The concept behind The Wishing Well is from the Solutions Focused intervention, the Miracle Question. It asks the client “If you woke up tomorrow morning and a miracle happened and everything in your life is now perfect, what would be different?” This game is designed to ask questions to help the client identify goals and changes needed to improve emotional well-being.
The game also incorporates questions about goal setting, hindrances to achieving goals, and helping develop a sense of internal locus of control. One set of cards, “The Bright Side,” asks questions to help the client recognize positive aspects of life already in place. The goal is to build on strengths. Finally, there is a set of cards to focus on calming emotions and coping with difficulties.
This game was designed to be very general to be used for a wide range of issues and in various formats. It can be used for individual, group, or family counseling. Also due to the general nature of the game, it can be used with a wide range of ages.
Print the file on cardstock, printing on both sides. Make sure it is set to flip on the long edge. Lamination is recommended before use. Cut cards out on the lines indicated.
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