Hi everyone, I know you are expecting an activity today. I wanted to take this moment to celebrate that this blog has being going on for a YEAR! We have over 50 activities posted here. And we get on average 500 visitors to this blog each month (I am sure some of you are repeat … Continue reading The Year in Review!
In the spirit of Halloween, this activity is about the masks we wear, the faces we show to the world, and what is sometimes hidden or being protected. This is a different exercise from what I usually post. It’s less about skill development and more about self-awareness and discovery. Hope you enjoy it! Purpose: To … Continue reading ACTIVITY: The Masks We Wear
Purpose: To help clients identify the differences between passive, aggressive, passive-aggressive and assertive styles of communication. Materials: 4 slips of paper for each client, pens, masking tape Instructions/Steps: This exercise follows an explanation of the different communication styles. Provide clients information about different communication styles including passive, aggressive, passive-aggressive, and assertive. Once you think the … Continue reading ACTIVITY: COMMUNICATION STYLES
The idea for this exercise came from Andrea H. at the Driving w/ Care training I facilitated in Colorado Springs. Purpose: To challenge thinking errors and develop consequential thinking. Materials: none Instructions/Steps: Facilitate a discussion about how thinking errors are distortions of reality or misperceptions of the truth. Now ask one client to share one … Continue reading ACTIVITY: PUTTING THOUGHTS TO COURT
This activity is thanks to Rafael Torres who gave me this modification for an activity I posted about a year ago. Purpose: This exercise helps with values clarification, increases awareness of thoughts/feelings in the moment, and begins the conversation about locus of control. Materials needed: 1 sheet of paper per client, pens Instructions/Steps: Have a … Continue reading ACTIVITY: Values Reaper with a Twist