Make a container to hold your sad 

I been working with the dearest little boy who is processing a depth of grief like no other. So, we talked. We played a game. We practiced TRE. 

Then we made a container to hold his sad. 

We decorated a solo cup with markers & construction paper. We covered the top with painters tape so the sad can’t escape once it’s placed inside. The belief is that, if there is a safe place to keep his sadness, he won’t have to carry it all inside of him. ? 

I’m hoping to lighten his load. Carrying so much sad every day must be a terrible burden to bear.   

#ideas #childtherapist #sadness #grief #copingskills #love 

Diana B
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Diana B

Diana Baker, MSW, is a registered clinical social work intern, mental health counselor and wellness coach. With 20 years' experience working with children and families, she provides mental health counseling in St. John's, Florida. Offering individual and family counseling for children, teens, and adults; face to face, and via video chat and text. For more information, visit
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