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  • Appreciative Inquiry for Collaborative Solutions: 21 Strengths-Based Workshops

    Appreciative Inquiry for Collaborative Solutions: 21 Strengths-Based Workshops

    by Robyn Stratton-Berkessel

    A practical resource for facilitators who want to introduce positive, strength-based perspectives into their work and trainings, this book provides an overview of Appreciative Inquiry's positive psychology and strength-based change methods. Author Robyn Stratton-Berkessel explores basic principles and practices, shows you how to incorporate AI into existing work, and offers practical advice for designing new trainings. She provides a variety of ready-to-deliver workshops on topics such as leadership, diversity, technology, creativity, change, innovation, learning, collaboration, coaching, and team-building. In addition, she suggests how to make the outcomes of an Appreciative Inquiry session...

  • At My Best: Strengths Cards

    At My Best: Strengths Cards

    by Work Positive

    A set of 48 beautifully designed strengths cards - ideal for provoking thought and opening up conversation around what people do best. A great resource whether you're working with individuals or with groups. Designed as a simple, attractive and flexible tool, each card features a single word to stimulate awareness of strengths as well as a high quality photograph on the other side. Using either the words, pictures or a combination of both, the range of ways you can use these strengths cards will only be limited by your...

  • Butterflies and Sweaty Palms: 25 Sure-Fire Ways to Speak and Present with Confidence

    Butterflies and Sweaty Palms: 25 Sure-Fire Ways to Speak and Present with Confidence

    by Judy Apps

    Based on the techniques of NLP (Neurolinguistic Programming) this book introduces you to ground-breaking solutions to performance anxiety that will carry you through even the most daunting experience of public speaking. The exercises are simple and highly effective. There are exercises that you can easily do at home, which are interesting and fun to do. The exercises are diverse so that issues are tackled in a variety of different ways. You can do the exercises either alone or with other people. The book is brief and easy to read,...

  • Culture and Madness: A Training Resource, Film and Commentary for Mental Health Professionals

    Culture and Madness: A Training Resource, Film and Commentary for Mental Health Professionals

    by Begum Maitra, Inga-Britt Kraus

    Culture and Madness is a training resource that critically approaches the subject of culture by questioning commonly held professional and cultural assumptions and biases. It outlines how mental health professionals can develop the skills in observation, analysis and critical thinking which are central to good mental health practice. The resource combines film, research and clinical scenarios to demonstrate how cultural influences pervade mental health thinking, practice and policy. At its heart is a 150-minute DVD, How Culture Matters, which explores how cultural communities in Britain consider mental health and illness. It...

  • From Strength to Strength: A Manual for Professionals Who Facilitate Diverse Parent Groups

    From Strength to Strength: A Manual for Professionals Who Facilitate Diverse Parent Groups

    by Pat Jewell and Prue Blackmore

    From Strength to Strength is a practical resource for facilitators of parenting groups. The manual will be invaluable for facilitators who take a positive and optimistic approach, and want to build on the strengths parents bring to their role. From Strength to Strength aims to enhance emotional wellbeing in all family members and to build a sense of community. *Four core modules* provide developmentally appropriate sessions for use with parents who have children in different age groups. Additional topics include bullying, homework, loss and grief, siblings and transition stages. *Fourteen specialist modules*...

  • Jolts! Activities to Wake Up and Engage Your Participants

    Jolts! Activities to Wake Up and Engage Your Participants

    by Sivasailam Thiagarajan, Tracy

    In Jolts! Master trainer Thiagarajan introduces a brand-new set of powerful training activities specially designed to get participants to sit-up, listen, and learn. These interactive experiential games and activities give participants a powerful wake-up call, startling them into re-examining their assumptions and habitual practices, and encouraging self-reflection, problem solving, and fresh perspectives. The activities in Jolts! are interactive and emotionally charged--carefully chosen for their ability to make participants think, and think differently. Written for trainers at all levels and HR professionals. On the Web. Preface. Acknowledgments. *Part 1 What Jolts Are and How to...

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