I like taking kid’s favorite superheroes and exploring what it is about their story that they identify with so I can figure out a way to tie it into treatment. In the examples above, the Hulk uses his box to help manage his anger and regain control, and the Flash uses his to help him slow down and become more mindful.
- These boxes turn out looking really cool and they are inexpensive and simple to make. Click here for instructions.
- I fill them with things like reminders of coping skills learned, sensory items, bubbles with deep breathing instruction, etc. etc.
- Here are examples of Spiderman and Batman Progressive Muscle Relaxation and Mindfulness scripts (for TF-CBT), and it is easy to write your own for any hero to meet the child’s specific needs.
- Click here for some DIY superhero costume ideas.
- There are tons of ways to use superheroes in therapy. Lawrence Rubin is a good source if you would like to learn more about incorporating heroes into your practice.
- Therapists can introduce the activity to the child and their caregivers to ensure that these are used in a healthy way (ex. not for avoidance).