Therapy Games

Creative Ways to Turn Popular Games Into Activities That Build Self-Esteem, Teamwork, Communication Skills, Anger Management, Self-Discovery, and Coping Skills

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Author: Alanna Jones

Publisher: Rec Room Publishing

ISBN: 9780966234152

Category: Education

Page: 272

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In this book, you will find 102 new and exciting ways to turn ordinary games into Therapy Games. Each game used in the book comes with five or more ways to make simple changes that create a new and unique therapeutic experience. In addition to the 102 game options, there's also a section on how playing the game itself without any changes can have therapeutic value. Turn the following games into various new Therapy Games: Apples to Apples; Operation; Taboo; Chutes and Ladders; Monopoly; Jenga; Let's Go Fishin; Jigsaw Puzzles; Cards and Dice; and more.

104 Activities that Build

Self-esteem, Teamwork, Communication, Anger Management, Self-discovery and Coping Skills

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Author: Alanna Jones

Publisher: Rec Room Publishing

ISBN: 9780966234138

Category: Education

Page: 271

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In this exciting book you'll find 104 games and activities for therapists, counsellors, teachers, and group leaders that teacher Anger Management, Coping Skills, Self-Discovery, Teamwork, Self-Esteem, and Communication Skills! Every game works as a unique tool to modify behaviour, build relationships, start discussions and address issues. Each activity is simple to follow, requires minimal resources, includes helpful discussion questions and of course is interactive and fun.

103 Group Activities and Treatment Ideas & Practical Strategies

The Therapeutic Toolbox

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Author: Judith A. Belmont

Publisher: PESI Publishing & Media

ISBN: 0979021804

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 153

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This book assists in breaking through treatment resistance and defensiveness. Dozens of reproducible handouts, experiential activities, exercises, self-discovery tools and more are included.

Creative Coping Skills for Children

Emotional Support through Arts and Crafts Activities

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Author: Bonnie Thomas

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781846429545

Category: Psychology

Page: 192

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Everyone has different needs when it comes to coping with life's stressors, and children are no different. Some need quiet and soothing activities to calm them down, whereas others require more physical activity or intense sensory input to relax their minds and bodies. This resource comprises a collection of fun, flexible, tried-and-tested activities and make-it-yourself workbooks for parents and professionals to help a child in need of extra emotional support find the coping skills that fit them best. Each activity lists the materials required and includes clear directions for how to do it. There is something for every child: whether they are dynamic and creative or more cerebral and literal. Projects include making wish fairies, dream catchers, and mandalas; managing unstructured time with activities such as creating comics, dioramas and tongue twisters; and simple ideas for instant soothing, such as taking deep breaths, blowing bubbles, making silly faces, and playing music. Creative Coping Skills for Children also includes specific interventions for anxious or grieving children such as making worry dolls and memory shrines. This book is full of fun, easy, creative project ideas for parents of children aged 3–12, teachers, counselors, play therapists, social workers, and all professionals working with children.

Games and Activities for Exploring Feelings with Children

Giving Children the Confidence to Navigate Emotions and Friendships

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Author: Vanessa Rogers

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9780857004598

Category: Education

Page: 128

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This is a fun, imaginative and creative resource designed to help children aged 7--13 get thinking and talking about their feelings and the issues that affect their lives. It is packed full with games and activities that help children explore their emotions and express themselves positively. Activities surrounding issues such as peer relationships and friendships, bullying, offending, participation and citizenship are designed to build self-esteem, raise aspirations and increase motivation. They will also enhance emotional well-being and develop protective behaviours, encouraging children to speak out rather than act out, and helping to keep them safe and happy. This is an ideal resource for all those working with children and looking for new and exciting ideas for games and activities, including teachers, youth workers, social workers and counsellors.

