Monday, February 25, 2013
A Case of The Mondays...
Show of hands...who enjoys a good punch to something (safe!) when we are angry? *Raises hand*
Grab some Jenga block--or pillows, or cardboard brick...whatever ya got--just make sure it won't cause injury to punch! Talk with your client about how anger build up and without a release it keeps adding on...now start to stack those blocks. Prompt them to build with you and while you build identify things which trigger anger for them. When you get a good structure going have them stop and begin the discussion of coping skills (you see where this is headed?) Have them pick a coping skill and practice it...them BLAM! Knock over the stack of angry--KaPow!
I am willing to bet every kiddo I work with...even some adults out there...love the relief a good punch can give when needing to decompress.
This activity gives you just that!
Whew! Doesn't it feel good to blast those angries out?! Heads up--This one is often requested to re-build and do again ; )