Practice to make a difference.

Helping Adolescents and Adults to Build Self-Esteem: A Photocopiable Resource Book 2ed

Packed with activities and helpful advice, this resource is designed for professionals working to help adolescents and adults break the destructive cycle of low self-esteem.

This fully updated new edition of Deborah M. Plummer's popular resource is filled with practical ideas for building healthy self-esteem. Easy-to-use photocopiable activity sheets encourage participants to use existing skills and develop new techniques to nurture confidence and feelings of self-worth. These are complemented by relaxation and breath control exercises, and expanded theoretical chapters that explains what healthy self-esteem is, why people may have low self-esteem and the consequences that can result from it.

Suitable for work with individuals and groups in a wide range of educational and therapeutic settings, this resource will prove indispensable to teachers, speech and language therapists, professionals working in adult education centres, counsellors at schools and universities, social workers and other individuals working with young people.


  • Acknowledgements.
  • Introduction.
  • Part I - Theoretical and Practical Background.
  • 1. Self-esteem and Wellbeing
  • 2. Self-esteem, Learning and the Process of Change.
  • 3. Working with Imagery and Imagination.
  • 4. Learning and Generalising Knowledge and Skills
  • 5. Working with Groups.
  • Part II - Activities and Guidelines Introduction.
  • 1. Getting Started.
  • 2. What is Self-esteem?
  • 3. Who am I?
  • 4. Self-awareness.
  • 5. The Challenge of Change.
  • 6. Self-acceptance.
  • 7. Self and Others.
  • 8. Self-reliance and Managing Stress.
  • 9. Self-expression.
  • 10. Creative Problem-solving.
  • 11. Setting and Achieving Goals.
  • 12.Keeping it All Going, References. Appendix A. Appendix B. Appendix C.

Author Bio:

Deborah Plummer graduated from University College London with a degree in Speech Sciences. She is an image-work practitioner and a registered speech and language therapist working in Leicestershire. She has over 20 years' experience of facilitating groups and of working individually with both adults and children. Apart from her therapeutic and lecturing commitments, she runs image-work courses and workshops in the UK and abroad. She trained with Dina Glouberman (Skyros Institute and Imagework Institute), has a certificate in Counselling Studies and is a practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming.

Helping Adolescents and Adults to Build Self-Esteem: A Photocopiable Resource Book 2ed

Author: Deborah Plummer

$70.00 Add to Cart

Customers who Purchased this item also purchased

  • Attachment-Focused EMDR: Healing Relational Trauma

    Attachment-Focused EMDR: Healing Relational Trauma

    by Laurel Parnell

    Integrating the latest in attachment theory and research into the use of EMDR. Much has been written about trauma and neglect and the damage they do to the developing brain. But little has been written or researched about the potential to heal these attachment wounds and address the damage sustained from neglect or poor parenting in early childhood. This book presents a therapy that focuses on precisely these areas. Laurel Parnell, leader and innovator in the field of eye-movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), offers us a way to embrace two... More info

    $63.95 Add to Cart
  • The Therapeutic "Aha!" 10 Strategies for getting your clients unstuck

    The Therapeutic "Aha!" 10 Strategies for getting your clients unstuck

    by Courtney Armstrong

    A concise guide to shaking things up in therapy. Courtney Armstrong’s The Therapeutic “Aha!” explores the thrilling and rare moment when a client reaches an elusive realization, allowing them to make meaningful change. In 10 straightforward strategies, this practical book demonstrates how to shake things up in therapy when a client is stuck or stalled to jumpstart progress. Readers will learn how to spark the “emotional brain”—the part of the brain that houses automatic, unconscious patterns—and create new neural pathways that engage and advance the healing process. Divided into three parts—(1) Awakening a... More info

    $44.95 Add to Cart
  • Change Your Thinking 3rd Edition

    Change Your Thinking 3rd Edition

    by Sarah Edelman

    The bestselling practical and reassuring guide to overcoming self-defeating thoughts and behaviours, using cognitive behavioural therapy. Change your thinking is the bestselling guide to managing upsetting emotions by learning to think in a healthy and balanced way. It provides practical strategies for overcoming negative thoughts and behaviours, and taking control of emotions such as anxiety, depression, frustration, anger and guilt. It also describes techniques for enhancing self-esteem, improving communication skills and developing greater personal happiness. Change your thinking is based on the principles of cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT), the psychological approach used... More info

    $35.99 Add to Cart