We are always looking for creative and non-threatening ways to allow our clients to express themselves. Here is one that is fun and incorporates one of our favorite toys, Hasbro’s Lite-Brite.
Ask the client to write a message to his loved one who is gone or have him select a pattern that represents his loved one. Here is a link to Lite-Brite patterns that you can print or create thanks to Hasbro. http://www.hasbro.com/litebrite/en_US/
The client will create her design. While she is working on her design, you can allow her to lead the conversation, this always seems to be the best time for a client to talk and process. Once the client completes her design, make sure you find a dark space so that she can view her work. This pattern says, “I miss u” and includes a heart.