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This is a powerful story about a child feeling supported by the rabbit, who just listened to them. Use this tool to explore what children need when they are experiencing difficult emotions.
This is an intervention that can be used for children to find material around their homes that are helpful in soothing and calming during periods of distress.
This segment guides you through a sitting meditation with breath as the primary object of awareness.
Calming Corners can be an effective alternative to time-outs when kids are having a hard time. Work with the parent and child together to choose a spot in the house where the child can go whenever they need it: maybe a closet, a corner in a quiet room, or in a play tent. Involve the child in adding preferred activities and calming tools to the space, for example:
This is a guided meditation activity that can help clients identify feelings and physical sensations of feelings intheir bodies.
This intervention is useful for helping children more tangibly understand how they display or hide feelings from others in their life. This can be a helpful intervention to gather information and reflect what can be worked on in the therapy setting.
Accepting our own vulnerability is made easier when give ourselves compassion. Use this self-compassion break with clients in session or encourage them to use it on their own when working with difficult or vulnerable emotions.