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Tell Me How You Really Feel: A new therapy tool created by Jacqueline Dawes

Friday, 24 August 2012 17:20 

Founder and owner, Jacqueline Dawes, of Brookhaven Retreat is excited to introduce a brand new therapy tool. “Tell Me How You Really Feel” is a book that has an assortment of words and pictures, comprised of nature and animals, used to explain how a person is feeling while they are in treatment. It also provides synonyms of the word that may also be used. It is designed so that a woman can enter into therapy and when she is struggling to express her emotions a therapist can hand her the booklet and tell her to pick out the picture that best describes her. “It is a 55 page feelings book that will show how a woman feels on any given day and where they are going emotionally,” said Jacqueline Dawes.



  • Inspired: Amazed, Awed, Radiant, Rapturous, Thrilled, and Wonder
  • Pain: Agony, Anguished, Bereaved, Devastated, Grief, Heartbroken, Hurt, Lonely, Miserable, Regretful, and Remorseful

“Tell Me How You Really Feel” will be included in the upcoming mass mail out that will be targeting licensed female psychiatrists in the United States. In addition, upon admitting into Brookhaven Retreat, all new clients will be given a booklet in their admit bag. During their time in therapy they will be able to use their feelings book to help express their emotions.

The cover of the booklet features an owl. The owl is used because it represents wisdom. After completion of Brookhaven Retreat’s treatment program, each woman will have a greater knowledge about how she can manage her life and emotions once she enters back into her normal routine. This also coincides with Brookhaven Retreat’s exclusive Poncho® program, which gives the women the tools needed to balance their lives. “Just like an owl can see 360° so should a woman about all the areas of her life,” said Jacqueline.

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