Stress relief for people who simply need it due to substance abuse, personality disorders etc.

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Try some of these Stress Relief Activities to help reduce stress. - Reduce Stress with your Senses

"I Map" - from Jeff Anderson's Mechanically Inclined.......beginning of the year activity.....get to know you activity

Writers notebook entries - I am a . Good first of the year activity. Maybe do again at the end of the year and look at the differences

Spin the wheel of coping skills!  – Art of Social Work

Spin the wheel of coping skills!

A big part of what we do with children is teach them safe and appropriate ways to cope and express themselves. This can help provide concrete examples during times when it is difficult to "find" a coping skill.

This wall would serve as a positive daily affirmation of what my students are and what they are capable of. This would support mental health literacy as it would work to create a comfortable classroom environment that is motivating and positive.

I AM wall- this is a great back to school activity for building positive classroom environment and self-esteem. I could do this for Spanish by doing a "Yo Soy" wall.

Interactive and hands-on coping strategies for kids and young adults #pathway2success #specialeducation #copingstrategies

Practicing Coping Strategies (with a craft!)

This fortune teller craft contains a list of 100 unique coping strategies for kids and young adults. Blanks and samples are also included. Great idea with multiple possibilities and uses many different coping strategies.

Use permanent marker to write questions on a ball (soccer, beach, volleyball etc) for use in counseling.

Use permanent marker to write questions on a ball (soccer, beach, volleyball etc). Could also add numbers and have a numbered question sheet for students to refer to. Whatever number their thumb lands closest to is the question they answer.

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We spend much of our time struggling against reality, mentally fighting against traffic, unpleasant colleagues, or tantruming children. The end result is that we use up our limited time and energy wishing things were different or better or less annoying.

The next time you’re feeling stressed out, overwhelmed, or unsure, reach for a moment of calm awareness: a mindful SNACK. this weeks a.r.k. project  this is also a good lead into next weeks (words matter segment)

Free Printable Positive Thoughts Poster

The Printed Word / Free Positive Thoughts.remember the compliments? Here are some free positive thoughts to post around the world. SO Wanna make this! on imgfave

Adolescent Counseling Tool: What Are Things I Can & Can't Control:

Adolescent Counseling Tool: What Are Things I Can Control & I Can't Control

Adolescent Counseling Tool: What Are Things I Can & Can't Control:

Flower Positive Self Talk. I think it is important when teaching mental health literacy that educators teach about being positivity and positive thoughts. It is important to not only encourage it within individuals but to get individuals to compliment each other. This can be used to help teach about breaking the stigma and sticking up for people with mental health difficulties.

Flower Positive Self Talk-- Cute idea to take and run with. Teaching children positive self talk rather than negative can help prevent some issues and these phrases are great coping skills reminders.

This grief activity could be appropriate for children of many ages, from preschool to adolescent.  It encourages positive memories and coping.

Memory Bracelets for grieving - can also use the same idea as a coping/soothing bracelet when times get tough e. recovery, anxiety, stress, panic, etc.

Activities have the power to engage mental health clients in groups where they learn knowledge and skills to cope with the challenges they face. Use these activities to make your groups fun.

Activities for Mental Health Groups

Low self-esteem is related to many issues such poor self-image. It discourages productivity and hampers action. It is also responsible for “chronic” unhappiness. Here are some no-nonsense tips to deal with low self-esteem.

Find helpful information on the affects of low self esteem and the issues that can be addressed by a qualified therapist. Learn how to find a self esteem therapist now!