I am taking this week off, folks! I will be back next week with a post on January 2. Have a wonderful holiday season and happy new year. I am so grateful for you all and am especially thrilled that this blog is helpful to you. I am excited about the new year and look … Continue reading Happy Holidays!
Purpose: To develop goals for the next year Materials: magazines, glue sticks, scissors, blank paper or poster board (11’’17’’) Instructions/Steps: Discuss the following: *What is a goal? (“a dream with a deadline”; an observable and measurable end result.) *What are the benefits of setting a goal? *What are different areas of your life to set … Continue reading ACTIVITY: New Year’s Resolutions
Purpose: To develop relapse prevention skills Materials: Paper, pens Instructions/Steps: Invite participants to write down a memory of a holiday party/gathering in which they ended up slipping, lapsing, or relapsing as a result of being there. Ask participants to identify any key people that were present. Write down any important words/phrases of things that were … Continue reading ACTIVITY: Holiday Snapshots
Purpose: This exercise can be used to develop refusal skills as well as identify thinking errors. Materials: none, optional - buzzers Instructions/Steps: Facilitator asks someone to describe a risky situation during the holidays. After identifying this situation, the volunteer sits in the middle of the circle on a chair and is asked to describe some … Continue reading Holiday Refusal Skills