When it is your first time doing something, there are a lot of unknowns. The unknowns can create discomfort and anxiety. Once someone becomes familiar, it can start to feel more comfortable. New relationships can bring up many different emotions and meeting with a therapist is no exception. If you are considering therapy, keep reading…
Forgiveness Visualization: Using metaphors and guided imagery can be helpful when working with kids and teens on the idea of forgiveness.
Calm/Safe Place- Kid version: Help your client imagine a place where they feel calm, safe, and/or peaceful.
Accepting Differences: One way to work with kids and teens on fostering healthy relationships is by building skills around empathy. An aspect of practicing empathy is learning to accept and appreciate differences.
Grow with Care: Learning self-care in fun and creative ways makes it more likely that kids/teens may use as they grow up. One kind of self-care that can be made into a game is mindfulness.