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Lead: Progressive Group Drawing

Creative expression group activity where everyone gets a turn adding one thing that each person must add to their own picture. For example, “a house” or “a red shape”. After everyone has had a chance to suggest something, group members can share and process the activity. Discussion can include perspective-taking, communication, resistance to ideas, acceptance, listening, social relationships, etc.

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Exercise: Defining Sobriety

Awareness and insight increase motivation to change and allow us to develop personally meaningful plans of action. This writing exercise is about sitting down to define what “sobriety” or stopping a destructive habit fully looks like in your life. What behaviors move you towards relapse and which ones move you away from that destruction?

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Advice on which Mobile Apps to Use & Recommend

One Mind PsyberGuide aims to help people use technology to live a mentally healthier life. Through rigorous evaluation of technology and promotion of scientific best practices, we seek to guide the science, practice, development, and use of digital mental health tools in various settings. We hope to improve access to mental health resources to those who lack access to traditional support, and to help people explore how technology can be used to improve wellbeing.

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Read: The Importance of Being Funny

Joke-telling can act as both a sword and a shield to defend us from reality. As the late, great stand-up comic Joan Rivers put it: ‘If you can laugh at it, you can live with it!’ This book is for anyone who enjoys a good laugh, but also wants to know why.

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Intolerance of Uncertainty: Help Clients Embrace the Unknown with Behavioral Experiments

  Intolerance of uncertainty is an important transdiagnostic risk factor for a wide range of difficulties including generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), depression, and eating disorders. Recent developments in the way that intolerance of uncertainty is conceptualized have led to a novel way to work with it – with the potential for…

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Taking the Escalator: Comprehensive SUD Resource Collection

Taking the Escalator has everything from full group guides, to printable client worksheets and handouts, to a comprehensive SUD treatment model that they describe in detailed PDFs. The website also boasts links to a plethora of other resources targeting mental health and substance abuse topics as well as counselor development and group dynamics.

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How to Write Your Life Manifesto & Why It Will Change Your Life

As we walk through life, it is easy to drift off towards everything and anything that calls for our attention. It can be challenging to keep our energy where it is most needed. We can easily get distracted and side-tracked in life. That’s why writing a personal life manifesto is so important. It’s like anchoring…