Mightier Daily News

  • 5 to 10 minutes
  • In person
  • Teletherapy
Video

Overview

Use this activity to celebrate accomplishments in Mightier games to help clients build self-confidence and to encourage conversation around game play routine.

Time in Mightier program

Weeks 1+

Therapeutic Goals

  1. Develop emotional awareness
  2. Increase emotional vocabulary
  3. Practice self-reflection
  4. Practice positive self-talk and growth mindset
  5. Practice communication and social skills
  6. Support client’s understanding and enjoyment of Mightier

Documentation Suggestion

Client and clinician engaged in a strength-based intervention to build self-confidence and to encourage conversation using Mightier biofeedback tool’s language. This intervention helped the client to develop emotional awareness, increase their emotional vocabulary, practice self-reflection, and practice social skills.

Step-by-step instructions

  1. Tell your client that you are looking to learn more about how they used Mightier in the past week. Use the below questions to encourage conversation or make up your own. These should be focused on in-game accomplishments.

    • What were the top 3 accomplishments you made while playing Mightier this week?
    • What was the best level you got to in your favorite game this week? What helped you to get to that level?
    • What were your 3 favorite games this week? Why? 
    • What were your favorite Lavalings you collected this week? Why?
    • What were the top 3 feelings you felt while playing Mightier this week? 
    • What is something you learned from Mightier this week?
    • What skill did you use the most this week? How did it work out for you?
    • What is something you could teach me this week to help me get better at playing Mightier? 

  2. Ask follow up questions and take a learning perspective while engaging in this intervention. Remember it is okay to not know everything about Mightier and to learn with the client.

Celebrate A Mightier Moment

  • 5 to 10 minutes
  • In person
  • Teletherapy
Video

Overview

This activity allows time and space for a client to identify successes throughout their week. It can be used as a check-in at the beginning of the session, a way to celebrate hard work during sessions, and/or as a closing activity.

Time in Mightier program

Weeks 1+

Therapeutic Goals

  1. Develop emotional awareness
  2. Increase emotional vocabulary
  3. Practice self-reflection
  4. Practice positive self-talk and growth mindset
  5. Practice communication and social skills
  6. Support client’s understanding and enjoyment of Mightier

Documentation Suggestion

Client and clinician engaged in an intervention focused on identifying successes throughout their week using the Mightier biofeedback tool’s language. This intervention focused on practicing self-reflection while also developing emotional awareness and pro-social skills. The client was able to also practice positive self-talk and growth mindset.

Step-by-step instructions

  1. Describe to the client what a Mightier Moment is using the script below (or something similar):

    I want us to celebrate all the wonderful hard work you have been doing! These can be things that you are really proud of that you have learned or accomplished at school, at home, in your time with me, or with Mightier. 

  2. Identify a Mightier Moment you have seen for the client to give them an example.

  3. Allow your client to take a moment to identify a Mightier Moment. They can have more than one Mightier Moment.

  4. Use this exercise regularly to help your client identify wins throughout their week or in session.

Mightier Daily News

  • 5 to 10 minutes
  • In person
  • Teletherapy
Video

Overview

Use this activity to celebrate accomplishments in Mightier games to help clients build self-confidence and to encourage conversation around game play routine.

Time in Mightier program

Weeks 1+

Therapeutic Goals

  1. Develop emotional awareness
  2. Increase emotional vocabulary
  3. Practice self-reflection
  4. Practice positive self-talk and growth mindset
  5. Practice communication and social skills
  6. Support client’s understanding and enjoyment of Mightier

Documentation Suggestion

Client and clinician engaged in a strength-based intervention to build self-confidence and to encourage conversation using Mightier biofeedback tool’s language. This intervention helped the client to develop emotional awareness, increase their emotional vocabulary, practice self-reflection, and practice social skills.

Step-by-step instructions

  1. Tell your client that you are looking to learn more about how they used Mightier in the past week. Use the below questions to encourage conversation or make up your own. These should be focused on in-game accomplishments.

