20+ Counseling Themes in Star Wars – The Force Awakens

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Star Wars – The Force Awakens is full of counseling themes that can be utilized when helping children and teens (even adults!). Why use movies to address emotional and behavioral issues? Movies are made to connect with the audience on a personal and emotional level…at least the good ones have been. The feelings and challenges faced by the characters allow us to work through our own issues in a non-threatening environment. The general safety of the theater or our living room and the brief duration (yes, even 3-hour blockbusters) gives us a finite opportunity to experience the emotions vicariously through …

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Dealing with Grief – Grieving Child: Pet Death Activity

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Many children experience grief for the first time when their pet dies. Regardless if the pet was a 12 year-old¬† family dog or a goldfish, they won at the carnival last month, children dealing with grief experience¬† grief just as intensely as they would if it was a “human” family member. While I sincerely wish that I had the time to work with students who are mourning the loss of a pet, the reality is that covering three buildings requires me to prioritize my time and I am only able to see a student who is grieving their pet once …