelievable! – Calvin

  • I gave this CD to my neighbor’s son who is having difficulty adjusting to High School. He has thanked me several times saying that it is really making a difference for him. He says he feels much more relaxed and is sleeping much better! I then decided to give one to my daughter and although she slammed her door in her usual rebellious way I know that she is listening every night. I now have a 10 year old listening to “Indigo Ocean Dreams” and my teenager listening to “Indigo Teen Dreams”. My kids love the techniques, (so do I). They loves the calm voice and seems to connect with the reasons presented by the narrator as to why she they should actually do this. The narrator talks “to” teens not “at” them. The music is relaxing without being corny. A great series that I call “rescue stress relief”. - J. Lynch

  • I am a senior in High School and I am really stressed out dealing with keeping my grades up, working part time, studying and taking my SAT’s. Now I am applying for college and I have not been able to eat or sleep much. My mom gave me Indigo Teen Dreams to check out one night when I was having trouble falling asleep. At first I didn’t want to listen, but after I couldn’t fall asleep again (I was thinking about my college applications), I turned it on. I liked the affirmations and the music that went with it, loved the visualization, it was easy to imagine and the colors felt great. I feel asleep in the middle of that track. I think any teen dealing with H.S. would enjoy this CD. – K. Annel

  • My soon to be 13 year old was having difficulty adjusting to the stress of middle school. Late night homework and projects made it difficult for him to shut his mind down for the night and fall asleep. I tried Indigo Teen Dreams after my nephew told me how much he enjoyed the visualization technique on the CD. He stated that he “never felt anything like that in his life”! My son loves the relaxation techniques and is now falling asleep quickly and peacefully. The speakers voice encourages and guides you (teens) through each exercise while reinforcing why a teen should want to do affirmations, breathing and muscle relaxing. This is a must have for every teen or pre-teen. It could really ease the transition and stress of adapting to middle school and high school.
    - H. Pakquin
  • I have purchased the Indigo Dreams for Teens I have three children ages ranging from 11 to 16 yrs old. They love to listen to the CDs. They especially find it very helpful during exams and also very useful when dealing with peer pressure in school. It gives them tools they can use to deal with the situation at hand in a positive constructive manner which aids in their self-esteem. I would highly recommend them to all parents and children/Teenagers. - A. Angel

  • I recently purchased an Indigo Dreams Teens relaxation tape for my 14 year old daughter. She has always had problems settling at night time and often felt frustrated and angry. When I saw your CD I thought it would be an ideal way to help her to relax and to learn to deal with her feelings. Well it certainly did the trick and she sleeps really well now and I have noticed that she seems more confident and generally is a much calmer teenager. I would certainly recommend it to others to buy. - J. McMcMillan

  • This is the ONLY CD for teens of its kind! I have read many books on parenting teens but Indigo Teen Dreams actually instructs your child on how to manage anger and anxiety. The techniques are the same I have been taught for stress management only they are presented in a teen friendly manner. Great voice, great directions, great music, great results. I and my teen are enjoying this CD. -Thomas

  • As a parent, I would give Indigo Teen Dreams 10 stars because I think it is so valuable! Lori Lite, the creator of Indigo Dreams and Indigo Ocean Dreams, has now created a real gift for teens. This Indigo Teen Dreams CD is a wonderful resource to help teenagers learn to empower themselves by learning how to connect with their inner being and strength, as well as how to deal with this very stressful time in their lives. Considering all the pressures they have to deal with, from peer and social pressures, a changing physiology, pressures to do well in school and other activities, teens can benefit immeasurably by learning the techniques presented here. This CD has tracks that contain guided affirmations, deep breathing techniques, relaxation and visualization; tools that will not only help them during the difficult teen years but can also help them build a foundation that can help them for the rest of their lives. This program is also a wonderful tool for teens to use in order to relax into sleep after a stressful day. As with Lori Lite’s other CDs, the quality of the production is top notch from the fidelity of the recording, the pacing of the individual tracks as well as the narrators and the music. Highly recommended! - Scott F.

  • First I will begin by listing the programs/CD’s/books that I have purchased from Lite Books. 4 books: A Boy and a Bear, The Affirmation Web, A Boy and a Turtle and The Goodnight Caterpillar plus 5 audio CDs: Indigo Dreams, Indigo Ocean Dreams, Indigo Dreams: Garden of Wellness, Indigo Teen Dreams and Indigo Dreams: Adult Relaxation plus: Children’s Stress Awareness Curriculum Designed for Youth Education. Next I will say “THEY ARE ALL AMAZING!” For 9 years I worked as an advocate for children in a homeless shelter for women and children. I was constantly challenged with finding resources that were short, effective, and held the attention of the children. I was able to find resources but not all in one spot, I had to piece a little of this and a little of that to reach a fully rounded program that worked. The tools that Lori Lite created within each book and each CD offer short, highly effective programs that hold the attention of children. And best of all it is a package deal! You do not have to pull from any other program because the tools that she gives you are all you need. I am now an HHP and use the books and CD’s when working with children of any age to simply give them powerful tools that they can use in daily life and hopefully carry into teen and adult hood. In my opinion Lite Books offer the best resources available to the health and wellness of children on the market. Within my own life I use the CD’s as a nightly staple within the bedtime process of my children. They have not been able to stay awake long enough to finish even one of the stories on the CD yet. That is how relaxing the CD’s are. For myself I have to stay sitting up when tucking them in and listening with them because if I get comfortable I am waking up in the middle of the night still in my kid’s room! During daylight hours and when my children are well rested I have worked each session on the CD’s with them from beginning to end. Now when they are feeling overwhelmed, frightened, angry, etc… I will see them use the techniques they have learned through Lori’s programs, they move quickly from the negative feeling to a positive approach and positive result. Lite Books offers professional and friendly customer service, with great shipping time. I am so grateful to have found this amazing resource and look forward to being one of their strongest professional advocates as well as personal customers! - T. Hartley

Indigo Dreams: Adult Relaxation Audio CD

  • I bought Indigo Dreams: Adult Relaxation because I have sleep apnea and must use a CPap machine to sleep. It was difficult for me to get used to the machine and to fall asleep and stay asleep. This CD puts me in such a state of relaxation, that I now fall asleep as soon as I hear his voice! I also sleep more soundly – and have become accustomed to the CPap. (Something I thought would be impossible) I now listen to the CD during the day so that I can actively listen to the affirmations. This CD is wonderful on so many levels. I couldn’t be without it now. – L.T

  • Indigo Dreams: Adult Relaxation is great! The first time I used it was after a very stressful day when I was hoping to take a nap but was so wired I couldn’t sleep. This CD is so soothing, I was able to completely relax my whole body and fall asleep. The quality of the recording is so crisp and clear and the man’s voice is very calming. It is almost hypnotizing. There are a few different sections to the CD. It is great that the body relaxation part (about 15 minutes) is near the end and is then followed by very relaxing music (about 10 minutes), so after I fell asleep my CD player automatically shut off. I highly recommend this CD. – B.G.

