More Creative Coping Skills for Children - Book
This is a really valuable book presenting meaningful games, techniques, activities such as breathing, sensory, stories, games, handouts, meditations, positive affirmations, set within a simple to use framework with directions, treatment plans, 85 photocopiable handouts.
Includes: Building Interpersonal & Social Skills, Creating Healthy Boundaries, Reducing Oppositional Behaviour, Anger Management, Increasing Focus & Reducing Impulsivity, Taming Anxiety, Stuck Thoughts & Stuck Behaviours, Social Anxiety and Selective Mutism, Improving Sleep, Sadness and Depression, Increasing Confidence and Self esteem, Loss and Grief, Traumatic Events and Illnesses and Family Challenges. More information below.
This is a really valuable book presenting a wide range of meaningful but fun games, techniques and activities such as breathing, sensory, stories, games, handouts, meditations, positive affirmations etc all set within a simple to use framework with clear direction and goals.
Each chapter details presenting client difficulties, provides goals for treatment plans and outlines developing life skills.
- Chapters include:
- Building Interpersonal and Social Skills
- Creating Healthy Boundaries
- Reducing Oppositional Behaviour
- Anger Management
- Increasing Focus and Reducing Impulsivity
- Taming Anxiety
- Stuck Thoughts and Stuck Behaviours
- Social Anxiety and Selective Mutism
- Improving Sleep
- Sadness and Depression
- Increasing Confidence and Self esteem
- Loss and Grief
- Traumatic Events and Illnesses and Family Challenges.
85 photocopiable handouts. Written by a Child and Family Counsellor.
"Concrete and creative, useful and purposeful - these are tools that won't fall to the bottom of your toolbox. Easy to implement with clear direction and goals, these activities and insights would be great on their own or as a go to when you need a little something extra. Engaging for both child and practitioner, the take home activities will continue to reinforce the materials long after the session's ended."
Janis Lilly, M.Ed., Directress,
The LAND School: Learning and Nature Discovery!
"When it comes to fun and creative, as well as profoundly insightful therapeutic strategies, Bonnie Thomas never disappoints. Her new book More Creative Coping Skills for Children is packed with gems just waiting to be mined. She includes games, crafts, art, theater, improvisation, painting, writing, movement, stories, indoor and outdoor projects, and more - nearly any kind of creative and expressive intervention one can imagine is here! The range and scope of activities in this book addresses everything from day-to-day concerns such as practicing manners and getting along with others, to more intensive circumstances such as grief, loss and trauma and is truly awe-inspiring. I am consistently amazed at Ms. Thomas' seemingly endless ability to bring ever more imaginative and creative tools to aid therapists, teachers and parents in helping kids and teens grow and learn. Every therapist should have this book on the shelf and not be afraid to use it! Though the title says it is for children, many of the activities can also be used with teens as well as adults, individually and in groups. I will personally be using this book in my own therapy practice (including grown-ups!) and as a parent at home with my daughter."
Psychotherapist and Author of Yoga for Grief and Loss and Finding Your Own Way to Grieve: A Creative Activity Workbook for Kids and Teens on the Autism Spectrum