This workbook is for facilitators to help teens become aware of how positive thoughts and affirmations lead to positive actions. Facilitators can use the fully reproducible activities in this workbook to provide teens with three types of "take-away skills" - Conditions and Behavior, Frequency and Duration, and Accomplishment.
Take-away-skill statements for each activity may be used in educational and/or treatment planning, and also used to measure progress toward goals. These skills promote real life outcomes and behavioral changes.
Whether we realize it or not, we talk to ourselves, all the time, every day. What we say affects how we see ourselves, others, and the world. Self-talk affects our emotions and actions. It may sound simple, but, we can change our thoughts and change our lives.
The activities in this workbook will help teens:
- Decide what they want to believe about themselves.
- Picture their beliefs.
- Develop positive traits.
- Navigate bstacles.
- Re-program negative thoughts.
- Live life enthusiastically.
- Determine their future.
- Take possible actions.
The eight chapters in this workbook include:
- Thought Re-programming
All handouts and activities in this workbook are reproducible for your convenience.
|Publisher:||Whole Person Associates, Incorporated|
|Product dimensions:||8.30(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.40(d)|
About the Author
Ester R.A. Leutenberg has worked in the mental health field for many years as a publisher, author, and advocate for those suffering from loss. She personally experienced a devastating loss when her son Mitchell, after struggling with a mental illness for eight years, died by suicide in 1986. Soon after, as a way of both healing and helping others, Ester co-founded Wellness Reproductions & Publishing with her daughter Kathy Khalsa and began developing therapeutic products that help facilitators help their clients.
With Whole Person Associates, Ester has co-written several books and corresponding card decks, including: GriefWork ~ Healing from Loss, Breaking Up is Hard to Do, Creating a Healthy Balanced Life, The Complete Caregiver Support Guide, Life Skills to Help Teens Balance Way Too Much, the Mental Health & Life Skills Workbook series' for adults and teens, the Coping series, the Erasing the Stigma of Mental Illness through Awareness series, the Mind-Body Wellness series, and the Optimal Well-Being for Senior Adults series. Visit WholePerson.com for a complete list.
Ester, a breast cancer survivor since 2003, counsels other survivors in overcoming body and loss issues. Ester is a board member of SOS (Survivors of Suicide) in Tucson AZ.
Carol A. Butler, MS Ed, RN, C, has a Master of Science in Education and School Counseling, a Certificate in Alcohol and Drug Studies and is a Board Certified Psychiatric and Mental Health Registered Nurse. The activities in her publications were developed in response to clients' needs, and have been utilized effectively with diverse populations. She has taught children and adults, provided vocational and employee assistance counseling, worked in mental health care for children, adolescents, and adults in hospital and community settings. Carol is the author of the book and corresponding card deck, 100 Interactive Activities for Mental Health and Substance Abuse Recovery.
Together, Ester and Carol have authored: Motivation-Identifying Strengths, Interests, Abilities, Hopes and Dreams, and Veterans-Surviving and Thriving after Trauma, and the Transitional Life Skills for Teens series. Visit WholePerson.com for a complete list.