Live Now and Lift Your Spirits with “High Hopes”

High Hopes by Patrick Lindsay is a book that contains simple suggestions, supported by quotes of wisdom. It encourages us to slow down and make small changes. To live moment by moment. We have the power to change our lives. I love this little book for myself and the people I work with. "Live NowRefuse … Continue reading Live Now and Lift Your Spirits with “High Hopes”

MINDFULNESS 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 GROUNDING TECHNIQUE

This is a popular grounding technique for children to adults. This technique engages all 5 senses, which reminds you of the present moment, and builds awareness. This is a calming technique that can help you get through tough or stressful situations. Taking a deep belly breath at the beginning and end of this activity can … Continue reading MINDFULNESS 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 GROUNDING TECHNIQUE

The Benefits of Keeping a Journal and Journal Prompts

Choosing a journal When choosing what to write in, consider all of your options and what best suits your needs. A journal can be a spiral-bound notebook, which is an easy to find and cheap option. Combination code or lock and key journals can provide privacy and are usually well-made. A journal can be kept … Continue reading The Benefits of Keeping a Journal and Journal Prompts

How to Create a Vision Board

Materials: Poster board or large paper; magazines; newspapers; printed out images from online; quotes; scissors; glue; pen; pencils; markers; stickers; glitter; tiny, lightweight objects (travel ticket; concert ticket; key chain; charm...). Instructions: Ponder and visualize a long-term goal (a few months or years ahead). What does it look like? What are the details of your … Continue reading How to Create a Vision Board

Feelings Wheel to Help You Identify Your Complex Emotions

How the feelings wheel works I think of the feelings wheel as a tree. The emotions on the edge of the circle are related to the primary emotions (or the emotions that we most commonly identify), which are in the very center. For example, when we feel confident and successful, we feel proud, and we … Continue reading Feelings Wheel to Help You Identify Your Complex Emotions

Better Understand Your Sleep

Whether your issues are with falling asleep, staying asleep or quality of sleep, you could look into some ways to keep track of it. Sleep tracking is similar to keeping a journal, it will aid with problem solving and identifying patterns around bedtime or daily routine. Better understand what is going on. When considering your … Continue reading Better Understand Your Sleep

Body Appreciation and Positivity

The Uniquely Me, Body Appreciation, and Body Positivity worksheet helps with recognizing what our bodies do for us and what is unique about us. Think about the abilities and all that our bodies achieve every day, there are several! Walking, speaking, reading, thinking, feeling, eating, and reproducing, just to mention a few. Our bodies are … Continue reading Body Appreciation and Positivity

Safety Plan Idea for Kids and Teens

My safety plan example, displayed on the refrigerator. Being completely transparent, these are my coping skills of choice 😊 Materials and instructions Materials: an index card; colored pencils; markers; crayons; stickers. Instructions: this crafty project is for children and adolescents who need a little reminder of their most effective coping skills or ways to help … Continue reading Safety Plan Idea for Kids and Teens

“My Positive Attributes” Worksheet for Older Teens

A positive attributes worksheet to help identify and give thought to your positive qualities. Download and print. Print more than one worksheet because you have more than four positive attributes. We don't give enough thought to our positive attributes. Our brains tend to default towards negative self-talk, which can hold us down. We sometimes think … Continue reading “My Positive Attributes” Worksheet for Older Teens

Teach Kids to Recognize Their Positive Attributes

A positive personal qualities worksheet for children and adolescents. Download, save and print. This worksheet is also fun to do in a group. There are two ways to go about the group activity. 1. Each kid can fill out their own worksheet. When everyone has finished, they can share three of their favorite attributes about … Continue reading Teach Kids to Recognize Their Positive Attributes