Small and discreet enough to fit in a blazer pocket, this Self-Awareness Journal looks like a used notebook. The images are graffiti and scribble-like, as if someone had been doodling. The pages appear thumbed and ink-stained. In fact, it looks subversive which is entirely in keeping with the polarised behaviour and opinions of this age group. Neuroscience tells us that the teenage brain is going through a pruning process, reworking its pathways. This Journal allows the young person to explore those things to which they are ‘at cause’ and to which they are ‘at effect’, asking them to take a position of empowerment as they move into being a young adult.
The Journal takes the form of a journey from articulating apparently superficial preferences, to exploring sensitive hopes and fears. It sensitively explores body-image and gender issues, thoughts of death and defeat, normality and difference. It introduces the language of emotional intelligence and the final page invites the young person to write an instruction manual as to how to understand them- the end of the journey and a new place to start.
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