“What Are These Things Called Emotions Anyway? A Young Person’s Guide to Understanding and Coping with Emotions” is a comprehensive workbook designed to educate young individuals about emotional awareness and management.
This resource dives into the complexity of emotions, offering practical sessions on recognizing emotions, understanding cues and signals, managing physical sensations, and employing coping strategies for common feelings such as anxiety, anger, and sadness. It also explores the brain’s role in emotional responses and provides exercises for challenging unhelpful thoughts and enhancing communication skills.
Through interactive activities, reflection prompts, and take-home tasks, this guide empowers young people to identify and express their emotions healthily and constructively. It is an invaluable tool for educators, therapists, and parents seeking to support the emotional development of young people, helping them navigate their feelings and develop resilience and emotional intelligence.
Session One: Recognising Emotions
Session Two: Cues and Signals of Emotions
Session Three: Understanding Anxiety
Session Four: Understanding Anger
Session Five: Understanding Sadness
Session Six: Emotions and Our Brain
Session Seven: Managing Physical Sensations
Session Eight: Challenging Thoughts
Session Nine: Challenging Thoughts Continued
Session Ten: Communication Styles
Session Eleven: Bringing It All Together