ERIC Number: ED346415
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
On the CREST: Growing through Effective Choices. A Guide to CHOICE AWARENESS.
Nelson, Richard C.
This book provides a way for individuals to look at how they make choices in their lives, and how they might make more effective choices in the future. The first part of the book provides an introduction to the CREST system. The meaning of CREST is defined in terms of the five basic choices available to human beings: Caring, Ruling, Enjoying, Sorrowing, and Thinking/Working. The ripple effect of choices is examined, and the analogy of bank accounts in relationships is suggested for making more effective choices. Being an initiator rather than a responder is described as essential for effective choosing. How choices are made, long range goal-setting, developing choice-making skills, learning to initiate, and choosing feelings more effectively are discussed. The second part of the book introduces the CREST system. Learning to demonstrate caring for the self and others, taking the lead with others and the self, developing skills in assertiveness, making enjoying choices, responding with self-sorrowing choices, and identifying thinking/working patterns are discussed. Spa activities, designed to enable the individual to experience the joy of self-knowledge, are included. (LLL)
Descriptors: Counseling Objectives, Counseling Techniques, Counseling Theories, Counselors, Decision Making, Emotional Response, Goal Orientation, Self Evaluation (Individuals)
Educational Media Corporation, P.O. Box 21311, Minneapolis, MN 55421 ($9.95).
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: For companion book on CREST theory, see CG 024 323.