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 book is a powerful way to help children visualize connections with their loved ones regardless of location or circumstances.
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 is an intervention that makes worry tangible for children. It allows us to externalize worry in a healthy way while being able to identify healthy ways to cope with worries and fears that come in because of our “monsters.”
Facilitate one of the following activities with the child and their parent or caregiver to improve attachment and attunement in the relationship
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.
This is an intervention that can be used to hep with identification of emotions / thoughts, cognitive challenging / reframing, instillation of hope, and empowerment.
“Containment is a powerful skill for all of us. Containment allows us to give our nervous systems a break from distress and choose what and when we want to think about certain things.”