ERIC Number: ED242600
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
A Positive Self Image. It's Your Choice. A Classroom Program for the Development of Self Esteem.
Hanel, Robert R.
Arranged into two parts, the book provides a model for helping students develop a positive self-esteem. Part 1 presents five lessons aimed at improving self-image. Lesson 1 focuses on the relationship between one's self-worth and one's behavior. Lesson 2 deals with appearance and the notion that body characteristics may change one's value as a human being. Lesson 3 focuses on the visible, public self as opposed to the invisible, more private self. In lesson 4, a "monster" characterization illustrates obstacles hindering self-acceptance. The final lesson in part 1 summarizes the effects of relying on one's behavior and appearance for a sense of self-worth. Part 2 is adapted from Albert Ellis's Rational Emotive Therapy (R.E.T.) counseling model and follows a format similar to that in part 1. Lessons are presented on taking responsibility for one's own feelings, underlying beliefs that lead to debilitating emotions and behaviors, challenging negative attitudes, discovering sources of personal distress, and gaining insight into one's vision of reality. Each lesson includes an extensive explanation, suggested activities, and a model for presentation. The document concludes with a script for a play. (LH)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Curriculum Guides, Human Dignity, Learning Activities, Models, Personal Autonomy, Personality Development, Personality Traits, Postsecondary Education, Rational Emotive Therapy, Secondary Education, Self Concept, Self Esteem, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Units of Study
Robert R. Hanel, 3145 S.E. Franklin, Portland, OR 97202 ($12.00; quantity discounts available).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Ellis (Albert); PF Project