The pressures and concerns of teenagers are at the forefront of their emotional and mental health. This resource provides young men and women with guidance and tools to recognize the importance of social skills to aid their development.
The sessions and practical activities will allow students to address issues of identity, self esteem and self awareness based on the author's research and experience. Covering issues including relationships, drugs and problem solving the new edition will also cover: Gang cultures; Cyber-bullying; Future pressures; Eating disorders
This new resource also introduces therapeutic approaches to promote well-being including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Motivational Interviewing as well as offering easily accessible worksheets and materials available to download online. Tina Rae has once again devised an innovative and engaging program.
Session 7: Talking About Feelings
The facilitator can outline the main aims of the session as follows:
- For students to understand the importance of being able to identify, label and manage their feelings.
- For students to understand the link between self-management and overall well-being.
- For students to understand the link between thoughts, feelings and behaviours (cognitive behaviour approach) and the need to break negative cycles of thinking in order to change behaviours.
The facilitator can outline the main activities to be covered within this session, which include the thought-storming and quick activities, problem scenarios, talking about feelings, and development of a personal profile alongside a reframing of negative automatic thoughts.
Students are asked to thought-storm and to identify all the words and phrases that they can ...