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September 20, 2017

Bubbles

By Dr. Richard Boyum

This activity requires having access to a bottle of soap bubbles picked up at any drug store. When a client is having difficulty finding a reason for a particular behavior or exploring solutions changing behaviors, bubbles can be extremely helpful. Have the client blow bubbles in the traditional fashion and tell them in identifying a given bubble when it reaches a spot where it makes contact and break a possible solution or behavior will be made available to their conscious mind. Tell the client that in blowing the bubble that the answer will come forth silently with their breath and be revealed to them in the process of the breaking. Let the client know that this is meant to be playful and that something may or may not happen. The anticipation and playfulness is usually a catalyst to the desired behavior.