Affirmation Jar Play Therapy Activity
I keep a jar of random affirmations in my office for clients who need a boost at the end of a session to keep them going until the next session.
This is similar to a fortune cookie fortune, but in a therapeutic concept utilizing affirmations. It also has less calories than the fortune cookie.
Ready Made Affirmation Cards that fit into the jar
1. Make up several different affirmation cards with different statements that would pertain to any client (See Examples Below).
2. Cut out the affirmation cards after you have printed them on colorful paper.
3. Place the affirmation cards in a jar. Fill the jar to the top with the affirmation cards.
4. When a client leaves the session offer a trip to the affirmation jar for a card.
5. Have the client read the affirmation card to you and process how the card related to the session.
6. In most cases the affirmation card will help the client leave the session on a positive note.
Disclaimer: This website and its content is intended for trained licensed mental health professionals and school certified mental health professionals to use for their clients / students at their own discretion.
*If you ignore the disclaimer above are using these techniques on yourself and you feel any discomfort or upset it is highly suggested that you seek out a licensed mental health professional immediately.
"Beyond Art Therapy" is the concept from Dr. Stangline that combines all creative fields in therapy. It is not the traditional "art therapy" but goes beyond to include sand tray therapy, play therapy, mindfulness, meditation, color therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and a vast majority of other therapies.
For any other type of mental health emergency call your local 911 / Police Number immediately.
Dr. Stangline does not offer advice / suggestions to anyone who is not a professional mental health provider, or a student who is studying this field and has questions about mental health programs of study.
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