Play therapy is a developmental procedure when the child questions life’s important issues through playing. The child, while playing and through the therapist’s interventions, is given the chance to establish his own world. A world where the child exists, according to it’s own personal history and it’s interpretations of life events.
By playing the child and through special interventions on behalf of the play therapist, he is given the opportunity and freedom to shape his world. A world in which the child himself exists according to his own personal story and his own interpretation of everything that happens in his life.
The frame during play therapy consists of a place where:
i. the child is accepted the way it is, with no judgement, but with full respect.
ii. the child is inspired to express it’s non functional aspects of behaviour, creating the problem’s solution.
iii. emotional expression is favoured, under the presenc of an empathetic play therapist.
iv. motives in handling and replacing anxiety with tranquility, and processing ”prohibited” feelings (agression, fears) are favoured.
Everything takes place in a private and secure space, where self-expression is developed. Thus, the child explores new “lands”, where it will be able to internalise strength and discover the pleasure of development.
Play therapy premises working simultaniously with the parents.
Let the children play seriously and lightly together. To drift into the dream and understand and experience reality.