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Coping with Negativity - Yours & Mine Workbook

Ester R.A. Leutenberg and Dr. John J. Liptak

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Coping with Negativity - Yours & Mine Workbook $39.95Coping with Negativity - Yours & Mine Workbook: PDF eBook $19.95Coping with Negativity Card Deck $9.95Coping with Negativity: Print & PDF eBook Bundle $49.95


Facilitator Reproducible Guided Self-Exploration Activities

Everyone is in a negative or pessimistic mood once in a while. It's a perfectly normal state of mind when you can overcome it. However, when negative moods are excessive, they can be detrimental to reaching full potential and developing and maintaining effective interpersonal relationships. Optimistic people are a pleasure to be with, see the bright side of every situation, and look at the possibilities in any challenge life presents. On the other hand, people who are pessimistic drain others' energy. Negative people often complain about everything and are pessimistic about life's challenges.

The Coping with Negativity – Yours & Mine Workbook helps participants deal more effectively with their negativity and the negativity of others at home, in relationships, in the workplace - anywhere. It provides assessments and self-guided activities to help participants learn valuable skills for coping with their negativity and the negativity of others.

The activities are divided into four chapters to help you identify and select assessments easily and quickly:

  • Chapter 1: Types of Negativity
    This chapter helps participants explore how they demonstrate their negativity.
  • Chapter 2: Negative Characteristics
    This chapter helps participants identify the specific negative characteristics they possess.
  • Chapter 3: Cope with Your Negativity
    This chapter helps participants identify and cope with their negative attitudes and behaviors.
  • Chapter 4: Cope with Other's Negativity
    This chapter helps participants identify resources for dealing with negativity in other people.

All guided activities are fully reproducible for use with your clients/participants.

This workbook is also available in PDF eBook format, making it simple to store on your computer or mobile device and access with a PDF viewer. The PDF format allows you to easily print copies of the activities and worksheets during therapy and counseling sessions.

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Need a creative way to start your session? Use the Coping with Negativity 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.

Sample Questions:
When you have negative thoughts in your head, with whom from your past do you most associate those voices?
In order to have an optimistic attitude, it helps to have fun. When was the last time you had a belly-laugh? Can you share?  Ask others in the room.
Please respond to this quotation by Terry Orlick? "Negativity sucks energy away."
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