“Blind Picasso”

“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 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”

I-Spy Jars

I-Spy Jars are a fun and affordable way to create a “grounding” technique tool for any and all ages. Whether you or someone you know is dealing with emotional dysregulation, or you just need a “brain break”, an I-Spy jar can help bring you back to the present moment or help you practice staying inContinue reading “I-Spy Jars”

Using Story Cubes to Explore Roles

I love stories. Stories have the power to hold our hopes, our fears, and to make sense of the world around us. The stories your child creates have meaning. As a drama therapist, I naturally lean towards creating original stories with my young clients. One way that works particularly well for me in my practiceContinue reading “Using Story Cubes to Explore Roles”

Sensory Bottles (Calm Down Jars)

Sensory Bottles, also known as Calm Down Jars, are fun and easy to make for any age! You can personalize your Sensory Bottle by adding different types of objects and decorations inside of it in order to truly customize it and make it your own! Sensory Bottles can be used as a grounding technique toContinue reading “Sensory Bottles (Calm Down Jars)”