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!”

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?”

“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 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”

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””

Worry tools and Storytelling

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”

The Worry Box: A Ritual for Anxiety, Worry, and Nervousness

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”

Guess that Emotion: Mask Edition

Going back to school this fall (in whatever capacity is safest for your family!) is sure to bring up a lot of concerns for both kids and parents. There are a whole new set of challenges present, and kids are in need of fun and easy methods to help them get back on track andContinue reading “Guess that Emotion: Mask Edition”