TAM’s Journey The Beginning by Amanda Peddle

TAM’s Journey – The beginning, The Middle and The End? introduce, through storytelling and endearing characters, how we process emotional response and how this is the most NORMAL and one of the oldest bodily functions, now over stimulated. Explaining the amygdala and fight/flight/freeze response to sensory activity

Book cover of TAM's Journey by Amanda Peddle
As we move into an Era of increased awareness of our Emotional wellbeing and the impact on ourselves and society as a whole, it becomes clear that more ways of encouraging children to manage their emotional state in a much more effective and understandable way is needed. This set of books introduces the Physiological process as part of a Journey of discovery for TAM and his new friend Hetty. Teaching Children and Young People the ‘how and why’ of emotions can remove stigma and calm some of the worry around reactions, by sharing a learning experience like a story they can develop their understanding of why we as a species respond to stimulus the way we do. This leads a greater self awareness and in turn an opportunity to challenge some of those reactions.


Photo of author Amanda Peddle smiling looking away

Amanda Peddle, the author and programme creator, has over 20 years in practitioner roles based in both Education, residential and therapeutic settings actively researching and developing Neuroeducational models in mainstream curriculum Having effectively navigated the intersections between Health, Education and Families to evolve creative Educational Neuroscience programmes, One of her primary programmes, the ERA model ( Emotional Response Awareness) based around the basics of Neuroeducation, developed as a story style narrative and so with a big push from some primary school children the TAM’s Journey book series was developed Recommended by Dr Tina Rae, Dr Mine Conkbayir and children and families worldwide, TAMs Journey books are a must for every home and setting, the staff training programmes enhance delivery, and support staff in self development so that their own self awareness and emotional regulation can be considered in work with children of all ages. Her passion is to make all children and young people able to understand and accept rather than be fearful of FEELING.

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