Carol Butler, MS Ed, RN, C & Ester R.A. LeutenbergBe the first one to write a review
Motivation means incentive, inspiration, and enthusiasm; it is the driving force behind behavior. People need motivation to face difficulties in their lives, make significant behavioral changes, and reach their maximum potential. Motivation is achieved by identifying one's strengths, interests, abilities, hopes, and dreams. The activities in this book will help participants identify and tap into inner strengths and external resources to reach their full potential.
If you are working with teens or adults in a therapeutic or supportive role, either in groups or one-on-one, and they need motivation to help them on their journey to a healthier life, this book is for you. Each activity includes clear instructions and reproducible activities to keep your planning and preparation time at a minimum.
Part I has 22 sections, for all adult and teen participants who would benefit from motivation exercises. Part II has 9 sections, specifically for clients with mental illness and addiction issues who would benefit from motivation exercises.
Facilitator-led sessions provide blueprints or maps to help leaders:
The versatility of materials for various age groups, interactive and reflective activities, and the uniqueness of guided discovery of strengths, interests, hopes, and dreams make this book vital. The special section addressing clients' needs with emotional or substance abuse issues expands this book's reach to include almost every population.
Need a creative way to start your session? Use the Motivation 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.
Rats are trapped with bait. What could lure you into trouble and what are you doing to avoid the snare?
If you take a chance and try a positive challenge, yet fall short of your goal, are you a success or a failure? Why?