Here's another popular activity, especially if your patients/residents are able to go off-campus for group activities. The teenage boys at the residential facility I used to work at loved this activity!
Examples might include:
-Bowl with the non-dominant hand
-Spin three times prior to bowling normally
-Around the back
-Bowl sitting down
Afterwards, process with the group. Talk about the experience and what each player learned. Consider the following questions:
-What was good about this version of bowling and what was difficult?
-What made it difficult?
-What was it like to not have control over what you were doing?
-Do you like being told how to do things, or having to do things a certain way?
-How does this relate to our lives currently?
-What are examples of how other people control you?
-How do you control others?
-How can we handle situations when we are being controlled like that?
-Did you feel anxious not knowing what you would have to do?
-Was that good anxiety or bad anxiety? How do you know?
Let the players eat the rest of the Skittles afterwards! (This is usually their favorite part!!)