Skills for Big Feelings is a comprehensive handbook which seeks to give mental health professionals and educators the tools to empower children to cope with their feelings, manage anxiety, and learn to thrive. Written by Registered Expressive Arts Therapist, School Adjustment Counselor, and Licensed Mental Health Counselor Casey O'Brien Martin and built on a 12-week program based on body-based skills, mindfulness, breathing exercises, cognitive-behavioral techniques, and visualization, inside you’ll find a wealth of engaging hands-on activities for helping kids develop healthy emotional growth and coping mechanisms.
Designed for children aged six through 12, this book provides a wealth of interactive social-emotional exercises for kids, including identifying and accepting feelings, identifying and reframing unhelpful thoughts, and acknowledging triggers, as well as practical tools such as S.M.A.R.T. treatment plan objectives, family handouts, letters, and surveys. Skills for Big Feelings is an invaluable tool for educators and mental health professionals alike.