Beyond Art Therapy Activity
Finding Happiness Chart
with Color Therapy Translations

Try this Beyond Art Therapy Activity "Finding Happiness Chart" for yourself, and also for your Beyond Art Therapy clients. Use Sharpie markers in assorted colors to bring color therapy into the session.

Beyond Art Therapy Activity:

What truly makes you happy? Are you ready to put it in writing? On a "Happiness Chart"? If so this activity is for you. If you are a therapist, try it first on yourself. Anyone can keep up with the Beyond Art Therapy "Happiness Chart" (therapist, clients, anyone).

The idea behind this Beyond Art Therapy "Happiness Chart" is that you will identify and label the things in life that make you happy, the things in life that are neutral, and the things in life that make you unhappy.

Once you label these Beyond Art Therapy "Happy, Neutral, and Unhappy items you need to add them to the "Happiness Chart" above.

Keep the Beyond Art Therapy "Happiness Chart" in a visual place and review it daily. Spend more time with the things that make you happy. Accept the neutral things, and try to change the things that make you unhappy.

The labeling process on the Beyond Art Therapy "Happiness Chart" helps you visualize and put into categories the things that make you happy and unhappy. 

The Beyond Art Therapy "Happiness Chart" will bring your life into perspective and break the denial process. It will help you see what is bringing you happiness, joy, sadness, and pain.

A bonus of the "Happiness Chart" is that by offering colored Sharpies, you can translate color therapy and see how the client feels about the words they write down.

Materials for the "Happiness Chart":

- "Happiness Chart" Printout Below

- Sharpies in Assorted Colors to use to write the words and translate in "Color Therapy". 

Directions for the "Happiness Chart":

1. Ask yourself, or your client, to list the things that make you (or them) truly happy and write them on the "Happy Face" part of the chart. 

2. Ask yourself, or your client,  to list the things in life that make you (or them) feel neutral. Write these on the "Neutral Face".

3. Ask yourself, or your client, to list the things in life that make you (or them) unhappy. Write these on the "Unhappy Face".

4. Once the "Happiness Chart" is complete process with yourself, or your client, each area of the chart. 

5. Identify which colors were used to write the words. Translate these  colors on the Color Therapy chart page. See the link  below for the Color Therapy Chart page.

Finding Happiness Chart

See More Art Therapy and Color Therapy Links Below:

What do the colors mean in Art Therapy & Color Psychology? 

Shelter House Art Therapy Technique 

Art Therapy Family Portrait Drawing 

Art Therapy Self-Portrait 

Art Therapy Interpreting Drawings 

Get More Ideas Here: Creative Counseling 101 Home 

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.

Share this page:
Enjoy this page? Please pay it forward. Here's how...

Would you prefer to share this page with others by linking to it?

  1. Click on the HTML link code below.
  2. Copy and paste it, adding a note of your own, into your blog, a Web page, forums, a blog comment, your Facebook account, or anywhere that someone would find this page valuable.

See our Exciting Selection of eBooks:

Award Winning:

Creative Counseling 101 eBook 
Our Best Seller!

Step By Step Therapy:

Learn how to be a more Creative Therapist with the Book that started it all!

- Graduate School Counseling book used by hundreds of graduate counseling students!

- Includes full color reproducible worksheets with most activities.

- Winner of the Counselor Writer of the Year Award, 2011, Georgia Regional Award

Download Your Copy Today Only $39.95: 

See Creative Counseling 101 eBook Information Here:

Get the Set
of all four  

eBooks for only $98.95:
An incredible collection of how to do therapy eBooks!
A $159.80 Value,
You Save Over $60!

Get your complete set of the Creative Counseling eBooks by Dr. Michelle Stangline for only $98.95, that's less than $25.00 per eBook (Regular Price is $39.95 for each eBook.).

Your complete set includes:

- Creative Counseling 101

- Creative Group Counseling 101

- Creative Play Therapy 101

- Creative Sand Tray 101

For more information click the link below:

See Complete Set of eBooks For Sale Here:

New!!! "Beyond Art Therapy" 101 eBook

Over 300 pages of Beyond Art Therapy activities and techniques. Learn what I teach graduate counseling students!

See the link below for more information.

Only $39.95

Art Therapy 101 eBook for Sale Link

See More Invividual eBooks For Sale:

Sand Tray Therapy 101 eBook:

Learn how to do Sand Tray Therapy or enhance your skills.

Sand Tray Therapy eBook for Sale Link

Play Therapy 101 eBook

Learn how to do play therapy or enhance your skills.

Play Therapy eBook For Sale Link

Small Group Counseling eBook For Sale:

Learn how to do creative group therapy and enhance your skills.

Creative Group Therapy eBook For Sale Link

School Counselor Guidance Lesson & Social Stories eBook for sale:

Get a year's worth of school counselor guidance lessons with "Creative Warm & Fuzzy Classroom Guidance Lessons eBook". Introduce your students to the "Warm & Fuzzy Way". Click the link below for more information:

Warm & Fuzzy School Counselor Guidance Lessons eBook