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An Attitude of Gratitude

Alan

In previous blogs I have spoken about stress and how to cope with it. Stress has a way of creeping up on us without us really noticing and before we know it we are rushing around trying to be all things to all people, frantically trying to do more and more.

The Importance of Stress

Alan

This week’s blog title might seem a little odd at first. Why would anyone claim that stress is important? Stress is linked to negative consequences for both mind and body and can have detrimental effects on people. However the importance of stress and stress management is very important to living a fulfilling life. Without a […]

What is Your Purpose?

Alan

“The two most important days in a person’s life, are the day they are born and the day they find out why” – Mark Twain. I read with great interest, Pat Dillon’s blog last week, where he spoke about working in retail banking and the negative effects that it had on his personal well-being. The […]

Choices – Facilitators Manual Description

Choices Facilitators Cover

“This resource is ideal for the guidance counsellor, pastoral care teacher, or any professional involved in teaching young people about personal (and interpersonal) wellbeing. This book is flexible but at all times focuses on the choices that teenagers can make in a variety of typical scenarios.” – Brian Lennon, William Glasser International. (more…)

Choices – Workbook Description

Choices Workbook Cover

“This resource is ideal for the guidance counsellor, pastoral care teacher, or any professional involved in teaching young people about personal (and interpersonal) wellbeing. This book is flexible but at all times focuses on the choices that teenagers can make in a variety of typical scenarios.” -Brian Lennon, William Glasser International. (more…)

Bullying & Other Emotional Issues: A Practical Approach for Primary School Teachers

Primary School Front Cover

This resource (Foreword by Dr Patricia Mannix McNamara, Senior Lecturer, Education Dept, University of Limerick) uses Scenario Stories (Ten short stories based on problem issues entitled: Cleanliness, Gossip, Overweight, Learning Difficulty, Newcomer, Diverse Families, Clever/Alternative, Absent/illness, Bully, Social Media) with accompanying Group Discussion and Personal Development Questions, to provide a practical and everyday framework for […]