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Expressive Therapy Ideas

Expressive Therapy Ideas

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Featured artists in Art School for Kids

Featured artists in Art School for Kids

Grateful Journal Sheet - Gratitude - print this out and fill in the blanks. Build on your strengths.

Grateful Journal Sheet - Second Chance To Dream

It's scary how accurate this is, if you replace tumblr with pinterest... Harry Potter, Tea, Quoting Mean Girls, Hunger Games, Cat Videos, Fictional Characters; it's all there!

20 Art Therapy Activities You Can Try At Home To Destress

Positive Personality Traits - goals to work for, words to learn & use about ourselves. Interestingly "sensitivity" is on there. Most sensitive people, think sensitivity to be a weakness - hey guys its not!!!. I would also add empathy as a major strength.

Positive Traits

Art Therapy Spot: Resist(ance) & Watercolor

Resist(ance) & Watercolor

Gratitude or strengths or hopes or termination

i am mandala

Advocacy & Empowerment through Art: Social Action and Trauma Informed Care | creativity in motion

Therapeutic dream catchers! Steps: 1) draw/pattern of dream catcher 2) decorate dream catcher 3) have the child write out negative emotions, triggers, or experiences. 4) trap the negative thoughts/triggers/emotions 5)have the child circle the dream catcher with strengths, positive traits, activities, and other things/people the client loves. #cbt #therapy #kids #socialwork #intervention #cpst #counseling #ecmh #therapist

Expressive Art Inspirations 100 counseling resources.

Expressive Art Activity #2 - Collaging Your Values

Narrative Therapy Project: Tree of Life (group idea for eating disorders or other mental illness)

Narrative Therapy Project: Tree of Life

How to create an affirmation mandala - good when direction and kind thoughts are needed :)

Art Journaling: How to Create an Affirmation Mandala

Benefits of Mindfulness (Meditation) | Lynn Hasselberger for Elephant Journal | #infographic #meditation #mindfulness

14 Benefits of Mindfulness. {Infographic}

This is wonderful and will help us a whole lot. How to Create an Anti-Anxiety Kit for Your Child - includes free printable relaxation prompt cards

Create Your Own Anti-Anxiety Kit for Children


Spontaneous Art Therapy Activities for Teens - The Art of Healing Psyche and Soul

Here is a little introduction to some concepts of motivation, self-actualization and flow. For more on flow, pick up "Flow: The Psychology of Optimal.

Motivation and Self-Actualization |

Freebie Printables from a 'social work' counselor perspective

All printable activity pages in one convenient place...EnJoY!

Great list of exth directives from a Lesley alum

Group Activities

Letting Your Light Shine- Teens Healing from Abuse

Letting Your Light Shine - Teens Healing From Abuse

Printables to make a mental hug book - these would be great for a small group

10 Questions to Ask your Child about their Artwork. I love this list as a handy reference to get more than just one word answers from my child.

Great watercolor study - have them practice different watercolor techniques, cut it out and arrange it, then cut words out of magazines

Me, With My Head in the Clouds: A Few Things

Art Therapy: Sharing Directives: Boundary Drawings. this would be wonderful with teens and adults.

Art Therapy: Sharing Directives: Boundary Drawings