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Managing the Difficult Emotions

A Programme for the Promotion of Emotional Intelligence and Resilience for Young People Aged 12 To 16

Managing the Difficult Emotions by Bob Bellhouse
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This humorous, punchy book meets the needs of those working with young people in schools, youth clubs, social service provision - in fact anywhere adults and young people interact. This is serious and important work made accessible.

Within the structure of the programme there are five habits that are continually practised:

" Being calm

" Having energy

" Having courage

" Giving care

" Making plans.

The second part of the book considers:

" Anger

" Worry

" Helplessness

" Grief

" Alcohol and tobacco.

There are full facilitator's notes and the worksheets, activities and quizzes are presented in an enjoyable and lively style.

Bob Bellhouse began his career as a teacher in mainstream schools before finding his niche working in alternative settings with marginalised young people. For the past 15 years, he has worked as a researcher and writer, specialising in education. He has an underlying interest in finding ways that help children and youth become deeply interested (engaged) in school and learning.

SAGE Publications; April 2005
97 pages; ISBN 9781849202114
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Title: Managing the Difficult Emotions
Author: Bob Bellhouse; Andrew Fuller; Glenda Johnston