My Precious Child Workbook
"My Precious Child" Workbook was compiled and written over a 15-year period of time. The information contained within the workbook was gathered through attending educational seminars and workshops, counseling clients and their families, and working through my ongoing personal life's challenges. This workbook is dedicated to all of those teachers, seminar leaders and clients who have helped me see myself and my world in terms far different than those that first led me into recovery
As the deep emotional therapies that was available to clients in the past has declined due, in part, to a reduction of mental health and substance abuse health benefits, therefore the individual involvement in active recovery work has also declined. Self-help books and information found on the Internet has taken the place of face-to-face counseling. Although this information has provided relief to many, information alone is not a change agent for most people.
Now, more than ever, the focus of providers of self-help materials must be on helping individuals make difficult life-changes. The best way I have found to do that, short of working with a personal, trained counselor, is through the use of a workbook format. Specific questions are presented and individual responses are required. Problematic feelings and thoughts are uncovered and change is possible.
What is required of each individual is a sense of personal commitment and a dedication to the process as delicate information is uncovered. Hopefully this workbook will be a stepping-stone to a more personal and intense type of recovery and individuals will seek help from a counselor in their community.
The workbook is written in the masculine form, which simplifies sentence structure and is not meant to be disrespectful.
"My Precious Child" Workbook, by the term's very nature and definition, is a vehicle that can assist the participant in "working" through specific incidents and situations that create dissension and conflict one's life. The Workbook falls in the category of "self-help" and can be used in that manner.
However, some people will use the Workbook as an adjunct to their already existing treatment regime. In other cases, it will be used by individuals who have completed some recovery work and are just trying to stay "tuned up". Others will use the Workbook as a tool to better understand themselves. All ways and motives are appropriate.
Each chapter of the Workbook begins with a few pages of text for the purpose of explaining the subject matter contained in that specific chapter. The text will be followed by a series of questions that require written answers. The participant chooses the way the answers are written. Some will write in full sentences with perfect punctuation, others will choose short phrases that run together, and still others will jot down words in no real order.
It is important to know why you are completing the Workbook exercises. Ask yourself the following questions:
- Why am I completing the Workbook exercises?
- What do I wish to accomplish by working through these exercises?
- What goals have I set for myself by completing the exercises in the Workbook?
After contemplating these question, and formulating initial responses to them, move on to Chapter One. You will find the exercises stimulating.
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Diagnosis and treatment are complex issues, and often require comprehensive face-to-face assessments, often over extensive periods of time. Individuals under active treatment for any disorder should not construe suggestions made on this website as replacing or superseding recommendations of their personal clinicians. Rather, information contained herein may serve as a point of discussion between individuals and their clinicians. Similarly, clinicians should appreciate that suggestions made here, without benefit of direct assessment of patients, are not intended as direct consultative recommendations.
For those who are not currently under the care of a health care professional, it is important to understand the necessity of such support, if the need arises. A professional therapist, pastor or counselor can help process deeply felt emotional issues if they are causing distressing feelings.
Information on the InnerWisdom website is not intended to be the replacement for psychological therapy, treatment, consultation or medication. In fact, we recommend that a variety of recovery tools and professional support systems be developed in order to assist each individual successfully on their journey.
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