Apparently I have been living under a rock, because just today I heard about this incredible website called Tiltfactor. If you haven’t perused this site, go there, NOW!
Tiltfactor is a lab founded and led by Dr. Mary Flanagan that works on creating games in order to address both social and public health issues. In short, games that would be perfect for group therapy! This group uses a method called “Critical Play” that takes learning and behavior/attitude change and makes it fun!
Here are two of the games that I saw that I will definitely be buying and bringing to my group! I will let you all know how it goes later!
In this card game, the participants say how they would respond to a variety of awkward social moments. What a great way to add humor to the group and allow everyone to open up in a fun and non-confronting way!
This card game has participants racing to identifying people who fit specific descriptions faster than any of the others in the group. This is a great way to get clients 100% focused on a task and their hearts racing! A great activity to use when the group seems to be falling into a lull and not participating.
There are so many more games on this site to incorporate into your group, these are just the ones that I have bought so far. Please check out their site and see some new things you can bring to your clients!
BONUS – a lot of these games will be fun for your own social events so after you’re done using them with clients, bring them home for some weekend fun!