Building an internal resource
The following is a lovely activity to help children, adolescents, parents, teachers – anyone really, get back in touch with their resourcefulness. If there is one thing that trauma is good at it is robbing us of our resources and making us go/feel small. We struggle to think, feel, act well, and our bodies no longer feel part of us – to mention just a few of the reactions.
The activity is the antithesis of the trauma response - it reconnects us to ourselves and what we are good at, it gives us a sense of competence and confidence, it switches back on our brains and our senses, our thoughts and feelings and helps locate us in our bodies.