Hello strength & bravery: A resource workbook for children


Using this workbook, the child EMDR psychotherapist guides the child client to create a notebook of drawings of the child`s own strengths and resources. Each page offers a "pick list" of examples related to the positive thought in the headline for that page. On each page the child is instructed to create a drawing or sculpture, or to tell or write a story related to that positive thought or resource.

This workbook is helpful to the EMDR therapist in several situations - for installation of resources in the Preparation phase of EMDR Therapy, for positive hands-on activities at the end of child therapy sessions, for selected parents to use at home to reinforce installation of positive resources, and for strength building if the child`s home life is too unstable for trauma processing. This workbook serves as a good companion to Goodbye Yucky Thoughts and Feelings. The workbook is also designed for use by non-EMDR therapists to help build confidence and a sense of mastery.






Ann P. Waldon

Original Work Citation

Waldon, A. P. (2006). Hello strength & bravery: A resource workbook for children. EMDRResources.com




“Hello strength & bravery: A resource workbook for children,” Francine Shapiro Library, accessed October 22, 2020, https://emdria.omeka.net/items/show/18736.

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