Thursday, June 20, 2013

Mountains and Valleys (Low Functioning)

Here's a version of the Mountains and Valleys activity that Heidi Bolster, CTRS, adapted to a lower functioning population.


This activity is to assist patients in problem solving, and to help them create a plan and hope for their future.


·         Paper
·         Markers, crayons, colored pencils


·         Give patient a copy of the mountain and valley picture
·         Allow patients to color the picture
·         Underneath the picture, instruct patients to write a short description of a time when they were in a valley (a hard time) and how they were able to overcome it (climb the mountain) and how they felt once they overcame that trial.
·         Discuss what coping skills patients used to make it through that hard time, and talk about how they can use those same healthy coping skills now.

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