Small Counseling Group
Second Grade Session 4
What Makes Us Mad and How can we Calm Down
Today we discussed how sometime we might get upset and mad about something with our friends and classmates. We discussed what makes us upset and what our bodies feel like when we are starting to get upset: our faces might get hot, our fists might start to clench, sometimes we feel like we want to yell, etc. We then played a game called Mad Dragon. It is a therapeutic game that is similar to UNO. It helps us understand anger and learn healthy decision making and calm down techniques. Throughout the game we stressed that it is ok to get angry but we have to be in control of our anger. We also talked about how controlling our anger helps us be a good friend.