MIL-OSI Russia: Psychologists of the psychological laboratory of the colony – settlement No. 2 of the Main Directorate of the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia in the Kemerovo Region – Kuzbass in their work with convicts began to use the method of “button” therapy


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“Button” therapy is one of the varieties of art therapy, a method aimed at eliminating psychological problems by involving a person in creativity, allowing you to correctly prioritize in life and choose the right landmarks.

On a sheet of blank paper, the convicts are invited to lay out the buttons that they like, explaining why these buttons were chosen by them, then a tree should be depicted on a sheet of paper.

The tree is known to be a symbol of new life. When a person prepares his tree, he is asked questions: which tree is it, where is it, what time of year is it? And depending on the answers, a psychological portrait of a person is formed, it becomes clear what he feels now and how he plans his future life.

Depending on what color scheme the training participant chooses, what button he picked up and where he put it when completing the task, you can analyze his attitude to the past and future.

When the composition is ready, a discussion takes place, during which the convicts reflect, open up, and the psychologist sees the strengths and weaknesses of the person’s personality, which allows him to adjust the methods of communication and choose the most optimal activities.

Press service of the GUFSIN of Russia for the Kemerovo region – Kuzbass

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