Read the book “You are Special”by Max Lucado with the group.
Afterwards discuss the book with the patients and talk about what they learned from the book regarding their worth. Then give each Patient a dot and a star, clipart from a google search or even Microsoft word. Go around the group and ask each person what their dot is (something negative someone has said to them/ when someone made them feel bad). Then instruct the patients to let the dot fall to the floor and forget about what those people said because it does not stick if it does not matter to us. Afterwards ask patients what their star is (something someone said that was kind, a compliment, praise, or something that makes them happy). Instruct the patients to keep their stars but to remember that although receiving stars can be good, they do not predicate our worth as human beings.
Another great idea submitted by Heidi Bolster, CTRS!