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My kids LOVE m&m's, they may or may not be used frequently as a bribe in our household.  I found  this idea  on Pinterest and it's been ...

M&Ms Feelings Activity. The same color concept could be adapted to several other activities (for example a game of candy land with a similar color concept with the expressive activities).

Mental Health Group Activities and Ideas | Helpful ideas for counselors to use with clients in group.

Helpful ideas for counselors to use with clients in group. Some of these would nicely adapt to Music Therapy groups

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Therapeutic Doodles

Time: 10 minutes Contraindications: poor fine motor skills, decreased cognition OT goal: draw and complete a drawing that is similar to the picture in order to identify positive aspects about self and to increase self esteem.

Engaging games to help students learn more about their feelings and emotions and how to express them appropriately!

Feelings/Emotions Games

For opening circle! Engaging games to help students learn more about their feelings and emotions and how to express them appropriately!

We spend much of our time struggling against reality, mentally fighting against traffic, unpleasant colleagues, or tantruming children. The end result is that we use up our limited time and energy wishing things were different or better or less annoying.

The next time you’re feeling stressed out, overwhelmed, or unsure, reach for a moment of calm awareness: a mindful SNACK.

This grief activity could be appropriate for children of many ages, from preschool to adolescent.  It encourages positive memories and coping.

Memory Bracelets for grieving - can also use the same idea as a coping/soothing bracelet when times get tough e. recovery, anxiety, stress, panic, etc.

Activities have the power to engage mental health clients in groups where they learn knowledge and skills to cope with the challenges they face. Use these activities to make your groups fun.

Activities for Mental Health Groups

Activities for Mental Health Groups. Includes self control, music therapy, discussion, relaxation, role playing.

Valentine's Day is a great time to help kids improve their self-esteem by encouraging them to love themselves. These fun self-esteem activities can help.

Self-Esteem Building Activities for Kids

Promotion of Mental, Social, Emotional Health. Valentine's Day or any day is a great time to help students improve their self-esteem. Could offer to students with behavior challenges (student could make own 'self-esteem' dice).

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Adolescent Counseling Tool: What are Things I Can & Can't Control

Adolescent Counseling Tool: What Are Things I Can & Can't Control: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Adolescent-Counseling-Tool-What-Are-Things-I-Can-Cant-Control-3056761

15 Ways to Teach Mindfulness to Kids [Infographic]

15 Fantastic Ways To Teach Mindfulness To Kids

How to teach your kids to be mindful, including the benefits to them, mindfulness games to play, and more. ( "some" things in here sound quite good)

creativesocialworker: “ Secondary Emotion Anger Iceberg: Click here for a free download Anger often masks hidden feelings and I created this visual to help children learn to identify and cope with their difficult emotions. ” I’m interested in...

The Anger Iceberg - Anger is a secondary emotion and the primary emotion is hidden under the iceberg.

If you're feeling overwhelmed and constantly tired, you need self-care. You can't help others with an empty cup! For more info about the challenge, click the link below. https://simoneclement.com/blog/30-day-self-care-challenge-schedule-ideas 30 day se

30-Day Self-Care Challenge

If you're feeling overwhelmed and constantly tired, you need self-care. You can't help others with an empty cup! For more info about the challenge, click the link below. https://simoneclement.com/blog/30-day-self-care-challenge-schedule-ideas 30 day se

Recreation Therapy Ideas | Mental Health & Emot...

Recreation Therapy Ideas

Psychology Maslow's heirarchy of needs.another way to think about art therapy at various stages of recovery from trauma.

This "Worry Tree" is a poster I would love to hang in my classroom. It is a resource I think students could refer to, when needed, to help them regulate their emotions and deal with their "problems" in an effective way. Eventually, they will be able to follow this process on their own, and develop their emotional competence - which is an important skill that underlies positive mental health (Reinke et al., 2011).

Task Giving students a visual representation of what they can do in a high stress situation will improve memory and will help them develop their skills through a problem solving strategy that is at the child's disposal.