Creative Resources

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A Therapeutic Treasure Deck- Sentence Completion and Feelings Cards (Available for pre-order at http://amzn.to/2u6Upw0)

The perfect tool to add to any ‘therapeutic treasure box’, this set of 68 cards provide a way to help open conversations and structure discussions with children and adolescents aged 6+.

The treasure deck offers a fun, non-threatening way to help to build understanding and forge relationships. It also provides a safe, playful way for children to articulate and make sense of their feelings, thoughts, experiences and beliefs. The deck comes with two different types of card – the ‘feelings cards’ and the ‘sentence-completion cards’ – which can be used separately or together, and the cards are accompanied by a booklet which explains some of the different ways in which they can be therapeutically used.

Please note the below are just a small selection of therapeutic resources which I use- See “Working with Relational and Developmental Trauma in Children and Adolescents”, and “A Therapeutic Treasure box for Children and Adolescents with Relational and Developmental Trauma” (Due to be released in 2017) for ideas and guidance on different ways I use these resources in a therapeutic context.

Feeling-based resources (Supporting child to identify, express, label, and regulate their feelings)

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Multicultural Feelings masks

http://amzn.to/2cUycu5

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Emotion foam stickers

http://amzn.to/2cO4kxu

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Emotion stones

http://amzn.to/2cwOR8T

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Emotion stamps

http://amzn.to/2dkumt2

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Emotion keyring

http://amzn.to/2cYtOxw

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Feelings flashcards

http://amzn.to/2dinMHq

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Thoughts and feelings cards (Sentence completion)

http://amzn.to/2cOaBJM

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Feelings foam dice

http://amzn.to/2dipA30

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Feelings in a jar

http://amzn.to/2dkqyaY

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Egg expressions

http://amzn.to/2d9GQVi

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Emotions dominos

http://amzn.to/2d9Hfr2

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Emotion fishing games

http://amzn.to/2cYyOSP

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Polystyrene head (Useful for the head of thoughts and feelings exercise)

http://amzn.to/2cYxSxV

Resources which are helpful for worries, fears, separation anxiety, difficulties with sleeping, and nightmares:

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Worry monster toy with zipped mouth

http://amzn.to/2dii7RO

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Worry Eater toy with zip mouth

http://amzn.to/2dkkob0

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Worry Eater toy with zip mouth

http://amzn.to/2doSOxg

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Worry Eater- coin purse size

http://amzn.to/2doMkdF

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Wooden worry worms

http://amzn.to/2dksf8j

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Measuring worms- http://amzn.to/2cO6op7

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Guatemalan worry dolls (Set of 6 small dolls) http://amzn.to/2cUpSKW

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Guatemalan worry dolls (large) – http://amzn.to/2dih5oQ

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Fair trade Worry fairy- http://amzn.to/2cIaqU3

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Design your own safe place/ memory/ happy pillow- http://amzn.to/2doFGce

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Paper butterflies- http://amzn.to/2dcXeo0

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Doodle bear- http://amzn.to/2d9Ejuv

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Colour in bear- http://amzn.to/2diubTb

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Fair Trade Fairy Dreamcatcher- http://amzn.to/2cIaeUT

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Dreamcatcher and good luck keyring- http://amzn.to/2dE5e4z

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Large Dream catcher- http://amzn.to/2cYjZ2T

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Make your own dream catcher kit- http://amzn.to/2cNYVGB

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Dream catcher design pillow case- http://amzn.to/2dfm1vm

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Lavender pillow set- http://amzn.to/2cYwRpI

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Heart beat teddy bear- http://amzn.to/2cUFSfS

Items useful for exploring wishes, dreams, goals and future hopes:

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Genie from Aladdin toy- http://amzn.to/2cUtD2S

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Fairy door and fairy dust- http://amzn.to/2cYti2z

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Fortune teller ball- http://amzn.to/2cYktWL

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Guardian angel- http://amzn.to/2cUIPgG

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Large Dream catcher- http://amzn.to/2cYjZ2T

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Make your own dream catcher kit- http://amzn.to/2cNYVGB

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Wishing well miniature- http://amzn.to/2cYlGgA

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Unicorn miniature- http://amzn.to/2d0s7fM

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Wizard miniature- http://amzn.to/2doXpQ3

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Shields to design and decorate- http://amzn.to/2dgTDHn

Items to support separation anxiety and object permanence (e.g. through games like peekaboo):

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Hideaway puppet (Tree with nest and pond) – http://amzn.to/2cwJKpy

