Young people have to cope with stress yet often are given little or no practical help, nor are they taught coping strategies. Using the popular technique of Circle Time, this book provides a range of exercises to promote relaxation, inner confidence and a positive sense of self through the use of visualisation. These strategies are already established in other walks of life, such as sport, and will build on emotional literacy work as part of the PSHE curriculum. The exercises are also accompanied by questions, discussion prompts and worksheets. This book will be useful for all adults who want to provide young people aged 8 upwards with the tools to assist emotional development.

The House That Peace Built

The house that peace built

This is a visualisation on finding a peaceful space within.

The following paragraph is intended to prompt discussion.

We are a collection of qualities which include our personality, habits, character, and way of being, thinking and acting. We are like a mansion with many rooms. There are many interesting things in the rooms. When we are aware of all the things in the room we can make use of them more easily. It is far too easy to focus on that one less than perfect aspect of ourselves. On the other hand, other parts of ourself can become neglected like forgotten things in rooms which gather dust. For instance, one part of a person may be quite aggressive ...

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