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Countdown to Christmas!
Advent Calendar B
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Goal Quest Games TM

Online Resources

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Strengths and Troubles TM and .

Wellness Dimensions

Eight dimensions of wellness are featured in Strengths and Troubles and Goal Hero. Making them part of daily life can improve mental and physical health for people with mental and/or substance use disorders.

General Information
Information about all eight dimensions.
Emotional Wellness
Listening to your feelings and coping effectively with life.
Environmental Wellness
Occupying safe, pleasant and stimulating surroundings that support well-being.
Financial Wellness
Understanding your finances, establishing good money habits and planning for the future.
Intellectual Wellness
Expanding your knowledge and creativity, staying curious and open to new ideas.
Occupational Wellness
Finding personal satisfaction and engagement in your work, school or volunteering.
Physical Wellness
Maintaining a healthy body with healthy eating, exercise, sleep and appropriate health care.
Social Wellness
Developing a sense of belonging, connecting with a reliable support system and creating satisfying relationships.
Spiritual Wellness
Discovering what values and beliefs are important to your sense of purpose and meaning in life.

Online resources for the 'tools you could use' on the Troubles cards in Strengths and Troubles.

Animal Videos
These will cheer you up.
Over-worked, under-slept, and feeling pressure like whoa? There are plenty of ways to find calm—without investing in a 90-minute massage. Turns out all you need is a pair of healthy lungs, your breath, and 10 minutes or less.
What we wear affects the way we feel.
Physical exercise is any bodily activity that enhances or maintains physical fitness and overall health and wellness.
Hate the word 'Budget'? Make a 'Spending Plan'.
Forgiveness is the intentional and voluntary process by which one undergoes a change in feelings and attitude regarding an offense and lets go of negative emotions with an increased ability to wish the offender well.
The philosopher Aristotle said, “In poverty and other misfortunes of life, true friends are a sure refuge."
Good Deeds
Healthy Eating
  • The Healthy Eating Plate from the Harvard School of Public Health. Healthy Eating
Hot Lines
A hug is a form of physical intimacy, universal in human communities, in which two or more people put their arms around the neck, back, or waist of one another and hold each other closely. If more than two persons are involved, this is informally referred to as a group hug.
'I' Statements
Write it down.
Legal Aid
There are legal aid offices (also called legal services) throughout the United States.
Fascinating Ways That Music Affects Your Mood and Mind.
Organizing your home, lists, pills etc.
Peer Support
Power Poses
Sitting or standing in certain ways, ways that exude confidence, can relieve stress and help you feel in control.
Here are some links to help with résumé preparation:
Napping: Your cat knows something you don't. Also, nappers are in good company: Winston Churchill, John F. Kennedy, Ronald Reagan, Napoleon, Albert Einstein, Thomas Edison and George W. Bush are known to have valued an afternoon nap.
Relaxation is a process that decreases the effects of stress on your mind and body.
Good sleep is more under your control than you might think.
Support Groups
Feel less lonely, isolated, or judged.
It's important to find a therapist, peer, sponsor or all three to work with. See Peer Support above.
Gain confidence, make a difference, learn new skills, be part of a community, have fun!
Improve your mood and so much more.

Those who know their strengths and use them frequently tend to have more success in several areas. They feel happier, have better self-esteem, and are more likely to accomplish their goals.

Strengths List
Strengths Survey
A scientific survey from the VIA Institute on Character
  • Discover your character strengths in 15 minutes with the free, scientifically validated VIA Survey. Learn to use your character strengths to live your best life. Strengths Survey
Facing Fears
  • Gain strength by facing your fears.
    1. Thinking it Through
    2. Getting In the Conquering Zone
    3. Attacking Your Fears
    How to Face Your Fears
In case you hadn’t noticed, life is difficult and unpredictable. So, how do you move forward in such a complex and confusing world? Build your resilience.
  • UCLA Medical School psychiatrist Dr. Stephen Marmer offers 5 tips for coping with life’s unwelcome surprises. A 5 minute video from Prager University Building Resilience

Goals are important for Wellness.

Goal Setting
Reasons and methods for setting wellness goals.
Personal Recovery Goals
Peers helping peers set goals.

Play is the therapeutic method for Goal Quest Games.

Play Therapy
Play for Adults
Tabletop Games
A tabletop game is a board game, card game, dice game, miniatures wargame, tile-based game, or other game that is normally played on a table or other flat surface.
Game to Grow
Uses Dungeons and Dragons and other tabletop games with three main objectives:
  1. Provide therapeutic and educational gaming groups that contribute to the growth of communities
  2. Promote an understanding of the power and benefit of games across the world
  3. Train others to use game-based interventions intentionally to help youth and other populations
  • Game to Grow
  • Also from Game to Grow a new initiative to create a tabletop role-playing game to help children on the autism spectrum build valuable skills through play. Critical Core
The Bodhana Group
A nonprofit that advocates the use of tabletop gaming as a directed therapeutic practice that can benefit personal growth as well as enhance social and educational services to individuals and families.

Educators can help students with wellness and games can play a part.

Social-Emotional Learning (SEL)

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