ERIC Number: ED359443
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Mar
"How To Do What's Best for YOU" - A Workshop for Adolescents.
Johnson, Alberta C.
This paper presents a guide for persons interested in conducting a workshop designed to introduce a process or strategy to help adolescents self-generate strokes to foster positive self-esteem. The steps in the process include: (1) introduction to the notion that each person has the power to take control of and direct his or her own life; (2) an understanding of the importance of self-awareness; (3) acknowledgment of one or more personal strengths; (4) recognition of the difference between bragging and self-praise; (5) a values clarification exercise; and (6) realization of the relationship between behavior based on one's values and one's subsequent level of self-esteem. The workshop is presented in an informal style and requires that the workshop leader rephrase passages into his or her own words. Scripts are included throughout the paper (designated by two asterisks and quotation marks) for participants to read which present scenarios illustrating the ideas being taught in the workshop. (Author/NB)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of "The Troubled Adolescent: The Nation's Concern and Its Response" Conference (2nd, San Antonio, TX, March 17-20, 1992).