Monday, April 20, 2020

Breaking the Ice on Telehealth

So many people are using online platforms for group therapy like Zoom these days and one of the most common challenges can be engaging the group. These activities are more on the fun side and are designed to engage group to participate and share using online platforms

Some of the titles - 

  • Show and Tell
  • Pet Show
  • Picture Show
  • 10 Questions to Guess What I am Holding
  • Talent Show
  • Scavenger Hunt
  • One Minute Monologue
  • Last Person Standing Trivia Challenge
  • Juke Box
  • Two Minutes or Less
  • Chat Room
  • Hot Potato
  • Unique
  • Anonymous Feedback
  • Pulling the Strings

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

My Values are on My Mind

“Values are the definition of our actions in life” 

When you have free time to think about whatever it is that you want to think about, what usually determines what you choose to focus on?

To answer that, consider some things that you may spend time thinking about:

Perhaps you enjoy thinking about your family? Your plans for the future? Your career? Your favorite sport? Vacations? Goals?

What do all of these things have in common? Most likely whatever it is you choose to focus on when you can, is driven by your VALUES – What is important to you. It is true that what we value, we think about. It is also true that what we think about impacts our feelings and our choices of behavior. With that in mind, it is important to recognize that it is our values which drive so many of our choices.

The following video focuses on this process and it corresponds with an older Taking the Escalator worksheet focused on Values, Thinking, Feelings and Behaviors: