Exercise

Learning to manage emotions effectively is a core ingredient in one's quality of life. Jot down in your notebook any metaphor ideas that you observe in your casework or day-to-day life. They may be about effective means of managing anxiety, depression, or anger. They may be about building positive emotions, or learning how to appreciate humor. Build your stories around the three core therapeutic characteristics listed at the beginning of each story in this part.

■ What is the problem your idea addresses? How does it parallel the problem or problems of your child client?

■ What resources, skills, abilities, or means does the child need to reach a resolution?

■ How can your story conclude with appropriate, healthy, and mature management of emotions?

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