Cool Connections is a fun, engaging workbook that provides a cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) approach to positively modifying the everyday thoughts and behaviours of children and young people aged 9 to 14.
Combining a summary of CBT principles and step-by-step guidelines on how to use the materials appropriately with a mixture of games, handouts, home activities and therapeutic exercises, Cool Connections is designed to encourage resilience and self-esteem and reduce feelings of anxiety and depression.
Fully photocopiable, fully illustrated and easy to use, this structured workbook is an effective tool for professionals working to improve the general wellbeing of children and young people, including psychologists, psychiatrists, counsellors, social workers, and child and adolescent mental health services, as well as professionals in residential care settings and educational professionals in child/youth services.
Laurie Seiler is an accredited CBT specialist who is registered with the British Association for Cognitive and Behavioural Psychotherapies. He has many years' experience of working in caring and mental health settings.
Preface. Group Leader's Guide to the Programme. 1. Getting to Know Each Other. 2. Identifying Different Feelings. 3. Body Signals and Biology. 4. Identifying Thoughts. 5. The Connections Between Thoughts, Feelings, Body Signals and Actions. 6. Types of Thinking 7. Exploring Thoughts. 8. Goal Setting. 9. Panic Cycles and Safety Seeking Actions. 10. Facing Your Fears. Evaluation.