49 Ways to Write Yourself Well is an inspirational guide to improving your confidence and general well-being through writing. Written by a leading creative-writing trainer and life coach, this book is a compendium of tools, techniques and activities which you can draw on to help you take control of your emotions, relationships and personal goals, and find a greater sense of self. The book is structured into 49 different and complementary approaches to using writing in creative and transformational ways for enhancing well-being.
The information and exercises will help you to build and maintain a regular writing practice, as well as set up and maintain a journal. Learn how to use creative writing to identify and manage your emotions, release emotional and mental blocks, practise coaching models on the page to discover solutions to work or personal challenges, and reframe relationships with oneself and others. With recent research showing the positive and health-improving benefits that can come through writing, this guide will help you express yourself and achieve a greater sense of personal well-being.
Jackee Holder MA, BA is an Executive Leadership coach, trainer, creative-writing tutor and interfaith minister. With a Masters degree in Creative Writing and Personal Development, a Post-Graduate Certificate in Coaching, and a Diploma in Performance Coaching, Jackee is well qualified to support others to develop themselves through writing. But it is Jackee’s creative and intuitive approach, which draws on her personal experience and the difficulties she has faced and overcome which, in her view, have given her the capacity to bring compassion, empathy and understanding to her work with others. Jackee’s work as a conference host and facilitator has taken her across the globe. She runs accredited coaching training and works as an associate coach and trainer for a number of organisations in the UK.
Much of health care today involves helping patients manage conditions whose outcomes can be greatly influenced by lifestyle or behaviour change. Written specifically for health care professionals, this concise book presents powerful tools to enhance communication with patients and guide them in making choices to improve their health, from weight loss, exercise, and smoking cessation, to medication adherence and safer sex practices. Engaging dialogues and vignettes bring to life the core skills of motivational interviewing (MI) and show how to incorporate this brief evidence-based approach into any health care setting. Appendices... More info
MORE creative interventions to engage children, youth, and families in counselling and help them address issues such as feelings identification, anger management, social skills, and self-esteem. Includes techniques to manage challenging client behaviour. A practical resource for practitioners seeking innovative activities to add to their repertoire Age Range: 4 to 16 148 pages Includes reproducible worksheets, sample forms and tips for managing challenging client behaviour. *Contents* About the author Acknowledgements Activities At A Glance Preface Guidelines Chapter one: Assessment activities Chapter two: Identifying and coping with feelings Chapter three: Anger management Chapter... More info
Did you know that people have brain sorters that keep their brains from getting cluttered with unnecessary thoughts? Sometimes these brain sorters get mixed up, though, and brains get clogged with thoughts that really bother kids. If that has happened to you, if it's hard for you to feel safe or sure of yourself because certain thoughts have gotten stuck, this book is for you. What To Do When Your Brain Gets Stuck guides children and their parents through the cognitive-behavioral techniques used to treat obsessive compulsive disorder. This interactive... More info