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Emotional Release for Children : Repairing the Past, Preparing the Future - Mark Pearson

Emotional Release for Children

Repairing the Past, Preparing the Future

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Published: 15th December 2003
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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.

Preface
Introduction
A new view of the landscapep. 1
Acknowledging the silent groundp. 9
A practical guide for presentersp. 19
Feeling the warmth of the sunp. 36
Practising freedom, grace and beautyp. 61
Journey to the centre of the Earthp. 80
Cultivating creative seedsp. 98
Reclaiming a lost worldp. 116
Attending to each moment of lifep. 130
Building bridges through playp. 138
Gestalt role-play question sheetp. 150
App. 2: Some cross-cultural sourcesp. 151
App. 3: Musicp. 154
Four Element Sheetp. 156
Resourcesp. 157
Glossaryp. 159
Index of exercisesp. 164
General indexp. 166
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ISBN: 9781843102250
ISBN-10: 1843102250
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 15th December 2003
Publisher: JESSICA KINGSLEY PUBLISHERS
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.0 x 20.8  x 1.3
Weight (kg): 0.59
Edition Number: 1