Therapy Activities

Framing it – Using metaphor and play when working therapeutically with children
As a therapist who works with children I find myself constantly needing to find ways to explain therapeutic concepts to my clients. Metaphor helps to make these concepts concrete and meaningful for children and presenting the concepts in a playful activity means that children can better understand and explore the concept. It meets the child’s…
Fun ideas for using board games therapeutically with kids
Spider Squash, Temper Trail, Goodbye Worry Monster, and Beat the Anger Volcano are some of the board games we’ve created to help children with emotional difficulties.  Board games are a great thing to make in therapy with children.  While there are a number of excellent therapeutic board games on the market, making your own allows…
On the Plus Side: An Activity for Helping Children with Unhelpful Thoughts
Many children struggle with unhelpful thoughts and this is often a focus in therapy.  Helping children to articulate their thoughts, realise that they are just thoughts, understand that there are alternative thoughts and that they can balance their thinking with more helpful thoughts are all useful goals.  When working with children however we constantly need…

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