ACTIVITY: THE ROAD TO RELAPSE AND RECIDIVISM – CROSSING THE LINE

Purpose: Relapse prevention Materials needed: Colored yarn, paper and pens Instructions/Steps: Define Relapse (personal line) and Recidivism (legal line).  Each client defines their personal line, along with identifying high risk behaviors/thoughts/feelings leading to relapse – picking their top 5. Place a green piece of yarn on one side of the room, take a few steps … Continue reading ACTIVITY: THE ROAD TO RELAPSE AND RECIDIVISM – CROSSING THE LINE

ACTIVITY: Converting negative to positive thoughts

Purpose: This activity helps clients find replacements for their negative thinking. Materials Needed: Post-it notes – each client will receive at least as many post-it notes as there are people in the group Instructions/Steps: This activity can be done on the heels of the previous activity on thinking errors, or can be done by itself. … Continue reading ACTIVITY: Converting negative to positive thoughts

ACTIVITY: Negative Thoughts and Thinking Error Matching

Purpose: Deepen learning around thinking errors; help clients recognize negative thoughts and name thinking errors Materials: A list of thinking errors pasted around the room; masking tape; and, three index cards for each client Steps: This activity requires a little bit of preparation. Write down the following thinking errors on big pieces of paper - … Continue reading ACTIVITY: Negative Thoughts and Thinking Error Matching

TIP AND ACTIVITY: Shifting the Shape of Group and Stress-related Activities

I was asked to re-post this tip on shifting the shape of group.  After this week, I will continue to post one activity per week, but will only post a tip when there is a question or need for clarification.  Activities will still post on Wednesdays! One of the primary ways to keep groups engaged … Continue reading TIP AND ACTIVITY: Shifting the Shape of Group and Stress-related Activities

ACTIVITY: Thoughts versus Feelings

Purpose: This activity helps clients increase their awareness of thoughts versus feelings and helps clients practice asking questions. Materials Needed: Two index cards for each member in the group Instructions/Steps: Provide each client with two index cards and ask clients to write the word THOUGHT on one card and FEELING on the other. Two clients … Continue reading ACTIVITY: Thoughts versus Feelings

ACTIVITY: Values – Universal or Unique

This activity is very similar to last week on group agreements!  I got the idea for this activity from the group facilitation class I taught in Colorado Springs.  Thank you! Purpose: This activity starts the conversation around our personal values and how these values are shared Materials Needed: Sticky notes, pens Instructions/Steps: Hand each group … Continue reading ACTIVITY: Values – Universal or Unique