  • I’m a chronic insomniac and Indigo Dreams: Adult Relaxation has helped me a lot with this problem. I think it’s great, it relaxes me and the affirmations help me feel better about myself. The visualization, breathing, and muscle relaxation are really useful in times of stress. I use this CD before I go to bed every night. – K. F.

  • The quality and content of this Indigo Dreams: Adult Relaxation was no surprise. We own the one for children and loved it. This CD has proven itself as well. The CD is a wonderful evening or bedtime tool to slow oneself down, to relax, to de-stress. The quality of my sleep is much improved and my heart rate has slowed down considerably which can only improve my overall health as well! This family owns several of the Indigo Dreams products and every one is a wonderful tool. As you can tell, I recommend all Indigo Dreams products highly! – T. Brayer

  • Love it, love it, love it. My children have been using the Indigo Dreams CDs for years. They have had such a positive impact on my family that I finally decided to try one for myself. The exercises are doing the trick of helping me wind down from my daily stressful routine. I used to be up till 1 am thinking about tomorrow. Now, I look forward to getting in bed knowing the Indigo Dreams: Adult Relaxation will help me stop thinking long enough to fall asleep. I love the visualization that is also designed to boost my immune system. All of the techniques are easy to follow and listen to. Music is also first rate. – Monika P.

  • I really enjoy this CD! I love to listen to it after I put the kids to bed. The speaker’s voice is very soothing and reassuring. I especially like the progression of affirmations that repeat and build to incorporate a real sense of peace of mind. I am usually sleepy and deeply relaxed within minutes. The techniques are presented in a natural order, starting with affirmations, then breathing, then visualizing and then muscular relaxation. Working in this order of first relaxing the mind, then body, then spirit made the techniques even more effective. Each track incorporates silence, music and narration for a truly relaxing blend of guidance, instruction and relaxation. Indigo Dreams: Adult Relaxation is great for de-stressing or meditation. – Denise E.

  • I am so excited to write this review on Lori Lite’s new Indigo Dreams: Adult Relaxation CD. I have finally found a fantastic, natural approach to handling my stress and anxiety! The great thing about this CD is that it offers four stress-management techniques that I can actually use and apply to my every-day life. It’s like having a “best friend” to relate to in all those day in and day out stressful times. I have been dealing with anxiety for years, and this CD has made a huge impact in relinquishing it. The melodic music and vocals help you slip right into those comforting emotions, feeling right at home with yourself. The affirmations really lifted me up, and have become a technique that I use all the time. It’s wonderful that you can take each technique that you learn on this CD and “stick it in your pocket”, and bring it out whenever you need it. I am a mother of four wonderful children, and a songwriter,, just the whirlwind of my everyday life is now positively impacted with a “calming effect” with what I’ve learned from this CD. My many thanks to Lori Lite for releasing a CD that is a natural and practical approach to stress and anxiety!! It’s a MUST HAVE . – K. Eidsen

  • I bought Indigo Dreams: Adult Relaxation, because I was told by my doctor that I needed to learn how to relax. I have a back problem that gets severe at times and the relaxation methods on this CD are just great. I told my doctor about it and how it has helped me and he took the name of the CD and said he would recommend it to his other patients that were also having problems with relaxing. The affirmations also helped me like myself again. I am so glad I got this CD. – J. Olcott

  • I have been practicing as a psychologist for 30 years. This is definitely a no nonsense, to the point, audio that works. Even for the tough guys! I have other audio programs but this is one of the better ones! – Dr. Thomas

  • Everything about Indigo Dreams: Adult Relaxation makes me feel good. I was worried that I might receive yet another CD that was too difficult for me to stick with. But this was not the case. The deep, soothing, melodic voice on Indigo Dreams put me into a relaxed state within moments. The simple words and instructions were surprisingly powerful and I could feel the relaxation effect immediately. The music manages to calm me and uplift my mood at the same time (not an easy task). The narrator seems to know exactly when to throw in a word or two to encourage me to stick with it. This CD truly took me to a place of no worries. I recommend this to anyone looking for the real thing….a real moment of relaxation. – E. Klaus

  • An awesome CD! I get frequent migraine headaches and found these exercises on Indigo Dreams: Adult Relaxation to be very healing. In particular, the visualization and muscular relaxation exercises help me reduce the duration and severity of these very painful headaches. The breathing exercises help me clear my mind and fall asleep more easily at night while the affirmation exercises are very uplifting and help me remove all negative thoughts and anxiety. The positive statements are main stream and not out there. I like the fact that they are not presented in a mantra format or overly done. I feel a renewed sense of peace and positive energy throughout my day. I have also introduced my daughter to the Indigo Dreams CDs and books created for children by the same author. All are effective in managing stress. – Rhonda

  • This is a great CD for managing stress and anxiety. It’s not a magic cure, but it helps greatly by guiding your mind and body into a relaxed state. I have panic attacks and I have had too many problems with medicine. I was looking for someone to give me the tools to help me relax in tense and anxious moments. I like that each technique starts out individual, meaning you don’t have to listen to the whole CD if you just want to do the Breathing track, you can, and each track has it’s own beginning and its own end. I like that it fades out with a couple of minutes of relaxing music at the end of each track, or session, this allows you to calmly transition. The man’s voice is very soothing and smooth. This CD is definitely worth the price and it’s perfect for anyone who doesn’t know what to do to calm their body and mind down when it’s reacting to stress and/or anxiety. – An Honest Reviewer

