Lately we’ve started to explore collaborative art-making during our art therapy sessions with some of the kids that struggle to engage with art-making on their own.
Collaborative art therapy sessions offer individuals and groups opportunities to learn how to work together, resolve conflicts, work through trauma, develop social and communication skills, and a safe place for expression. (Malchiodi, 2012). It’s not unusual for a child to find a blank
How do we stay gracious and empathetic when our child is yelling and kicking off? In the face of anger, it can be helpful to remember that there is usually more to it than meets the eye.
Just like the tip of an iceberg, anger is often only the visible face of more vulnerable feelings. Feeling hurt, disappointed, lonely, or scared can be very confronting to the person experiencing these emotions. Anger – while often destructive and unhelpful – feels like a much more powerful
Evidence has suggested that finding the time to show gratitude for what you have in life can improve the mental health of people struggling with mental illness and the general population as a whole. Regardless of whether or not you share your gratitude with the people around you, continued practice of gratitude has been demonstrated to change the way your mind works so that it is easier for you to be more sensitive to feelings of gratitude, and so that your mental health can
Meet the Psychology team at Kids Inspired, L-R Alice, Deni and Hannah 😁 KI Director, Deni has over 19 years experience in child, adolescent and youth mental health, providing psychological services to young people and their families. Deni has worked in the fields of Child, Adolescent and Youth Mental Health, Juvenile Justice, Autism Spectrum and Disability services since completing post-graduate studies in 1999, and first opened her private practice in January 2011. Hannah h