160 pages, 6 x 9
R U Listenin'?
Helping Defiant Men to Recognize their True Potential
Jessica Kingsley Publishers
R U Listenin'? challenges men to reflect on their personal and emotional behaviour and uses prison life as an analogy to help them rethink their perspectives.Aimed at professionals working with men who are challenging the boundaries of society or any man who feels frustrated by his life, the book offers detailed illustrative case studies, structured exercises and topics for discussion, which can be used by the individual or in a group context. These features are identified in the text by pictorial icons, making the book easy to navigate. The exercises are imaginative and challenging, encouraging men to develop social and communication skills and an understanding of how the structures of society work. The author also suggests exercises and techniques for dealing with challenging groups, which are ideal for use by group facilitators.This book provides positive guidance for troubled men and is an essential tool for professionals working with young offenders and men with challenging behaviour.
'The book provides exercises to do with groups and individuals and is a useful toolkit for those who work in the field of personal development. Follow the advice in this book and you will live longer and happier.'- CAFCASS Publication Channel C - 'Terry Bianchini has written a practical and helpful book for everyone'.- Internet Law Book Reviews'Bianchini writes from many years of experience of empathetic and resilient engagement with the group he terms 'defiant men'. The reader is helped to understand their lives through case examples, personal anecdotes and creative solutions.'- Therapy Today'The book is suitable as a teaching and learning tool for those working with men in prison settings who facilitate individual or group discussion and learning opportunities. There is ample material in carefully constructed lesson plans around themes which explore the main theme of the book that prisons are created in our head and that freeing ourselves takes more than reconising a custodial sentence, which was imposed and in which individuals are 'doing their time'. Bianchini has written an honest book, which reflects his observations comparisons between phusical incarceration and lessons which can improve the quality of our lives...I recommend this book to anyone who support individuals, groups or does advice work and wants a structured developmental approach to hearing what people are really saying in order to help them and ourselves become 'unstuck'.`- Quakers in criminal justice
Terry Bianchini is a personal advisor working in and around Her Majesty's Prison Service. He is responsible for offering advice and guidance to young offenders between the ages of 16 and 21 in the Oxfordshire area.
Foreword. Preface. Introduction. 1. Prison Life. 2. An Accessory to the Crime. 3. Believing Your Way Out from Within. 4. Knowing Your Sentence. 5. Natural Instincts. 6. Offending Behaviour. 7. Segregation. 8. Institutionalization. 9. Rehabilitation. 10. Know your Jailers. 11. The Gym. 12. Kitchens. 13. Freedom. 14. Sentence Planning. 15 Exercise Regime. Bibliography.
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