This explorer’s guide and has been written and developed by the Story Makers team alongside teachers and mental health professionals. Designed as a companion piece to our fiction book, The Nightmare Catcher, the guide is primarily aimed at primary teachers, and other professionals working with children. The guide identifies key parts of the story to explore safely through drama and creative writing activities and provides a step by step explanation of how to do this. The development of emotional literacy skills, imaginative freedom and a sense of community is facilitated clearly through the activities. Through shared story making, the guide aims to support children’s development in managing their own emotional wellbeing and create an exciting space for imaginative exploration!