Creative Expression Activities For Teens

Author: Bonnie Thomas
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9780857004178
Size: 15.83 MB
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Coping with life's stresses is difficult for everybody, but can be especially challenging for teenagers, who often feel isolated and misunderstood. Creative expression through art, craft, and writing is a natural and effective way of helping young people to explore and communicate personal identity. This book is bursting with art and journal activities, creative challenges, and miniature projects for bedrooms and other personal spaces, all of which help teenagers to understand and express who they are and what is important to them. These fun ideas can be tailored to suit the individual, and require minimal equipment and even less artistic know-how, so can be enjoyed by all. The book concludes with a useful section for counselors and other professionals who work with young people, which explains how these activities can be incorporated into treatment goals. This imaginative and insightful book is a useful resource for all therapists, social workers, and counselors who wish to encourage self-expression in teenagers.

The Big Book Of Therapeutic Activity Ideas For Children And Teens

Author: Lindsey Joiner
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1849058652
Size: 55.41 MB
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Drawing on art, music, stories, poetry and film, the author provides more than 100 fun and imaginative therapeutic activities and ideas to unleash the creativity of children and teenagers ages 5 and older, with the activities designed to teach social-skills development, anger-control strategies, conflict resolution and thinking skills. Original.

Creativity

Author: Aryna Ryan
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0810892243
Size: 62.10 MB
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While there are countless books focused on craft projects for young adults and teens, few describe how creativity actually relates to teens or shows them how to access their creative selves. This book is designed to help teens remove the barriers to being creative and will help young adults maximize their creative potential. Teens will get the chance to explore what creativity means to them and what they should do when they’re having trouble being creative. The author explores everyday creativity and play and even looks at creativity’s role in a teen’s happiness.

Finding Your Own Way To Grieve

Author: Karla Helbert
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 0857006932
Size: 71.34 MB
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Children and teenagers with autism can struggle to cope with the loss of a loved one, and the complicated and painful emotions of bereavement. This book explains death in concrete terms that the child with autism will understand, explores feelings that the child may encounter as a part of bereavement, and offers creative and expressive activities that facilitate healing. With illustrations throughout, this interactive book begins with a simple story about what happens when people die. Each chapter then expands on the issues that have been raised in the story and offers a variety of coping skills exercises including writing, art and craft, cooking, movement, relaxation, and remembrance activities. Encouraging children with autism to express their loss through discussion, personal reflection, and creative activity, the book is ideal for children and teens to work through by themselves, or with the support of a family member or professional.

More Creative Coping Skills For Children

Author: Bonnie Thomas
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1784502677
Size: 47.19 MB
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This collection of fun and adaptable activities, games, stories and handouts is a complete resource for supporting children coping with stress and difficult emotions. From engaging arts and crafts, to interactive stories and relaxing meditations, all the interventions and activities are thematically structured so that each chapter contains the means for building specific skills or overcoming behavioral issues. Each chapter contains suggested goals, positive affirmations and photocopiable handouts to enable a child to continue practising and learning new life skills outside of sessions with parents or professionals. The activities in this book are ideal for use with children aged 3-12 to help them rebalance and gain a strong grasp on their emotions.

The Power Of The Adolescent Brain

Author: Thomas Armstrong
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416621873
Size: 57.76 MB
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Moody. Reckless. Impractical. Insecure. Distracted. These are all words commonly used to describe adolescents. But what if we recast these traits in a positive light? Teens possess insight, passion, idealism, sensitivity, and creativity in abundance--all qualities that can make a significant positive contribution to society. In this thought-provoking book, Thomas Armstrong looks at the power and promise of the teenage brain from an empathetic, strength-based perspective--and describes what middle and high school educators can do to make the most of their students' potential. Thoroughly grounded in current neuroscience research, the book explains what we know about how the adolescent brain works and proposes eight essential instructional elements that will help students develop the ability to think, make healthy choices, regulate their emotions, handle social conflict, consolidate their identities, and learn enough about the world to move into adulthood with dignity and grace. Armstrong provides practical strategies and real-life examples from schools that illustrate these eight key practices in action. In addition, you'll find a glossary of brain terms, a selection of brain-friendly lesson plans across the content areas, and a list of resources to support and extend the book's ideas and practices. There is a colossal mismatch between how the adolescent brain has evolved over the millennia and the passive, rote learning experiences that are all too common in today’s test-obsessed educational climate. See the amazing difference—in school and beyond—when you use the insights from this book to help students tap into the power of their changing brains.

Creative Coping Skills For Children

Author: Bonnie Thomas
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781846429545
Size: 18.55 MB
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Everyone has different needs when it comes to coping with life's stressors, and children are no different. Some need quiet and soothing activities to calm them down, whereas others require more physical activity or intense sensory input to relax their minds and bodies. This resource comprises a collection of fun, flexible, tried-and-tested activities and make-it-yourself workbooks for parents and professionals to help a child in need of extra emotional support find the coping skills that fit them best. Each activity lists the materials required and includes clear directions for how to do it. There is something for every child: whether they are dynamic and creative or more cerebral and literal. Projects include making wish fairies, dream catchers, and mandalas; managing unstructured time with activities such as creating comics, dioramas and tongue twisters; and simple ideas for instant soothing, such as taking deep breaths, blowing bubbles, making silly faces, and playing music. Creative Coping Skills for Children also includes specific interventions for anxious or grieving children such as making worry dolls and memory shrines. This book is full of fun, easy, creative project ideas for parents of children aged 3–12, teachers, counselors, play therapists, social workers, and all professionals working with children.

How To Get Kids Offline Outdoors And Connecting With Nature

Author: Bonnie Thomas
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 0857008536
Size: 47.67 MB
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Full of ideas, activities and exercises, this book provides imaginative ways to inspire young people to put down the computer games, disconnect from social media, and spend more time away from a screen. In an increasingly electronic world, creating enthusiasm for the great outdoors can seem an impossible task. Yet, the benefits of nature are endless, and they extend further than just improving physical health; being in natural surroundings is also an effective way to boost imagination, creativity and overall wellbeing. In whatever capacity you work or care for children and young people, this book will help you motivate them to reboot their connection with nature and become healthier for it. Addressing how nature-based activities can be used for improved mental health, this book will be an invaluable addition to the library of any professional who works with young people including counselors, educators, youth group workers, social workers, and childcare providers. It is also a useful resource for parents.

Music Activities More For Teaching Dbt Skills And Enhancing Any Therapy

Author: Deborah Spiegel
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1449096603
Size: 48.28 MB
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Liven up your teaching and your therapy interventions with music activities and songs. For each activity, the book provides it's therapeutic value, a list of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy skills reinforced, materials needed, and instructions. No musical background is required to successfully use the activities. The book includes several guided imagery suggestion scripts. Reproducible lyric sheets are provided for the songs; and for those who do have musical background, guitar chords are provided. The original songs in this book are available on a companion CD titled "You'll Make It Through the Rain." Miles Dial, Ph.D., says: "Deborah does a masterful job of integrating DBT Skills and music which makes learning fun and interesting"