The Flourishing Principal: Strategies for Self-Renewal

The Flourishing Principal: Strategies for Self-Renewal

by Kathleen Adams, Rosemary Lohndorf

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781475802962
Publisher: R&L Education
Publication date: 05/16/2013
Series: It's Easy to W.R.I.T.E. Expressive Writing Series
Pages: 166
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Kathleen Adams MA, LPC is one of the leading voices in the field of expressive and therapeutic writing. A psychotherapist and registered poetry/journal therapist, she founded the Center for Journal Therapy in 1988. She is the author/editor of nine books on expressive writing and the series editor for the It’s Easy to W.R.I.T.E. Expressive Writing series for Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.

Rosemary Lohndorf has been an avid journal writer for many years. She was a principal and award-winning elementary school teacher who recently retired from Colorado’s Boulder Valley School District. She has taught children and adults for over 30 years.

Table of Contents

Preface

1.Why Write?
Why Write?
It’s Easy to W.R.I.T.E
Suggestions for Satisfying Writing
2.The Flourishing Principle
The Principle of Flourishing
Warm-Ups
01.Who am I?
02.The Flourishing Wheel
03.Finding the Flourishing Zone
Reflections
3.Core Values
Core Values
Warm-Ups
04.Naming Values
05.Defining Values
06.Making Art from a Core Value
07.Values-Based Problem Solving
Reflections

4.Balance
Cultivating Balance
Warm-Ups
08.The Balance Wheel
09.Balance Inventory
10.Core Values and the Balance Wheel
Reflections
5.Realism
Telling Yourself the Truth
Warm-Ups
11.Transforming “Stinkin’ Thinkin’”
12. Reality Cards
13.The ABCs
14.Current Reality
Reflections
6.Intention
The Power of Intention
Warm-Ups
15.What Do I Want?
16.Setting Intention
17.100 Action Steps
18.Categorizing Your List
19.Taking the Next Step
Reflections
7.Creativity
The Creative Process
Warm-Ups
20.Creativity Current Reality
21.Unblocking the Flow
22.Creativity Scavenger Hunt
23.Feeding the Muse
Reflections
8.Communication
Communicating with Self and Others
Warm-Ups
24.The Quality of My Listening
25.Rewriting the Script
26.Dialogue with the Self
Reflections
9.Self-Care
Taking Time for Self-Care
Warm-Ups
27.Self-Care Inventory
28.Advice from My Flourishing Self
29.My Self-Care Action Plan
Reflections
10.Wisdom
Keeping a Wisdom Journal
Warm-Ups
30.A Note of Appreciation
31.Forgiving Self and Others
32.Captured Moment of Joy
33.A Story of Kindness
Reflections
11.Obstacles into Outcomes
Putting It All Together
34.A Current Obstacle
35.Applying the Tools
36.Heart-Centered Communication
37.Action Plan for Outcomes
Reflection
12.The Flourishing Principal
Flourishing
Warm-Ups
38.My Flourishing Plan
39.One Year From Today
References
Gratitudes
About the Authors
Facilitator’s Guide

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