Living an intellectually healthy existence sounds easy, but is often very difficult to accomplish in everyday life. Many people experience stress in their lives when they are faced with new situations, exposed to people who are different from themselves and frightened by new ideas and novel ways to approach situations in their lives. Intellectually well people find that they are able to approach new ideas and situations with enthusiasm and are not restricted to only that which has been done before. They are creative and always looking for ways to improve themselves and their future. They are curious and approach life with passionate desire to understand and embrace opportunities to learn new things. They will have the tools and techniques to cope with difficult life situations through being open-minded, able to pick up on new ideas, and interested in improving themselves. The Intellectual Well-Being Workbook is designed to help your clients understand how the many ways intellectual well-being can reduce stress and enhance their overall life satisfaction.
This workbook is also available in PDF eBook format, making it simple to store on your computer or mobile device, and to access with a PDF viewer. The PDF format also allows you to easily print copies of the activities and worksheets during therapy and counseling sessions.
Intellectual Well-Being Card Deck
Need a creative way to start your session? Use the Intellectual 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.
What is openness to new ideas? Provide an example.
What are you curious about and want to learn more about?
In what situations are you most assertive? In which ones are you not?