Emotional Healing and Self-Esteem: Inner-Life Skills of Relaxation, Visualisation and Mediation for Children and Adolescents

Emotional Healing and Self-Esteem: Inner-Life Skills of Relaxation, Visualisation and Mediation for Children and Adolescents


By (author) Mark Pearson

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  • Format: Paperback | 176 pages
  • Dimensions: 210mm x 294mm x 12mm | 458g
  • Publication date: 1 February 2004
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1843102242
  • ISBN 13: 9781843102243
  • Illustrations note: glossary, indexes
  • Sales rank: 252,438

Product description

Not available from JKP in Australia or New Zealand How can we build children's self-esteem and sense of well being? This book aims to guide teachers, youth workers, counsellors and parents through a range of accessible personal development exercises for children and adolescents, introducing relaxation, visualisation and meditation skills. There are step-by-step guidelines for planning, presenting and integrating inner-life skills programs in-group work as well as family and group communication games. Readers will learn new methods for teaching relaxation and quiet inner focus, movement meditations, and exercises that develop emotional, spiritual and intellectual awareness and self-esteem. These exercises aim to help students gain new-found creativity, a language to articulate their feelings, and skills for attaining a calm and balanced outlook.

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Author information

Mark Pearson is the author of several books on Expressive Therapies. He has been conducting training courses in Expressive Therapies, Emotional Release and Sandplay Therapy around Australia, New Zealand and Asia since 1989. Originally a primary school teacher, he has conducted individual and group programs for emotionally disturbed children and adolescents. He holds a Masters degree in Education, majoring in Behaviour Management, a Diploma in Emotional Release Counselling and has completed further studies in Transpersonal Psychology with Dr Stanislav Grof. He now works internationally as a psychotherapy and counselling trainer through the Expressive Therapies Institute of Australia (www.expressivetherapies.com.au) and for the Australian Council for Educational Research.

Table of contents

Preface. Introduction. 1. A new view of the landscape. 2. Acknowledging the silent ground. 3. A practical guide for presenters. 4. Feeling the warmth of the sun. 5. Practising freedom, grace and beauty. 6. Journey to the centre of the Earth. 7. Cultivating creative seeds. 8. Reclaiming a lost world. 9. Attending to each moment of life. 10. Building bridges through play. Appendix 1. Gestalt role-play question sheet. Appendix 2. Some cross-cultural sources. Appendix 3. Music. Appendix 4. Four Element Sheet. Resources. Glossary. Index of exercises. General Index.