Therapy Games

Author: Alanna Jones
Publisher: Rec Room Publishing
ISBN: 0966234154
Release Date: 2013-08-05
Genre: Education

In this book, you will find 102 new and exciting ways to turn ordinary games into Therapy Games. Each game used in the book comes with five or more ways to make simple changes that create a new and unique therapeutic experience. In addition to the 102 game options, there's also a section on how playing the game itself without any changes can have therapeutic value. Turn the following games into various new Therapy Games: Apples to Apples; Operation; Taboo; Chutes and Ladders; Monopoly; Jenga; Let's Go Fishin; Jigsaw Puzzles; Cards and Dice; and more.

104 Activities that Build

Author: Alanna Jones
Publisher: Rec Room Publishing
ISBN: 0966234138
Release Date: 1998-01-01
Genre: Education

In this exciting book you'll find 104 games and activities for therapists, counsellors, teachers, and group leaders that teacher Anger Management, Coping Skills, Self-Discovery, Teamwork, Self-Esteem, and Communication Skills! Every game works as a unique tool to modify behaviour, build relationships, start discussions and address issues. Each activity is simple to follow, requires minimal resources, includes helpful discussion questions and of course is interactive and fun.

103 Group Activities and Treatment Ideas Practical Strategies

Author: Judith A. Belmont
Publisher: PESI Publishing & Media
ISBN: 9780979021800
Release Date: 2006-01-01
Genre: Family & Relationships

This book assists in breaking through treatment resistance and defensiveness. Dozens of reproducible handouts, experiential activities, exercises, self-discovery tools and more are included.

The Big Book of Therapeutic Activity Ideas for Children and Teens

Author: Lindsey Joiner
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 0857004476
Release Date: 2011-11-15
Genre: Psychology

For difficult or challenging children and teenagers in therapeutic or school settings, creative activities can be an excellent way of increasing enjoyment and boosting motivation, making the sessions more rewarding and successful for everyone involved. This resource provides over one hundred tried-and-tested fun and imaginative therapeutic activities and ideas to unleash the creativity of children and teenagers aged 5+. Employing a variety of expressive arts including art, music, stories, poetry and film, the activities are designed to teach social skills development, anger control strategies, conflict resolution and thinking skills. Also included are character education activities and ideas for conducting therapeutic day camps, including sample schedules and handouts. The activities can be used in many different settings with all ages, are flexible, and can be adapted for use with individuals or groups. Brimming with imaginative ideas, this resource will be invaluable to anyone working with children and teenagers, including school counselors, social workers, therapists, psychologists and teachers.

Seeing Red

Author: Jennifer Simmonds
Publisher: New Society Publishers
ISBN: 9781550924121
Release Date: 2003-05-01
Genre: Education

A unique approach to anger management using small group process.

Seals Plus

Author: Kathy L. Korb-Khalsa
Publisher: Wellness Reproductions & Pub Llc
ISBN: PSU:000044417185
Release Date: 1992
Genre: Psychology

Three volumes of Seals Plus provide life management skills for your middle and high school students. Each volume contains reproducible activity-based handouts which address the areas of concern presented on the chart.

Team building Activities for Every Group

Author: Alanna Jones
Publisher: Rec Room Pub Incorporated
ISBN: 0966234162
Release Date: 1999-01-01
Genre: Business & Economics

There are 107 games and activities in the four chapters of this book that help every group "Mix It Up", "Stir It Up", "Team Up", and "Open Up". Each game is fun, easy to use, unique, and requires minimal resources. Discussion questions can be found at the end of each "Team Up" and "Open Up" game to help leaders and participants to engage in discussion that creates and enhanced team-building experience for all those involved.

Being Me and Loving It

Author: Naomi Richards
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781784502362
Release Date: 2016-04-21
Genre: Education

With 29 real life and relatable stories at its heart, this practical resource is designed to help build self-esteem and body confidence in children aged 5-11. Each story is the focus of a ready-to-use lesson plan, covering common issues that affect children such as a lack of body confidence, feeling pressured by peers and worries about puberty. The stories are preceded by guidance on how to introduce the topic and the learning outcomes, and they are followed by a range of activities to reinforce the messages being taught. The stories can either be read aloud to a class or group or photocopied and shared for individual reading. Perfect for use in PSHE lessons with groups of children, or in one-to-one settings in the therapy room or at home, this book is a useful resource for PSHE co-ordinators, teachers, school counsellors, pastoral care teams, youth workers as well as parents.

