· Copies of blank “coat of Arms” paper
· Markers, colored pencils, crayons
· Examples of coat of arms for reference and ideas
· To get patients thinking about what things represent who they are
· What is most important to the patient?
· To even get patients thinking about their history, their family, and their legacy
· Show examples of various coat of arms and ask patients what the coat of arms are/were for in the past?
· Ask patients about the symbols in the coat of arms and the meanings behind the symbols.
· Discuss with patients how people have used symbols throughout history to represent who they are, where they are from, and what their ambitions are in life.
· Talk to patient about what things they might include in their own coat of arms.
· Talk about what symbols might represent those things
· Allow patients to begin working on their personal coat of arms.
· Process what the patients included in their coat of arms and why
· Talk about the benefit of knowing what you stand for and matters most to you in this life