Submitted by: Stephanie of Psychiatric hospital on 10-26-14
Size of Group: Any size.
Equipment/Supplies Needed: Paper, coloring materials such as colored pencils, markers, etc.
Activity/Treatment Objective or Expected Outcome: Increase Self-Awareness, Group Processing, Creative Expression, Coping Skills
Description of the Activity: Have clients draw a spider web and place themselves in it. Have them also write words along the lines of the web that prevent them from moving forward (drugs, alcohol, relationships, etc). Afterward, discuss what they chose to place in the web, how it feels to be stuck or trapped, and what they could use as coping skills to get "unstuck".
| Coping Support Kit
by Cindy Clark of the VA Hospital on Friday, April 7, 2000
Plastic Bag(s) (Zip lock bags
1 hersheys kiss & 1 hersheys hug
Objective: To support clients develop coping skills.
Description: You take
the eraser, penny, marble, elastic, string, hersheys kiss
and hersheys hug and put them in a (zip lock) baggie. Then
you attach a note that reads: "Here is your personal
coping kit. It contains an eraser to make mistakes disappear;
a penny so you will never be completely broke; a marble
for when you are sure you've lost yours; an elastic to
help you stretch beyond your means; a string to hold life
together when it seems to be falling apart; a hug and
a kiss to remind you that someone cares about you!!!"
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