What Children and Parents are Saying About My Hope Bear™

“We all need hope. Sadly, in a world where too many children are suffering from childhood domestic violence and now, with I call, ‘Covid Stress Disorder,’ My Hope Bear™ is comforting support.

Like Dr. Linda Olson, I too am the eldest of 6 kids. I grew up in a single-parent home filled with trauma/drama. I became a gang leader at the age of 9 and a Black Panther at the age of 12. I suffered from a plethora of adverse childhood experiences that manifested destructive and dangerous behaviors as a young black male on the streets of Oakland, CA. All of these experiences stole what should have been a healthy childhood from me and my family.

Now, as a Traumatologist, I coach young people and adults through crisis management situations, helping families discover their Behavioral SuperPowers™ and giftings, I wish that I had a tool like My Hope Bear™ to help heal my wounds and those of my siblings, back in the day.

My Hope Bear™ gives, it doesn’t take.

Dr. Gregory A. Spencer
Behavioral SuperPowers™ Coach”

“I have known Dr. Linda Olson for over 20 years. She is one of the most talented and gifted psychologists with whom I have ever worked with. Linda’s passion, warmth and desire to comfort and heal children and adults is truly remarkable. Her passion to create a therapeutic weighted Teddy Bear, in memory of her two sisters, is a testament to her passion to help comfort and heal.

My Hope Bear™ encourages sensory input, heavy work and tactile exploration. My Hope Bear is your perfect calm down friend for transitions and therapy sessions.

As a practicing psychoanalyst, psychotherapist and minister for over 40 years, I recommend My Hope Bear to every parent, grandparent and psychotherapist who has a child of their own or works with children in need.”

Dr. James Wisecup
Riverside Counseling Center

My Hope Bear will bring hope and restoration to youth. Based on scientific evidence, it will provide a sense of safety, belonging and love needed to thrive.

My Hope Bear is a life long project of Dr. Linda Olson that has been realized. Through her personal journey with trauma, she has, through resilience, created a bear that will bring hope to children.

As a clinician, I endorse My Hope Bear and look forward to making this product available to my clients through my private practice, Newness Of Life Counseling Services. Linda and I have experienced Childhood Domestic Voilence.  It is out of that adverse childhood experience that we dedicate our lives to helping children and adults unpack false negative beliefs and live the life God intended

Newness Of Life  Counseling Services
Lisa Jamison, LCSW