Living a RAD Life: M&Ms Feelings Activity

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).

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.

6 Powerful #TEDTalks about Mental Health #TEDx

6 Powerful TED Talks about Mental Health

6 Powerful #TEDTalks about Mental Health #TEDx

Interactive and hands-on coping strategies for kids and young adults #pathway2success #specialeducation #copingstrategies

Practicing Coping Strategies (with a craft!)

It’s important to teach, practice, and choose coping strategies that work for each individual child. Using a Coping Strategies Fortune Teller can help with all their different feelings in a fun, interactive, and hands-on way.

Practice Self Care

38 Simple Ideas For Taking Care of Yourself When You Need It Most

Therapeutic Doodles

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.

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

Coping skills bag ideas for play therapy or classrooms

Coping Skills Toolbox

a great idea to have. A little coping bag for the child of what they can do to help them when they need a little help during a hard day or feeling very down.

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

Feelings and Emotions Games

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

Fun way of putting together a self-care plan (for self or client) thanks to Iggy at @socialworktech

Making a Self-Care Plan for You and Your Clients! During my last semester in graduate school, I developed an intervention I am proud to share with you all. It's a self-care plan that I implement with my clients, as well as in my personal life.

Tree of Strength (Creativity in Therapy) - This art therapy directive helps clients to identify their personal strengths, coping skills, and supportive people to get through a difficult time. Great creative activity for mental health or trauma treatment, in individual therapy or group therapy.

Tree of Strength : Creative Expression Activity to help kid with medical conditions talk about what gives them strength

Stress relief for people who simply need it due to substance abuse, personality disorders etc.                                                                                                                                                                                 More

Wet Sock Treatment

Try some of these Stress Relief Activities to help reduce stress. - Reduce Stress with your Senses

Irrational vs Rational Thoughts

Help! There Is a Bully In My Head

Irrational vs Rational Thoughts, be sure to never say irrational things even in gest in front of the kids. This is self esteem vs. Self Efficacy