Negative Reinforcement Further ideas and concepts[ edit ] Distinguishing between positive and negative can be difficult and may not always be necessary; focusing on what is being removed or added and how it is being removed or added will determine the nature of the reinforcement.
Contact Group Activities Here is a list of ideas that I have employed at various times in a mental health setting for groups of adults, children, and teens. You are lost at sea on a stormy night. You see a glimmer of light leading you to land.
If you row hard, you can make it. Someone waits for you with a warm meal, dry clothes, and a place to rest. Draw, color, or paint an image of a lighthouse as a source of guidance in your life. Depict yourself somewhere in the image, either in a boat on the water, in the lighthouse, etc. Add words to represent your sources of guidance in life, i.
Joyful Memory Everyone shares the most joyful memory that comes to mind. Each person directs the scene, casting group members in the various roles, including him or herself.
Participant watches the scene and comments on the feelings and memories that come up. Clients take six strips of paper each. Write three Negative Messages or beliefs on three of the paper strips; i. You're dumb, you're ugly, etc. Write three Powerful, Positive Responses to the messages on the other three paper strips; i.
I have confidence in my abilities. I'm proud of the way I look. Form two rows of three standing opposite each other. Let participants choose if they want to be in the "Good" row or the "Evil" row. A participant gives one of his Negative Messages to each person in the "Evil" row.
He gives the corresponding Powerful, Positive Response paper to the person in the "Good" row that is facing the "Evil" side. The participant stands between the first pair as they read the messages on the sheets and try to influence the participant using ad lib sentences.
The "Evil" person extends her arm out to block the participant from passing. You are always so slow. Why don't you ever understand anything?
I may not be perfect, but I'm exactly who I need to be. Participant repeats process with next pair until finished with all three pairs. Repeat for each person.
Friendship Mural Big banner: Resilience Draw, color, or paint an image of a being in nature that survives in a harsh environment: Violence Discuss quote from Elie Wiesel: Participants complete the following sentences for a journaling activity: Someone who is violent toward others is trying to Someone who is violent toward himself is trying to Someone I have trouble communicating with is What I really need isOnline homework and grading tools for instructors and students that reinforce student learning through practice and instant feedback.
When art and psychotherapy are joined, the scope and depth of each can be expanded, and when working together, they are tied to the continuities of humanity's history of healing.
Dec 17, · Share with me a positive or negative example of when your memory has affected your ability to learn.?Status: Resolved.
For Clinicians: Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a psychotherapy treatment that was originally designed to alleviate the distress associated with .
Be the Best Parent You Can Be. Mental health conditions can affect any person regardless of gender, age, health status and income, and that includes people who have or want to have children of their own. Positive youth development. Supporting young people’s successful transition to adulthood requires a clear understanding of the predictable stages of development.