Emotional well-being is related to how well we are able to express, understand, cope with, and manage our emotions; as well as, accepting the emotions of other. The Emotional Well-Being Workbook is designed to help your clients connect with their emotions in a way that allows them to live an emotionally-balanced life.
Living an emotionally well life does not mean that your clients will not experience stress, daily hassles, depression or life challenges. Like all people, they will continue to experience loss, grief, hardship, sadness and anxiety. The difference is that they will be armed with the knowledge, skills and abilities to deal effectively with whatever life throws at them. They will be positive people who have the ability to bounce back in the face of adversity. They will have the tools and techniques to cope with difficult life situations and maintain a positive outlook and positive sense of who they are as human beings.
The seven sections include:
Section 1 – Bounce Back
This chapter will help participants explore how effectively they bounce back from difficult situations and circumstances.
Section 2 – Identify and Express Emotions
This chapter will help participants explore how effectively they express their emotions to other people in their life.
Section 3 – Balance Work & Personal Lives
This chapter will help participants determine how well they are living a balanced life.
Section 4 – Maintain a Hopeful Outlook
This chapter will help participants explore how hopeful they are about the future.
Section 5 – Feel Good About Yourself
This chapter will help participants explore how they feel about themselves.
Section 6 – Accept Change & Go With the Flow
This chapter will help participants explore how well they are able to be spontaneous when their lives change.
Section 7 – Enjoy Life, Laugh & Have Fun
This chapter helps participants explore how much fun and joy they are experiencing in life.
Emotional Well-Being Card Deck
Need a creative way to start your session? Use the Emotional Well-Being Card Deck. The open-ended questions will break the ice and stimulate conversation. Use them alone or in conjunction with the corresponding page in the book.
About the Authors:
Ester Leutenberg has worked in the mental health profession for many years as an author, publisher and as an advocate for those suffering from loss. She personally experienced a loss when her son Mitchell, after struggling with a mental illness for eight years, died by suicide in 1986.
Soon after, as a way of both healing and helping others, she co-founded Wellness Reproductions & Publishing with her daughter Kathy Khalsa. Ester began developing therapeutic products that help facilitators help their clients. She is the co-author of theSEALS series for teenagers as well as Meaningful Life Skills for older adults, and the eight-book Life Management Skills series for adults.
Ester, a breast cancer survivor since 2003, has counseled other survivors in overcoming body-loss issues. Her involvements with Survivors of Suicide, the Coyote Task Force in Tucson, various support groups in Sun City Oro Valley and volunteering at two hospitals are among many ways she continues to feed her passion of helping mentally ill people, their facilitators and their families.
John J. Liptak is the Associate Director of Career Services and adjunct instructor in the Counselor Education Department at Radford University. He received his EdD in Counselor Education from Virginia Tech. He has worked in a variety of settings including a federal prison, a mental health center, a job training program, and now in higher education.
Dr. Liptak frequently conducts workshops on assessment-related topics. He has written seven books on career-related topics that have been featured in numerous newspapers including The Washington Post, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and the Associated Press. His work has also been featured on MSNBC, CNN Radio and on the PAX/ION television series, "Success Without a College Degree."
At Radford University, he works with college students entering internships or preparing for graduation and entrance in the workplace. Through individual coaching sessions, workshops, and classroom presentations he helps students develop the emotional intelligence skills they need to be effective in the world-of-work. He is teaching a senior-level course that will teach emotional intelligence skills to graduating seniors.
With Kathy Khalsa and Ester Leutenberg, John has written three comprehensive books for teachers and counselors to use with their students and clients: The Self-Esteem Program, The Social Skills Program, and The Stress Management Program: Inventories, Activities & Educational Handouts. With Whole Person Associates, he and Ester continue to co-write books to add to their Mental Health & Life Skills Workbook series, and their Teen Mental Health Series as well as the new Coping Series, the Mind-Body Wellness Series, and the Family Issues Series.
John resides in Radford, Virginia with his wife Kathy, and their Shih Tzu named "MacKenzie."