See My Pain!
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See My Pain!
Creative Strategies and Activities For Helping Young People Who Self-Injure
By Susan Bowman and Kaye Randall
This book provides a collection of strategies and activities to help children and adolescents who deliberately self-injure. A variety of hands-on creative arts approaches are featured that can be used in private practice and school settings. When working with youth who self-injure it is helpful to have a variety of creative approaches at your fingertips. The approaches and activities in this book can be used with individuals or with a small group. The activities help children/adolescents to express their feelings, understand why they self-injure, engage in a healing process, explore new methods of coping and prevention, and find new meaning and purpose in their lives.
The book provides a description of self-injury in young people and its underlying causes. Then an overview of therapeutic approaches is presented along with suggestions for the professional counsellor/social worker/psychologist teachers and parents. Sample assessment questions and activities are included.
The following 15 strategies with activities and reproducibles are listed below:
- Crucial Communication Skills
- Creative Journalling
- Personal Strength Coaching
- Relaxation/Guided Imagery
- Visual Arts
- Sand Tray
- Story Telling