I was going to suggest the same thing as Olivia. Using games could lend itself to a sort of Rogerian therapy. by having one-sided conversations, you are demonstrating non-acceptance-i.e. you are uncomfortable with silence. I would suggest a non-verbal game, such as Jenga-the one with the stackable blocks. Something where you spend precious little time learning rules, and it is more just something to do with your hands. Then talk can either happen or it doesn't have to.
I am starting to wish I could get some of my clients on the ice, where I teach figure skating as a sideline. I see alot of personal growth when my students learn new skills, and there is a wonderful bonding that takes place because it involves trust, affirmation and risk taking. And the simple joy of learning new skills is a powerful mood lifter in and of itself.
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