TF-CBT Triangle of Life – Understanding the connection between thoughts, feelings and behaviors
• Designed to assist therapists in treating traumatized children and adolescents
• Enjoyable, educational, transformational
• Produced with the clinical experts who developed Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
Traumatic experiences such as domestic violence, sexual abuse, gun violence, physical abuse, traumatic deaths, wars and accidents often have a very detrimental impact on children. This can cause recurring negative thoughts which lead to negative feelings, and behaviors. During this novel game, the player, the Lion in a jungle story, helps Fish, Monkey, Panther and other animals understand their daily experiences and practice generating more positive or helpful thoughts in upsetting circumstances which can lead to more positive feelings and more adaptive behaviors.
The game is accessible on iPad and Android tablets. It can potentially help any player better understand the connection between thoughts, feelings, and behaviors and develop strategies to improve their lives.
Feedback from users:
“The Triangle of Life app has been a valuable tool to teach kids the building blocks of CBT in an engaging, interactive way. My patients enjoy playing this game, and more importantly, are more easily able to understand how to examine and challenge their negative thoughts. “
“The Triangle of Life game is an easily accessible and highly entertaining tool for teaching children about cognitive processing. Children readily identify with the animals in the game and quickly learn that the way they think about their situations makes a difference in how they feel and behave. The game also shows children how negative thoughts can be challenged and replaced with thoughts that are more accurate and helpful. I enthusiastically recommend the game to any therapist who has ever wondered how to make cognitive processing more relevant and fun for their young clients.”
TF-CBT Triangle of Life received an honorable mention in the United Nations PEACEapp competition: http://www.unaoc.org/peaceapp-blog/peaceapp-winners-announced/
For details on how to become certified in TF-CBT: https://tfcbt.org/
Updated application to support iOS 11.
Ratings and Reviews
Glitch and sound
I have experienced the same glitch in the panther level as well as the sound getting so quiet in the level that the client cannot hear the instructions - other than that the game is amazing!
Fixing these two would make the app near perfect
How to get around the glitch
I downloaded this on the iPad and I’m really impressed with it with one exception, On the panther level your child might get very frustrated because there’s a glitch. If you get the thought stones in order the third one will disappear before you can get it. The way around this is to get the first stone, Skip the second stone, Get the third stone, Then come back for the second stone! I see from Other reviews this has been a problem for a while And I really don’t understand why the developers don’t fix it. This is an incredible app so much potential for more levels. I have a son who has school induced PTSD And we are trying to find resources to help him. There’s really not much like this out there, so developers please please please fix this glitch and add more levels!
Love this App but please add more
I love this app. My clients love using this in session and want to complete the activity over and over but after a couple times they are always asking for more! It would be great if it added more sets of stories to it. Maybe have a 2nd and 3rd “chapter” to it with other scenarios. It has really helped my clients and they love it.
My clients have not complained about the glitch. I had trouble getting thru the section but they figure it out :). the sound is quieter on certain parts but they can hear it and doesn’t bother them.
Please add more!! This is a great tool!
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.