Add to your repertoire of creative therapeutic interventions with this original technique.
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CAUTION: THIS TECHNIQUE IS FOR USE BY MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS WITH SPECIALIZED TRAINING IN CLINICAL WORK WITH CHILDREN AND FAMILIES.
Source: Trudy Post Sprunk, LMFT-S, LPC, CPCS, RPT-S, CPT-S, EMDR cert.
TREATMENT MODALITY: Individual, Group, and Family.
After the heart has been created, ask the client to write words or draw pictures of what their heart needs in order to feel more loved. As the clients describe what their hearts need, ask how they can give these things to themselves. Next ask how their family/peers can be of help in providing what each heart needs.
Process questions include:
The activity also involves the client’s ability to determine how best they can meet their needs through their own efforts. The last exploration and discussion involves how, if at all, the client can enlist the aid of others in meeting their needs.
The therapist gently guides the discussion so the client feels empowered by recognizing their needs and creatively fulfilling them.
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