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February 20, 2018

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall, Thoughts for the Counselor (Vol IV)

By Dr. Richard Boyum

Mirror Mirror On The Wall

Use any mirror, a small hand or pocket mirror will do. Have the client look into the mirror and say, "Mirror mirror on the wall, who's the fairest of them all?" Have them think of fair in terms of being fair with themselves rather than beautiful. This is particularly effective with clients who have shame/blame issues to resolve. In addition, you may have the client look into the mirror and say, in the form of a prayer, "I love me . I love myself."

Drawing Out Your Problem

Have a client take any concern, issue, or experience in their life and have them draw it out. Have crayons available. If there is a before, during, and after stage, have the client draw what life was like before the problem, during the problem and what life will be like after the problem is resolved.

Crystal Ball

Give your client a marble. Tell them that it is a crystal ball. Indicate that the crystal ball can help them make decisions about important issues. Let the client know that they can carry this crystal ball with them whenever they want. Like any crystal ball, answers to certain questions will come very clearly. In other cases that may be very clouded. In any case, the ball will provide a greater success to "insights".