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Focusing on past experiences to begin the process of emotional healing, this book provides methods for helping children and adolescents experiencing depression, fear, hidden grief and unpredictable anger to release such emotional stress and develop their happiness and emotional well being. Devised by experienced counsellors, this book includes clear, step-by-step games and exercises for encouraging children's growth of self-awareness and reclaiming of self-esteem. The exercises, designed for work with both individual children and groups, provide imaginative formats for repairing the hurts of the past and for opening children to the full potential of their inner world.
In addition to the emotional release exercises there is guidance for personal development and counselling sessions, an introduction to sandplay therapy; work with art, drama and music; Gestalt methods, relaxation and visualisation formats; and survival tips for carers.
About the Author
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 and for the Australian Council for Educational Research.
A new view of the landscape
Acknowledging the silent ground
A practical guide for presenters
Feeling the warmth of the sun
Practising freedom, grace and beauty
Journey to the centre of the Earth
Cultivating creative seeds
Reclaiming a lost world
Attending to each moment of life
Building bridges through play
Gestalt role-play question sheet
App. 2: Some cross-cultural sources
App. 3: Music
Four Element Sheet
Index of exercises
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ISBN: 9781843102250 ISBN-10: 1843102250 Audience:
Number Of Pages: 224 Published: 15th December 2003 Publisher: JESSICA KINGSLEY PUBLISHERS Country of Publication: GB Dimensions (cm): 23.0 x 20.8
Weight (kg): 0.59
Edition Number: 1