  • First I will begin by listing the programs/CD’s/books that I have purchased from Lite Books. 4 books: A Boy and a Bear, The Affirmation Web, A Boy and a Turtle and The Goodnight Caterpillar plus 5 audio CDs: Indigo Dreams, Indigo Ocean Dreams, Indigo Dreams: Garden of Wellness, Indigo Teen Dreams and Indigo Dreams: Adult Relaxation plus: Children’s Stress Awareness Curriculum Designed for Youth Education.
    Next I will say “THEY ARE ALL AMAZING!” For 9 years I worked as an advocate for children in a homeless shelter for women and children. I was constantly challenged with finding resources that were short, effective, and held the attention of the children. I was able to find resources but not all in one spot, I had to piece a little of this and a little of that to reach a fully rounded program that worked. The tools that Lori Lite created within each book and each CD offer short, highly effective programs that hold the attention of children. And best of all it is a package deal! You do not have to pull from any other program because the tools that she gives you are all you need. I am now an HHP and use the books and CD’s when working with children of any age to simply give them powerful tools that they can use in daily life and hopefully carry into teen and adult hood. In my opinion Lite Books offer the best resources available to the health and wellness of children on the market. Within my own life I use the CD’s as a nightly staple within the bedtime process of my children. They have not been able to stay awake long enough to finish even one of the stories on the CD yet. That is how relaxing the CD’s are. For myself I have to stay sitting up when tucking them in and listening with them because if I get comfortable I am waking up in the middle of the night still in my kid’s room! During daylight hours and when my children are well rested I have worked each session on the CD’s with them from beginning to end. Now when they are feeling overwhelmed, frightened, angry, etc… I will see them use the techniques they have learned through Lori’s programs, they move quickly from the negative feeling to a positive approach and positive result. Lite Books offers professional and friendly customer service, with great shipping time. I am so grateful to have found this amazing resource and look forward to being one of their strongest professional advocates as well as personal customers! – T. Hartley

Angry Octopus

  • I’ve just recently learned of Lori Lite and her products and I am thrilled with each and every item I have purchased. I work as a special educator for children with moderate/severe disabilities, ages 8 – 10 years old. My students are children with autism, asperger’s and other disabilities, and their true challenges lie in self-regulation and social/emotional difficulties. These products have helped us as a classroom tremendously, especially The Angry Octopus (which happens to be the favorite!) We use this book, along with an octopus puppet, to really bring the story to life. My students follow the story along, practicing their breathing. I am now starting to see them use the breathing techniques throughout the day when they are angry or anxious. These products are a wonderful addition to my classroom curriculum. Thank you! – K.M. Checo

  • Brilliant images, simple and helpful story. I am an Expressive Therapist, so I use different arts-based modalities such as visual art, music, dance/movement, drama and poetry with my clients who have mental health issues, behavioral issues and other delays. I find the story quite effective, especially the how straight forward the message is, the clarity in the images and the playful presentation. – C. Good

  • I am a graduate student in clinical psychology that works primarily with children. I am also an aunt and a collector of children’s books. I have purchased three copies of Angry Octopus, to date. The illustrations are beautiful, the story is appealing to children, and the book functions as a way to teach relaxation and helps to soothe the child. I added this book to my own collection, and have purchased two as gifts for my niece (age 5) and cousin (age 6). They both love the book. My sister in law has told me that her daughter was having difficulties with tantrums, and after a few weeks of reading, is using the techniques with her daughter to help her relax before a tantrum escalates. The book is fun, a great story, and an appropriate way to help children identify and manage anger. – E. Adams

  • I am a Mom with a very sensitive 5 year old. I have trouble expressing my anger and have struggled teaching my son a healthy way to express his. I don’t want him to just hold it in like me because that isn’t healthy, but there have been times when his anger is so explosive I wonder how healthy that is as well. Angry Octopus has helped us both. It has given us both a healthy way of expressing and diffusing our anger. The illustrations in this book are fabulous. My son laughs at all the funny expressions on the Octopus’s face as he learns to tighten and then relax his muscles. He had me read the book twice last night. – Maya A. Polli

  • I am a psychotherapist and mother and find Angry Octopus indispensable. It does a wonderful job of guiding children (and adults) through a progressive relaxation exercise as well as conveying that angry feelings can be managed. It is clear, and the illustrations are inviting and helpful. For adults, it teaches relaxation skills in a down-to earth and non-intimidating fashion.
    – Rhonda Bryhn, MSW

  • I am a clinical psychologist who purchased this book for my children (ages 4 and 6). They love the book! The first time I read the book to them, they both engaged in the progressive muscle relaxation without any prompting from me. Several days after having read the book, my six year old spontaneously talked about how he could manage his anger by doing what the octopus did. This was exactly what I had hoped would happen when I purchased the book. I highly recommend this book as it effectively teaches PMR skills in an engaging story format that kids will remember. A must have for anyone with children or anyone who works with children. – Dr. L. Teegarden

  • I am a psychologist who works mainly with adult and adolescent patients who are experiencing health and behavioral problems, but believe that this story is great for people of all ages. While it is more geared toward children, my patients have enjoyed it and have been able to share it with their children making it a great family lesson. I have the book version of “Angry Octopus” and love the art and the story. I would highly recommend this book! – A. Radcliffe

  • I am a child therapist. Angry Octopus is a very creative way for children to learn breathing relaxation and muscle relaxation. It is done in away where kids can follow along and even use the techniques at home, school, or out in the community. –N. Keeler

  • I have used Angry Octopus to help students that I work with understand the concept of being in control of their bodies even when they are angry! My students are of various ages and cognitive/behavioral abilities and they often have difficulty controlling their behavior when they are upset or frustrated. This story is an easy, non-threatening way of teaching them an alternative to destructive behavior. The kids also seem to enjoy the colorful illustrations! Great way to teach muscle relaxation! – H. Scheeringa

  • Managing anger is an essential part of life. The Angry Octopus teaches children how to be in charge of the emotion called anger and by using their breath, shifting to a serene and calm space. – Dr. Marilyn Powers, Vice President, The I AM Foundation

  • I received Unstoppable Me and Angry Octopus on the same day. The principals in Unstoppable Me of making choices, being persistent, and self value are easy for children to grasp. I found myself looking for concrete answers to the questions the author poses: Can you think of things to do when you are sad? When you are worried or scared? And, What can you do to help your anger go away and feel peaceful inside? Luckily for me and my child Angry Octopus offered a surprise follow up response and an actual relaxation technique we were able to immediately apply to these thought provoking questions. These two books together are powerful. I applaud these authors for helping children learn to manage such complicated emotions. – M. Agosin

