Explore complex emotions and enhance self-awareness with these 100 ready-to-use creative activities.
100 creative, therapeutic worksheets to explore issues such as self-esteem, coping with loss, problem solving, personal reflection and goal setting, based on prevalent CBT and art therapy principles. Illustrated alphabet letters and mandala designs for therapeutic colouring-in are also included.
The intricate, attractive designs are illustrated in the popular zentangle style and are suitable for adults and young people, in individual or group work. The worksheets use cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and art as therapy to address outcomes including improved self-esteem, emotional wellbeing, anger management, coping with change and loss, problem solving and future planning. The colouring pages are designed for relaxing stress management and feature a complete illustrated alphabet and series of striking mandala designs.
'A little treasure inspired by cognitive behavioural psychotherapy ideas and creative principles. Beautiful and easy to use worksheets, which will compliment a clinician's tool kit. Especially helpful for brief interventions with emphasis on emotional exploration.'
– Themis Kyriakidou, MA ATh, MSc FPC, Art Psychotherapist
'I am neither a CBT therapist nor an artist – and yet it feels like this book was produced with me in mind. A synthesis of informative text and inspirational designs that leave me excited about new possibilities in my work with a whole range of people I'm working with – young people, adults and families. This book will appeal, and be extremely useful to counsellors and therapists from a broad spectrum of theoretical orientations, and is by no means limited to those who describe themselves as 'CBT therapists' or as being 'artistic.' Bravo Jennifer, this is a wonderful resource for enhancing and deepening the therapeutic encounter.'
– Paul Stockwell, UKCP Registered Family and Systemic Psychotherapist and Clinical Supervisor
'What a brilliant resource for therapists working with young people! The worksheet designs are immediately engaging and aesthetically suited to young people. Each section starts with brief helpful and accessible information for the counsellor. I am sure that this is what young people want – an opportunity to have conversations with adults on their own terms, choosing a word, a question, a pattern to work into. An important addition for the counselling field. Adults will want to use it too!'
– Dr Gail Simon, Principal Lecturer in Systemic Practice, University of Bedfordshire