ACTIVITY:In Three Words

This activity was inspired by Lynn at All-Health Network. Purpose: An introduction activity; practicing social skills; could potentially be about identity Materials Needed: Sticky notes, pens Instructions/Steps: Hand each group member at least 4 sticky notes and a pen. Explain that this activity is about highlighting our most salient roles and identities. Now ask the … Continue reading ACTIVITY:In Three Words

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

I recently facilitated a group training for counselors and was talking about the need to shift the shape of group every 15-20 minutes. They reminded me of the importance of this and asked that I post something about it again - so here goes: One of the primary ways to keep groups engaged is to … Continue reading TIP AND ACTIVITY: Shifting the Shape of Group and Anger-related Activities

ACTIVITY: Communication Pet Peeves

Purpose: To increase awareness regarding communication pitfalls Materials Needed: Paper and Pens Instructions: Hand each group participant paper and pens. Ask the group to write down a few of their communication pet peeves. By this I mean things about the way people communicate that annoy them. Maybe it’s blaming, interrupting, not listening, etc. Once they … Continue reading ACTIVITY: Communication Pet Peeves