While mental health has become increasingly technical, relying on various medical models or esoteric accounts about the nature of the universe, Mr. Watkins hopes this practical account of emotional growth will encourage readers to rely on the resources they have at hand.
My career as a social worker in foster care, community mental health and school-based services convinced me that most text book accounts of emotional struggles present obstacles for many clients and sometimes discourage them from making purposeful changes. I believe clients are more responsive when they take ownership of their issues and have realistic plans for change.
With these considerations in mind, Mr. Watkins has put together an easy to follow outline whose purpose is to guide “ordinary” people in their struggles to with depressive, anxious and stressful feelings. Although this workbook is not for everyone, my hope is that many readers will find it useful.