Wednesday, June 19, 2013

The Face I Wear for the World

Another activity submitted by Heidi Bolster, CTRS.



·         Paper
·         Markers, crayons, colored pencils
·         Blank face page outline


·         Have a discussion with patients regarding what they openly portray about themselves to the world, and what they might hide from others.
·         Talk about why some things are guarded while others are left open for others to see
·         Give the patients the page and have them complete the following:
o   What is most important to you (use pictures and words)
o   Are you guarded around others or open (use colors to portray this)
o   How do you see life (decorate the eyes according to how they see the world)
o   What do you listen to, what words effect you? (decorate ears according to this)
o   What do you express (opinions, beliefs, etc.)- decorate mouth according to this
o   The, on the back of the mask, have the patients write down what they hide from the world/ what they don’t want others to see
·         Process what the patients put down on their masks and talk about why we guard some things and are open about others
·         Talk about the benefit of sharing with those we trust, but the importance of boundaries in doing so

·         Ask if there is anything the patients would like to change about their “mask”, and if so, ask how they can take steps toward those changes now

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