Therapy Games

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

Author: Alanna Jones

Publisher: Rec Room Publishing

ISBN: 9780966234152

Category: Education

Page: 272

View: 8799

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

Author: Alanna Jones

Publisher: Rec Room Publishing

ISBN: 9780966234138

Category: Education

Page: 271

View: 7896

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.

The Big Book of Therapeutic Activity Ideas for Children and Teens

Inspiring Arts-Based Activities and Character Education Curricula

Author: Lindsey Joiner

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9780857004475

Category: Psychology

Page: 256

View: 1841

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.

Creative Coping Skills for Children

Emotional Support through Arts and Crafts Activities

Author: Bonnie Thomas

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781846429545

Category: Psychology

Page: 192

View: 2914

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.

Seeing Red

An Anger Management and Peacemaking Curriculum for Kids

Author: Jennifer Simmonds

Publisher: New Society Publishers

ISBN: 1550924125

Category: Education

Page: 80

View: 8390

A unique approach to anger management using small group process.

Team-building Activities for Every Group

Author: Alanna Jones

Publisher: Rec Room Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 9780966234169

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 191

View: 3938

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.

Being Me (and Loving It)

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

Author: Naomi Richards,Julia Hague

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1784502367

Category: Education

Page: 240

View: 9141

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.

There Is An Urgency

Author: Gregrhi Arawn Love

Publisher: Cwn Annwn

ISBN: 0982307403

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 382

View: 3968

Born into a world of horror, madness and chaos in 1973 to Debbie, a 23-year-old drug addicted prostitute and Howard, a 24-year-old addict and convict, Gregrhi Love grew up quickly with the Department of Children's Services becoming an active part of his life in 1974. With Howard in prison, the only father he knew as a child was Bobby, his mother's pimp, drug dealer, and lover. In 1980, he was placed in his first foster home. While foster care was often horrifying, nothing compared to the daily near-death experiences he survived living in Father Panik Village with Bobby and Debbie. On May 23, 1980 his coerced testimony sent Debbie to prison. Now a grown man, Mr. Love uses his childhood traumas to change lives. Working as a teacher allows him to use the experiences of his life to help children who live in a similar world. His experiences give him a perspective most people do not have and knowledge that cannot be obtained from any textbook. There Is An Urgency explores these experiences in an effort to make others aware that people like him walk among us every day. There Is An Urgency is inimitable in that it juxtaposes Mr. Love's experiences as an adult, working with children in school and juvenile detention settings, with personal accounts of physical and sexual abuse from his childhood. There Is An Urgency to share this story of hard won hope and resilience after years of terrifying abuse by a real life monster.

The Wrecking Yard of Games and Activities

Author: Alanna Jones

Publisher: Idyll Arbor

ISBN: 9781882883356

Category: Education

Page: 246

View: 7426

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.

Seals + Plus

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

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

Publisher: Wellness Reproductions & Pub Llc

ISBN: N.A

Category: Psychology

Page: 150

View: 2534

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.

Helping Children to Cope with Change, Stress and Anxiety

A Photocopiable Activities Book

Author: Deborah Plummer

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9780857003669

Category: Education

Page: 144

View: 3648

This book is full of creative ideas for use with children who have difficulty in coping with change, stress and normal levels of anxiety. Supported by a comprehensive but accessible theory section, the practical exercises are a simple and fun way of helping children to learn healthy stress management strategies. Deborah Plummer offers over 100 activities and games specifically aimed at helping children to build emotional resilience. With a mixture of short, snappy activities and longer guided visualizations, these exercises are suitable for use with individuals or groups, and many are appropriate for use with children with complex needs or speech and language difficulties. This unique photocopiable activity book will be an invaluable resource for parents, carers, teachers, therapists and anyone looking for creative, enjoyable ways of helping children to cope with change, stress and anxiety. It is primarily designed for use with individuals and groups of children aged 7-11, but the ideas can easily be adapted for both older and younger children and children with learning difficulties.

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

Author: Alanna Jones

Publisher: Rec Room Publishing

ISBN: 9780966234145

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 215

View: 9672

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

Creative Expression Activities for Teens

Exploring Identity through Art, Craft and Journaling

Author: Bonnie Thomas

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9780857004178

Category: Psychology

Page: 144

View: 9056

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.

More Creative Coping Skills for Children

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

Author: Bonnie Thomas

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1784502677

Category: Education

Page: 256

View: 7893

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.

Trauma Stewardship

An Everyday Guide to Caring for Self While Caring for Others

Author: Laura Van Dernoot Lipsky

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 1458767965

Category: Self-Help

Page: 456

View: 2414

This book is for all those who notice that they are not the people they once were or who are being told that by their families, friends, colleagues, or pets. Laura van Dernoot Lipsky takes a deep and sympathetic look at the many ways the stress of dealing with trauma manifests itself: feelings of helplessness and hopelessness, diminished creativity, chronic exhaustion, cynicism, and a dozen more.To keep from being overwhelmed, we need to respond to suffering in a thoughtful, intentional way-not by hardening our hearts or by internalizing others' struggles as our own but by developing a quality of compassionate presence. This is trauma stewardship. To help achieve this, Lipsky offers a variety of simple and profound practices, drawn from modern psychology and a range of spiritual traditions, that enable us to look carefully at our reactions and motivations and discover new sources of energy and renewal. She includes interviews with successful trauma stewards from different walks of life and even uses New Yorker cartoons to illustrate her points. "We can do meaningful work in a way that works for us and for those we serve," Lipsky writes. "Taking care of ourselves while taking care of others allows us to contribute to our societies with such impact that we will leave a legacy informed by our deepest wisdom and greatest gifts instead of burdened by our struggles and despair."