I Can Still Dream: Creating safe space for children to process racism

Happy Martin Luther King, Jr. Day! Today on CATS Corner we are learning an activity to help create a safe space for our small clients. Talking about racism and discrimination is scary- even for adults. For kids, they may not know the words to express intense emotions related to what they have seen or directlyContinue reading “I Can Still Dream: Creating safe space for children to process racism”

An Introduction to Therapy!

Happy 2021! What better way to celebrate a new year than investing in your mental health and considering finding a therapist? Now, don’t get me wrong, choosing to pursue therapy can be a scary endeavor. However, it is my hope that this video will help you to understand how you can prepare for therapy, whatContinue reading “An Introduction to Therapy!”

My “On the Go” Drama Therapy Bag

As much as drama therapists love their scarves, costume pieces, props, and art supplies, we know it isn’t always practical to take them with us to sessions. This is why I created my own “on the go” drama therapy bag that holds a variety of different tools for interventions and working with clients. These itemsContinue reading “My “On the Go” Drama Therapy Bag”

Grounding technique turned drama game!

This grounding technique is a coping strategy that can help someone experiencing high anxiety reconnect with the present moment through connecting the mind and body. In this video, I show you how to take this grounding technique and turn it into a drama activity! On a piece of paper write down: 5 things around youContinue reading “Grounding technique turned drama game!”

Gratitude Challenge

Gratitude is the art of welcoming your blessings. At least, that’s what my positive psychology professor once told me. I used to think that practicing gratitude was something you did only at Thanksgiving, but as the years have passed, I have realized the importance of recognizing and celebrating the little moments that make life better.Continue reading “Gratitude Challenge”

What is Drama Therapy?

The week of October 19-25th was the second international drama therapy week! To celebrate, we here at C.A.T.s Corner decided to create an informational video for all of you about the basics of drama therapy. Whenever I introduce myself as a drama therapist, I get asked a lot of questions. Common queries include “What doContinue reading “What is Drama Therapy?”

Emotional Thermometers for Aggression

Emotional thermometers are a popular cognitive behavioral intervention for children and adolescents. It is often used to promote self-awareness and the healthy expression of emotions. Watch the video for step by step instructions, and read below to see how to use this CBT tool through a drama therapy lens! After completing their thermometer, I oftenContinue reading “Emotional Thermometers for Aggression”

Emotional Thermometer for Anxiety

Emotional thermometers are a popular cognitive behavioral intervention for children and adolescents. It is often used to promote self-awareness and emotional intelligence. While it is often used to represent anger and physical aggression, it is also great to identify feelings and symptoms related to anxiety. The emotional thermometer for anxiety is used to increase awarenessContinue reading “Emotional Thermometer for Anxiety”

Learning Emotional Intelligence with “The Color Monster”

Emotional intelligence is one of our favorite subjects here at C.A.T.s Corner! That’s because emotional intelligence is an essential component of our daily lives that isn’t often recognized. Whether we are making friends, interacting with our family, reading a book, or even starting a new job, we are using emotional intelligence skills. What types ofContinue reading “Learning Emotional Intelligence with “The Color Monster””

The Review is in! How I Use Mindful Kids to Help Start the Day

Mindful Kids is one of my favorite resources as a creative arts therapist. The mindfulness activities are great for all ages and comfort zones. Plus, it’s extremely affordable! Just click on the mindfulness activity for the amazon link. Watch the video below to see how I use one of their activities to help children startContinue reading “The Review is in! How I Use Mindful Kids to Help Start the Day”