Managing the Difficult Emotions: A Programme for the Promotion of Emotional Intelligence and Resilience for Young People Aged 12 to 16
Publication Year: 2005
This humorous, punchy book meets the needs of those working with young people in schools, youth clubs, social service provision - in fact anywhere adults and young people interact. This is serious and important work made accessible. Within the structure of the programme there are five habits that are continually practised: " Being calm " Having energy " Having courage " Giving care " Making plans. The second part of the book considers: " Anger " Worry " Helplessness " Grief " Alcohol and tobacco. There are full facilitator's notes and the worksheets, activities and quizzes are presented in an enjoyable and lively style. Bob Bellhouse began his career as a teacher in mainstream schools before finding his niche working in alternative settings with marginalised ...
- Front Matter
- Back Matter
- How to Use the Material
- Evaluation of Sessions
- In Search of Inner Peace: Being Calm
- The Elixir of Life: Having Energy
- Avoiding Decoys: Being Courageous
- The Secret of Friendship: Giving Care
- The Map of Life: Making Plans
- The Difficult Emotions
- Spontaneous Eruptions: Anger
- Tooth Rattling: Worry
- Enslavement: Helplessness and Failure
- Recreational Drugs: Alcohol and Tobacco
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Cover illustration: Mark Ruffle
First published in Australia
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[Page iii]Life wasn't meant to be easy.
But take courage, child – for it can be delightful.
George Bernard Shaw (1856–1950)
Noble deeds and hot baths are the best cures for depression.
Dodie Smith (1896–1990)
[Page iv]Lucky Duck is more than a publishing house and training agency. George Robinson and Barbara Maines founded the company in the 1980s when they worked together as a head and as a psychologist, developing innovative strategies to support challenging students.
They have an international reputation for their work on bullying, self-esteem, emotional literacy and many other subjects of interest to the world of education. George and Barbara have set up a regular news-spot on the website at: http://www.luckyduck.co.uk/newsAndEvents/viewNewsItems and information about their training programmes can be found at: http://www.insetdays.com
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This book was originally published in Australia and was intended for young people to work through alone.
I liked its humorous, punchy style and with the authors' permission have amended it to suit delivery in schools, youth groups, social service provision – in fact anywhere that adults and young people interact in formal or informal situations.
I have tried to ensure its flexible approach has not been lost. It will provide resources that engage young people and generate healthy and sometimes heated debate.[Page vi]
We have provided examples of front covers that could be provided for young people to complete. This age group might prefer to design their own front cover. There is also an open-ended evaluation form that can be used at any stage of the programme.
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