Everyone seems to have jumped on the cognitive behavior therapy wagon. Even those who are not clinicians or are not trained in CBT are promoting products and lessons in this arena. But what many non-clinicians not trained in this area easily overlook is emotion. Good therapy is more than just “change your thoughts”. We must be sure our students/clients are able to have good emotional regulation in order to accomplish cognitive tasks. There are many areas in teaching “emotion” and this particular lesson is on emotion awareness skills – identifying emotions. It is much more than just naming emotions. It is understanding that emotions play a role in relationships, they affect your body, they change as you get older and in different situations and that people are able to hide their emotions. This lesson hits all the basic points in this area, explained at a logical yet simple level. This is the first lesson to show your students in your emotional literacy curriculum. Also included are 3 worksheets and 3 group activities.