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Hideaway puppet (Under the sea) – http://amzn.to/2cNZNem

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Hideaway puppet (Volcano)- http://amzn.to/2dkqEzv

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Hideaway puppet (Monkey in a tree) – http://amzn.to/2dklsvo

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Find-it tubes game- http://amzn.to/2cO3Ffs

Arts and craft resources:

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Multi-cultural people foam shapes- http://amzn.to/2dilnwz

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Hand cut-outs- http://amzn.to/2cwM7bD

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Person card shapes- http://amzn.to/2cUvAwA

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Jumbo person cut-outs- http://amzn.to/2dkregu

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Blank face cut outs- http://amzn.to/2cwMF1j

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Whiteboard set of people- http://amzn.to/2dimlZx

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Fabric pens- http://amzn.to/2dinz7h

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Patchwork fabric squares- http://amzn.to/2cUAREd

Useful resources for sand tray work and sand art:

(A range of miniature sets available from amazon are listed below however it is mentionable that specialist shops should be used for more specific miniatures such as ghosts, coffins, rainbows etc.)
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Portable sand tray- http://amzn.to/2dkrJrb

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Knights and dragon miniature set- http://amzn.to/2doVtXY

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Fairies miniature set- http://amzn.to/2d3qEsq

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Different jobs miniature set- http://amzn.to/2doPhLC

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Mystical creature miniature set- http://amzn.to/2d0shDP

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Sea animals- http://amzn.to/2doOkTz

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Butterflies- http://amzn.to/2dgVCeC

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Boat and in the water vehicles- http://amzn.to/2doXEuC

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Safari animals- http://amzn.to/2dd1oMY

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Safari baby animals- http://amzn.to/2dgYKYd

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Farm animals- http://amzn.to/2d3tXQj

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Farm baby animals- http://amzn.to/2d3v16J

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Army and soldier- http://amzn.to/2d3sIAJ

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Wooden village house- http://amzn.to/2d0veEC

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Bridge miniature- http://amzn.to/2dgZcFH

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Sand art kit- http://amzn.to/2d9ErKc

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Sand art keyring (star shaped)- http://amzn.to/2dkxjcU

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Sand art keyring (heart shaped)- http://amzn.to/2dkwUr3

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Glow in the dark sand art kit- http://amzn.to/2d9Ciyw

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Kinetic sand set (need more sand to fill tray) – http://amzn.to/2d9GiyO

Some great boxes for use as worry boxes, memory boxes, safe place boxes, sensory boxes and more…

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Plain wooden treasure chest- http://amzn.to/2cUAZDV

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Photo frame box- http://amzn.to/2dksZdY

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Treasure chest box- http://amzn.to/2d9DFNH

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Children’s memory box- http://amzn.to/2cUBrli

Some useful items to put in a sensory and regulating box (See Dr Treisman’s books for guidance on creating and ways of using these boxes)

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World in your hand stress ball- http://amzn.to/2d9DXE0

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Play-doh deluxe kit- http://amzn.to/2cO585D

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Pipe cleaners- http://amzn.to/2dkvpJt

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Design your own snow globe- http://amzn.to/2dkvMU9

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Mandala colouring book- http://amzn.to/2cO8ZPT

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Grounding stone- http://amzn.to/2disJ2X

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Kaleidoscope- http://amzn.to/2cYx38m

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Aromatherapy starter kit- http://amzn.to/2doNLcf

Props to support psycho education around the brain and the impact of trauma and toxic stress on the brain:

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Brain soft model- http://amzn.to/2cYyFPm

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Human brain colouring book- http://amzn.to/2cYxy1Z

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Brain neuron- http://amzn.to/2cYyFir

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Brain soft toy- http://amzn.to/2d9I3MC

Miscellaneous- great therapy tools and accessories:

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People figurines- http://amzn.to/2cwNcAa

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Paint your own Russian dolls- http://amzn.to/2cO8jdv

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Etch a sketch- http://amzn.to/2disPaI

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Circle of friend’s candle- http://amzn.to/2cYuseF

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Self-esteem totika- http://amzn.to/2cO8JRf

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Dammit dolls- http://amzn.to/2disEfK

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Blank puzzle- http://amzn.to/2diuNbf

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Building blocks- Lego- http://amzn.to/2doLSw7

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Enchanted tree puppet- http://amzn.to/2d0pL0u

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Magic scratch paper- http://amzn.to/2doDNMH