Your favorite creative arts therapy resources all on one page
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”
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!”
2020. Does reading that make you cringe a little? 2020 has been a year to remember-a year that will go down in history. 2020 brought lots of unknowns, disappointments, and fears to many all around the world. It is so easy to think of the year 2020 as “the year of the pandemic”, but whatContinue reading “2020 Time Capsules!”
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”
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 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”
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?”
“Blind Picasso” is a fun activity that encourages active listening, creativity, imagination, and so much more. Not only that, but it reminds us that we all perceive and interpret things differently in the world-whether we are seeing something with our own eyes, or listening to something with our own ears. All you need is aContinue reading ““Blind Picasso””
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 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”
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