    • What were the top 3 accomplishments you made while playing Mightier this week?
    • What was the best level you got to in your favorite game this week? What helped you to get to that level?
    • What were your 3 favorite games this week? Why? 
    • What were your favorite Lavalings you collected this week? Why?
    • What were the top 3 feelings you felt while playing Mightier this week? 
    • What is something you learned from Mightier this week?
    • What skill did you use the most this week? How did it work out for you?
    • What is something you could teach me this week to help me get better at playing Mightier? 

  2. Ask follow up questions and take a learning perspective while engaging in this intervention. Remember it is okay to not know everything about Mightier and to learn with the client.

Celebrate A Mightier Moment

  • 5 to 10 minutes
  • In person
  • Teletherapy
Video

Overview

This activity allows time and space for a client to identify successes throughout their week. It can be used as a check-in at the beginning of the session, a way to celebrate hard work during sessions, and/or as a closing activity.

Time in Mightier program

Weeks 1+

Therapeutic Goals

  1. Develop emotional awareness
  2. Increase emotional vocabulary
  3. Practice self-reflection
  4. Practice positive self-talk and growth mindset
  5. Practice communication and social skills
  6. Support client’s understanding and enjoyment of Mightier

Documentation Suggestion

Client and clinician engaged in an intervention focused on identifying successes throughout their week using the Mightier biofeedback tool’s language. This intervention focused on practicing self-reflection while also developing emotional awareness and pro-social skills. The client was able to also practice positive self-talk and growth mindset.

Step-by-step instructions

  1. Describe to the client what a Mightier Moment is using the script below (or something similar):

    I want us to celebrate all the wonderful hard work you have been doing! These can be things that you are really proud of that you have learned or accomplished at school, at home, in your time with me, or with Mightier. 

  2. Identify a Mightier Moment you have seen for the client to give them an example.

  3. Allow your client to take a moment to identify a Mightier Moment. They can have more than one Mightier Moment.

  4. Use this exercise regularly to help your client identify wins throughout their week or in session.

Micro-Mightier Calming Skill Challenges

  • 15 to 20 minutes
  • 5 to 10 minutes
  • In person
  • Teletherapy
Video

Overview

These micro-challenges are designed to get kids moving and experimenting with emotional regulation in a fun and active way.

Time in Mightier program

Weeks 1+

Therapeutic Goals

  1. Develop emotional awareness
  2. Develop body awareness
  3. Increase emotional vocabulary
  4. Support client’s understanding and enjoyment of Mightier

Documentation Suggestion

Client and clinician engaged in a coping skill-based intervention which targeted developing emotional and body awareness while increasing emotional vocabulary using the Mightier biofeedback tool.

Materials needed

Step-by-step instructions

  1. Have your client put on their heart rate monitor and turn on their tablet.

  2. Ask your client what calming skills they have been using in Mightier.

  3. Remind them that there are 4 calming skills that Mightier teaches: deep breathing, crossing the midline, progressive muscle relaxation, and tracing.

  4. Ask your client if they would like to engage in a science experiment with the Mightier calming skills. Ask the client to guess which calming skill brings their heart rate down the quickest from red to blue. Ask them why they think this and ask what evidence they have to make this guess. Ask your client to rank the skills in order from quickest to slowest from red to blue.

  5. Tell your client you are both going to experiment to see if their guesses are correct by timing how quickly they can get their heart rate back into the blue.

  6. Ask your client to get their heart rate up to the red. Encourage them to complete jumping jacks, running in place, holding hands over their head, dancing to a favorite song, etc.. (You can also do this with them to help with engagement)

  7. Once the child shares they are in the red set the stopwatch and encourage them to try out one of the skills. (You can do the skill along with them to help with adherence).

  8. Share the time with the client and celebrate their hard work. Ask them what they noticed about using the skills and/or use questions below.

         -What did you notice about your heart rate when you used that skill?
          -What did you notice about your feelings when you used that skill?
          -What was helpful about using that skill?
          -What was difficult about using that skill?

    Repeat this exercise with the other 3 skills.

    *You can complete these challenges at a regular cadence throughout sessions to see if the client is able to recognize changes in their ability to regulate and use these skills.

    *You can also complete these challenges and ask clients to share and experiment with their own calming skills that they identify as helpful outside of the 4 Mightier calming skills. See the “Create Your Own Mightier Calming Skills” activity in the clinician tool kit for ideas.