THERAPEUTIC ACTIVITIES IDEAS

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  • Created on: 06-01-17 10:13
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  • Therapeutic Activities
    • Expressive art
      • As a group or individual
      • Express feelings via art e.g. drawing and sculpture
      • Sense of achievement, fine motor skills , keeps brain active.
      • What factors could affect the activity?: People may have physical disabilities or injuries in which they cannot properly use their fingers for more refined movements like pinching and making small specific paint strokes. so activities can be made easier such as using a big piece of play dough and using it to do whatever the person may wish without the use of small movements with fingers.
    • Yoga
      • As a whole class , or in small groups
      • Consists of different postures- a series of movements to improve strength and flexibility, and diffrent breathing techniques
      • safe and effective way to increase physical activity, especially strength, flexibility and balance. is beneficial for those who suffer from high blood pressure, aches and pains, heart disease and depression and stress.
      • What factors may affect the activity?: There may be people who have a physical disability for example they could be paralyzed from the waist down and so on the power point with pictures of positions we could add a separate picture of a similar position but one that caters to their needs.
    • Photography
      • Can be used as a healing process, a way to effect active change in a persons life, can be used to work on personal issues or to make sense of life events.
      • Can use various techniques and can work with others or on their own.
      • Includes capturing both still and motion pictures either with film or digital cameras.
      • What factors might affect the activity?: A person may suffer from epilepsy therefore their seizures can be triggered by flashing lights so instead of photography , the person can be accompanied by a friend and sit away from the rest using cameras and try to draw the surroundings or still use the camera but turn the flash off.
    • Henna
      • Students can work in pairs
      • Students use a henna cone to draw different patterns on their partners hands
      • Henna will allow students to explore and express their creativity, it can also help with stress relief.
      • What factors could affect the activity?: people could be allergic to ingredients in the henna so we can make everyone test a small dot and continue if no reaction occurs. if there is a reaction we can find another activity for the individual to do like white henna which uses non toxic glue
  • Photography
    • Can be used as a healing process, a way to effect active change in a persons life, can be used to work on personal issues or to make sense of life events.
    • Can use various techniques and can work with others or on their own.
    • Includes capturing both still and motion pictures either with film or digital cameras.
    • What factors might affect the activity?: A person may suffer from epilepsy therefore their seizures can be triggered by flashing lights so instead of photography , the person can be accompanied by a friend and sit away from the rest using cameras and try to draw the surroundings or still use the camera but turn the flash off.

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