An introduction to emotional literacy and wellbeing. This is an essential book for those wishing to make a positive contribution to the emotional ethos of their place of work. Written by two popular and experienced authors who offer training to school staff, it aims to help people learn about emotional literacy and promote it with individuals, groups or whole classes. Each section includes a theoretical explanation, a description of particular vulnerabilities, plus activities, resources and a case study. Topics covered include: . Recognising and managing feelings . Active listening . Self-esteem . Understanding and managing anger. . Friendship skills . Therapeutic stories . Social skills. All ages
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Gillian Shotton works as a Senior Specialist Educational Psychologist in Northumberland where she has specialist remit for looked after children. She facilitates the team who roll out the ELSA programme across the county. As a Senior Educational Psychologist, Sheila Burton was responsible for the training of school-based emotional literacy support assistants (ELSAs) in Hampshire. She is now Area Principal Educational Psychologist for the West.