Use these proactive tools to support children's emotional wellness and resiliency. Providing an approach for nurturing emotional development in youngsters between 4 and 19 years, this book and CD-ROM provide an activity and worksheet–packed resource for professionals. Implementation of an emotional literacy initiative within the whole school curriculum or in therapy sessions becomes practical for the facilitator and fun for the participants. This book is ideal for working with young people in a classroom setting, within small groups, or in a therapeutic context. The author provides: Practical activities and resources; Illustrations, stories, and cartoons; Assessment and record-keeping advice

Emotional Literacy Overview

Emotional literacy overview

Emotional literacy is the ebb and flow of emotions linking thoughts and actions. The more emotionally literate people are, the higher their emotional intelligence. Emotional intelligence can be raised by teaching the five pillars of emotional literacy (Goleman, 1996 and Gottman, 1998):

  • Understand emotions in-the-moment. This is basic for self-knowledge and insight. The reason is that individuals who know their emotions are better at designing their journey through life, since they have a more certain sense of themselves, whom they like to be with and how they would like to spend their time.
  • Deal appropriately with emotions as they arise, such as shaking off irritability and gloom. This is fundamental for self-care. Individuals who are inept at managing their emotions, ...
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