Sea Otter Cove

  • I had a challenging time in my search for an appropriate book for my young child to learn and practice relaxation exercises. I consulted with my colleagues who specialized in child mental health and was surprised at how limited the options were. Obviously, the field has needed a good children’s book that focuses on such a basic skill as diaphragmatic breathing. Sea Otter Cove is such a book. A sweet book with lovely illustrations – one that draws on powerful nature imagery to help children learn to breathe in more calming ways. We first came across it when listening and enjoying a splendid CD called ‘Indigo Ocean Dreams’ which is an audio compilation of four stories. It is a pleasure to have both the audio version as well as the actual book itself. Together they help reinforce the concept and enhance the practice of such important skills as slow, steady breathing and visualization – skills that will be solid building blocks for relaxation response, sleep induction, pain management and coping with stress, anxiety and anger. A great addition to the field. Thank You! - Rita Ryan, Ph.D

  • Lori did it again! This child friendly adventure is beautifully illustrated and loved by children of all ages. Sea Otter Cove teaches children a powerful breathing technique, which helps children to slow down and focus in this fast paced and over-stimulating world. The techniques are easy to use anywhere! - Melissa C. Fedosh, Pediatric Occupational Therapist, Children’s Yoga
    Teacher, and Mother

  • Our young daughter has difficulties resting and calming due to the ups and downs of a mood disorder. Sea Otter Cove takes her on a lovely journey of relaxed breathing as she imagines she is the sea child surrounded by the sounds and movement of the sea. Tension ebbs as she becomes safely connected with the warm, colorful rock and envisions sea otters joining her as she learns healthy breathing techniques. I highly recommend Sea Otter Cove as a peaceful and enjoyable tool for children and adults!
    - Deborah Theisen, Founder and President, Families of Kids with Mood and Anxiety Disorders, Inc.

Affirmation Weaver

  • As a psychologist I value Lori Lite’s products. This wonderful book by Lori Lite offers children the chance to learn relaxation skills and a positive psychological outlook like no other work I am aware of. The beautiful illustrations and engaging dialogue surpass any other resources I have come across in my field of psychology. I look forward to utilizing this book and Lori’s other products in my practice. A trial run with my own children was effective and left them asking for more. - Dr. Rasin-Waters

  • My daughter, who is seven years old, and I truly enjoyed Affirmation Weaver. My daughter had to undergo a pretty bad divorce between her father and I. Needless to say it has been quite difficult for her as she’s a gifted child. This book was a tremendous boost for her. The positive affirmations were easy for her to understand and put them into context for her own life. The illustrations are beautiful. I highly recommend this book, and I will be recommending it to her therapist. - Anna M. Cole

  • I am so impressed with Affirmation Weaver (positive self-talk) and A Boy and a Turtle (visualizing) stories that I can’t put it into words. These stories have helped my son overcome his anxiety of going to school when he first started kindergarten 4 years ago. We also put them on when he is having a hard time falling asleep. They are a great resource for any child to have in their room.
    - Heather L. Goldstein

  • Lori Lite’s book, Affirmation Weaver, is a powerful tool to help kids believe in and love themselves. This book empowers children to know that they are strong and capable. The book mirrors for a child through its wonderful characters, their unlimited potential. - Dr. Marilyn Powers, Vice President, The I AM Foundation

  • This delightful story, simply put, will allow children to confirm the positive thoughts they need to tell themselves about themselves. The Affirmation Weaver delivers an important and strong message with its child-friendly text and beautiful illustrations. This is a wonderful addition to a home and classroom library. – Lynne Goldman Johannesen, Elementary School Teacher

  • I had the opportunity to read “I think I am” and “Affirmation Weaver”, by Lori Lite, (a gifted author that writes from her heart and connects with children) to a group of children. These two books work great together in that” I think I am” contrasts negative thoughts to positive thoughts while Affirmation Weaver focuses on believe in yourself positive affirmations. Both books were loved by the children. I think I am generated conversation afterwards and Affirmation Weaver had the group repeating affirmations. A perfect introduction to positive statements and self love. - M. Agosin

Bubble Riding

  • A few years ago I bought Indigo Ocean Dreams to help my son, who has both ADHD and anxiety, learn to relax, decrease his anxiety and increase his self-esteem. His favorite story on the CD is Bubble Riding so I was thrilled when Lori Lite wrote this companion book. HE LOVES IT! And I love it! It is so beautiful to look at – even the pictures elicit relaxation! My son reports it is so “soothing” and “fun”. The whole story is fantastic and highly recommended. I am also a Pediatric Occupational Therapist and highly recommend these books to my client’s and their families. I have also recommended them to my son’s counselors as they have helped him so much. Thank you for writing them. - Kelly Giaquinto, Pediatric Occupational Therapist

  • I fell in love with Lori Lite’s books from the first time I saw them. They were exactly what I had been searching for since I began conducting psychotherapy with children. Teaching children visualization and relaxation techniques has often been a difficult feat until I began using books such as Bubble Riding and CDs such as Indigo Dreams, both Lori Lite creations. This book in particular has been integral in my treatment of anxiety related to sleep and overcoming other nighttime fears. It has also helped with school and social anxiety and pain management. I recommend all of her books and CD’s very highly! - Summer Sullivan, Ph.D.

  • Lori Lite’s brilliant use of combining imagination, colors and breathing in her characters supports children in feeling very calm in a sometimes very frantic world. What a wonderful and relaxing journey children can take with Bubble Riding.
    - Dr. Marilyn Powers, Vice President, The I AM Foundation

  • Children are enchanted by this friendly journey through relaxation. Bubble Riding offers children a positive, life long skill presented in a calm, peaceful and colorful adventure. This child friendly story is well written and beautifully illustrated.
    - Melissa C. Fedosh, Pediatric Occupational Therapist, Yoga Teacher, and Mother

A Boy And A Turtle

  • What a beautiful book! A Boy and a Turtle is so very child friendly. It teaches in such a bright, colorful way HOW to relax your body. Both my children love to follow along relaxing each part of their bodies as they prepare to relax for bed. As a pediatric occupational therapist I have also used this book and its wonderful methods to teach relaxation to some of my clients and their families. GREAT! – Kelly Giaquinto, Pediatric Occupational Therapist

  • I am a stress consultant and work with children frequently. A Boy and A Turtle is the easiest, most effective way I have found to help children relax. This is one more winner in the relaxation series created by Lori Lite. Her relaxation books and CD/Audio books all tell stories where the listener gets to follow along and implement proven relaxation technique with the characters. Kids love relaxing with the rainbow in the story. I am amazed at how children learn the technique of visualization without a lesson. This is an excellent way for children to manage stress, anxiety and fears. A Boy and a Turtle is destined to become a classic bedtime story that will be relaxing children through the next millennium. – S. Brown

  • This is a wonderful story to teach my ADHD daughter simple breathing exercises and visualization relaxation techniques in a simple and straight forward manner. She loves listening to A Boy and A Turtle every night before going to sleep. – R. H.