The Big Book of Therapeutic Activity Ideas for Children and Teens

Inspiring Arts-Based Activities and Character Education Curricula

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Author: Lindsey Joiner

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9780857004475

Category: Psychology

Page: 256

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For difficult or challenging children and teenagers in therapeutic or school settings, creative activities can be an excellent way of increasing enjoyment and boosting motivation, making the sessions more rewarding and successful for everyone involved. This resource provides over one hundred tried-and-tested fun and imaginative therapeutic activities and ideas to unleash the creativity of children and teenagers aged 5+. Employing a variety of expressive arts including art, music, stories, poetry and film, the activities are designed to teach social skills development, anger control strategies, conflict resolution and thinking skills. Also included are character education activities and ideas for conducting therapeutic day camps, including sample schedules and handouts. The activities can be used in many different settings with all ages, are flexible, and can be adapted for use with individuals or groups. Brimming with imaginative ideas, this resource will be invaluable to anyone working with children and teenagers, including school counselors, social workers, therapists, psychologists and teachers.

More Creative Coping Skills for Children

Activities, Games, Stories, and Handouts to Help Children Self-regulate

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Author: Bonnie Thomas

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1784502677

Category: Education

Page: 256

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This collection of fun and adaptable activities, games, stories and handouts is a complete resource for supporting children coping with stress and difficult emotions. From engaging arts and crafts, to interactive stories and relaxing meditations, all the interventions and activities are thematically structured so that each chapter contains the means for building specific skills or overcoming behavioral issues. Each chapter contains suggested goals, positive affirmations and photocopiable handouts to enable a child to continue practising and learning new life skills outside of sessions with parents or professionals. The activities in this book are ideal for use with children aged 3-12 to help them rebalance and gain a strong grasp on their emotions.

Being Me (and Loving It)

Stories and activities to help build self-esteem, confidence, positive body image and resilience in children

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Author: Naomi Richards,Julia Hague

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1784502367

Category: Education

Page: 240

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With 29 real life and relatable stories at its heart, this practical resource is designed to help build self-esteem and body confidence in children aged 5-11. Each story is the focus of a ready-to-use lesson plan, covering common issues that affect children such as a lack of body confidence, feeling pressured by peers and worries about puberty. The stories are preceded by guidance on how to introduce the topic and the learning outcomes, and they are followed by a range of activities to reinforce the messages being taught. The stories can either be read aloud to a class or group or photocopied and shared for individual reading. Perfect for use in PSHE lessons with groups of children, or in one-to-one settings in the therapy room or at home, this book is a useful resource for PSHE co-ordinators, teachers, school counsellors, pastoral care teams, youth workers as well as parents.

Team-building Activities for Every Group

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Author: Alanna Jones

Publisher: Rec Room Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 9780966234169

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 191

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There are 107 games and activities in the four chapters of this book that help every group "Mix It Up", "Stir It Up", "Team Up", and "Open Up". Each game is fun, easy to use, unique, and requires minimal resources. Discussion questions can be found at the end of each "Team Up" and "Open Up" game to help leaders and participants to engage in discussion that creates and enhanced team-building experience for all those involved.

Seals + Plus

Self-esteem and Life Skills : Reproducible Activity-based Handouts Created for Teachers and Counselors

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Author: Kathy L. Korb-Khalsa,Stacey D. Azok,Estelle A. Leutenberg

Publisher: Wellness Reproductions & Pub Llc

ISBN: N.A

Category: Psychology

Page: 150

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Three volumes of Seals Plus provide life management skills for your middle and high school students. Each volume contains reproducible activity-based handouts which address the areas of concern presented on the chart.

The Wrecking Yard of Games and Activities

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Author: Alanna Jones

Publisher: Idyll Arbor

ISBN: 9781882883356

Category: Education

Page: 246

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Activities for all ages to help people learn skills for living. Alanna Jones has crafted 104 activities for groups of children, adolescents, adults, and older adults that teach teamwork, self-esteem, self-discovery, leisure education, communication, anger management, and fitness. First of all, each one is fun. Second, each one helps the participants understand themselves and their lives better. That's why this book is a favorite with volunteers and professionals throughout North America who work in everything from scouts to church groups to schools to therapy facilities. Everyone who teaches life skills to children, adolescents, or adults will treasure this book.

