Category Archives: Creative Therapy Tools

Harvard Health: Creativity and the brain: How the arts can shape well-being

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Cognitive Distortions

A basic handout I have used with groups. Ideally I use handouts only to get a conversation going. The handout becomes a frame work for people to open up and start sharing. Cognitive Distortions and Strategies to dispute them Personalizing: … Continue reading

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Cycle of Anxiety Handout

I usually used this handout with a guided relaxation after.

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Handout: Self-esteem Barometer

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Watch “David Poses: Get to the Root of Addiction” on YouTube

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Being Creative & Meditation

Certain meditation techniques can promote creative thinking, even if you have never meditated before. This is the outcome of a study by cognitive psychologist Lorenza Colzato and Dominique Lippelt at Leiden University, published in¬†Mindfulness. Long-lasting influence The study is a … Continue reading

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How meditation can change your life and mind | Sam Harris, Jon Kabat-Zinn & more | Big Think

There are a lot of misconceptions when it comes to what mindfulness is and what meditation can do for those who practice it. In this video, professors, neuroscientists, psychologists, composers, authors, and a former Buddhist monk share their experiences, explain … Continue reading

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