  • I love the Indigo Dreams series. It has worked wonders for my son who is diagnosed with Asperger’s and ADHD. He sometimes suffers from nighttime anxiety and restlessness. This has led to many sleepless nights and many nightmares as he struggled to work out the day’s events. Since turning him on to Indigo Dreams he is sleeping sound and falling asleep relaxed. He likes A Boy and the Turtle the best and loves the rainbow imagery. We listen together and he is almost always asleep before the end of the CD! Wonderful and highly recommended! – Laura Hartmann

  • A Boy and a Turtle is a wonderful addition to our bedtime routine. My kids love the rainbow and the fact they are just tickled that turtle is copying the boy as they learn to relax. My son said that the colors make him feel happy and my daughter wants to read it again. I personally feel my own stress levels drop as I read the story to them. The author takes a difficult concept (visualizing or imagining) and makes it simple. I have even reminded them to copy the turtle when we are in the car and things are getting loud. It works. Great stress management tool. – K. Annel

  • I bought A Boy and A Turtle based upon my 7 year old son having a lot of anxiety issues with school related issues. I read this book to him the first night, and I have not been able to put it down since. EVERY night around bedtime he asks me to read him his relaxation book. He goes through the motions of closing his eyes, and really trying to relax. After about 1 week of reading it to him, he can start relaxing on his own. – Mother of Two

  • The combination of breathing exercises and visualization of colors provides an effective and creative way to explore relaxation with your child. A Boy and a Turtle is an excellent resource when working with children. – Dr. DiNatale, School Psychologist
  • A Boy and a Turtle is an easy and effective way to help children manage stress, anxiety, fears and anger. – Dr. S. Russell

  • I ordered A Boy and a Turtle based on my therapist’s advice. This book is one wonderfully relaxing story that has shown my child how to relax with the turtle by using this visualization technique. My son loves the story and asked for it whenever he is over stimulated, stressed or angry. It is easy to follow along, the illustrations are adorable and he falls asleep. – Barbara

  • I have been using visualization relaxation techniques for years. I recently decided to teach my child visualizing to manage his anxiety, and fall asleep in less time. A Boy and A Turtle made it easy. All I had to do was read him the story and the boy and the turtle did the work for me. My son was sleeping by the time the color purple was swirling in his head. My son announced in the morning that he had the best sleep ever. I recommend this colorful book for all children. Also check out Indigo Dreams by the same author. – D. Richardson

  • First I will begin by listing the programs/CD’s/books that I have purchased from Lite Books. 4 books: A Boy and a Bear, The Affirmation Web, A Boy and a Turtle and The Goodnight Caterpillar plus 5 audio CDs: Indigo Dreams, Indigo Ocean Dreams, Indigo Dreams: Garden of Wellness, Indigo Teen Dreams and Indigo Dreams: Adult Relaxation plus: Children’s Stress Awareness Curriculum Designed for Youth Education. Next I will say “THEY ARE ALL AMAZING!” For 9 years I worked as an advocate for children in a homeless shelter for women and children. I was constantly challenged with finding resources that were short, effective, and held the attention of the children. I was able to find resources but not all in one spot, I had to piece a little of this and a little of that to reach a fully rounded program that worked. The tools that Lori Lite created within each book and each CD offer short, highly effective programs that hold the attention of children. And best of all it is a package deal! You do not have to pull from any other program because the tools that she gives you are all you need. I am now an HHP and use the books and CD’s when working with children of any age to simply give them powerful tools that they can use in daily life and hopefully carry into teen and adult hood. In my opinion Lite Books offer the best resources available to the health and wellness of children on the market. Within my own life I use the CD’s as a nightly staple within the bedtime process of my children. They have not been able to stay awake long enough to finish even one of the stories on the CD yet. That is how relaxing the CD’s are. For myself I have to stay sitting up when tucking them in and listening with them because if I get comfortable I am waking up in the middle of the night still in my kid’s room! During daylight hours and when my children are well rested I have worked each session on the CD’s with them from beginning to end. Now when they are feeling overwhelmed, frightened, angry, etc… I will see them use the techniques they have learned through Lori’s programs, they move quickly from the negative feeling to a positive approach and positive result. Lite Books offers professional and friendly customer service, with great shipping time. I am so grateful to have found this amazing resource and look forward to being one of their strongest professional advocates as well as personal customers! – T. Hartley

The Goodnight Caterpillar

  • I am an elementary school teacher, and a grandmother. I have used The Goodnight Caterpillar extensively to teach my young grandchildren to relax into sleep. Although this is a bedtime story, I have also used it in my 4th grade classroom as a way to relax children before we begin any high stakes testing. The more I have repeated this exercise, the better the children learn and the better they test out. Even the children have noticed the difference when we read this book and when we don’t. This is a fabulous addition to my curriculum. – Ms. Mariahn

  • I am a mother of a very strong willed young child who doesn’t like to sit still ever. I have found that since incorporating The Goodnight Caterpillar into our bedtime ritual she has been able to sleep better. - Kacey

  • A great way for children to slow down in our fast-paced world. The Goodnight Caterpillar is a peaceful way to de-stress and end a long day. - Blair Tate, M.Ed., School Counselor.

  • This relaxation strategy augments a healthy mind, body and spirit. The Goodnight Caterpillar should be in every elementary school library for all children to access. - Jamie Marks, Special Education Teacher, M.Ed.

  • My 2 sons and I enjoy The Goodnight Caterpillar every single night. They never get tired of hearing it and I never get tired of reading it. I have a 7 year old who suffers from severe food allergies and deals with a lot of stress on a daily basis; this book has done wonders for him. Not only is it a great bedtime story that helps them relax, (me too), it teaches a lesson that they can use throughout their lives. I highly recommend this book to every parent. Your child WILL love it, and you will too. - Karen M. Porter

  • The Goodnight Caterpillar takes the mystery out of relaxation and presents a powerful, proven stress and anger management technique in a delightful format kids love. - Dr. Susan Russell

  • The Goodnight Caterpillar is a truly WONDERFUL book! My 8 year old son loves it (we bought it when he was 7). It’s tough to relax and unwind after a long day at school and we wanted something to help him do just that before going to bed. He unwinds soooo much after reading this book ~ you can see the stress leaving his little body! It helps mom and dad too! Muscle relaxation is essential in promoting relaxation ~ we have found he wakes up less frequently during the night. A super book! - P.M.

