“When we are authentic, when we share ourselves and our strategies for building emotional resources, it helps others who are traveling the same path. While Bridges Out of Poverty and Getting Ahead work to help people find resources in the community, we must also work to find those resources within ourselves.”
Emilia O’Neill-Baker’s article “Build Emotional Resources to Own More of Yourself” is now available online. In the article, Dr. O’Neill-Baker discusses exercises and outcomes from her recent collaboration with Ruby Payne, How Much of Yourself Do You Own? A Process for Building Your Emotional Resources.
Examining how we direct our energy, changing unhealthy habits, identifying pieces of ourselves we have lost, and reintegrating a whole self at the end of the process are just a few of the topics covered. O’Neill-Baker also makes the case that this is a great resource for clients and practitioners alike, since all too often professionals fail to take adequate time to care for themselves.
Whether used individually, with a partner, or in a group, the exercises in How Much of Yourself Do You Own? help people improve their lives and their relationships by building their emotional resources.