Creative Expression Activities for Teens

Exploring Identity through Art, Craft and Journaling

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Author: Bonnie Thomas

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9780857004178

Category: Psychology

Page: 144

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Coping with life's stresses is difficult for everybody, but can be especially challenging for teenagers, who often feel isolated and misunderstood. Creative expression through art, craft, and writing is a natural and effective way of helping young people to explore and communicate personal identity. This book is bursting with art and journal activities, creative challenges, and miniature projects for bedrooms and other personal spaces, all of which help teenagers to understand and express who they are and what is important to them. These fun ideas can be tailored to suit the individual, and require minimal equipment and even less artistic know-how, so can be enjoyed by all. The book concludes with a useful section for counselors and other professionals who work with young people, which explains how these activities can be incorporated into treatment goals. This imaginative and insightful book is a useful resource for all therapists, social workers, and counselors who wish to encourage self-expression in teenagers.

Stressed Is Desserts Spelled Backward

Rising Above Life's Problems with Humor, Hope and Courage

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Author: Brian Luke Seaward

Publisher: Conari Press

ISBN: 9781573241663

Category: Self-Help

Page: 305

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A doctor describes how using faith, humor, love, and optimism to battle stress can lead to success and spiritual depth

127 More Amazing Tips and Tools for the Therapeutic Toolbox

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Author: Judy Belmont, MS

Publisher: PESI Publishing & Media

ISBN: 1936128438

Category: Psychology

Page: 188

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127 More Amazing Tips and Tools for the Therapeutic Toolbox is Judy Belmont's third Tips and Tools book in PESI's bestselling series that has offered thousands of clinicians practical "hands on" strategies to help clients reach therapeutic goals. Judy Belmont's newest Tips and Tools addresses today's evolving needs, using techniques from CBT, DBT and positive psychology to help their clients and their practice. All reproducible worksheets and handouts will quickly become a clinician's best friend! Something for everyone, and packaged in a creative and enjoyable way! "127 TIPS delivers a wealth of ideas, skills, and exercises to apply and customize to a vast array of clinical issues and situations. Speaking to eclectic and integrative therapists (who comprise the majority of working practitioners), Judith Belmont taps in-demand and evidence-based treatments for their most practical interventions and teachings. Filled with psychoeducation, handouts, and worksheets for clients, active therapists will find TIPS to be a frequent and effective resource." ~ Lane Pederson, Psy.D., LP, DBTC, author of The Expanded Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Training Manual and DBT Skills Training for Integrated Dual Disorder Treatment Settings

Team Challenges

170+ Group Activities to Build Cooperation, Communication, and Creativity

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Author: Kris Bordessa

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN: 1613745680

Category: Education

Page: 256

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Directed to teachers, facilitators, and counselors, offers more than 170 cooperative activities for classrooms, summer camps, and family occasions designed to improve children's problem-solving skills and ability to collaborate.

Fun Soccer Drills That Teach Soccer Skills to 5, 6, and 7 Year Olds

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Author: Alanna Jones

Publisher: Rec Room Publishing

ISBN: 9780966234145

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 215

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This book provides 117 drills for teaching soccer skills through fun, easy to use games. The drills are designed to teach the fundamentals of soccer in an enjoyable, positive manner that keeps children focused, engaged, and entertained. Your team will get a great workout, maximum touches on the ball, and develop the basic soccer skills needed to be successful soccer players. Whether you have never coached soccer before or are an experienced coach, you will find useful drills in this book to hold the attention of 5, 6, and 7 year olds! In addition to the 117 soccer drills found in this book you will find 107 variations so there is always a fresh way to teach or reinforce a skill. Topics covered: Warm up, Dribbling, Defending, Passing, Receiving, Long Kicks, Shooting, Team Play, Throw-ins

250 Brief, Creative & Practical Art Therapy Techniques

A Guide for Clinicians & Clients

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Author: Susan Buchalter

Publisher: Pesi Publishing & Media

ISBN: 9781683730958

Category: Art

Page: 218

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Creative, quick & powerful! When a client walks into the therapy room they don't know what to expect, feeling anxious, unsure and perhaps fearful. Brief, art therapy warm-ups are the perfect way to break the ice and get clients feeling comfortable, less inhibited and motivated to participate in individual or group therapy. These 250 art exercises increase self-esteem, self-awareness and a feeling of success in artistic expression and communication, allowing clients to engage in therapeutic exercises without judgment. Using simple materials like paper, pencils and markers, these techniques can be immediately implemented in your practice. Art techniques based in: Mindfulness CBT Self-Compassion Useful for clients dealing with: Anxiety Stress Low self-esteem Relationship issues Life changes