Parent-Child Attachment Activities

Facilitate one of the following activities with the child and their parent or caregiver to improve attachment and attunement in the relationship

Web of Life Meditation

This practice is a guided imagery useful for grounding and connectedness.

Calming Color Meditation

This is a guided meditation activity that can help clients identify feelings and physical sensations of feelings intheir bodies.

Feelings Iceburg

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.

Meditation for Uncertain Times

This guided practice is intended to help ease fear, anxiety, or any heavy feelings you may have at this time. It’s nothing more than breathing and focusing your intention on deep healing.

Letting Go of Shame Meditation

This practice can help clients accept and face shame, and practice attending to it and distracting from it.

Self Compassion Break Version Two

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.

Containment in Telehealth

“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.”

Identifying Cognitive Distortions

Everyone experiences cognitive distortions at some point; they’re really common! However, these ways of thinking can misinform us about reality and influence our emotions and behaviors in ways we don’t like. Review the list of cognitive distortions, identify cognitive distortions that are common for you, and try to think of ways to adjust the thoughts so that they are more neutral and accurate.

Core Beliefs

Look at the following list of common negative and positive beliefs that people have about themselves. Identify which negative beliefs stand out to you, as well as any associated memories, emotions, and body sensations that surface when you acknowledge those negative beliefs. Next, go through the list of positive beliefs and identify the statements that you already believe about yourself and the statements that you would like to believe about yourself.