The Wrecking Yard of Games and Activities

Author: Alanna Jones
Publisher: Idyll Arbor
ISBN: 1882883357
Release Date: 1996-01-01
Genre: Education

Activities for all ages to help people learn skills for living. Alanna Jones has crafted 104 activities for groups of children, adolescents, adults, and older adults that teach teamwork, self-esteem, self-discovery, leisure education, communication, anger management, and fitness. First of all, each one is fun. Second, each one helps the participants understand themselves and their lives better. That's why this book is a favorite with volunteers and professionals throughout North America who work in everything from scouts to church groups to schools to therapy facilities. Everyone who teaches life skills to children, adolescents, or adults will treasure this book.

Helping Children to Cope with Change Stress and Anxiety

Author: Deborah Plummer
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 0857003666
Release Date: 2010-02-15
Genre: Education

This book is full of creative ideas for use with children who have difficulty in coping with change, stress and normal levels of anxiety. Supported by a comprehensive but accessible theory section, the practical exercises are a simple and fun way of helping children to learn healthy stress management strategies. Deborah Plummer offers over 100 activities and games specifically aimed at helping children to build emotional resilience. With a mixture of short, snappy activities and longer guided visualizations, these exercises are suitable for use with individuals or groups, and many are appropriate for use with children with complex needs or speech and language difficulties. This unique photocopiable activity book will be an invaluable resource for parents, carers, teachers, therapists and anyone looking for creative, enjoyable ways of helping children to cope with change, stress and anxiety. It is primarily designed for use with individuals and groups of children aged 7-11, but the ideas can easily be adapted for both older and younger children and children with learning difficulties.

Activities That Teach

Author: Tom Jackson
Publisher: Red Rock Pub
ISBN: 0966463315
Release Date: 1993-01-01
Genre: Active learning

A collection of sixty creative, innovative, and user-friendly Active Learning lesson plans which will influence student behavior and attitudes for a lifetime.

More Creative Coping Skills for Children

Author: Bonnie Thomas
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781784502676
Release Date: 2016-08-18
Genre: Education

This collection of fun and adaptable activities, games, stories and handouts is a complete resource for supporting children coping with stress and difficult emotions. From engaging arts and crafts, to interactive stories and relaxing meditations, all the interventions and activities are thematically structured so that each chapter contains the means for building specific skills or overcoming behavioral issues. Each chapter contains suggested goals, positive affirmations and photocopiable handouts to enable a child to continue practising and learning new life skills outside of sessions with parents or professionals. The activities in this book are ideal for use with children aged 3-12 to help them rebalance and gain a strong grasp on their emotions.

Trauma Stewardship

Author: Laura Van Dernoot Lipsky
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 9781458767967
Release Date: 2010-03
Genre: Self-Help

This book is for all those who notice that they are not the people they once were or who are being told that by their families, friends, colleagues, or pets. Laura van Dernoot Lipsky takes a deep and sympathetic look at the many ways the stress of dealing with trauma manifests itself: feelings of helplessness and hopelessness, diminished creativity, chronic exhaustion, cynicism, and a dozen more.To keep from being overwhelmed, we need to respond to suffering in a thoughtful, intentional way-not by hardening our hearts or by internalizing others' struggles as our own but by developing a quality of compassionate presence. This is trauma stewardship. To help achieve this, Lipsky offers a variety of simple and profound practices, drawn from modern psychology and a range of spiritual traditions, that enable us to look carefully at our reactions and motivations and discover new sources of energy and renewal. She includes interviews with successful trauma stewards from different walks of life and even uses New Yorker cartoons to illustrate her points. "We can do meaningful work in a way that works for us and for those we serve," Lipsky writes. "Taking care of ourselves while taking care of others allows us to contribute to our societies with such impact that we will leave a legacy informed by our deepest wisdom and greatest gifts instead of burdened by our struggles and despair."