Counselling Ideas: Angry Octopus – Book
One of the books that I enjoy using with young clients (ages 3 – 8 years) is called Angry Octopus by Lori Lite. It is a nice little relaxation story for children.
When reading through the story, I ask the client to do the exercises as we read it. Sometimes the young person asks about how the octopus actually breathes under water! We often have a lively discussion about breathing and how it is important to relax and be control both our thoughts and emotions.
We often reflect upon situations where we might get angry and how we can express irritation or frustration in positive and assertive ways, rather than in angry and destructive ways.
I will then ask the client to complete this simple worksheet and practice the relaxation exercise during the week.