I believe that teaching healthy boundaries is an essential topic when working with teenagers. Teens often struggle with learning when and how to say no to others, deciding what to share and what to keep private, and knowing who they can trust. Those that have experienced trauma or grew up in a family with unhealthy …
Boundary Drawings - Knowing when to say “yes” and how to say “no” can often be a challenge for people. Often, people do not understand how boundaries work. This directive helps to define, highlight, and then create the establishment of healthy boundaries/limits. If there were ever an art therapy directive that makes a HUGE difference, this directive would be IT!
Combine art therapy, writing, and positive neuroplasticity and you get a wonderful art therapy activity that is particularly relevant for our time. The stress and fear entering my office every day have increased exponentially. The worry on my clients’ faces has tightened its grip. The overwhelm
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.