Your favorite creative arts therapy resources all on one page
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”
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””
I’ve always been a worrier; I remember experiencing so many worries especially as a child. My worries were truly a result of my anxiety over the unknown-most being things that were out of my control. Sometimes, writing down our worries, or the things we cannot control that seem to be spiking our anxiety, can helpContinue reading “Worry tools and Storytelling”
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”
All of us experience fear, nervousness, worry, and anxiety to some extent on a daily basis. Because of this, it is important to have a real or mental list of available coping strategies to use for when you need a little help. A fun and simple ritual activity that you can add to your currentContinue reading “The Worry Box: A Ritual for Anxiety, Worry, and Nervousness”
Create a scavenger hunt using the book, The Kraken’s Rules for Making Friends by Brittany R. Jacobs, to build social skills. Appropriate for elementary age but games are suitable for all ages!
“Candy-go-round” is a fun, interactive “getting to know you” game perfect for breaking the ice. Each person in the group will receive a packet of Skittles. Other items can be used as a substitution to candy such as colored beads. Instruct each person to open their packet and sort their candy by color-advise them toContinue reading “Candy-go-Round!”
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