Thursday, August 13, 2009

8/10/09 Art Therapy Techniques

Challenges and Obstacles
Population: Geriatric
Task: Read a poem using one of the "Chicken Soup" books. This week I used Chicken Soup for the Unsinkable Soul. The theme of the month is along the lines of "Go for the Goal" so I thought we could discuss overcoming challenges; particularly those that come up in life. Once the poem has been read the group is asked to create an image of a challenge that they once took on. The group also has the option to write a poem or feeling words about the experience. After the image and/or poem has been created each individual is then asked to share their creation and discuss their particular challenge along with what the outcome was, how they got through it, and if they may have done anything differently.

What art therapy tasks did you do this week?

1 comment:

Art Therapy said...

i LOVED it! thanks!! I used something similar for exploring and healing emotional pain with a group of divorced women.
keep up the great work!