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Copyright Alison Knowles (2015)


The right of Alison Knowles to be identified as author of this work
has been asserted by her in accordance with section 77 and 78 of the
Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988.
All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced,
stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any
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without the prior permission of the publishers.
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damages.
A CIP catalogue record for this title is available from the British
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ISBN 978 1 78455 806 2 (paperback)


ISBN 978 1 78455 807 9 (hardback)
www.austinmacauley.com
First Published (2015)
Austin Macauley Publishers Ltd.
25 Canada Square
Canary Wharf
London
E14 5LB

Printed and bound in Great Britain

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About the Author


I am a cognitive hypnotherapist and I have my own
private practice where I work with young and old,
helping them to overcome issues that restrict the
quality of their lives. Ollie was created in my therapy
room for the children I work with helping them to
overcome a myriad of issues that our youngsters
struggle with in todays world. Ollie works on two
levels, it empowers our kids and gives parents and
teachers a new and wonderful way of helping them be
the best version of themselves they can.
I make therapy fun . All behaviour serves a purpose.
Through Ollie I help kids and adults see that, and
find empowering ways to replace restricting or
inappropriate behaviours with positive empowering
ones.

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For my dad and my partner for their support and belief,


and for Mole for being Mole.

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Foreword
It is my great joy in life to teach people how to enjoy
being themselves more. Ive lost count of the number
of times Ive interrupted that teaching to say imagine
the difference it would make to the world if children
were taught this stuff. Alison (and Ollie) are an answer
to that imagining. One of the greatest gifts we can
give our children is the understanding that they can
be in control of their feelings, that nobody can take
their power, they can only give it away, and that they
can choose the meaning of their experiences. In her
inimitable style, Alison uses Ollie to teach exactly that.
Im very proud to have been any part of the ideas that
have led to this wonderful creation. I look forward to
reading it to my grandchildren.
Trevor Silvester - Founder and Training Director
of the Quest Institute of Cognitive Hypnotherapy

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Chapter One
Ollie's New Trainers.

Ollie was only seven when he realised he had


superpowers. He hated school. He liked his teachers well some of them. Mrs Moon was a bit scary because
she bellowed like a huge whale. In fact, Ollie often
wondered if the bun in her hair was blocking the hole
that the water comes out of like a real whale.
The problem was Simon and George. They were in his
class and they were bullies. Every day they made Ollie
give them his lunch money and one day they made
Ollie give them his brand new trainers. He couldnt tell
his mum about Simon and George because they said
they would hurt him if he did.
The day they took Ollies trainers was the same day
Ollie found out he had superpowers.
He walked home from school in his bare feet. It took
his mum a while to notice because she had just got
home from her job at the old peoples home and was
rushing about trying to get their tea ready. She was
really cross because Ollie told her hed lost them.
Ollies mum had to work extra hard to get the new
trainers for him as Ollies daddy did not live with them
anymore. His mum was always cross since Daddy had
left and always very tired.

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That night his mum said that they had to hurry up with
their tea because she wanted to take a cake up to the
old peoples home. It was Mr. Wilcoxs birthday.
Ollie liked Mr. Wilcox, and all the old people at
the home. It was like having lots of grandmas and
grandpas. Mr. Wilcox was his favourite though
because he once played football for Bluntingford
Athletic the town Ollie and his mum now lived in.
Ollie and Mr. Wilcox would talk for hours about football
because Ollie really loved football too and was very
good at it. If it wasnt for old Mr. Wilcox Ollie might
have kept the secret about his stolen trainers for quite
a while.
Ollies mother said, You can show Mr. Wilcox your
new trainers when we get to the home, Ollie.
Ollie went bright red and felt his tummy going all
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bubbly and his legs go all wobbly. He went to his room


trying to work out what to do and was getting very
worried.
Come on Ollie, said Mum. Well be late.
Ollie put his old trainers on and followed his mum out
to the car.
Ollie, said Mum. Why are you wearing those old
things? Go and put your new ones on quickly now!
Poor Ollie what was he going to do?
I, I left them at school by mistake, said Ollie, shifting
on his feet very uncomfortably.
You did what? Where? Are they in your locker? They
cost a fortune Ollie; you know I cant afford to get you
another pair. Oh Ollie, how thoughtless.
Ollie just looked down at his feet and his old trainers.
Oh well get in the car or we will be late, we can talk
about this later.
Ollies tummy felt very sick and he wanted to cry but
he got in the car and they drove in silence to the old
peoples home.
It was like a big house with lots of little houses around
the edge. The big house was where the TV and
games room were. Ollie loved that because he could
play snooker or pool and dominoes and some of his
grandmas and grandpas had taught him to play cards.
Sometimes in the school holidays Ollie played in there
all day while his mum looked after the grandmas and
grandpas.
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