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Group Therapy Ideas & Themes

James Neill
Last updated:
21 Jun 2004

Descriptions of experiential activities, ideas and themes for exploring in group therapy settings.

Group Therapy Activities, Ideas & Themes

Icebreakers, Warmups, Energizers, & Deinhibitizers

Fun ways for groups to learn each other's names, get to know one another, and to loosen up inhibitions. 

Trust & Relationship-Building Activities

Physical, experiential activities which help people to explore and develop trust of themselves and each another.

Psychological Exercises for Insight & Self-Awareness Groups

Experiential exercises through which participants can come to better understand themselves and one another psychologically.

Recreation Therapy Activity Index

Well-organized, high quality descriptions of hundreds of recreation-based therapeutic activities.

Adventure Therapy & Wilderness/Nature Therapy

How and why adventure-based and nature-based experiences can be used to foster psychological healing and growth.