Overcoming Loss

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Juni 2008



This book is a photocopiable resource that addresses childrens' feeling of loss, arising from many causes. Designed to encourage social and emotional learning, these exercises use play, art and story-telling to access the ways in which children naturally express their feelings, offering ways to direct the child towards understanding their emotions.


Introduction. How to use this workbook. PART
I: Expressive activities : Feelings. Activity 1 - Creating a safe place to be...: An introduction to feeling work. Activity 2 - Feeling puzzle: What are the names of your feelings? Activity 3 - Match the feeling game: Recognizing your feelings. Activity 4 - Faces collage: Learning what emotions are expressed on faces. Activity 5 - Feeling faces: Draw a face to match the feeling word. Activity 6 - Feeling words: Building a vocabulary of feeling words. Activity 7 - Finish the sentence...: Choose a feeling word from the vocabulary list to end these sentences. Activity 8 - What color are my feelings? Find out what color your feelings are. Activity 9 - Feelings rainbow: Expressing your feelings through colors. PART
II: Expressive activities: Identifying everyday losses. Activity 10 - Saying goodbye is hard to do: Learning about everyday closures. Activity 11 - Talking about losses of pets or toys: Recognizing, talking about, and drawing pet or toy losses. Activity 12 - Good memories: Gathering memories. Activity 13 - Memory boxes: A place to honor. Activity 14 - New perspectives: A new way to remember and feel. PART
III: Approaching the loss experience through fiction. Activity 15 - Story time: Lilly has to say goodbye PART
IV: Creating Groups: Four-week curriculum. Tools and templates:
Appendix A: Cover page to be used if exercises are to be made into a personalized book.
Appendix B: Feelings vocabulary list.
Appendix C: US, Canadian, UK and EU resources; international web resources.
Appendix D: Recommended reading.
Appendix E: Handouts A1-A4.
Appendix F: Group screening questionnaire and group evaluation activity. About the author.


Julia Sorensen is currently studying towards a Doctorate in Psychology, having attained a Master's Degree in Psychology with specialty training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. She is a registered professional counsellor and certified therapist and works as a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist in private practice as well as with community based organizations, individuals and families. Julia lives in Canada and may be reached at www.thecbtcoach.com.
EAN: 9781843106463
ISBN: 1843106469
Untertitel: Activities and Stories to Help Transform Children's Grief and Loss. illustrations. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Erscheinungsdatum: Juni 2008
Seitenanzahl: 144 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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