A Guide to Nurturing a Confident and Soulful Adolescent
This guide for adults working with adolescent girls will help them explore and develop their emotional, social, and spiritual selves.
Young people are hungry and capable of engaging in meaningful explorations of themselves and the world around them. Adolescent girls especially have a deep desire and capacity to know themselves and explore their own spirituality. Girls Rising is a workbook of activities designed for educators, mental health clinicians, youth workers, parents, and, in some cases, peer educators working with girls ages 13 — 17 that provides a process for them to explore and develop their emotional, social, and spiritual selves. The curriculum comprises of four themes surrounding self–awareness, empathy and communication skills, social engagement, and transpersonal exploration. Incorporates drawing, writing, music, media, role–playing, storytelling, and deeply penetrating interactive activities to help incite self–discovery, enhance relationships, and connect girls to a cause, principal, or source greater then themselves. Jackson’s guide offers teenage girls a unique opportunity to engage with their changing selves and their environment from a deeply soulful and creative place.
Urana Jackson has a Masters in Counseling Psychology and has worked with youth and their families for more than 20 years. She has impacted more than a thousand youths from various backgrounds as an educator, trainer, and mental health clinician in public schools and the private sector. She has a private practice working primarily with girls and woman, ages 12 – 35. Urana is also an artist and her personal practice of meditation and involvement in the Native American spiritual community has influenced her work tremendously. She lives in the East Bay of Northern California.