THERAPEUTIC IDEAS AND ACTIVITIES
Create visual sense of triggers in order to learn how to identify feelings and alternate ways of coping. House drawing can help client identity stressors in the home, school or work.
Color-code emotions so that cients can gain insight into emotional state and how to cope better.
Assess family functioning with visual, creative representation of the family and what each
might be thinking. Can use Self-Connect for family therapy as well.
Explore angry feelings and accompanying physical sensations in order establish behavior control, limit setting and awareness.
Create your trauma narrative visually and process feelings associated with it. Creating imagery of your trauma narrative is a form of exposure therapy.
Help client identify concerns, fears, and thoughts in a visual way. Helps release some of the sensory components of trauma through art.
Use fantasy figurines to tell stories in a more removed way that might feel less intense.
Process feelings and thoughts about boundaries and containment/punishment.
Fantasy work to wish or to address issues too painful to process in real life.
Showcase family divisions and separations through art and jail peices.
How do I want my life to look? and how can I get there?
What I would like to say to my family member, boss, freind, etc...