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Expressive Therapy Ideas

Expressive Therapy Ideas

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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

Feeling faces This is great for little ones that have a hard time finding the right word to describe their emotions--works great with a feeling journal to help them learn what the feeling is and what the facial features might be in each situation.

Cynthia Emerlye's art therapy group. Trace your hands and fill them with images that represent your past (left hand) and what your future hopes are (right hand.)

100 Art Therapy Exercises - The Updated and Improved List!   "The Healthiest Form of Projection is Art"     (Fritz Perlz - Gestalt Therapis...

Do your kids need a little help in the Empathy department? 5 bloggers got together to explore Empathy through several different perspectives ; role play, crafts, art history, service, and emotion cards.

Teaching Empathy through Role Play - The House of Hendrix

Free printable. Printing these and doing it today. In fact, giving it to my boys and husband as well. We all need to be going towards our dreams.

Jessica Swift - Treasure Chest Downloads