Art supplies of every kind - paint, watercolors, colored pencils, markers, collage stuff, crayons, construction paper, etc.
Large white paper for each participant
Ask patients to think about their lives. What defines them? How would they describe their lives? What parts do they share with others and what parts to they keep hidden?
Instruct patients that they are to use the various art supplies to create a visual representation of their lives. Give them lots of time and independence to do this.
Process the final results with patients. Are they happy with the project they created? Why or why not? Does their artwork accurately portray their lives? Are they happy with their lives?