The book is divided into three sections. The first half is theory and instruction, intended to help the user put into action the second half of the book, i.e. activity work sheets on eight themes. The themes are given picture-word names easy for children to remember. For example, Theme II is Who Am I or Rubies, while Theme VII, Solving Problems is Rainbows. Each theme section begins with learning objectives and ends with additional activities to expand further on the theme if needed or desired. The book concludes with six appendices designed to assist the therapist and other adults to augment the therapy sessions. A subject index allows the user to find specific topics easily.
Packed with activities and helpful advice, this resource is designed for professionals working to help adolescents and adults break the destructive cycle of low self-esteem. This fully updated new edition of Deborah M. Plummer's popular resource is filled with practical ideas for building healthy self-esteem. Easy-to-use photocopiable activity sheets encourage participants to use existing skills and develop new techniques to nurture confidence and feelings of self-worth. These are complemented by relaxation and breath control exercises, and expanded theoretical chapters that explains what healthy self-esteem is, why people may have low self-esteem and the consequences that can result from it. Suitable for work with individuals and groups in a wide range of educational and therapeutic settings, this resource will prove indispensable to teachers, speech and language therapists, professionals working in adult education centres, counsellors at schools and universities, social workers and other individuals working with young people.
This truly is a resource book and the photocopiable worksheets enable the worker to take the relevant piece of work to appointments. Though structured for group work for 15-year-olds and above, the book can easily be used in direct work with individuals at home, in children's centres or even office interview rooms... 2b1af7f3a8