What sources of energy does the Earth have? Where can we find the energy we need to survive? Did you know that there are also sources of emotional energy? Through stories, questions, and games, this book teaches middle-grade kids how to "fly, " love themselves, differentiate between protecting themselves and being aggressive, and prepare a happy jelly to get them through difficult moments. They will also learn how to surround themselves with people who help them grow in harmony and balance. The content is purposefully open so that mentors can use the ideas and activities in their own way. Teachers and parents will have fun encouraging kids to become emotional ecologists?eople who have enough confidence in themselves to take worthwhile risks and to make their dreams become reality.
Maria Merc?Conangla and Jaume Soler are psychologists and creators of Fundaci??mbit (Institute for Personal Growth), Barcelona, a nonprofit organization that since 1996 has provided training, counseling, and resources for personal growth and emotional education. Two of its most innovative products are ?MBIT?universit@rtdelviure?and a master? degree program in emotional ecology, which they co-direct. Their research and work in humanist psychology and emotional management inspired them to develop in 2002 the new concept of emotional ecology, the subject of more than eleven books they?e coauthored. Both give frequent talks and are teachers on various master?-level courses on personal well-being and growth at the University of Barcelona.