• Volume 1 150pp flexible format binding ISBN: 9781568870205
A uniquely creative and timely collection of exercises for enhancing
self-esteem utilizing proven social, emotional, and cognitive skill-building
techniques. Useful in therapeutic, psychoeducational, and recreational
settings with children, adolescents, and adults from diverse backgrounds
with a wide variety of problems, concerns, interests, and abilities.
Each exercise includes:
A. Detailed purpose for the exercise
B. Materials needed
C. Detailed description of the exercise
D. Group discussion guidelines
Printed in 8½" X 11" format with flexible binding for ease in copying. Sixty exercises per volume. Purchasers may use with an unlimited number of clients.
"SiriNam Khalsa has developed a diverse
collection of group process exercises which enhance the important
personal element of self-esteem. Based on his extensive experience as a
special educator, counselor, and group leader, the author provides
therapists and educators with clear, creative, and effective methods for
helping people of all ages help themselves. Each exercise in this
valuable book seeks to enhance personal growth through communication and
insight in a safe and nonthreatening manner... Enhancing self-esteem as
well as supporting social skills awareness is the foundation for all
self-growth and therapeutic work. I am aware of most of the published
material available for enhancing self-esteem and social skills
awareness, and I believe this book is a must for any professional who
works with groups in any kind of setting."
-Jack Canfield, Author of
the bestselling Chicken Soup for the Soul and Self-Esteem in the
"Increasingly, in this age of managed care,
there will be a need for greater availability of care with greater
efficiency. Group Exercises for Enhancing Social Skills and Self Esteem
will prove to be a valuable resource for the mental health professional
in the management of group process."
-Joel Levine, EdD, Psychologist
and Author, Amherst MA
"SiriNam Khalsa has created, collected and adapted many activities that could
be used to help students and teachers deal with issues related to cooperative
learning: team building, social skills acquisition, friendship issues,
decision-making and problem-solving skills development. I can see teachers
using these activities to enhance positive feelings and behavior in the
classroom, especially for middle and high school students."
-Dee Dishon, Co-author
of A Guidebook for Cooperative Learning
Table of Contents
Connecting Circle / Box Full of Me / Circle of Hands / Can't Judge a Box by It's Cover / Being Part of the Group / Giving and Receiving Positive Statements / Acceptable Touching / My Role Models / What I Value / What Are My Values? / Judging Values of Others / Right or Wrong / Pros and Cons / My Favorite Things / "Do As I Say, Not As I Do", I Want to Be Like... / Finding Happiness / Who's in Control? / Looking at Stress / Reducing Stress / Ways to Manage My Stress / Stress Away / Checking My Self-Esteem / Video Self-Modeling / Making Friends / Music to My Ears / The Prejudice Problem / Family Tree / Unity in Our Uniqueness / My Own Uniqueness / Sharing My Special Talents / What Do I Believe? / What Do I See? / The Emotional Pie / Team Puzzle / Close Cooperation / Anthology of Short Stories / Co-Op City / Making a Decision / Solving a Problem / Negative, Positive, and Neutral Mind / Is That Good Advice? / Menu Please! / Protect Yourself / Perfectly Imperfect / Peer Pressure / Human Needs / Backpacking Experience / Shadow Conversations / Body Talk / Self-Talk / Wisdom Fantasy / The Feelings Connection / Drawing Emotions / The Empty Chair, Changing My Communication / Talk and Listen / Listening on Purpose / Be Cool and Cool Off / Global Community
About the Author
SiriNam S. Khalsa, MSEd, is a counselor, seminar leader, special education
teacher, and author. He received a BS in Art Education and MSEd from
the State University of New York (SUNY) at New Paltz, and has also received
additional training in Art Therapy from the New England Art Therapy Institute.
In addition to his work as the Inclusion Special Educator in the
Springfield, Massachusetts schools, he also serves as a group leader/consultant
to Pioneer Developmental Services. Mr. Khalsa has received special
recognition from the Governor of Massachusetts and has been honored as Special
Education Teacher of the Year in that state. In addition to authoring
Group Exercises for Enhancing Social Skills and Self-Esteem, he
co-authored Talking on Purpose: Practical Skill Development for
Effective Communication (Academic Communication Associates, 1993).