How Random Acts of Kindness Can Help The Therapy Journey

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At Therapy Connect, we believe that kindness is not just a virtue but a powerful tool for promoting wellbeing and fostering positive outcomes. As we embrace the theme of kindness and wellbeing this month, we’re excited to explore how incorporating random acts of kindness into therapy activities can benefit our clients and their families, as well as supporting our therapy process. 

Random acts of kindness have the remarkable ability to make us feel good, make better connections and give us a sense of purpose. We can build random acts of kindness into therapy activities for positive outcomes. Here are some ideas for random acts of kindness that children and families can engage in, tailored to enhance their therapy experiences:

Handmade Cards

Create a handmade card or drawing to brighten someone’s day. It could be a card for a family member, a teacher at school or even your therapist…hint hint! Making cards, drawing and colouring in, can help improve fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination, and creativity.

Bake Some Treats

Bake some cookies or your favourite treats and share them with neighbours or someone in your local community. Baking is great for sensory exploration and coordination skills.

Record a Thank You Message

Record a video message of gratitude for someone special, practicing the skills worked on in therapy. This is a good way to build self confidence. 

Donate Some Toys

There are always charities out there that would love beautiful toys to pass onto children who need them. Encouraging children to share and donate their toys can be a lovely way to instill a sense of empathy for those in need. 

Helping Out at Home

Setting the table, unpacking the dishwasher, cleaning up toys and making beds are ways that children can help out at home. When we do these activities without being asked, we can acknowledge these activities as acts of kindness. It helps to promote consideration for others.

Keep a Kindness Journal

Writing down our acts of kindness can be a great way to observe and reflect on our experiences each day. This practice promotes mindfulness, gratitude, and positive thinking.

By incorporating these random acts of kindness into our daily lives, it will not only contribute to the wellbeing of others but also reap the benefits of improved social, emotional, physical, and cognitive development. Together, let’s cultivate a culture of kindness and compassion that enriches our lives and enhances our therapy journeys.

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Libby Wright

Libby is a passionate and collaborative operations people leader with 10 years experience in the healthcare industry. Libby worked as a physiotherapist for a number of years before completing a Master of Commerce at UNSW to move into operational leadership. Libby has experience in leadership, strategy, change management, business development, quality and compliance, and business integration. For the last few years, Libby has worked in the NDIS leading teams in growing allied health organisations to deliver a high-quality service to clients whilst achieving key business objectives.


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