Help patients gain a better understanding of their personal identity in order to increase self-esteem
|Finger print story|
Blow up each patients' fingerprint on a photo copier to make an 8.5" x 11" design
Have each patient trace lines over their fingerprint. Along each of the lines, have them write words or phrases that uniquely describe them.
Process with the group. Talk about how just like a fingerprint is unique, each person is an individual. Talk about the importance of recognizing your strengths and developing self esteem.
Have patients write their life story on their fingerprint, and talk about how life is a journey.
Have patients write what they've learned in treatment on the fingerprints.
Activity modified from http://www.mydogatemyclassroom.com/?p=151 by Andrea Call