My Feelings Workbook
Today we are excited to officially release the second edition of the My Feelings Workbook. Originally released a little over four years ago, the My Feelings Workbook has easily become one of the most popular resources created by the Hope 4 Hurting Kids family.
The book covers 50 different emotions that children or teens will likely face at some point during their youth or adolescence. These emotions, and their associated emoticons, are presented on two index pages at the beginning of the book. Readers can use the index to identify how they’re feeling at any particular moment. The emoticons provide younger children with visual clues as to what each emotion represents.
There is an individual activity page for each of the fifty emotions (you can see the example for “Scared” here. Each colorful emotion page displays the name of the emotion and the associated emoticon. A “kid friendly” definition is provided for each emotion, and various exercises designed to help the user better understand each emotion and how it affects them personally.
Each emotion includes exercises labeled “When I Am Feeling _____” and “What Makes Me Feel _____?” The “When I Am Feeling _____” section on each page encourages the user to write about, or draw, what their face, body and insides might look like when they are feeling a particular emotion. The “What Makes Me Feel _____?” includes two boxes, one with a green check mark and one with a red x, to draw or list out times, people and things that do and do not make the user feel that particular emotion. Each page is set up the same way so younger kids should need minimal guidance in using the resource.
Our sincere hope is that, in completing the exercises in this workbook, children and teens will be in a better position to recognize and talk about the emotions they are feeling. This is an important step in healing and moving forward.