Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Exploring Play Therapy


Arts and crafts galore.  Lots of dolls and puppets and action figures.  Cars and trucks.  A sandbox and a dollhouse.  Illustrated books.  Kid-size furniture.  Dress-up gear.  Interactive games. 

And a gentle, specially trained therapist for children, ages 3-12, to share time with. 

An open, safe, nurturing environment allows the play therapist to meet children on their turf, at their level. Using the child's language (play), therapist and the young client are able to explore the child's world.  Together, they begin to make sense of life's challenges ... and learn to cope and heal and thrive.

Ladwig writes, "Children who may benefit from counseling are those who have persistent difficulties with anger, worry, sadness, fear, shyness, low self-esteem, making friends, eating or sleeping, problems at school, death of someone close, or those who have experienced or witnessed something traumatic (including divorce or separation of their parents).

Children who do not have the skills and problem solving tools to deal with psychological issues may act out at home, with friends, and at school and display a significant amount of misbehavior and/or depression."

Find out lots more ...

And check out Julie Lowe's play therapy office ...

If I was a little one in crisis, I think I wouldn't mind being there at all ...

1 comment:

  1. Hi

    Play therapy helps counselor to understand the behavior of child and helps to improve their mental as well as physical well-being.

    Thanks !


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