Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Exercise: Free Play Ideas

The second day of cardio each week, we try to make it fun for the patients and play a game rather than focus on particular exercises.  We encourage patients to do something active and get their heart rates up.  Here are some of our ideas.


·        Basketball
o   Horse
o   Speed
o   21
o   Around the World
o   Poison
·        Four Square
·        Volleyball
·        Football
o   Catch
o   500
·        Stretching
·        Hacky-sack
·        Bochi Ball
·        Indoor Bowling
·        Lawn Darts
·        Horseshoes
·        Hula Hoops
·        Exercise Band workout

·        Frisbee

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Self Esteem Statements

Each group member needs to put her name on a piece of paper.  Then the group passes the paper around in a circle.  Under each name, the other group members write something positive about that person regarding his/her progress in treatment.  Then, once the paper gets back to its original owner, that person should read what the other group members said aloud.

This helps encourage self esteem in the group, build unity, and allow group members to take responsibility for recovery.

Thanks Jill Sederberg for the activity!