I love to play Feelings Candy Land with my clients! We all have a good time and it provides a great platform for processing feelings, teaching kids how to use words to express emotions, and identifying problem areas that need to be addressed in future sessions.
I use Feelings Candy Land for several different reasons:
To help children identify feelings words and how to attach them to experiences.
To help children process feelings in a non-threatening format.
To establish rapport. I think that it helps children normalize feelings when they realize that their therapist has feelings, too.
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Here is a tutorial I created to explain how I use this tool in session:
I created this simple PDF download as a simple guide to demonstrate how to use Candy Land in therapy sessions. Here's the link to the free download: