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  • Art Therapy Exercise #15

    Art Therapy Exercise #15

    The goal of this project is to explore the patient’s values and increase self-awareness of them, which can help them create or improve relationships with others. Discuss the person in the picture Talk about the traits that the person possess and why the patient feels those traits are positive Encourage

     
  • Art Therapy Exercise #14

    Art Therapy Exercise #14

    The goal is to increase self-awareness of a challenge the patient faces and their feelings regarding it. Discuss the size and design of the question mark and its significance to the patient. For example, a large question mark may illustrate the patient’s doubts as to whether he or she can

     
  • Art Therapy Exercise #13

    Art Therapy Exercise #13

    The goal of this art therapy exercise is to explore with the patient the things that are preventing the patient from advancing in his or her life. Discuss the object the patient placed in front of the stop sign (or light) and what it represents in their life Talk about

     
  • Art Therapy Exercise #12

    Art Therapy Exercise #12

    The goal of this exercise is to explore things the patient finds soothing and encourage abstract thinking. Discuss the substance or items coming out of the pot and their significance to the patient Talk about other things that produce the same feelings Discuss ways the items in the picture can

     
  • Art Therapy Exercise #11

    Art Therapy Exercise #11

    The objective is to get the client to focus on and understand the connection between their moods and their mental and emotional states. Encourage them to apply meaning to the resulting shape Ask probing questions to help patient identify their mood and its effects on their thoughts and emotions Tools

     
  • Art Therapy Exercise #10

    Art Therapy Exercise #10

    The goal is to encourage the patient to solve problems and use their imagination. Discuss the meaning of the shape Focus on the design and how it relates to the patient’s mood, emotions, or thoughts Instructions Have the patient make an abstract shape using the moldable substance. Tools and Materials You Will

     
  • Art Therapy Exercise #9

    Art Therapy Exercise #9

    The goal is to discuss the meaning of zest and how it affects the patient’s daily life. Talk about how a zest for life can affect mood and activity Have the patient brainstorm ways of increasing zest Instructions Have the patient draw what it means to have a zest for

     
  • Art Therapy Exercise #8

    Art Therapy Exercise #8

    The goal is to increase self-awareness and explore issues in the patient’s home environment. Discuss the meaning of various elements on the welcome mat including any messages written Talk about the overall feel of the mat; is it welcoming, chaotic, depressing? Encourage the patient to share thoughts and feelings about

     
  • Art Therapy Exercise #7

    Art Therapy Exercise #7

    This art exercise allows the patient to explore tiredness from an objective point of view. Discuss the length of time the patient has felt fatigued and the underlying causes Talk about what tiredness looks like in their life and how it feels Explore ways that they can cope with or

     
  • Art Therapy Exercise #6

    Art Therapy Exercise #6

    Conflict is a natural part of life. The goal behind this exercise is to help the patient explore the conflicts they are experiencing in the present time. Discuss how the picture personifies a particular conflict the patient is dealing with Focus on the size and shape of the picture and