  • My youngest daughter age 6 has Sensory Processing Integration, along with anxiety. Her anxiety can keep her from doing things she really wants to. Going to bed has always been an issue in our home. She becomes very agitated and anxious at bedtime. I bought The Goodnight Caterpillar and it has helped a lot. She has learned to relax her body in bed as the Caterpillar does in the book. The pictures are beautiful and she actually catches things I as her mother don’t such as in each page as the caterpillar relaxes his hands become straight and relaxed. I would recommend this book to anyone whose child has a hard time going to bed at night! - Jessica Lenway

  • I bought The Goodnight Caterpillar for my five year old son, who has anxiety disorder. He was having difficulty sleeping at night, due to anxiety about the next days’ events (school, soccer, etc). We read this book together each night and he says he can feel himself relaxing, “just like the caterpillar in the book, mom!” He’s sleeping really well most nights and his teacher says he uses the deep breathing techniques at school when things seem overwhelming for him. - J. Vandyke

  • I am a stress consultant and work with children frequently. The Goodnight Caterpillar is the Goodnight Moon for the new millennium. This is the only relaxation book I know that actually tells a story where the listener gets to follow along and implement a proven relaxation technique with the characters. Kids love this story and I am amazed at how the children learn the technique of muscular relaxation without a lesson. This is an excellent way for children to manage stress, anxiety and fears. This book is destined to become a classic bedtime story that will be relaxing children through the next millennium. - S. Brown

  • My boys ages 6 and 8 love The Goodnight Caterpillar. We talk about how to relax when feeling nervous or scared about something. Kids today worry about so many things. It’s nice to see Lite’s books showing ways to manage stress in children.
    - Maggie

  • My recent purchase of The Goodnight Caterpillar by Lori Light was prompted by my 2 young daughter’s difficulty finding sleep at the end of the day. Since receiving the book, I find the nights we choose “the Catepillar book” result in quicker, deeper sleep for her. As an added bonus, my husband finds 10-15 minutes of relaxation too as he and my daughter lay side by side to relax. I recommend it to 2+ with the caveat that the 2 year old will have difficulty embracing the whole concept of breathing and relaxing but will like the tone and pace of the story. - A. Mclaughlin

  • As a mother of a 9 year-old ADHD daughter, I found The Goodnight Caterpillar to be an excellent way to teach relaxation techniques. My daughter is always rushing through her homework assignments, chores and school projects. This unique story teaches children to slow down and use the same relaxation and stress management techniques for their everyday projects and life experiences as the caterpillar used in this story. I find it so difficult to select good stories for my daughter that will keep her focus and attention. The Goodnight Caterpillar has all the qualities that I look for. The delightful water color illustrations, excellent choice of vocabulary and captivating story line is presented in an easy to read format that my daughter loves to hear over and over again. This book would make a great gift for any child as it teaches important life skills. - Rhonda

  • The Goodnight Caterpillar takes children on a wonderful journey while providing them with relaxation techniques. My students remain engaged in the story and colorful pictures which allow them to release tension and learn to relax.
    - Dr. Jodi DiNatale, School Psychologist

  • I fall asleep each night while reading The Goodnight Caterpillar to my children! They love it, I love it, and it works! – Lauren

  • This story adds a new spin on an old journey! A caterpillar too stressed out to see clearly and too ridden with anxiety to accomplish the task ahead of him is shown how to relax by himself! In addition to this being my child’s absolute favorite bedtime story, it is the favorite of her first grade class. I read to the class once a month and even though I bring other books, they always ask me to read this one. The class is intrigued by the caterpillar and the bright water color illustrations. They love to relax with the adorable caterpillar. I especially like the author’s choice of vocabulary. Kids today are smarter than we think and they appreciate being spoken to in an intelligent manner. If the occasional child is challenged by words like, “nourished, confident, and accomplish,” then it is a perfect opportunity to teach them the meaning of these wonderful words that are meant to fortify our children’s minds and bodies. In today’s stressed out, rush about world, this book should be mandatory! - Denice Evans

  • While searching for helpful tools for my anxious daughter I came across Lori Lites’ books and CDs. I purchased the set including this book, The Goodnight Caterpillar. My daughter listened to the CD as she read the books and loved them. The first night I read her this story she de-stressed and was very relaxed. She fell asleep almost instantly. I have also noticed better coping with her stress during the day. We have only had the books for a week but they are just the tool I needed to help my daughter with her anxiety and stress. - Trish

  • This is a wonderful book that my 4 year old daughter truly loves and understands. Lori Lite has a series of insightful books for children which are wonderful tools to help children relax and honor themselves. It’s such a treat to see your child at peace and sharing relaxation techniques with other children. I highly recommend The Goodnight Caterpillar!
    - Susan L. Mike, MD, Co-Founder of Joyful Genius

  • I fall asleep each night while reading The Goodnight Caterpillar to my children! They love it, I love it, and it works! Both children ask for it at bedtime, during anxious times, or anytime they feel a need to take a break for a moment. Highly recommended.
    - N.W.B

  • First I will begin by listing the programs/CD’s/books that I have purchased from Lite Books. 4 books: A Boy and a Bear, The Affirmation Web, A Boy and a Turtle and The Goodnight Caterpillar plus 5 audio CDs: Indigo Dreams, Indigo Ocean Dreams, Indigo Dreams: Garden of Wellness, Indigo Teen Dreams and Indigo Dreams: Adult Relaxation plus: Children’s Stress Awareness Curriculum Designed for Youth Education. Next I will say “THEY ARE ALL AMAZING!” For 9 years I worked as an advocate for children in a homeless shelter for women and children. I was constantly challenged with finding resources that were short, effective, and held the attention of the children. I was able to find resources but not all in one spot, I had to piece a little of this and a little of that to reach a fully rounded program that worked. The tools that Lori Lite created within each book and each CD offer short, highly effective programs that hold the attention of children. And best of all it is a package deal! You do not have to pull from any other program because the tools that she gives you are all you need. I am now an HHP and use the books and CD’s when working with children of any age to simply give them powerful tools that they can use in daily life and hopefully carry into teen and adult hood. In my opinion Lite Books offer the best resources available to the health and wellness of children on the market. Within my own life I use the CD’s as a nightly staple within the bedtime process of my children. They have not been able to stay awake long enough to finish even one of the stories on the CD yet. That is how relaxing the CD’s are. For myself I have to stay sitting up when tucking them in and listening with them because if I get comfortable I am waking up in the middle of the night still in my kid’s room! During daylight hours and when my children are well rested I have worked each session on the CD’s with them from beginning to end. Now when they are feeling overwhelmed, frightened, angry, etc… I will see them use the techniques they have learned through Lori’s programs, they move quickly from the negative feeling to a positive approach and positive result. Lite Books offers professional and friendly customer service, with great shipping time. I am so grateful to have found this amazing resource and look forward to being one of their strongest professional advocates as well as personal customers! - T. Hartley

