Sam the Tram's Dance Club
Sam the Tram's Dance Club
The world’s first book written in Empowerment Script™
It’s meant to be read back and forth, from left to right and then right to left…holding great promise for trauma, ADHD, and dyslexia.
Sam the Tram’s Dance Club
Written and Illustrated by Lowen Clarke
North American Edition
Publication date: April 7, 2020 - Taking pre-orders now (will ship in April)
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Sam the Tram’s Dance Club is a children’s book unlike any other. The text is an Empowerment Script™. It’s meant to be read back and forth, from left to right and then right to left. The first line of text is written
just > as > you > are > reading,
.way < other < the < goes < next < the < and<
Left > to > right,
.left < to < right < then<
This style of writing, invented by the Ancient Greeks, stimulates connection between the two sides of the brain. The bilateral eye movements help can help any reader relax, let go of stress, and be more creative.
Professionals familiar with EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) will see the potential for readers with trauma or dissociation. This reading technique also holds promise for ADHD (attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder) and dyslexia.
Join Sam, Melba, and the kids as they fix Grand Union Junction and learn to dance the “tramba.” Children can read this book alone or by following an adult’s finger movements. Grown-ups enjoy the book too!
With colorful illustrations, a gentle story about overcoming difficulties, and a breakthrough approach to reading, Sam the Tram’s Dance Club offers readers preschool and up a calming, fun way to build new neural pathways and healthier states of mind.
The original edition was published in Australia. This is the North American Edition.
Who Should Read Sam the Tram’s Dance Club
Sam the Tram’s Dance Club can be read by anyone. The back and forth reading calms breathing, helps with focus, and has the potential to provide relief from past traumatic experiences.
This book is good for children of any age to learn a different style of reading and enjoy a beautiful story about Sam the Tram.
Even though this is a children’s book, adults with past trauma have been helped reading this book with a therapist.
For professionals (psychologists, counselors, social workers, others):
This book can be used with clients of any age to help them find relief from trauma. The back and forth reading style has the effect of connecting the hemispheres, similar to EMDR. Mental health professionals in Australia have successfully used this book with clients of all ages to address trauma.
What Is Empowerment Script™?
Lowen Clarke discovered, revived, and revised a method of writing and reading first developed and used by the ancient Greeks. The text is written from right to left on one line and left to right on the next. Reading such a text requires bilateral eye movements, which have a calming and healing effect on the mind, particularly one that has been interrupted by trauma or dissociation. Mental health professionals who have used Dr. Clarke’s Empowerment Script with clients have found extremely positive effects, and is promising for dyslexia and ADHD.
Publication date: April 7, 2020
Size: 7.5” x 7.5”
ISBN (print): 9781950057030
Author: Lowen Clarke
Publisher: Brain Bridge Books
LOWEN CLARKE, inventor of Empowerment Script, has earned degrees in Classics, Divinity, Writing and Organisational Dynamics, and is completing a Doctorate in Therapeutic Arts Practice. He is trained in clinical hypnotherapy and has researched the social and psychological aspects of trauma for many years. He is a member of the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services Human Research Ethics Committee and a coach and has been a National Director for Schools Coaching in sport. His creativity and his wide diversity of interests enable him to work with individuals and groups in a way that they find affirming and empowering.
Dr. Clarke discovered, revived, and revised a method of writing and reading first developed and used by the ancient Greeks. The text is written from right to left on one line and left to right on the next. Reading such a text requires bilateral eye movements, which have a calming and healing effect on the mind, particularly one that has been interrupted by trauma or dissociation. Mental health professionals who have used Dr. Clarke’s Empowerment Script with clients have found extremely positive effects.
Dr. Clarke lives in Maryborough, Australia, where he and his partner Adrian are restoring an historic factory as an arts and culture centre. They also run an enterprise center that helps people transition to productivity. Dr. Clarke served on the National Trust W-class tram committee, which saved the Melbourne W-class tram fleet.