Using colorful and comically illustrated idioms, that are couched in interactive activities and real life stories, children become aware that their first thought may not be the best choice. Participants will understand basic principles of thought and readily learn that: how they think, affects how they feel, what they do and what happens. This program further highlights unhelpful and helpful thoughts and offers children the opportunity to recognize the value of replacing an “iffy” thought with a “witty” one.
To achieve optimal benefits from this program, it is strongly suggested that you and your child practice these idioms in daily situations as they arise. By doing so, you may, over time, notice an improvement in your child’s self esteem, ability to manage emotions, problem solving skills and ability to get along better with others. It is our hope that you will enjoy speaking in idioms to each other, to family and to friends.
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“Congratulations to Dr. Teresa Busto and Paula Busto for their new creative and highly innovative social emotional program adaptable to many age groups. This program is consistent with the CBT theory and practice of Dr.’s Ellis, Beck and Burns. The engaging graphics are both entertaining and informative and the program is suitable for individual, group, family and classroom applications. This is one of the most novel programs I have seen in my 40 years of professional practice.”
“Dr. Teresa Busto and Paula Busto’s On Second Thought From Iffy to Witty Thoughts is an essential tool for any professional teaching cognitive behavioral principles to children. It shows the cognitive process in a fun, creative, and interactive way. Important theories are taught through colorful pictures, interesting examples and stories allowing children to gain a true understanding of the concepts woven into the lessons. Dr. Busto has figured out how to comprehensively walk her audience through all the essential steps in this process; including how our thoughts influence our feelings and behaviors, recognizing cognitive distortions, how distorted thoughts make us feel and ultimately, how to change our thoughts from distorted to accurate or “iffy” to “witty”.”
“The so commonly used concept of Cognitive Behavioral Principles; in revealing it’s complicated and cumbersome face in such a playful, colorful and “witty” way, is making it challenging for the facilitator although seemingly interesting and meaningful for the child. This is certainly a different multidimensional approach that implements, visual, cognitive and executive skills. I wish Dr. Busto and Mrs. Busto much success with their endeavor!”