A Boy and a Bear

  • This book provides a much-needed way for parents and educators to introduce deep breathing to children as a simple and enjoyable way to relax the body/mind. It tells the story of a boy and a bear who climb opposite sides of a mountain, meet at the top and smile a greeting. The boy notices how nice the sun feels, how good it is to lie on the flat rock and how he likes to take deep breaths (counting 1-2-3-4). The bear playfully imitates the boy, with comforting repetitive text saying, “…so did the bear” after each of the boy’s actions. They end up drifting off to sleep with the boy resting on the bear’s belly, noticing how his belly goes up and down while he breathes. Simple, beautiful, brilliant. These are excellent tools. I’m most grateful to Lori Lite. Highly recommended! – Art C., Teacher

  • My 4 year old son suffers from severe panic attacks, and because he is so young we have had a very difficult time helping him manage his attacks in a way that he understands. We have all of Lori Lites books & her CD, and they have helped us teach him proper breathing and relaxation techniques so well that when an attack begins we remind him to “breath like the bear” and he immediately begins his deep breathing. We have actually been able to lower his medication because of our success with your books. I would highly recommend any of Lori’s products for any child, especially if they have an anxiety condition. – B.I.

  • I was at my wits end with putting my 5 year old to sleep. My neighbor recommended “A Boy and A Bear” to me and I couldn’t believe the results. My son was finally able to calm himself down and get rid of his anxiety and fears. The way the boy shows the bear to do belly breathing is brilliant! I didn’t know how to breathe for relaxation myself but it didn’t matter. This book did all the work for me and I even learned how to breathe myself. I highly recommend this book for all children. -J. Bloom

  • I am a mental health therapist with children and families. There are many books and resources to teach kids about relaxation and breathing, but few work for me to introduce the concepts to my younger clients – preschoolers and younger elementary school children. (Though it would also be good for older elementary schoolers.) The simplicity of this book is calming in and of itself. The children I see enjoy it that the little boy in the book is the expert, and they enjoy the expressions of the overwhelmed bear as the boy helps him to learn how to manage his emotions. The pictures are simple – not like the color-saturated pictures common to most children’s picture books now – but that’s also part of the book’s charm and calming influence. -Tricia Jalbert

  • I just finished a four week Behavioral Pain Management program. The minute I got this book in the mail, I was aware of how valuable this would be for children who are either experiencing pain themselves, or know someone who is. A Boy and a Bear should be a part of every school library and every counselor’s office! – Susan Wolf

  • Having practiced yoga for several years I understand the power of breathing for relaxation, but I was stumped on how to teach my energetic, bouncing off the wall, 5 year old how relax himself to sleep. The Boy and the Bear has given me that tool. It’s simple, meditative and calming for us all. Tonight he said “Mom, let’s read the Boy and the Bear, it slows me down”. This book is magic. We read, we breathe, yawn and sleep. – S. Paul

  • We have several of Lori Lites’ book and the Indigo dreams CD, and like them all but this by far my challenging son’s favorite. My husband read the story the first few times, and my son did like the story, but did not get much from it. I realized that DH did not really understand the importance of using a very calm, soothing voice (it can be hard to find it with an oppositional child). So, I asked DH to simply flip pages with the CD going. They both got so relaxed they fell asleep. I will say I have some practice at mediation but I am no expert. I took a turn with as I had read the story and thought it would help if we could get him to participate. I started reading it and got so into it that almost forgot I was reading it to someone. Wow! I was floored when he began to spontaneously breathe rhythmically with me. He was so centered and peaceful for the next couple of days. It was one of the most rewarding moments I have had with him. Since then, Mommy reads the story to him. Is a cure all? No way, but if, you enjoy meditation and rhythmic breathing, and do the work for yourself in the book; you may just find that your child comes along for the ride. -C.M.

  • First I will begin by listing the programs/CD’s/books that I have purchased from Lite Books. 4 books: A Boy and a Bear, The Affirmation Web, A Boy and a Turtle and The Goodnight Caterpillar plus 5 audio CDs: Indigo Dreams, Indigo Ocean Dreams, Indigo Dreams: Garden of Wellness, Indigo Teen Dreams and Indigo Dreams: Adult Relaxation plus: Children’s Stress Awareness Curriculum Designed for Youth Education. Next I will say “THEY ARE ALL AMAZING!” For 9 years I worked as an advocate for children in a homeless shelter for women and children. I was constantly challenged with finding resources that were short, effective, and held the attention of the children. I was able to find resources but not all in one spot, I had to piece a little of this and a little of that to reach a fully rounded program that worked. The tools that Lori Lite created within each book and each CD offer short, highly effective programs that hold the attention of children. And best of all it is a package deal! You do not have to pull from any other program because the tools that she gives you are all you need. I am now an HHP and use the books and CD’s when working with children of any age to simply give them powerful tools that they can use in daily life and hopefully carry into teen and adult hood. In my opinion Lite Books offer the best resources available to the health and wellness of children on the market. Within my own life I use the CD’s as a nightly staple within the bedtime process of my children. They have not been able to stay awake long enough to finish even one of the stories on the CD yet. That is how relaxing the CD’s are. For myself I have to stay sitting up when tucking them in and listening with them because if I get comfortable I am waking up in the middle of the night still in my kid’s room! During daylight hours and when my children are well rested I have worked each session on the CD’s with them from beginning to end. Now when they are feeling overwhelmed, frightened, angry, etc… I will see them use the techniques they have learned through Lori’s programs, they move quickly from the negative feeling to a positive approach and positive result. Lite Books offers professional and friendly customer service, with great shipping time. I am so grateful to have found this amazing resource and look forward to being one of their strongest professional advocates as well as personal customers! – T. Hartley

Affirmation Web

  • My daughters self esteem had been low and The Affirmation Web helped her look at the positive good things about herself. Great confidence building tool to review all the good qualities that my child can find in herself. Love all Lori Lite’s books. Recommend them highly. -Trish

  • I am familiar with many of the author’s books and CDs, so I ordered The Affirmation Web. As an adult, I was skeptical when I first looked at how basic this story was, but I was quickly proven wrong by my child. He caught on to the direct, no fluff approach to affirmations. It was thrilling to see my child say he liked himself. This is quite a turn around from how he usually critiques himself. He also enjoys the relaxing way that the story is written. It is very melodic. The author truly writes to impress the child, not the adult. -Denise R.

