Journal: A Guide to Self-Discovery and Growth
Publication Year: 2010
Teens Journal Too!Journaling isn’t just for adults. Many teens and pre-teens chronicle their lives and express themselves through journaling. They lament relationships gone wrong, fume about unjust treatment at the hands of parents and other authority figures, and celebrate victories both in and out of school. In the language of teens, they “get their feelings out”, a proven benefit to emotional well-being. Unlike the ordinary blank-paged journals found in book stores and gift shops everywhere, this teen journal is carefully crafted by an expert in adolescent therapy. In addition to plenty of blank pages for self-expression, there are questions to ponder and answer that promote self-discovery and growth. Appealing cartoons and “Doodle Pages” make the journal come alive. The savvy eleven-year-old, defiant fourteen-year-old and shy ...
- Front Matter
- Back Matter
- Chapter 1: Gratitude List
- Chapter 2: My Poem
- Chapter 3: My Favorite Childhood Memory
- Chapter 4: My “Ideal” Boyfriend or Girlfriend
- Chapter 5: My Balance Sheet
- Chapter 6: My Friends
- Chapter 7: A Day in My Life
- Chapter 8: My Dream Job
- Chapter 9: My Special Day
- Chapter 10: My Favorite Teacher
- Chapter 11: My Family Portrait
- Chapter 12: My Holidays
- Chapter 13: Unfinished Sentences
- Chapter 14: My Biggest Worry
- Chapter 15: My Priorities
- Chapter 16: $$$$ Me and Money $$$$
- Chapter 17: My Clothes
- Chapter 18: Exercise and Physical Fitness
- Chapter 19: Storytelling and Creative Writing
- Chapter 20: Favorite Subject
- Chapter 21: You and God
- Chapter 22: My Peace and Comfort
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Journal Exercises[Page 1]
About the Author[Page 119]
Susan Carrell, RN, MS, LPC, is a therapist in private practice in Allenspark, Colorado. Previously, she was the Episcopal Chaplain for Missouri State University and Drury University. She was a substance abuse counselor for adolescents in an inpatient treatment facility and a psychiatric nurse clinician for hospitalized adolescents. She has been the owner and director of a state-certified alcohol and drug education program for youth. She also facilitated groups for high-risk adolescents in public high schools. She is author of Group Exercises for Adolescents: A Manual for Therapists (Sage, 1st ed., 1993; 2nd ed., 2000), The Therapist's Toolbox: 26 Tools and an Assortment of Implements for the Busy Therapist (Sage, 2001), and Escaping Toxic Guilt: Five Proven Steps to Free Yourself From Guilt for Good (McGraw-Hill, 2008). Visit her websites at http://www.carrellcounseling.com, http://www.escapingtoxicguilt.com, and http://www.almostfreetherapy.com.[Page 120]
About the Illustrator[Page 121]
Jack Wiens, MA, LPC, is a freelance artist who works in a variety of media. Jack is also a licensed professional counselor and presents workshops and classes on personal growth and self-care. Visit his website at http://www.jackwiens.com.