The Magic Bubble Wand activity is a fresh take on the traditional "Reality Therapy's Three Wishes" question.
Instead of just asking a client to name three wishes, (One will probably be related to why they are in therapy), try this technique with the Magic Bubble Wand.
Materials Needed For Magic Bubble Wish Wand:
Wire coat hanger or thick wire (Copper Works Best)
1 Wooden Dowel Paint and Paint Pens 2 Marbles
Thin wire for decor
1 minute epoxy glue
Directions for Magic Bubble Wand:
1. Tell the client you are going to make a "Magic Bubble Wand" to make three wishes with.
2. Next,take the coat hanger and ask the client to form it into a shape. Stars and butterflies are easy to form, but any shape can be made. Leave enough wire to wrap around the dowel.
3. Decorate the long wooden dowel with paint and paint pens.
4. Glue a marble at each end of the dowel. Allow to dry.
5. Wrap the remaining wire around the dowel. Apply the epoxy glue. Allow to dry.
Directions For Magic Bubble Liquid for Three Wishes Technique
1. Mix six cups water with 1/2 cup dish washing soap, and 2-3 tablespoons of glycerin. Stir slowly. Best if made before and allowed to sit overnight.
Directions for Three Wishes Technique
1. Ask your client to come up with three wishes in their life that would really make a difference if one or more wishes came true. One of the wishes has to be based in reality.
2. Process each wish with the client. What would they really gain if each wish came true? How would their life be better?
3. Go over goal setting with the client. What would it take to make one or more of the wishes come true in their life? What responsibility would they have to take to make the wish or wishes come true?
For more ideas and information on Realty's Therapy's Three Wishes Technique see the link below:
Three Wishes Sand Tray Technique for Reality Therapy
See Examples of the Three Wishes Technique
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*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.
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