  • I work with children and have been using The Affirmation Web as a way to introduce children to positive self-esteem building statements. Children love the simple, pure presentation of this difficult concept. Different animals show the child in a straight forward manner how to say something positive about themselves. The author’s choice of animals is very effective in that she uses animals that are not known as “popular and beautiful”. The child in the book is also illustrated so that any child can relate to the character. This really makes an impact on the children. I have tried affirmation books with beautiful, perfect characters and wordy text. The difference is that this book really speaks to the children. They connect with the challenges a bat might have in saying that he is “forgiving of himself and others”. An opossum says” I am beautiful.” A skunk says “I like myself.” I have found that children struggling with self image gain hope and inspiration from these less than glamorous animals as they tell the world that contrary to what others may think……they believe in themselves. – Denice Evans

  • My wish for my child is that she will have the confidence to face all of life’s challenges. I have tried to instill in her a positive self-image. Now, after reading Affirmation Web, she has learned another tool to help her reach her goals. Affirmations are a great way to stay focused and to give yourself the encouragement you need to be successful. I really appreciate sharing this technique with my daughter. – A. C.

  • Being a Massage Therapist and Relaxation Coach; I find Affirmation Web and other Lori Lite books to be refreshing, for the simple fact that the message sent to our children is that the connection of their minds & body is something of great Ahhhh. And plus giving them another opportunity to observe their own spirit is priceless. Luvem’ – G.O.

  • First I will begin by listing the programs/CD’s/books that I have purchased from Lite Books. 4 books: A Boy and a Bear, The Affirmation Web, A Boy and a Turtle and The Goodnight Caterpillar plus 5 audio CDs: Indigo Dreams, Indigo Ocean Dreams, Indigo Dreams: Garden of Wellness, Indigo Teen Dreams and Indigo Dreams: Adult Relaxation plus: Children’s Stress Awareness Curriculum Designed for Youth Education. Next I will say “THEY ARE ALL AMAZING!” For 9 years I worked as an advocate for children in a homeless shelter for women and children. I was constantly challenged with finding resources that were short, effective, and held the attention of the children. I was able to find resources but not all in one spot, I had to piece a little of this and a little of that to reach a fully rounded program that worked. The tools that Lori Lite created within each book and each CD offer short, highly effective programs that hold the attention of children. And best of all it is a package deal! You do not have to pull from any other program because the tools that she gives you are all you need. I am now an HHP and use the books and CD’s when working with children of any age to simply give them powerful tools that they can use in daily life and hopefully carry into teen and adult hood. In my opinion Lite Books offer the best resources available to the health and wellness of children on the market. Within my own life I use the CD’s as a nightly staple within the bedtime process of my children. They have not been able to stay awake long enough to finish even one of the stories on the CD yet. That is how relaxing the CD’s are. For myself I have to stay sitting up when tucking them in and listening with them because if I get comfortable I am waking up in the middle of the night still in my kid’s room! During daylight hours and when my children are well rested I have worked each session on the CD’s with them from beginning to end. Now when they are feeling overwhelmed, frightened, angry, etc… I will see them use the techniques they have learned through Lori’s programs, they move quickly from the negative feeling to a positive approach and positive result. Lite Books offers professional and friendly customer service, with great shipping time. I am so grateful to have found this amazing resource and look forward to being one of their strongest professional advocates as well as personal customers! – T. Hartley

Curriculum Endorsements

  • I purchased this program with GATE (Gifted and Talented Education) funds from my district last year to be used with 12-14 year olds and the students really loved the CD for relaxation and even the children’s stories. Many gifted and Indigo children get very anxious about feeling the need to be perfectionist and this program enables them to relax and focus with more clarity when they use their imagination or take a test. I highly recommend it, even for teenagers!
    — Michelle Sale – middle school teacher (Orange County, CA)

  • As a Montessori directress, I have employed the Children’s Awareness Curriculum in my classroom for more than a year. With each story, meditation, relaxation lesson and activity, the children’s enjoyment levels and interest continue expanding on a consistent basis. LoriLite’s ideas have been a wonderful catalyst to a Peace curriculum that is building with each happy request by the children to do more of the activities. This foundation has led us to Yoga, self-affirming games, and cooperative play that exceeds not only my original intention in offering it to the children, but has made an impression and a significant impact on the way the children approach most new challenges posed to them. It is a terrific place to start! — C. Bye (Troy , Ohio)

  • I have been evaluating many books and curriculums designed to teach relaxation and stress management to children. What struck me most about the Children’s Awareness Curriculum is how user friendly it is! I had everything I needed to set up an instant classroom! The books and CD make it easy and the flags bring an instant focal point. I also purchased the Yoga Mudra and Chakra posters for an added classroom feel. Each lesson is laid out from the minute you greet the children to the minute they leave. No guessing or filling in those awkward moments. Lori Lite has really managed to make these complex concepts EASY to TEACH! Highly recommended for anyone with or without teaching experience and with or without relaxation experience.
    — Monika (Kentucky)

  • As a stress consultant I work with children in a one on one session based environment. I have always dreamed of teaching children in a group format. This curriculum enabled me to create such a group. There are so many benefits in having the children together to support each other and create a fun interactive environment. I opened the curriculum and was ready to go. I love how it in includes everything I needed (except crayons) to immediately teach a class. The “Indigo Dreams” CD demonstrates how to use the actual stress management techniques in the lessons. The kids LOVED it! If you have always wanted to teach children but didn’t know how to get started I highly recommend this curriculum. It is so user friendly that even if you have never taught before you will be able to! — Denice A. Evans

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